By Karen Ballum on November 28, 2009
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There are always two things that can help make a perfect weekend - a stack of books and the time to read them. While a stack of books isn't always hard to come by, the time to read them can be. Sure the holidays can be hectic but once the turkey has been cooked (and the leftovers conveniently stacked in the fridge), sometimes the holiday weekends are the best time to hunker down and do some stress-relieving reading.
Jenn, Candace and Jen are the bloggers behind the Thankfully Reading Weekend. As Jenn says, Twitter can be a dangerous place and you need to careful what you say on there because the next thing you know you are going to have lots of reading buddies. Of course, that's not a bad thing!
The three hosts, along with a bunch of other bloggers who are joining them, are spending Thanksgiving weekend doing what we all love - reading
Jennifer, aka the Literate Housewife gave us her day 1 update. I've seen Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall on a lot of people's reading lists since it won the Man Booker Prize earlier this year but I haven't heard a whole lot about it from readers. So when Jennifer says "in the first few chapters I can see that it is so different from any other Tudor novel I’ve read" it peaks my curiosity.
Bibliophile by the Sea got started on (and finished) some Christmas novels.
Caribou's Mom is using the weekend to make a big dent in Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset. Dedicated reading weekends are an excellent time to tackle those chunksters. At the end of the weekend you feel like you've made progress in them in a way that doesn't happen when you are just able to read a few pages a night.
Chaos Is A Friend of Mine is reading Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends and just might follow it up with You Suck, selections I have to give two thumb's up.
Tina at Tutu's Two Cents is using the challenge as a reason to unplug for the weekend.
Melissa at Must Read Faster found her weekend got off to a rough start. She wasn't feeling well and now her book just isn't capturing her attention.
I like how Literary Feline is approaching this challenge.
I am going into this weekend's event stress free: none of that self-inflicted pressure, no designated stack of books (although I do have a couple of ideas), no goal on the amount I read or how much time I spend reading each day.
Are you thankfully reading this weekend? What books are you thankful for?
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