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Giving Literary Thanks, Year 3

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. So, for each of the last three years, I’ve paused and given thanks to many things book related.

Let’s revisit that tradition today.

In 2014, I’m thankful for:

Creative authors. Those authors who are more creative than screenwriters and manage to do more than just pump out the same superhero movies every 3 years.

Editors. I probably thank them too much. No, I don’t. I love editors. They take poop and turn it into gold.

A perfectly placed comma. Few things in reading are better than seeing a writer who knows how to use a comma and uses it well.

Harper Lee. I don’t care if she only wrote one book. It was a freakin’ awesome one book.

Twitter. It gets a bad rap sometimes, but I love Twitter. It’s where I get all my book-related news, my sports-related news. It’s where I’ve connected with other writers and bloggers. In my experience, it’s much more useful than Facebook. You can follow me on Twitter or like my 101 Books Facebook page.

My wife. I have to mention her every year, because she puts up with me, and listens to my ramblings about books or, right now, my own book project. She’s a keeper.

Cold weather. I don’t care what you summer people say, cold weather is the best weather for reading. A hot drink, fireplace, and a good book while it’s snowing outside? You can’t beat that!

BJ Novak. Kind of random, yes, but he wrote an awesome kids’ book that my four year old loves.

Football. Because, sorry guys, I won’t be reading on Thanksgiving. I’ll be watching football—and eating of course.

C.S. Lewis. He wrote The Chronicles of Narnia and, one day, I’ll read that whole series to my boys. I can’t wait.

Food. Because it goes well with books. Especially mashed potatoes. Heaven is a plate of mashed potatoes.

Red wine. Because it goes well with books. Especially Pinot Noir.

You Guys. Because you’re all avid readers who love reading about books and talking about books, and that’s why 101 Books exists! Thank you!

Thanks again to all of you for making 101 Books a cool place to hang out. You can take a look back at my prior Thanksgiving posts if you are so inclined. Here’s 2012 and 2013.

I won’t be posting tomorrow and Friday because of the Thanksgiving holidays. See you on Monday!

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19 Comments Post a comment
  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Robert!

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    November 26, 2014
  2. I’m with you on the cold weather and food. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 26, 2014
  3. What a great post and list! I agree with so many of the things on your list and this is very inspiring. Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 26, 2014
  4. I love this post! I especially agree with being thankful for cold weather! My favorite thing to do on a cold day is curl up on my snuggle with a book and a cup of tea or coffee. It my nirvana.

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    November 26, 2014
    • Strangely enough, I don’t drink coffee. But that’s where the red wine fits in.

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      November 26, 2014
  5. Happy Thanksgiving…in Canada it’s just Thursday 🙂 but I hope you enjoy a great holiday. I’d like to add “Thanks to 101 Books for keeping me inspired in my own reading and blogging journey”

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    November 26, 2014
  6. alanjryland #

    I am thankful for getting out of homelessness this year, for all the good books I’ve been reading and for the opportunity to spend the holiday with one of my dearest friends – it’s going to rock!

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    November 26, 2014
    • That’s amazing, Alan. Congrats to you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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      November 26, 2014
      • alanjryland #

        Thank you! I did! Hope you did as well!! 🙂

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        November 28, 2014
  7. I am thankful for bloggers. It’s an amazing thing we do here. Happy Thanksgiving. Have a great one with your fam.

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    November 26, 2014
  8. I’m thankful for this blog! (And Harper Lee too. 🙂 )

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    November 26, 2014
  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I always look forward to seeing your blog posts show up in my RSS feed.

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    November 26, 2014
  10. That’s an awesome list Robert. Thank you so much for providing all your followers with such great stimulating posts. While I don’t read every single post, I can honestly say I read your blog more than any other one I follow! Happy Thanksgiving.

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    November 26, 2014
  11. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Yeah, I have to agree that Harper Lee wrote a pretty freaking awesome book.

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    November 30, 2014

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