I am thankful for books and how they pair so well with warm quilts and a glass of red wine or a mug of tea
I am thankful for new authors and pretty covers
I am thankful for friends who share my relentless and frenzied passion for books, sentences, characters: the written word
I am thankful for the excitement of release dates, the pre-order button at Amazon, the smell of a bookstore in the Autumn twilight
I am thankful for Public Libraries and their reminder that while not more than a Century and a half ago a large amount of the global population was illiterate and now, for free, we can share realms and worlds and stratospheres of ideas and imaginings and life-changing ideals
I am thankful for Toronto: one of the literary hotspots of the world
I am thankful for Facebook and the Social Media world in general: for allowing me to connect and dialogue with authors
I am thankful for publishers who give said authors a chance
I am thankful for travel: which allows me---near and far--- to traipse in the footsteps of my favourite characters
I am thankful for paper
I am thankful for the opportunity I had to visit Trinity College this summer and its to-die-for Library
I am thankful for Eliot’s in Toronto: a massive used bookstore stuffed full with the scent of old magic.
I am thankful for the day that Jess and I went to the Strand in NYC and lost ourselves amongst the shelves
I am thankful for that moment in London when I spotted an early edition of Jane Eyre
I am thankful for Great Expectations and Les Miserables and how they force me to rethink my sense of moral fibre every day, hour, minute
I am thankful for a brain that lets me distill and regurgitate quotes and ideas and universal truths from print to practice
I am thankful for The Blue Castle, Horatio Lyle, Christy, Martha Grimes and Lynn Austin and Patrick O’Brian --- all of my favs and the people who help me infuse my passion in way, shape, form
I am thankful for the visionary adapters who bring my favourite stories timelessly compelling to life.
I am thankful for books. Past, present, future.