Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012

Don’t shoot the messenger, but Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I’m pleased to announce that I will once again be hosting Thankfullly Reading Weekend, November 22-25! Want to avoid the crowds & shopping on Black Friday? Plan on spending a nice, quiet holiday at home? Join us!  This year, Jennifer from Literate Housewife is joining me as my partner in crime.

Just what is this Thankfully Reading Weekend I speak of?  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 2012. 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 add your sign in post to the link-up below. If you don’t have a blog, you can sign up the comments!

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!

Once again 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.

Interested in participating? Sign up below.  More details to come.

26 Comments to "Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012"

  1. November 4, 2012 - 9:22 AM | Permalink

    Sounds like a good idea. I am usually avoiding Black Friday shopping like the plague and staying inside with hot cocoa or tea and a book anyway, why not make it official? :)

  2. Jennifer's Gravatar Jennifer
    Twitter: jenhartling
    November 4, 2012 - 12:54 PM | Permalink

    I love this idea! :D

  3. kafi's Gravatar kafi
    Twitter: Kljmemories
    November 4, 2012 - 4:48 PM | Permalink

    I’m in. I will be at my folks’ house with only my 3 year old, so I should get plenty of uninterrupted reading time while she is entertained by the grandparents! I am woefully behind on my reading challenge for 2012, and this could help me make a serious dent.

  4. Michelle's Gravatar Michelle
    Twitter: whatsheread
    November 4, 2012 - 10:31 PM | Permalink

    Count me in! I don’t think we will be doing much that weekend at all, and since I am taking off the Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, I am hoping to devote the entire weekend to relaxing and reading. If I can use a blogging event as an excuse/explanation for my husband, then I am all for it!

  5. Lori's Gravatar Lori
    Twitter: CoffeeGirl217
    November 5, 2012 - 2:24 PM | Permalink

    This sounds like a fantastic idea! I think I shall join. I am not sure exactly what the Thanksgiving plans are. People keep threatening to do something different this year. But any opportunity to say “No, I’m participating in a reading thing” is good enough for me.

  6. Literate Housewife's Gravatar Literate Housewife
    Twitter: lithousewife
    November 5, 2012 - 10:06 PM | Permalink

    I am looking forward to being your partner in crime. :)

  7. Tif's Gravatar Tif
    Twitter: tiftalksbooks
    November 6, 2012 - 9:59 PM | Permalink

    I’m excited to join in again this year! As soon as my post goes live, I will link up!

  8. November 8, 2012 - 4:41 PM | Permalink

    I have never shopped on Black Friday, and never will. I usually take a nice long walk and spend the rest of the day reading. So this is a great idea.

  9. November 11, 2012 - 11:34 AM | Permalink

    I’m in!

  10. November 15, 2012 - 9:55 AM | Permalink

    Unfortunately I have to work on Friday the 23rd, but it’s going to be DEAD, so I can keep an eye on the blogiverse and get some reading done sneakily at the office…

  11. Carol Wong's Gravatar Carol Wong
    November 16, 2012 - 1:29 PM | Permalink

    I hate shopping crowds, always get stepped on or pushed aside, the idea gives me a migraine. So I would like to join your stress free thankful Reading Weekend.

  12. November 16, 2012 - 10:33 PM | Permalink

    I am looking forward to yet another excuse for just spending the entire weekend reading. Thank for hosting this again.

  13. November 19, 2012 - 2:37 PM | Permalink

    Sounds great! Joined and made a post about it. I plan to hopefully get a lot of reading done this Thanksgiving break :)

  14. November 19, 2012 - 11:26 PM | Permalink

    Thanks. Reading sounds like a lovely way to celebrate he weekend after Thanksgiving. I wish the idea would spread and overtake “Black Friday.”

  15. Anna Edwards's Gravatar Anna Edwards
    November 20, 2012 - 10:49 AM | Permalink

    Count me in!!! I can’t think of a better way to spend the weekend than reading!

  16. Shawntaye's Gravatar Shawntaye
    Twitter: shawntaye
    November 20, 2012 - 12:05 PM | Permalink

    Count me in! I am off work Wednesday through the weekend so I’m looking forward to getting as many books read as possible. I want to finish “The Age of Miracles” and “The Art of Fielding.”

  17. Danielle's Gravatar Danielle
    November 20, 2012 - 12:38 PM | Permalink

    I’m in! Don’t know how much reading I’ll be able to do but I’ll be trying to read as much as I can.

  18. bookmagicdeb's Gravatar bookmagicdeb
    Twitter: bookmagicdeb
    November 21, 2012 - 9:31 PM | Permalink

    awesome. no way am I venturing out for crazy shopping and I have lots of books to catch up on.

  19. Michelle @ The True Book Addict's Gravatar Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict
    November 22, 2012 - 1:54 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for hosting again! Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. November 22, 2012 - 9:21 AM | Permalink

    Hope I’m not too late to join in – I’ve got a pile of reading I need to get done and this weekend seems like an excellent time to do so!

  21. November 22, 2012 - 7:44 PM | Permalink

    Read a Harlequin and finished this morning. But the rest of the day been cooking, cleaning, clearing, and storing. Ugh! About to go and read in a few minutes in bed before passing out for the night, I think. Tweeted a few times with the handle tag #thankfulreading

  22. Carol Wong's Gravatar Carol Wong
    November 23, 2012 - 10:25 AM | Permalink

    I finished ‘The Aviator’s Wife at 12:03 a.m. The book would not let me go!!! Now back to ‘Vienna Prelude’ for a chunk. It has very small print so will switch to another book later. Trying to prevent eyestrain.

  23. Carol Wong's Gravatar Carol Wong
    November 24, 2012 - 9:38 AM | Permalink

    I am slowly reading “Vienna Prelude”. It has tiny print!!!! Only on page 62 so will just read a tad and then start “What I Saw and How I Lied” by
    Judy Blundell, one of my favorite authors.

  24. Carol Wong's Gravatar Carol Wong
    November 25, 2012 - 2:39 PM | Permalink

    Now on page 103 of the Prelude book and finished “What I Saw and How I Lied”.

    Loved this readathon! Will you do it again next year?

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