Jenn at Jenn’s Bookshelves is hosting Thankfully Reading Weekend again, this year from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 1, and I’m joining in. As Jenn says, “There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for the year.” I plan on starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, after work, and continuing through Sunday night.
The only time I know for sure that I won’t be reading — well, of course, other than sleeping — is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. when I’m working at the library. I also probably won’t be reading during times when my wife and I are watching something on streaming together as she is off both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Other than those times, I plan to devote a good chunk of the long weekend to reading.
So what will I be reading? I’m not exactly sure, but I have possibilities, including the following three very strong probabilities:
- The Lord God Made Them All, the fourth book in the All Creatures Great and Small series, by James Herriot, as I continue making my way through the series (the first couple a reread, the rest new to me) that I started last year.
- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, since we just watched the series on Amazon and I felt it was/is time for a reread.
- Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle, which I bought via a Kindle deal last year but haven’t read yet.
I only just noticed that all of my choices are British. While not by design, it will be nice to get out of the U.S. for a while over the holidays, given our current political climate. I mean, the United Kingdom isn’t having any issues right now politically, are they? 😉
So how about you? Are you reading over the holidays? If so, what are you planning to read? IF NOT, — because I’m not judging if you spend time with family and friends and/or busy at work — AND PLEASE SEE THIS PART OF THE POSSIBLE QUESTIONS :), what are you reading otherwise that is good? Or what do you have on the radar that you are looking forward to reading? Because I really want to know and I and my readers might get some good ideas for you and vice versa.
In case you missed it, I have been joining in with other book bloggers for an event called Nonfiction November. The first week, Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, I looked back at my year in nonfiction. The second week, Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, I paired a nonfiction book with a fiction book. This week, Nov. 11 to 15, I shared a list of nonfiction books on a topic that I’d like to read.
13 thoughts on “2019 #thankfullyreading Weekend: I’m in!”
We’re slowly watching Good Omens now that I’ve bought the series on iTunes. By slowly, I mean we’ve watched the first episode twice now. My weekly update
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That is slowly. Sarah. When you do speed it up, I hope you like it. 🙂
Good luck with the reading weekend! I’m definitely going to read during the long holiday weekend, but I have no idea what I’ll be reading yet. Probably nonfiction because I’m unofficially doing Nonfiction November.
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I’ll have to check back with you to see what you finally selected.
It will be just an ordinary week here naturally since Thanksgiving is a US holiday. On my reading list this week that I’m particularly looking forward to is, well actually all of them. I have two non fiction books for #nonficnov Nobody’s Victim by Carrie Goldberg, and Life Moves Pretty Fast – a homage to 80’s movies, plus three fiction books, the second book in a crime series And Fire Came Down by Emma Viskic, a thriller set in South Africa – Cry of The Firebird by T.M. Clark, and The Diamond Hunter by Fiona McIntosh is historical fiction set in Africa and England.
I hope you enjoy your choices for the Reading Weekend!
Sorry, Shelley. I forgot about you folks from all around the world. 🌍🙂
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I hope to read during this time, too. Maybe it will be a time for me to finish up some nonfiction reads. I seem to have accumulated a lot of them from the library lately.
I’ve read some wonderful nonfiction this month that I’d love to recommend, including The Body by Bill Bryson, Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas (I’m only a hundred pages in, but it’s very readable and fun so far), and On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey.
I will head over Jenn’s Bookshelves and see if I can add the information to my calendar.
Have a wonderful week!
I’m in the middle of a pretty good nonfiction now, How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.
It sounds interesting.
We’ll have company and be busy at work so I can’t participate. I hope you have fun!
But what are you reading otherwise that has been good or what are you looking forward to reading?
Not just England which is in political turmoil, it’s the whole of the UK…
Edited to reflect that.
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