It's Thanksgiving, so I started thinking about all the things for which I am thankful. Here are a very few of them:
I'm thankful for my family and friends and my wonderful colleagues (present and past! I have been so lucky in working with nice people).
I am thankful that my library is still open and able to serve our community. I am thankful they let me work there because I have fun almost every single day and who can say that about their job?
I am thankful for my blog readers because you make it fun to blog, even when it feels like work (which it does, sometimes).
I am thankful for authors working hard to write great books and I am thankful for publishers working hard to publish and promote them and I am thankful for all the other book bloggers who let me know about them and make my collection development that much easier. And, of course, I am thankful for publicists and marketers and interns who offer to send me free books. The teens and kids at my library are thankful for that, too, because that's where most of them end up when I am done with them (given away as prizes, etc.).
There are lots of other things I'm thankful for (like purring cats and warm socks and the IUS Community Chorus and mashed potatoes and my car [please don't stop working, car...]). But that's enough for this post.