September is Be Kind to Writers and Editors month! My heartfelt gratitude goes out to all those writers who have blessed my life with friendship. (You know who you are.)
Thank you to all the publishers who willingly give out free books to bookworms like myself. You are responsible for feeding my love of books. It is quite possible that it will also be the death of me as my to-be-read pile is in a shelf near my bed and I do have fears now of it toppling over and smothering me. (Thanks so much, Cait at PaperFury.com, for that fear.)
MidAmeriCon II made me so appreciative of the editors, publishers and authors who went out of their way to sell books, give away books and sign books at that event. Thousands of people attended, and I know from experience as an admissions counselor and working at The Disney Store that smiling for hours on end to draw people in is not fun after awhile no matter how much you love what you are selling.
And I’m still certain that I sound like a blathering idiot when I approach a table to buy a book, get a book signed or talk about Second Run Reviews, I thank you for not laughing in my face as I rave about books.
And thank you for making sure the #ShelfLove Challenge thrives for another year. I came home from MidAmeriCon 2 with TWENTY books. And so my fear of being smothered by my TBR piles grows.
Oh, and my cats thank everyone in the book industry, too. Without books Asche wouldn’t have a place to scratch his chin. And Coal is almost certain there would be a shortage of reusable bags to explore (plastic bags are scary).
So how are you celebrating Be Kind to Writers and Editors month? Will you be trying to get all those ARCs read and reviews posted? Will you sending out tweets or bookstagram pictures showing your love and devotion?
If you are participating the the #ShelfLove Challenge, how is your progress coming along? I abandoned 2 books and finished another. So things are coming along…slowly, but progress is being made. I’m fairly certain the goal I set in June will be completed by year’s end.