Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve racked my brains and I can’t think of a good example of a work of Thanksgiving literature – not a book, a short story, a poem, nothing.  Someone mention one in the comment section and tell me I’m wrong.  I love Thanksgiving, but while Christmas has inspired a slew of tales about people either saving, learning the meaning of, or trying to get home in time for Christmas, there just aren’t as many tales about Thanksgiving.

After all, what would be the characters’ motivation?

CHARACTER 1:  We have to get home in time for Thanksgiving!

CHARACTER 2:  Why?  Will the world come to an end?

CHARACTER 1:  No!  But we’ll eat late!

So rather than wow you with Thanksgiving literature, I’ve decided to share some of the things I’m thankful this year.  I began this blog in March and started blogging semi-regularly in August.  Since then:

  • Several fellow WordPressers have subscribed.  (You should too if you haven’t already.
  • Over 1700 Twits have followed me on Twitter.  (And why haven’t you yet?  @bookshelfbattle
  • I’ve been inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) to jot down twenty-thousand words.  I won’t make the 50,000 goal, but that’s 20,000 more words than I had.
  • I haven’t done as many book reviews as I’d hoped (yes, I know, THIS IS A BOOK REVIEW BLOG)  but I’ve inspired to read more books than I usually did pre-blog.
  • I’ve almost written 100 posts.  Anyone with ideas for the 100th post feel free to share.

So ultimately, Bookshelf Battlers, I’m thankful for all of you.  Keep following, re-tweeting, and giving me those sweet, sweet web hits.  Click on this site, then don’t be stingy with those clicks, click a few more times.  I’m looking forward to a 2015 full of booktastic good cheer and many more literary discussions of a booktacular nature.

And I promise – I’ll do an actual book review.  (Fingers crossed behind back).

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5 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. hmmm, my husband’s Aunt actually wrote and illustrated a children’s Thanksgiving book, but I can’t think of any other Thanksgiving tales . I mean really, what do we talk about ? Cranberry sauce?….but anyway, i just prepped a few pounds of onions for tomorrow’s dishes , my eyes are stinging and I sat down to relax and next to me on the shelf is “Fletch” which I read because YOU reviewed it and it was thoroughly enjoyable. So, I am THANKFUL for you. Cheers!!

    • It’s great, isn’t it? I am so honored that my blog made at least one other person read Fletch. The movie is so goofy that you would not think it but the book is actually a great piece of rapid-fire, quick wit literature.

  2. Mei-Mei says:

    Perhaps not “literature,” but I remember reading this as a child: http://www.amazon.com/Mollys-Pilgrim-Barbara-Cohen/dp/0688162800

    Congrats on 20000 words! Well done!

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