Thankfully Reading Weekend: Update and Mini-Challenge #3

I’ve done almost no reading at all today – we were up early and out to do some shopping before the stores got too busy. It worked – and I was pleasantly surprised that, two days after Black Friday, the stores didn’t look like war zones! The ones we visited were organized and well-stocked…even Toys-R-Us. Now that we’re home I have some writing to do, but I’m hoping to settle in with my book later this afternoon.

For today’s Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini-Challenge, Jen wants to know:

What reading community are you thankful for, and why? Are you thankful for book bloggers? The book community on Twitter? Your spouse or family that lets you ramble on and on about what you’re reading and doesn’t complain (at least not too much) about the myriad of books flowing into the house?

For me, it’s book bloggers, without question. The book community on Twitter is a supplement to that, for me; mine is largely made up of the same people whose book blogs I read. Twitter has given me the chance to get to know some of them better, but I’m not on Twitter as much as I used to be, and I would really miss these folks if they migrated most of their activity to Twitter and Tumblr instead of their book blogs!

Book bloggers, I am thankful that you make me aware of books and authors and reading trends. I’m thankful for the reflections you share and the discussions you engage in. I’m thankful for the reading companionship they provide…and I’m thankful to call many of you my friends!

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