As you probably know, today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Canada has already had their Thanksgiving and I honestly can’t remember if any other country celebrates a similar national holiday.
Here’s what I’m thankful for:
- A supportive family and boyfriend who allow me to lean on them in order to fulfill my dream of being a manga editor.
- The clients who keep sending me awesome manga to work on. It’s so much fun.
- Certain manga that have hit the bestsellers list this year and last.
- A large stack of manga to read, including the huge stack of stuff that I can’t read quite yet, but that I’ll get to read in the near future after making certain purchases.
- A fantastic manga-loving community, not only on my own blog, but on Twitter and on their own blogs.
- Anything sweet with pumpkin in it, especially pumpkin pie. *drool*
That being said, tomorrow America begins its descent into a crazed retail frenzy as we all prepare for Christmas. (Let’s not pretend here, there might as well not be any other religious winter holidays to the stores & to certain people.) Ah, Black Friday…
But since Black Friday is the traditional start of most people’s holiday shopping, it’s a good time to get the 2011 Great Manga Gift Guide going!
You may remember that I hosted the Great Manga Gift Guide last year, and that the year before that it was started by David P. Welsh of Manga Curmudgeon/Manga Bookshelf and Erica Friedman of Ozaku in response a manga-less holiday novel gift guide published by the New York Times.
This year, Brigid Alverson has beaten all of us manga bloggers to the punch by posting her holiday gift guide over at MTV Geek.
But don’t let that deter you! The 2011 Great Manga Gift Guide will be running until December 21, 2011 and I’ll be collecting and adding each entry sent my way to the 2011 Great Manga Gift Guide Archives.
If you’d like to add your gift guide to the 2011 Great Manga Gift Guide, feel free to leave a comment on any Great Manga Gift Guide-related post on All About Manga or use the twitter hashtag #gmgg. Don’t forget to include a link to your gift guide!
Happy manga shopping and Happy Thanksgiving!
P.S. If you need a blog to host your Great Manga Gift Guide, drop me a line! I’d be more than happy to host any gift guides that need a home!