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This week is authors/books you're thankful for. Here's my list in no particular order.
- J.K. Rowling: Obvious choice, but I'm thankful that she introduced the world to these amazing characters and this magical place that has captivated millions. Her books played a big part in shaping my childhood/adolescence, and... let's be real, much of my early adult years. Which are still going on. I don't think I'll ever not love Harry Potter. This series has helped me form strong bonds with people that are very dear to my heart.
- Stephen Chbosky: For writing my all-time favourite book. It's helped me as a teenager, aided me in discovering who I wanted to be growing up. I'm glad The Perks of Being a Wallflower helped a lot of other teens and continues to do so after all these years. I'm also thankful that a movie finally got made after years of discussion, and that Chbosky was still the one who brought it to life.
- C. S. Lewis: For just writing some of the most amazing, mystical, and smart stories I've ever read. I was so lucky to be introduced to his work at such a young age. Becuase of Narnia, I was fascinated with his storytelling and continued to discover more of his work as I got older.
- Annette Curtis Klaus: For introducing me to the YA paranormal/supernatural genre. Blood and Chocolate and Silver Kiss were the first werewolf and vampire books that I had ever read, long before I was even aware of Twilight and the Vampire Diaries.
- Rick Riordan: For creating these amazing books on different types of mythology that kids and big kids alike can enjoy. Percy Jackson in particular really made me see the fun side of Greek mythology and was a nice aside while I was studying Classics in school.
- Jonathan Tropper: Because This Is Where I Leave You was the only book I read in the summer of 2010 that actually made me laugh out loud. It was also the first adult contemporary book I had picked up in a long time. I love YA, but it's nice having a break sometimes, and this one definitely made an impression on me.
- Hans Christian Andersen: I'm thankful for Hans Christian Andersen's work, everything from his fairy tales, poems, and quotes. Ever since I was a kid, my favourite work by him has always been The Little Mermaid. Even at a young age, I was fascinated by his original tale an since then, I've held a strong interest in old fairy tales and folk tales alike.
- Ann M. Martin: For writing The Baby-sitters Club, the first chapter books I'd ever read. This series kept me coming back to the library at my elementary school.
- Stephanie Meyer: Because even though I have a vehement dislike for Breaking Dawn, these books were the first that I read after graduating high school. Reading Twilight was a quick getaway in the midst of all that first year university work. Sure, sometimes I let my priorities slip and read instead of studying, but whatever, I've gotten my degree since then so it's A-okay. Plus they really introduced me to the YA genre... after I got sick of reading them over and over, lol. I branched out because of this series, and I'm really grateful for that.
- Cassandra Clare: She's written the first book series that I've obsessed over in a really long time. I haven't been invested in a series since Harry Potter. Not even my old love affair with Twilight can touch this (and I was obsessed with Twilight). On a more shallow end, I'm thankful that The Mortal Instruments are optioned and that the first is turning into a movie, and that she wanted Robert Sheehan since the beginning for Simon, because Simon is my favourite and even though he's been in some amazing projects since then, I was seriously gutted the hell out since Robert left Misfits and let's just say I was very, very distraught and, and, and... he's really hot, so, you know. Thanks for that. Who are we kidding, though? Robert Sheehan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Aidan Turner in one movie? Thank you, Ireland.