Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s theme is: a Thanksgiving freebie!
So I decided to talk about all that books are for me, what they bring in my life and why they are so much more than ink and words on pages!
-Allow me to evade in other worlds like:
-Help me cry and release all my locked emotions. That was especially true after my father’s passing when I was unable to cry and felt like a steamer ready to burst!
-Make me laugh (maniacally) when I am feeling low.
–Opened (and still open) my eyes on others struggles and help erase misconceptions.
-Motivated me to broaden my horizon, take on challenges and push my limits in creating a self hosted blog!
-Helped me find my creative streak again! The one I had abandoned since my teenage years passed. First with photography (bookstagram) then creating bookish funko pops and most recently painting book edges!
-Had me travel the world to go meet favorite writers!
-Made me meet incredibly supportive friends throughout the world. Most time virtually but sometimes, in person too!
-Helped me survive isolation and lockdown!
–Took a good portion of my wealth when I bought (and still am buying) all the special editions, bookish candles and bookish merch in general!
And let’s not forget that books are excellent conversation starter!
Thanks for reading!