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There are a great many books to be thankful for, whether they’ve introduced me to a new subject or been a comfort in a trying time. This week I’m sharing with you the top books I could think of that have meant something to me over the years and that I’m thankful to have read. I went a little over, but whatever. *lol* 😉
I apologize for it being a day late. Work has scrambled my brain and it didn’t realize how late in the week it was. ^^;
My aunt introduced me to this comic and it’s probably one of the first Gaiman works I ever read. I didn’t realize at the time that it was a spin-off of the Sandman series, so I liked Death well enough on her own, but it also got me interested in American style comics.
I accidentally read this first of the series when it’s book four, but I don’t remember missing out on much. However, having read it and out of order to boot gave me something to talk about with someone I was quite nervous to chat with. That person had also accidentally read a book out of order (Goblet of Fire in his case). He ended up becoming my husband.
This is the first book I can remember my dad buying for me when I asked and I was so thankful because it meant he thought I could read it and that I was ready for bigger books. I got it quite young, though I can’t remember the exact age.
This was the first book recommended to me by a person I now consider one of my best friends and I’m thankful for it because it meant we shared similar tastes in books and I wouldn’t have to chuck her for her unpopular opinions. 😉 Not that she has any or that I would, but it was a good moment when I got to gush over it with her.
In this book I finally saw a character that was going through something mentally and because of a member of their family that I hadn’t quite found elsewhere. It’s a painful experience to think about, even as I cope these days and now that I’m more aware of things, but seeing it spelled out on the page made quite a difference.
I don’t get to read many books about people going to conventions like this, so I was very happy when Jen Wilde wrote this one. Not only is it about three friends going to a convention very much like SDCC, but it has good bisexual and autism spectrum representation.
The Harry Potter books have given so much. I’ve been able to connect better with people since reading them, bonding with them even and while it’s still really hard to do, our love of Harry and his friends makes it a little bit better. I remember my grandmother giving me the first two for Christmas one year. Things haven’t been the same since then and I cannot imagine a world in which these books don’t exist.
What are some books you’re grateful for? Please let me know in the comment section. 🙂