Top Ten Tuesday: Thankful Freebie

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Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in the US, this week’s topic is Thankful Freebie.  Here are some bookish people and things I’m thankful for.

Parents who encouraged reading-My parents read to me all the time when I was a child.  I can still remember sitting next to them as they read and re-read huge stacks of books to me.

A husband who tolerates my obsession with books-He might not completely understand it, but he puts up with my books taking up so much space in our house.

Kids who like to read-I love reading to my children, and having them has helped me rediscover how much fun children’s books can be!

Teachers who made reading fun-I was fortunate enough to have several teachers from elementary through college who continued to foster my love of reading.  I can vividly remember my fifth grade teacher setting aside time each day just to read to the class.  There were no quizzes or tests attached to the books.  It was just a time to enjoy sharing a story.

Friends who love reading-Several of my friends share my love of reading, and we swap book recommendations all the time.

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Long and Short Reviews-I’ve been reviewing with Long and Short Reviews for nearly 11 years!  I’m thankful to be part of a great community of reviewers.

Top Ten Tuesday-Visiting the posts every week is so much fun!  My TBR list grows every week.

Books in different formats-I love the feel and smell of a physical book.  There was a time when I thought I’d never warm up to ebooks.  However, most of the books I review here at Long and Short Reviews are in electronic form.  I’ve come to realize they are very convenient, and are a space saver when traveling.

Time to read-I have much less time to read than I used to, but I’m very thankful for the time I do have to read.

Bookstores-I have a wonderful bookstore in my town that sells new and used books.  I love browsing the shelves and discovering something new, or at least new to me!

What sort of bookish people or things are you thankful for?  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Oh my what a great list of things to be thankful for. I agree with all of them.

  2. Great list! Having time to read is definitely something that I’m very thankful for. I’m so glad my parents encouraged me to read from such a young age, too – I can’t imagine what my life would be like if books weren’t such a huge part of it.

  3. I love the Top Ten Tuesday meme so much and am so thankful that this meme has introduce me to so many amazing bloggers.

  4. I’m so glad you have a spouse who tolerates your reading habits. Mine is also a bookworm, and thus a dirty, dirty enabler.

    We might need a literary intervention 😉

    • Your house must be filled with books! Are your reading tastes similar or different?

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  5. What a great list!! So much to be thankful for!

  6. All of these are great things to be thankful for. I wish I had more bookstores near me.

  7. So much to be thankful for! I love hearing what everyone is thankful for in this community. (Well, and in general.) Thanks for sharing!

    • Definitely a lot to be thankful for! I really enjoyed visiting the posts this week as they were so positive.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  8. So many great things! I love bookstores, used and new, and yes to teachers who encourage reading as well! All of these really!!!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed my list! I’m so thankful for those teachers. They made such an impact on my life.

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  9. Love your list! I especially love ‘A husband who tolerates my obsession with books’. My husband tolerates it too, but also probably doesn’t understand it at all. 😉

    Thank you for stopping by my TTT!

    • You’re welcome!

      Yes, I learned a long time ago that my husband will never be as obsessed as I am about books. Oh well, at least he understands that it is important to me.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  10. That is a great list. I, too, had some fantastic teachers who fostered a love of reading in their students.

    • I’m glad you enjoyed my list! Great teachers are definitely something to be thankful for.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  11. I’m thankful that my parents encouraged me to read too. My parents taught me how to read when I was 2 years old so I definitely blame them for my book obsession, haha.

    • Yes, my parents are definitely part of the reason for my book obsession. I wouldn’t have it any other way though. 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! It’s awesome that your family is so supportive of your reading habit. I’m thankful for Top Ten Tuesday, too. That’s how I met most of my blogger friends.

    • Yes, I’m very thankful for my family. They are awesome. 🙂 Top Ten Tuesday is so much fun!

      Thanks for visiting, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too! 🙂

  13. I had teachers that read to the class too. It was so nice.

    • It was my favorite part of the school day! When I got home, I’d tell my parents the story too.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  14. I agree with pretty much everything on your list, but most especially books in different formats. I think that’s so underrated (as are bookstores!)

    • Poinsettia says

      I’m glad you enjoyed my list! Yes, I’ve definitely come to appreciate having books in different formats, and a good bookstore is something to treasure!

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. 🙂

  15. Lovely list. It’s always cool when kids inherit the “reader” trait; makes their growing up years even more fun. Oh, and I too don’t read nearly as much as I used to, but when I can, it is indeed something to be grateful for. 🙂

    Thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit.

    • Poinsettia says

      You’re welcome!

      Yes, I’ve had so much fun reading with my kids! We’ve discovered so many fun books together.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

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