Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankfully Reading Weekend 2011 Edition! Kick-Off!

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you all had a wonderful day! I am roasting a turkey today or tomorrow depending on when it thaws. It has been in our little fridge since Sunday! Apparently our little fridge is well insulated! We ate at my sister's yesterday. We like leftover turkey so I make one so we can enjoy turkey sandwiches all weekend. At some point I will be going shopping for our Christmas tree. I figure we will get it now and keep it outside or in the garden shed in some water. The kids have requested we get the tree before the wind chill falls below 0! It sounds like a good plan!

The time has come for the Thankfully Reading Weekend! Yay! I have a stack of books ready and will be starting shortly. I am keeping this readathon relaxed and won't be keeping track of pages or minutes read. Below is my stack of books. I won't get through them all. Two are half read, two are quick reads, and two are books I have been meaning to get to. I have been looking forward to this! Let the reading begin!

South of Superior by Ellen Airgood
How To Save a Life by Sara Zarr
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznik
The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Novel in Pictures by Caroline Preston
Exposure by Therese Fowler

Check out the kick off post here.


  1. Oh wow! I have never heard of the invention of Hugo Cabret, but it sounds awesome! It's on my Wish List now! :)

    Good luck!

  2. I finished Cold Mountain and am going to try and finish 2 others I'm half way through as well...time to make room for other books waiting in the wings. I've had the same books on my sidebar for too long! ;)

  3. Oooh, ahhhh, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I think you'll love was one of my favorite books I've read this year. I can't believe it took me so long...and I can't wait to see the movie too...well, after The Muppets Movie.

  4. Good luck! Never heard of any of those, will I have to check them out. I've picked three books to rotate through, in case I get bored with one or the other. I don't look to get done with any this weekend, but we'll see!

  5. I urge you to read Hugo as soon as you can. It's fabulous!

    As for me, I'm still trying to decide whether I want to read Language of Flowers or Crossed.

  6. Good luck with the Read-a-thon and with your defrosting turkey :)

    You have some good titles picked out. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

  7. oooo! I want to read the HUGO book, too! Alas, it's not on my list for the weekend, but I've got some other good stuff. (And stuffing!) I'm reading both THE INVISIBLE ONES by Stef Penney and ONE HUNDRED AND ONE NIGHTS by Benjamin Buchholz. Very different stories. Hope you enjoy all your books - and that turkey cooperates!

  8. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving. We have some company here - but they are leaving by I intend to get some reading in later. Enjoy your books!

  9. Great stack of books! I really want to get hold of Hugo too.

  10. Hope u r getting some good reading time in. I've been a slacker thus far this weekend....LOL


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