Introducing the Thankfully Reading Weekend!

November 12, 2009 Uncategorized 17



Let me tell you, Twitter is a dangerous place!  I tweeted that I planned on having my own mini readathon over the Thanksgiving holiday.  We won’t be having any relatives visiting and it will be just me and the rest of the J-Crew that weekend.  What a better time to get a ton of reading done? Afterall, once Thanksgiving dinner is over, what else is there to do? Watch football? I don’t think so!

After I tweeted my plan, several other people (including  Candace from BethFishReads Jen from Devourer of Books ) indicated an interest and the ball went rolling from there.  Candace, Jen and I decided to make it official and have therefore come up with Thankfully Reading Weekend!

When: Friday, November 27-Sunday, November 29

Why: Three full days off=quality reading time!

How: Read at your leisure during the Thanksgiving weekend.

There are no rules to the weekend and no prizes. We’re hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2009. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit.  

We’ll also be checking in on Twitter using hashtag #thankfulreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure!

 If you can’t join us,  have no fear: Bethany of Dreadlock Girl is hosting an official Read-a-thon on December 5 and Michelle of GalleySmith is hosting a “seriespalooza” (an event for catching up on your book series) later in December.

 To sign up for Thankfully Reading Weekend, please visit the Book Blog Social Club  now!

17 Responses to “Introducing the Thankfully Reading Weekend!”

  1. Kathy

    Sounds like fun, but our son will be home from school and our nephew will be here, so I suspect I’ll be busy. By the way, I love your button – it makes me think of the Hokies!

  2. Literate Housewife
    Twitter: lithousewife

    Oh, if there are no rules, I’m going to join! We don’t have any plans at all for the four day weekend. I will have my kids three of the four days, so I don’t know how much I’ll get read, but reading thankfully will definitely be my priority. 🙂

  3. Cheryl

    I will join if I am settled into my new apartment by then. I hope I can join you.

  4. Nicole

    That button is adorable. I may not even eat any turkey in honor of him- and I am sure I will be stopping by. Great idea!

  5. Stephanie

    As soon as you mentioned this on twitter, I was so in. I cannot wait!! Any excuse to spend three days reading is good enough for me!!

  6. Sheila DeChantal
    Twitter: bookjourney

    Sounds like fun! Not sure I can commit to this one but I will be cheering from the turkey zone! 🙂

    Thank you also for the info on the other events coming up!

  7. Toni

    Oh…. I might just do this. I have the day after off.. and I have a lot of reading to catch up on… Great logo… Great idea.

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