Thankful for books!To our American readers: Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here at Fanlit. A time we set aside for family, close friends, and (of course) good food. A time to consider how grateful we are for those and other aspects of our lives. A chance to reflect on the larger perspective than perhaps our daily lives don’t leave us much time for.

Reading in general — reading science fiction and fantasy, and reading specific individual books, are obviously some of those things we’re thankful for. But besides being the thing itself, the books we read can also show us a way toward thankfulness.

So at this holiday time, as usual, we thought we’d check in with all of you with a few questions:

  1. What reading experiences have you been thankful for in the past?
  2. What books this past year have you been especially thankful for?
  3. Or, more broadly, what have you found in your reading, either across several works or in one specific title, that gave you something to be grateful for, or offered up a shift in perspective, a blossoming of thought or meditation?

Answer as many of our questions as you like. One random commenter will win a book from our stacks.