Thankfully Reading Weekend, 2011 Edition!

November 12, 2011 Thankfully Reading Weekend 64

In just two weeks, the third annual Thankfully Reading Weekend will commence!  Just what is this weekend I speak of?!

Two years ago,  with the help of Candace from Beth FishReads and Jen from Devourer of Books , Thankfully Reading was born! An excuse to do an obscene amount of reading over the long Thanksgiving weekend!

Here are the details:

There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2011. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button  and sign on to Mr. Linky. If you don’t have a blog, you can sign up the comments!

During the weekend, come back and link any Thankfully Reading Weekend posts to the Mr. Linky we’ll put up here on Friday, November 25. Feel free to link as many posts as you’d like. On Sunday will put up another Mr. Linky for your wrap-up post.

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!

This year, we will be doing some fun Thankfully Reading mini-challenges over the weekend.  Be sure to check back Thanksgiving weekend for more details!

If you are interested in hosting your own Thankfully Reading mini-challenge or sponsoring a giveaway, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jennsbookshelfATgmailDOTcom.

So, if you are interested in participating, please sign up with the Mr. Linky below!

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64 Responses to “Thankfully Reading Weekend, 2011 Edition!”

  1. Stephanie

    I always want to participate but working in retail pretty much ensures that that weekend is busier than any other!

  2. danielle.

    I think this is a great idea! I hate going out shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving, it’s so stressful!! I’d much rather spend the time reading. What a great idea 😀

  3. Melissa
    Twitter: bettyandboo

    So very thankful that you’re doing this again! :) (Yes, pun intended and all.) I’m definitely in.

  4. Silsbee

    This sounds so great! I work on that Saturday, but this will give me something to take my mind off of it on Friday, and something to look forward to on Sunday. *g*

    I will make a post on my blog a.s.a.p.!

  5. Jennifer

    Looking forward to participating. I am not one for crowds or shopping so it is a perfect weekend to me.

  6. Amy Leigh Strickland
    Twitter: Nimbuschick

    I have very passionate reasons for participating in anything that encourages people to be home-bodies on Black Friday. Those reasons involve a concussion and a month of PT. I was already planning to rant against Black Friday shopping on my blog. I’d love to offer a productive alternative.

  7. Kristin

    I’m in..not sure how much I will read, but it is nice to plan a reading weekend and I will jump in when I can:)

  8. Eileen
    Twitter: SportyMomGT

    I want to participate! I don’t have about anymore, but I’ll comment.

  9. Eileen
    Twitter: SportyMomGT

    *a blog, I don’t have a blog anymore, LOL, and my poor revising skills have nothing to do with it!

  10. akajill

    I don’t go anywhere near the mall that weekend, preferring to curl up with a stack of good books, so this sounds perfect for me!

  11. Karen
    Twitter: attackthestacks

    Definitely in for this…I’ve been looking for an excuse to do a reading marathon.

  12. Leeswammes (Judith)
    Twitter: leeswammes

    Oh, this is great! I will be doing NaNoWriMo as well, but I will commit as much of my time as possible on reading. It’s my favorite pastime at the weekend (much preferred above shopping!).

  13. Rachelle

    I’ll be participating, and I made a trip to the bookstore to “stock up” on some classics that I would like to check off my ultimate TBR list.

  14. Pam T

    Long walks on crispy crunchy leaves. Hot cocoa and pulling ticks off the pup. (eww)

    Then delicious stacks of books to share and read alone. I’ll be there…

  15. Kafi
    Twitter: Kljmemories

    I don’t have a blog, but I will be checking in w you all and tweeting. I have a huge pile of unfinished books I want to get through before winter break.

    • Jenn
      Twitter: jennbookshelves

      Hooray! No need to have a blog to participate; I’ll post a kick off post on Friday AM so you can list your progress there, on facebook, or on twitter!

  16. Evy

    Yup, I’m in. I will be reading a lot and blogging a bit this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving everyone…..see you later!

  17. Anna
    Twitter: annaeccentric

    I’m going to sign up for me and my daughter, so hopefully we’ll find some reading time!! It’s usually a very busy weekend for us, but I want to have a more relaxing Thanksgiving break this year.

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