Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Thank You to books

I saw this contest around the interwebs and to enter you had to make a post about the one book you are most thankful for. And of course I want to win the awesome prize package, but I also really love this question.
Because, what book ARE you most thankful for?

Is it a book that helped you get through some rough times? Is it the book that got you into reading in the first place or got you back into reading after a break? Is it the book you find yourself pushing on other people because they HAVE to read it already? Is it the book that when you read it makes you feel like you slip into a warm nest or like hanging out with your best friend?

The book I'm most thankful for is the Harry Potter books. I know I cheat by naming the series, but it's true.

I have grown up with these books. I was 12 when I started reading them and looking back, I think I didn't read as much back then as I used to. I had started high school a year before and reading was just 'not cool'. And you know what? These books grabbed me and brought me back to reading. I know Christmas that year was filled with reading the first book and then begging my parents to get me the next one immediately.
These books made me connect with readers all over the world who also loved the books, it's the first I ever realised that reading did not have to be a solitary activity! There was this whole fanbase and through this I discovered FanFiction.net and Fictionpress and just spend whole days reading stories on both sites. I know I haven't read many actual books in high school, but I have read A LOT of unpublished stories in those years.

So thank you J.K. Rowling for introducing me to this wonderful world and resparking my passion for reading and my love for the fantasy genre!

I really thought I was gonna say Pride and Prejudice, but while this is my all-time favourite book, it didn't have the same impact on me as this series did. I was already firmly back in reading, though it did make me appreciate the romance genre more and started my interest in reading the classics (which I have been slacking on).

Anyway, that's me. So tell me, what book are you most thankful for? And don't forget to enter for a chance to win this amazing prize package!


  1. I love Harry Potter series, The Narnia series, P and P, To Kill a Mockingbird...hmmm what will I choose?

    My Head is Full of Books

  2. Aww, this is a really sweet post, I think HP was what got me back into books after a long, long time. I think it was also one of the first books I ever read entirely in English - I know the first were Sarah Dessen - and I loved realizing I could get through a book that size.

    Anyway, I hope you win! Best of luck