Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.
The rules are simple:
- Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
- Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
- Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
- Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.
This week’s topic is Thanksgiving/Thankful Freebie giving us free rein to come up with our own take on the topic. As later this month it will be the two year blogiversary of What Cathy Read Next, I thought I’d use this opportunity to express my gratitude to the many individuals, groups and organisations who have made the book blogging community such a fantastic thing to be part of.
In no particular order, my thanks to…
- Everyone who follows my blog, likes and comments on my book reviews and shares them on social media
- The book bloggers who have helped me discover fantastic new authors and who write such wonderful reviews that my wishlist and TBR pile have grown exponentially over the past two years!
- All the publishers (too many to mention individually) who have sent me review copies, invited me to participate in blog tours or approved my requests on NetGalley
- The blog tour organisers who have included me in their list of tour hosts and who work with such professionalism and efficiency in support of authors
- The lovely authors who have sent me review copies of their books and waited so patiently for my reviews
- My local library for ensuring reading is an activity available to everyone
- The organisers of literary festivals and their brilliant volunteers for providing such fantastic opportunities for book lovers to hear from and mingle with authors
- Authors for writing stories that amaze, thrill and inspire us, and that make us laugh, cry and, mostly importantly, think
- My family and friends for their encouragement and support with my blogging endeavours
- The Book Connectors Facebook group for being (thanks to founder, Anne Cater) a source of valuable advice, information and mutual support as well as a (much-needed) place for intelligent and respectful debate between authors and book bloggers