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Thankfully Reading Weekend


Happy Wednesday Before Thanksgiving! Can this be a holiday too?

I decided not to travel for Thanksgiving, which means I’ll have plenty of time to participate in Jenn and Jennifer’s Thankfully Reading Weekend. It’s already been a long week, so I can’t wait for a quiet weekend of reading and eating (aside from when I have to work on Friday).

I’ve set aside a few books especially for this weekend:

  • The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker because I love some good historical fantasy
  • Radioactive by Lauren Redniss because my mom gave it to me for Christmas last year and I think I should read it before this Christmas
  • Hunting Season by Mirta Ojito because I need to read some good journalism

I’ve also started a few books this month I haven’t finished that I may grab including Going Clear by Lawrence Wright and Pinkerton’s Great Detective by Beau Riffenberger. We’ll see how the weekend goes!

What are your plans for this holiday weekend?

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  • Julie Merilatt November 27, 2013, 6:44 am

    Come on by my blog for some giveaways on Saturday, too! Happy Thanksgiving, Kim!

  • Marie November 27, 2013, 6:45 am

    The Thankfully Reading Weekend sounds like the perfect way to spend this weekend. It’s cold here, I have a torn meniscus in my knee, and a TBR bookshelf that is overflowing. Yep, I think my plans have been made.
    I adored The Golem and the Jinni, by the way. It has probably been my favorite book of 2013 thus far. I hope you enjoy it!

    • Kim December 1, 2013, 9:24 am

      Given the cold, injury, and books, I think staying in to read sounds perfect for you too!

  • Bryan G. Robinson November 27, 2013, 9:20 am

    I’m reading too for the start of the week here. I do work Saturday, but I’m trying to relax today, tomorrow (although I’m “on call” for another job) and Friday in the meantime. I’ve already finished one book, The Ace of Skulls by Chris Wooding, the conclusion of a four-book series that is similar to the TV show Firefly. I’m not sure what I’m reading next, but am thinking of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars, which I bought a while ago but haven’t gotten to yet.

    • Kim December 1, 2013, 9:25 am

      I had to work on Friday, but got some reading in later in the day anyway. I’ve only finished one book, but it was great so I’m happy with that.

      • Bryan G. Robinson December 1, 2013, 9:29 am

        Same here: I only finished one, the previously mentioned The Ace of Skulls, and it also was great, so no disappointment here either.

  • Diane@BibliophilebytheSea November 27, 2013, 1:57 pm

    Although I am busy preparing for Thanksgiving today –cooking and cleaning, I don’t plan to leave the house until work Monday so I will be curling up with a book or 2 or movies. Have a great Thanksgiving and weekend Jenn.

  • Kim @ Bookmark To Blog November 27, 2013, 3:09 pm

    I’m participating in this event too. Hoping to get some Christmas themed books read this weekend.

  • Erin November 27, 2013, 4:54 pm

    I was sort of looking forward to a quiet weekend…it’s the first time my husband and I aren’t traveling to my parents’ house for the holiday. Instead, I now have 2 Thanksgiving celebrations on the calendar! They’re both with people who are dear to me and will be wonderful, so it’s definitely a good thing. But not much reading is going to get done 🙂

    Enjoy perusing your choices, and happy Thanksgiving!

    • Kim December 1, 2013, 9:25 am

      It’s funny how a day with no plans can fill up easily. I wasn’t planning to go anywhere on Thanksgiving, but got invited to a friend’s for dinner and so of course I said yes. It was lovely, but not how I originally intended to spend the day 🙂

  • Jenny @ Reading the End November 27, 2013, 5:29 pm

    Radioactive’s a good one for a holiday weekend — it’s gorgeous and a quick read. I loved it. Have a good Thanksgiving! Read all the things!

  • Allison @ The Book Wheel November 28, 2013, 12:45 am

    Happy reading! I’m not traveling, either, but my hubs FINALLY has a day off so I didnt’ commit to anything. I will try to participate unofficially 🙂

  • Vasilly November 28, 2013, 7:40 am

    Radioactive is such a good book. I hope you enjoy it. I’m also reading The Golem and the Jinni this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving and happy reading.

    • Kim December 1, 2013, 9:26 am

      The Golem and the Jinni was so wonderful. I just adored it.

  • Charlie November 28, 2013, 9:11 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! I’m joining in though I’m British, it sounds too fun (and useful) to miss. I think otherwise this weekend it’s shopping, not particularly fun but not bad either.

  • Kelly from Readlately.com November 28, 2013, 12:38 pm

    Loved, loved loved Golem and the Jinni! It made my top 3 of 2013!
    Right now, (you’ll be proud) I’m getting into the American spirit and reading some non-fiction: Jill Lepore’s Book of Ages.

    • Kim December 1, 2013, 9:27 am

      I’ll be curious what you thought of that one. I didn’t love one of Lepore’s other books (can’t remember the name now), but this one sounded interesting!

  • Kailana November 28, 2013, 5:10 pm

    Have a wonderful time reading! Happy Thanksgiving!