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.