Thanksgiving turkey reading a bookThanksgiving is day for family, football and food, but it’s also about giving thanks, for our family, our friends and for the blessings we enjoy. For this holiday edition of Thoughtful Thursday, we want to hear about books we are thankful for. Please comment on a book you are grateful you read.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsI’ll start with two. I’m grateful that I got to read Louise Erdrich’s book The Last Report of the Miracles at Little No Horse when I did. At that time in my life, I felt betrayed by my church, I was traveling for my father’s funeral and, in general, feeling spiritually bereft. That strange and lyrical book reminded me that the trappings of faith, like organized religion, are just that, trappings, and that a spiritual connection is both simple and deep.

fantasy book reviews science fiction book reviewsOn the lighter side, although maybe on the same theme, I am so grateful that Terry Pratchett wrote a Discworld book called Small Gods. It made me think about religion and again, faith, in a different way, and I laughed out loud while I was doing it.

Those are two of mine. What are yours? As always, one random commenter with a U.S. address will chose a book from our Stacks. And, enjoy your day!


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.

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