Today is the one day of the year when even Americans—divided and selfish as we often are—come together as a whole with our families and friends to give thanks. Privately, I have much to be thankful for, and I look forward to expressing gratitude to my own family and friends as the day goes on. I also have some particular thanks to share here at Manga Bookshelf.
First, I’m endlessly grateful to each of the writers who has contributed to the site this year. Phillip, Matt, Derek, Jaci, Angela, Erica, Sara, Jia, Megan, Emily, Nancy, Eva, Paul, Justin, and Aja—thank you so much for your thoughtful contributions. You have given Manga Bookshelf a depth and breadth of content it could not possibly have achieved without you.
I must also express my gratitude to the site’s current bloggers—Sean Gaffney, Michelle Smith, Brigid Alverson, and newcomer Anna Neatrour—whose brilliant work and general awesomeness keeps me blogging even when (perhaps especially when?) I fear I’m losing my passion. Thanks, too, to Kate Dacey and David Welsh, without whom the multi-site incarnation of Manga Bookshelf surely would not exist!
Thanks to artists, writers, and publishers who continue to fuel our obsession with their wonderful storytelling, and who give us something to keep writing about.
And most of all, many, many thanks to everyone who reads Manga Bookshelf, both for your continued readership and the ongoing conversation you’re willing to indulge in with us, day after day. You are the reason this site exists, and you inspire us all.