The Big Game’s On…and I’m off

This weekend, as I mentioned earlier in the week, both my wife and I have the weekend off together and we have TV and movie plans. What I didn’t mention was my reading plans, so now I’ll mention them, which all will be done under the umbrella of…

Yes, the Super Bowl is Sunday as is the readathon, but as per usual, I won’t be playing strictly by the rules. I plan on pregaming with some reading Saturday as well. The focus will be on two books:

  • The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of the Heart by Brene Brown.

I started The Thursday Murder Club earlier this month, but I just haven’t gotten back to reading it. And I thought Atlas of the Heart fit well with the theme of Valentine’s Day, which is Monday.

Do you have any reading plans for this weekend? If so, what are you reading? If not, what else do you have planned? Please share in the comments.

Update #1, 11 am: I didn’t read as much as I wanted to read yesterday as I traveled to New York State. We’re in northcentral Pennsylvania about 40 miles from the New York border, and sometimes I just like to get out of Pennsylvania. Yesterday was such a day. So, today I’m starting with The Thursday Murder Club and then might dip into Atlas of the Heart later.

Update #2, 7:30 pm: I did finish The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. I started Atlas of the Heart, but I decided it was too much to dig into for today. And then Kim and I watched a few YouTube compilations of the best of Super Bowl commercials from the last five years. Now we are watching the Super Bowl anyway as we decided to watch more commercials and the halftime show.

14 thoughts on “The Big Game’s On…and I’m off

  1. I hope you had a nice visit to New York state and are enjoying the read-a-thon. It is a good weekend for reading! I am taking it easy today. Getting things done around the house and catching up with blog visits. I hope to get in some reading as well. I hope you have a great week, Bryan!


  2. The Super Bowl doesn’t figure into my plans today, but I may end up tuning in for a commercial or two. Hope you’re enjoying your reading and viewing. I’ll be curious to hear what you think of The Thursday Murder Club.


  3. Happy to be reading along side you today for the readathon. I started Atlas of the Heart but haven’t finished it and would love to get back to it. Maybe it will be my 2nd book for the day, if I finish reading The Vanishing Half.


  4. I’m pregaming a bit, too. My current read is Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own by Eddie Glaude, Jr., which may be my first 5 star read of the year. Of course, I also just did a website update and things seem a bit wonky, so that may occupy my time, too.


  5. Your weekend plans sound just right! The Read-a-thon sounds fun. The Thursday Murder Club is on my TBR – I hope to read it soon. I do hope to get some reading done this weekend – I am in the middle of a 400+ page book and am hoping to finish it and start another one. Have a good weekend!


  6. We are cleaning out our fall/winter garden and getting things reading to put in our spring/summer garden in a few weeks.

    I’ve pulled a stack of books that have been sitting on my shelves for a while—a Jane Smiley book, a Vita Sackville-West, a Jane Gardam—as well as a couple of recent acquisitions—The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and The Hills is Lonely—for the read-a-thon. I have the Brene Brown book from the library, too, so I might take a look at that. I’m starting today, too.


  7. I am so not in tune with the sporting world, I didn’t realize this is Super Bowl weekend. I have plans for numerous walks with friends, reading Firekeeper’s Daughter, and enjoying not working.


    1. I’m not really in tune with the “sportsing” world either. I used to care…some, but then I didn’t/don’t like the idea of treating people like cattle, especially with fantasy football.


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