Berls @Fantasy is More Fun and Michelle @Because Reading are hosting A Month of Giving Thanks. I thought it was a great idea as Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday and I'm grateful for so many things. I may not manage a post every day but I wanted to kick off the month right.
I'm so very thankful for so many things in my life - my health, my husband, kids, family, and friends. I'm thankful that I can live in my version of paradise here in the Rocky Mountains. I'm grateful for the ability to read! *ha*
But as this month winds down, I'm taking a page from Berls and Michelle and giving thanks for my blogging friends. I realize the month is almost over so I might have to cram a few together but it's the thought that counts, right?!? :) Let's see, I have EIGHT days left...so........
I have to give thanks for my friendship with Lexxie @Unconventional Book Views first. She really is the first person that I began conversing with regularly in the blogosphere. Our friendship started because we read and liked so many of the same books. And then, we talked and talked and realized we have sooo much in common. A beautiful friendship has blossomed. She's very kind and always has something positive to say. My blogging life is just richer because I've gotten to know Lexxie. We talk about everything, really. And that's why I'm so excited about the fact that I'm going to get to meet Lexxie, in person, at RT next May!! This is a big deal because Lexxie lives in Switzerland! I'm ecstatic that she's coming here. And I'm hoping to travel to see her in 2016. If y'all haven't met Lexxie, go check out her blog!
I'm also thankful to have "met" Jaclyn @JC's Book Haven. I met Jaclyn through Feature & Follow and we've gotten to be good friends. She's from Texas - and so am I. ;) And we have sons around the same age. We also happen to share a love for Harry Potter AND Percy Jackson! Even though Jaclyn and I don't always read the same genres (I branch out more than she does ;) she has introduced me to some books and authors. And I'm grateful for that. Jaclyn is a talented graphic artist (she may be talented non-graphically too but I've only seen her graphic art) and she has some fun features she does ~ Sidekick Showcase and Cover Scramble Sundays. Stop by Jaclyn's sometime!
With the last person I'm thankful for today, we're playing a kind of six degrees of separation....
I'm very thankful to have met Robyn Jones. I "met" her through Jaclyn, who was organizing a blog tour for Robyn. See, Robyn isn't only a blogger (@RobGirlBooks), she's also an author. And I'm a huge fan of her books. I think she's a very talented writer! :) So we started chatting online following that blog tour. We talked about kids and family and music and movies. And then I became a fan of Robyn, the girl...she's a fabulous mom, daughter, sister, and friend. One thing led to another, and Robyn invited me to lunch while we (my family and I) were in Washington on vacation. That was all she wrote...we talked for several hours (my family left us in the restaurant) - it was like we'd always known each other. We've visited one another a few times now...her dad happens to live about 30 minutes from me...and I talked Robyn into a crazy weekend where we went to the Emerald City Author Event - where we got a hotel room without screens on the windows AND we MET JA HUSS!!! (Robyn is also a Huss fangirl!) Oh, and we bet on football games, too. That's how our Rock Chick journey began. :) If y'all don't know Robyn, go have a chat. She may be a fan of fangs, but she won't bite. :)