Top 10 Tuesday — Thankfulness

26 Nov

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is a Thankfulness Freebie. All month I have been celebrating my 10 Year Blogiversary which has spurred a lot of reminiscing — last week I blogged about reading changes over the past 10 years. Despite some tragedy and disappointments that my family has seen, there has been plenty to be thankful for. Our 3 kids are finished with school and gainfully employed. 😉 One child is married with a baby on the way. My husband and I have embraced the empty nest and now have great memories of places visited and fun experiences. And of course I am thankful for all the bookish goodness in my life.

Books have always played a huge role in my life. I remember as a child sitting in front of the bookcase pulling book after book off the shelves to read. I especially liked the encyclopedia that featured far away lands and peoples. (I am definitely showing my age now!)

So today, I am recounting what I am thankful for in my reading life.



Top Bookish Thankfulness


Parents who nurtured my love of reading. I always got a book for every holiday and birthday. Trips to the library were the norm, and bookstores were a shopping destination.

A husband that indulges my hobby 😉 . My husband teases me about all the books that have piled up over the years despite my diligence in giving them away. Nose in a book is a common phrase as well, but like my parents, he sees my bookish habits as a positive. I have even succeeded in bringing him over to my side of things — he regularly listens to audiobooks now.

Children who like to read. While I don’t always share the reading choices of my kids — technical articles for the engineer, non-fiction for the therapist, and theology for the attorney — I am so glad that they regularly read. My work here is done 😉 .

Modern book technology. I love listening to audiobooks on my morning walks and during road trips. And my Kindle (I am on my third) was one of my favorite gifts ever.

The Christian fiction book community. When I started my blog 10 years ago, I would never have dreamed where it taken me. I love the interactions with publishers, authors, bloggers, and readers, both online and in person. It has been truly wonderful and a blessing.

My book clubs. What started out as a way to talk about books, has developed into caring relationships. Yes we still talk about books, but our friendships have deepened along the way.

My blog readers. I am especially thankful to those who visit my blog everyday. Your comments have encouraged me and let me know that someone really does care about my opinions. To that end, my 10 Year Blogiversary Giveaway is for you! Check out the link to the giveaway HERE.

22 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Thankfulness”

  1. alisbooks November 26, 2019 at 8:30 am #

    Happy Blogoversary!! I, too, and thankful for a hubby that supports my hobby and this awesome blogging community!

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 9:12 am #

      Thanks! Enjoy every minute!

  2. Suzanne Sellner November 26, 2019 at 9:22 am #

    I am thankful for the many authors, publishers, and bloggers who supply Christian fiction books, which encourage, inspire, and entertain me!

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      Well said!

  3. thebeccafiles November 26, 2019 at 9:32 am #

    Happy Blogiversary!!

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 10:15 am #


  4. lydiaschoch November 26, 2019 at 10:05 am #

    This was a lovely post. Good job.

    My TTT.

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks so much!

  5. Paula Shreckhise November 26, 2019 at 11:16 am #

    Great post! I am thankful that I found your blog!
    Yes, our bookish HABIT is much better than some habits!
    Blessings on another ten years!

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks, Paula! Happy reading to you too!

  6. anovelglimpse November 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

    Awww! What a sweet shout out to your hubby!

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

      He deserves a lot of shout outs!

  7. Rissi November 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

    CONGRATS on TEN years, that’s awesome! I haven’t met any of the people in this community in person, but I’m so grateful to “know” the people I do through this blogging world – and for readers! It’s because of them we are inspired to publish new things! 🙂

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

      It is a wonderful community bound by more than just words, but faith as well.

  8. carhicks November 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    Awesome post Beckie. I agree, there is a lot to be thankful for in the book world. I love that you included your parents, your husband and your children as those who encouraged you to read, and are readers themselves. Wonderful take on this TTT.

    • rbclibrary November 26, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

      A family of readers, no matter how diverse our tastes is a blessing.

  9. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) November 26, 2019 at 6:53 pm #

    Lovely list! I’m also thankful for parents who encouraged my love of reading, a husband who is patient with my little obsession, and this wonderful book blogging community. Book blogging is such a fun part of my life.

    One of my book blogging resolutions for 2020 is to read cleaner books. Christian fiction is a good way to do that. Which authors do you recommend? I have to have tight writing without too much cheesiness/preachiness. Authors in the genre I’ve read and enjoyed: Elizabeth Byler Younts, Kristy Cambron, and Misty M. Beller. TIA for any help.

    Happy TTT!

    • rbclibrary December 1, 2019 at 7:20 am #

      Try Susie Finkbeiner, Amy Sorrells, Erin Bartels, Elizabeth Musser, and Lori Benton. They are must-read authors for me,

  10. Jessica at Booked J November 26, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

    First of all, happy ten years of book blogging! We’re all thankful for you and the content you create. Secondly, I’m so glad that you have these things to be thankful for! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

    • rbclibrary December 1, 2019 at 7:18 am #

      Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

  11. Aj @ Read All The Things! November 28, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

    Happy Thanksgiving, and congrats on the blogiversary! I’m thankful for the blogging community, too. I have so many bookish friends now.

    • rbclibrary December 1, 2019 at 7:18 am #

      It’s a great group, isn’t it?

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