Thankfully Reading Weekend 2011: The Kickoff

November 25, 2011 Thankfully Reading Weekend 35

It’s time!!ย  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 2011.ย  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 and/or vlogs are a great thing to add to your kick-off posts!

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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35 Responses to “Thankfully Reading Weekend 2011: The Kickoff”

  1. Debnance at Readerbuzz

    My plan is to post a comprehensive look at the children’s fiction picture books published this year.

  2. Robert P. French

    This Thanksgiving I have been reading “Eleven” by Carolyn Arnold. It’s a serial killer/FBI story. Good read. Next one lined up is 86 Avenue du Goulet by Peggy Edelheit.

  3. Tif
    Twitter: tiftalksbooks

    Looking forward to a relaxing weekend of reading! Thanks for hosting! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. MJ
    Twitter: stackwanderer

    This is my kind of post-Thanksgiving weekend! Thanks for hosting ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Silsbee

    I am so excited for this! Lounging and reading… good stuff. Hope everyone has an excellent weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. gwendolyn b.

    Hello, Everyone! My post is up and I’m going off to read for a bit. Tonight I’ll be back and visit around the blogs! Thanks for organizing and hosting this Jenn!

  7. Patti Smith
    Twitter: PattiRSmith

    I wasn’t sure whether or not the stars would be aligned so that I could participate…when they did, I grabbed my first book Cold Mountain and just started reading…I finished Tina Fey’s Bossypants as well…taking a snack break and gonna jump right back in shortly…forgive me for no start-up post ๐Ÿ™

    Twitter: PattRSmith

  8. Serena
    Twitter: SavvyVerseWit

    I’ll probably do one wrap-up post, but I wanted to weigh in with the first questions:

    * How did you celebrate Thanksgiving? We spent it at Anna’s (Diary of an Eccentric) house with her family…we had a great time and great food.

    * Whatโ€™s in your TBR pile for the weekend? TBR pile for the weekend includes James Jones’ To the End of the War and Train in Winter, plus Stephen King’s It and maybe Karen White’s latest in the Tradd Street Series.

    * How much time do you think youโ€™ll have for reading? I had a few hours yesterday, a few today, and hopefully more tomorrow.

    * What book are you starting out with? Starting with James Jones’ To the end of the war.

    * Are you reading print, ebooks, or audio? Maybe a bit each? Mostly print books, though I could use more audio this weekend, since I have 2 more to finish up in the audio books challenge.

    * What books did you discuss at Thanksgiving? Did you get any recommendations you can share? We talked about how we needed to finish up the IT section for discussion this coming week and how we are both woefully behind….hopefully Anna and I can catch up.