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.


33 Responses to Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012

  1. 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
    Twitter: jenhartling

    I love this idea! :D

  3. kafi
    Twitter: Kljmemories

    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
    Twitter: whatsheread

    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
    Twitter: CoffeeGirl217

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

  7. Tif
    Twitter: tiftalksbooks

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

  8. 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. 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…

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  12. 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.

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

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

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

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

  18. Shawntaye
    Twitter: shawntaye

    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.”

  19. 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.

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  21. bookmagicdeb
    Twitter: bookmagicdeb

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

  22. Thanks for hosting again! Happy Thanksgiving!

  23. 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!

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  25. 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

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  27. 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.

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  29. 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.

  30. 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?