Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I've seen many people on Twitter and on Facebook listing things that they are thankful for. Although I am thankful for many things in my life, today I wanted to take a few moments to list some of the things specifically related to books and blogging.

First, I am thankful for the blogging community, especially the YA community. This is such an amazing group of authors and bloggers, and I have met so many wonderful people in the past year at signings, conventions, and even on twitter. And then there are Houston bloggers who made me feel welcome in a new city from the very beginning. Thank you for all the recommendations, the book chats, and a year of great times!

Second, I am thankful for YA authors who write such great books. Thank you for telling the stories that need to be told or that let us readers escape from reality for an hour or two. Keep 'em coming, please!

Third, I am thankful for the followers and readers who support book blogs. Without your support it would be easy to get discouraged. So thank you for the comments and messages!

I could list so many individual people here, but I know that I would inadvertently miss someone, and I would hate to do that. But I will say one more thank you, and that is to Cindy from Books Complete Me, without whom I never would have started blogging. Thank you for all of the advice and support!

And so, with that, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


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