It’s Thanksgiving here in the U.S., so … what are you thankful for this year, reading-wise? New, favorite books? New gadget for reading? New comfy chair? Bonus time to read? Just the mere fact of BEING a reader? Having the internet to share ideas/recommendations/conversations about books?
I'm going to be completely honest today. I suffer from bouts of pretty severe depression. I take medication but sometimes even that does nothing for the torture in my head. During these times, like I am going through right now, I cling to books with everything I've got. So I am grateful, so grateful for having them in my life. For writers like Stephen King who can cast me out of my own head when I feel like I can't spend another moment inside it; for writers like Barbara Kingsolver or Margaret Atwood who can weave magic with their words and express the exact things I'm feeling.
Each day, like today, when I am struggling from minute to minute, I know that these wonders are here, at my fingertips, and it makes life just a tiny bit easier to handle.
For that, I am very, very, thankful.