Book gratitude: so many to choose from

I am fortunate to be a reader, and even more fortunate to have free access to books. I read and review books for the Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children’s Media. I get new books to read and review every month of the school year from this group, and some of those I get to keep for my school’s library.

I receive eARCs for review from Netgalley to review. My eReader is full to bursting with new books to try.

I get many books in print and on audio from my public library. As far as spending money on books, I am also close to not one but two amazing independent bookstores, as well as the big box guys who carry books.

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This is a  little snap grabbed today, of just a few of my piles of books (the pile beside the bed is embarrassingly large, and I couldn’t bring myself to photograph it…).

I am fortunate. I don’t have to work hard to have access to books, as some in our world do.Today, I’m feeling grateful for the bounty of books I have at my fingertips, and humbled at what that means for me and the richness of my life.


About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, birder, food preserver, and retired school library lady. I love colors and textures looking for them in the world around me. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I'm working to stay strong into my senior years, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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4 Responses to Book gratitude: so many to choose from

  1. Hello. My goal is to bring young kids to the discussion about protection of our planet. To that end i have written a book called “First Watch” by Kathleen Stickney. The illustrations alone are well worth a look. A librarian named Heidi Porter in Gig Harbor read it and suggested i see if Puget Sound Council for Review of Children’s Media might review it? Can you guide me or make a suggestion? I appreciated your post. Thankyou and Best, Kathy

  2. Gosh, thank-you getting back to me. My book, First Watch…Charlie’s Secret (ages 8-12), just won 2022 international Indie award: see section for early/juvenile readers/chapter book.
    I would love your opinion as a librarian. May I send you a paper copy if you are comfortable… or I can send you an electronic copy instead? Best, Kathleen Stickney in Seattle.

    • vst3in says:

      That’s very sweet, and congratulations! I’m retired from the library now, though still recommend to our school’s media specialist. If you did send a copy, I actually have an easier time with electronic copy.

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