Thankfully Reading Weekend 2010: The Kickoff!

It’s time!!  Rather than facing the crowds & going shopping on this Black Friday, what are we doing? READING!!

This is the official kick off post for Thankfully Reading 2010.  Feel free to link up your kick-off post to the Mr. Linky below, as well as any update posts you have.

If you don’t know what to post, here are some ideas. But remember there are no rules; you do not need to post during the weekend!

  • How did you celebrate Thanksgiving?
  • What’s in your TBR pile for the weekend?
  • How much time do you think you’ll have for reading?
  • What book are you starting out with?
  • Are you reading print, ebooks, or audio? Maybe a bit each?
  • What books did you discuss at Thanksgiving? Did you get any recommendations you can share?
  • If you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t worry, this is a weekend for everyone throughout the world.

Pictures are a great thing to add to your kick-off posts!  Here are a few pictures of my Thankfully Reading Weekend Plans:

My reading spot

The stack of books I plan to read

Throughout the weekend, feel free to post about your progress or even get some reviews up. Be sure to come back and link up your posts. Then take a break and check out everyone else’s posts. We’re looking forward to seeing how everyone else is celebrating Thankfully Reading Weekend.

Oh and don’t forget that some of your fellow readers will be on Twitter. You can search for Thankfully Reading Weekend tweets and hook up with others by using the hashtag #thankfulreading.

On Sunday afternoon, we’ll post another Mr. Linky for your wrap-up post. Tell us how your Thankfully Reading Weekend went. You could give mini-reviews of your books, tell us how many books and which books you read, number of pages, number of hours, and so on. This is a rule-free, contest-free event, so you can wrap up the weekend however you’d like.

Check back later today for information about the mini-challenges taking place over the course of the weekend!

With that said, let’s get reading!!

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16 Comments to "Thankfully Reading Weekend 2010: The Kickoff!"

  1. Tea's Gravatar Tea
    Twitter: Tea Norman
    November 26, 2010 - 7:51 AM | Permalink

    It’s too early. I need to get my brain together. Will come back later.

  2. Beth F's Gravatar Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    November 26, 2010 - 7:52 AM | Permalink

    Yay! We’re getting started!

  3. November 26, 2010 - 8:22 AM | Permalink

    Starting out with WHY MY THIRD HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG by Lisa Scottoline. A light read to make up for the heavy eating.

  4. Kirsten's Gravatar Kirsten
    Twitter: aglaia531
    November 26, 2010 - 8:53 AM | Permalink

    So excited to get some reading in, and to have “company” while I do :) Have fun, all!

  5. Susan C.'s Gravatar Susan C.
    Twitter: crutch9
    November 26, 2010 - 9:09 AM | Permalink

    I am starting to read today! I am starting off with The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart.

  6. November 26, 2010 - 9:18 AM | Permalink

    It’s raining. It’s cold. I am still full from yesterday’s Thanksgiving feasts and I’m thinking today would be a fantastic day to spend in my pj’s. Thankfully reading.

  7. Howard Sherman's Gravatar Howard Sherman
    Twitter: howardasherman
    November 26, 2010 - 9:29 AM | Permalink

    What a great idea! I unofficially started early yesterday and if my luck holds I’ll get through six or seven books before the weekend is over!

  8. Beth F's Gravatar Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    November 26, 2010 - 10:18 AM | Permalink

    YOur new couch looks beautiful and soooooo comfy. Lucky you.

  9. Mandy (The Well-Read Wife)'s Gravatar Mandy (The Well-Read Wife)
    Twitter: wellreadwife
    November 26, 2010 - 11:10 AM | Permalink

    Great Idea Jenn! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Florinda's Gravatar Florinda
    Twitter: florinda_3rs
    November 26, 2010 - 11:21 AM | Permalink

    I don’t have a kickoff post, since my participation will be pretty casual, but I’m looking forward to some great reading time with y’all this weekend!

  11. Janet's Gravatar Janet
    Twitter: RaeOhio
    November 26, 2010 - 12:37 PM | Permalink

    Jen, such a comfy inviting place to read! Enjoy! My day has started late but I did finish one book and instead of hitting the next in my stack I’ll be visiting the library…I have 3 books in so of course will have to wait and see what grabs me next. And I also have to work in putting up some lights outside…I guess it would be hard to read and do that :x

  12. November 26, 2010 - 12:53 PM | Permalink

    Awesome looking couch there! I’ll be interested to hear what you think of Matched. :)

  13. Patti Hess's Gravatar Patti Hess
    November 26, 2010 - 2:50 PM | Permalink

    Oh man your spot looks way more comfortable then mine….and the bookshelf you have with ALL those books wow …it made me drool (the books lol)

  14. Patti Hess's Gravatar Patti Hess
    November 26, 2010 - 2:52 PM | Permalink

    I have a you snack a lot when you read..I seem to have that problem any tips on how not to??

  15. November 26, 2010 - 3:14 PM | Permalink

    Well I am officially starting out with I am Santa by Kristy Haile. Happy Reading to all of you! Boy I also love your nice comfy couch and bookshelf!

  16. November 26, 2010 - 8:52 PM | Permalink

    I posted my first Thankful Reading blog today at

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