Today is the annual Monday Discussion where I ask you to tell me what you are thankful for in reference to your reading life.
I'll go first. I am thankful for happy surprises. As you saw in my review of 11.22.63, I could not believe how much I adored that book. I was really reading it because I felt I HAD to, but it was about as perfect a story as I have ever read. I am thankful for the skill of authors to create such wonderful stories that allow me to escape into another world.
I am thankful for happy accidents. As readers of the blog know, I began talking to Gillian Flynn back in 2011 about appearing at the Berwyn Public Library. And by the time Gone Girl came, not only was the book great, but it also was the big surprise best seller of the year, and was Number 1 on the NYT Bestaeller list the week we had her come to our library. Click here to access the video of her visit.
Finally, I am thankful for the patrons of public libraries everywhere, but specifically those of the Berwyn Public Library. I am thankful that they cherish the library. I am thankful that they support the library with their tax dollars, their extra donations, their time, and just their kind words. I am thankful that I can be there to help them with their requests both small (a good book to read) and big (help in difficult times). I cannot imagine a better job than the one I have.
Now it is your turn. What are you thankful for in regards to your reading and/or library life?
For past Monday Discussions, click here.
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