Monday, November 1, 2010

ON BOOKS ~ Free Books For Others & Thankful Thoughts...


Today I wanted to share with you our friend Terry Kate's very thoughtful idea in the spirit of being thankful. Each November she hosts "A Month of Thanks." Each day she gives away books - mostly of the romance genre as that is her niche. But this isn't a typical giveaway. You don't leave a comment to win something for yourself. You leave a comment nominating someone else you would like to give the book to as a sign of appreciation. Then the author donating that day's book will decide who to give it to.

In addition, Terry Kate has also worked very hard in her never ending network of cool people to arrange for grocery giveaways throughout the month. A way to help out those in need during this challenging economy. What a terrific token of thanks that will be. Pop over to Romance In The Backseat all month long to take part in the giveaways.

All of these ideas got me to wondering how many ways there are to express our thanks to one another. Do we do it enough? How about online? Do we have a responsibility to be thankful bloggers? What ways can we show our thanks in the blogosphere? Does it carry over to the real world? What types of things do we appreciate each other for anyway? So many questions. Come chat all about it with us on our next monthly Bumble Town live chat on Friday, the 19th at 8:30PM ET. And if you'd like an e-mail reminder about the chat just let me know.

7 comments:

jehara said...

gratitude infused ideas give me warm fuzzies.

Sandy Nawrot said...

Somehow I am not surprised that you are covering this topic...you are the essence of thankfulness. I am doubtful I will make this chat, as we will be leaving the next morning for Napa (woo hoo!) and will be packing and nervously prepping babysitters. But I will keep it in the back of my mind...you never know!

Beth F said...

What a wonderful idea! Love the nominating someone else for the win.

LJ said...

I was reminded this morning that I don't thank people enough - for just being them. Last month was "Pastor Appreciation" month - I work with 4 of them - you'd think I'd remember to take advantage of such an auspicious occasion. Alas - I thanked them today - when they reminded me that only one person recognized their efforts here.
But this is just the tip of the iceburg - I'm great at encouraging kids, but seriously lack in my abilities to encourage/thank adults. What's with that?

Tootie said...

Thanks for the reminder, we all need now and then.

boliyou said...

I've been meaning to ask what time the chat was scheduled for, since I had to leave beforehand.

Thankful for you, my blog buddy, for these chats and your great blog.

kaye said...

sounds like a good topic . . . I'm always fixing dinner at chat time on friday, how long do you keep the chat open?

And can I say I appreciate your efforts to bring the blogging community together.