Kicking off #ThankfullyReading

Starting today and running through Sunday, I officially am joining Jenn of Jenn’s Bookshelves and other book bloggers for Thankfully Reading Weekend Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. This week, I have tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day (here in the U.S.) and Friday off from work. I do work Saturday, but only from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. so most of the day Thursday, Friday, and Sunday and some of the day on Saturday I plan on spending it reading.

I didn’t do any reading tonight, but my wife and I did watch a movie, Nobody’s Fool, based on the book of the same name by Richard Russo, so I guess it sort of counts as “literary.” Tomorrow, I plan on continuing with 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 U.S.), which I started a couple of months ago but haven’t finished. I slowly am making my way through the series (the first couple a reread, the rest new to me) that I started last year.

Also tomorrow my wife and I will celebrate Thanksgiving here at home since she works tomorrow night (midnight shift into Friday morning). She’s already made the pumpkin pie, part of the green bean casserole, part of a sweet potato casserole and tomorrow she’ll finish the casseroles, a turkey breast for me, a “Tofurkey” ham for her, and stuffing. We also will watch our traditional Thanksgiving movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles sometime during the day and also maybe Pieces of April, which is also a Thanksgiving favorite.

On Friday, or Black Friday as it is known here in the U.S, I plan a reread of Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. We 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.

On Saturday and Sunday, 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.

11 thoughts on “Kicking off #ThankfullyReading

  1. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are on track with your reading plans. I am also participating and have finished one book, Stay by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I have started watching a TV series (on AcornTV) called the Yorkshire Vet, it follows the real life vets that took over James Herriot’s veterinary practice.

    1. Plans are going a little astray, but that’s okay, they usually do. At least, I’m still reading, if not exactly what and when I wanted to do so. Oh, I’ve heard of the Yorkshire Vet…is it any good?

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Bryan. Sounds like you have a great plan to mark the occasion. It’s years since I watched “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” – great film though.

    I won’t say thank you for sending Black Friday over the Atlantic 🙂 The shops here in the Uk have latched onto it but instead of it just being one day, some stores have been pushing so called special deals for a week. Most of them are not really reduced prices though.

    1. Our “Black Friday” is all week too, even today, and through Monday too…it was/is a great plan. Now if only I can get to some reading but a little bit tonight as my wife sleeps as she gets ready to work a midnight shift.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Bryan and Kim! I’m doing #ThankfullyReading too. “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” is our family tradition for the night before Thanksgiving. One of the best and funniest movies ever. The ending always makes me cry. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. I remember reading Good Omens a long time ago, and I remember thinking it was an excellent book. I hope you get some good reading time in during the next few days. This is the best sort of readathon, I think. It’s nice to be able to read whenever you can over several days.

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