As this holiday in particular is one on which we count our blessings, I am going to start by being thankful for my fellow Snoops. Because of what we have collectively created, I am thankful that every day I get to do what I love and I get to share it with people who share my vision and my passion for books and reading. Thank you for being everything that you are ladies!
In the world of children’s and young adult literature, there is much to be thankful for! I am thankful for the truly exceptional books I have read for this site – for the ones that reminded me of valuable lessons, for the ones that brought me to tears, for the ones that made me laugh out loud, and for some remarkable characters that I will never forget.
I am thankful for the authors who pour their blood, sweat and tears into books that bring meaning to the lives of young people, for the authors who craft entertaining and engrossing stories that just beg to be read, for the publishers who make sure these books get on the shelves and to the readers who love them so much.
I am thankful for the authors who have been so willing to let us interview them and who are so willing to discuss their work. We have been incredibly blessed with amazingly gifted writers who have been fun and funny and enlightening and so darn pleasant to interact with!
I am thankful for the books I have read that I have been able to share with my own son and daughter, who have loved them as much as I did. I am thankful for bookstores (the few that still exist!) and libraries, and even for e-readers – anything that can get a book into my hands! Most of all, I am thankful for the beauty that can exist in the written word.
Happy reading and Happy Thanksgiving!