I mean, as book bloggers, we hardly need to be told this 😉 But sometimes it’s just good to show our appreciation and talk about why authors ROCK OUR WORLD!
They give us BOOKS! We get to live vicariously through their characters and go for wild romps in their imaginations.
They bring people (okay characters) to life. I mean, don’t we all have book boyfriends/girlfriends/besties… sometimes they feel more real than actual people and they wouldn’t exist if not for authors!
They take us on adventures! As George R R Martin says: “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”
They create whole worlds for us to play in! Because of their worlds, we get to be children again, wonderstruck by new marvels and sensations. They bring our very imaginations to life.
They put their neck on the line. The very action of putting their thoughts out there is brave. And then so many of them go and write dark, intense, pushing-the-boundaries books out there- whether I always agree with their message or not, I respect their courage to do so.
They help us realise truths about reality. Using well trodden paths and archetypes and tropes, they open our eyes to things we may already know, but get to see with fresh fervour, as if for the first time.
They’re supportive of readers and often very helpful. I feel like there’s endless criticism of authors and they’re always coming under fire for something or other- yet they’re often happy to set the record straight and that’s cool of them. And I guess this is something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately- and am definitely going to be discussing more shortly. I think it’s easy to fall into criticism and sometimes harder to think about all the positive ways strangers can impact us.
Are you grateful to authors? Do you have any other ways they’re awesome? Let me know in the comments!