Earlier this month, I announced that I was joining Jenn of Jenn’s Bookshelves for Thankfully Reading Weekend Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. However, in light of this past week and for the next two upcoming weeks that I have two days off each week from my usual five-day work week, I have decided to extend the “weekend” to three weeks. Today I am starting the event unofficially and continuing it through Dec. 5, the last of two days that I will have off from my usual five-day work week until Christmas.
Today, I plan to read, or at least begin reading, The Lord God Made Them All, the fourth book in the All Creatures Great and Small series (at least in the order here in the US), by James Herriot. I slowly am making my way through the series (the first couple a reread, the rest new to me) that I started last year.
Then on Thanksgiving Day here in the US and this coming Friday also known as Black Friday, again for those of us here in the US, I plan a reread of Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. I just watched the adaptation on Amazon and I felt it was/is time for a reread since it’s been so long since I have read the book.
For the final two days of my own version of the Thankfully Reading Weekend, I plan to read Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle. I bought it via a Kindle deal last year but haven’t read it yet.
So how about you? Wherever you are in the world, no matter whether you have time off from work in the near future for holidays or not, what have you read, are reading or plan to read that is, or you think might be, good?
In other news:
- For the past month, 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. The third week, Nov. 11 to Nov. 15, I shared a list of books on a topic that I’d like to read or “become the expert,” as host for the week Katie from the blog Doing Dewey explained the prompt. Last week, Nov. 18 to Nov. 22, I talked about what makes a nonfiction book I’ve read one of my favorites. This coming final week, Nov. 25 to Nov. 29, I will share what books I am adding to my TBR as a result of the reading others’ posts during the event.
- In December, I will be joining hosts Tanya and Kim along with other bloggers for the event A Month of Faves. I already have started a note in Evernote that includes ideas for the days and topics in which I will be participating.
- Yesterday, Nov. 23, my wife Kim and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary anniversary. She is in the middle of a vacation that began Tuesday and lasts through Thanksgiving night when she returns to work, and, as I mentioned above, I had two days off from work. We didn’t do anything special as we both are on the mend from various medical issues (me, a successful arthroscopic surgery on my left knee last month; and her, too complex to explain here, but don’t worry, she’s getting better day by day).
- But from Wednesday through Friday, we enjoyed an impromptu binge-watch of an Australian show called Upper Middle Bogan (titled Bess of Both Worlds on Hulu here in the US). It was really good. I’ve added the (NSFW) trailer below. We also watched Brittany Runs A Marathon at my sister’s suggestion and it was excellent. We ended the night with watching/rewatching a few episodes of Gavin and Stacey, which is one of our favorite TV shows ever.