Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012: The Kickoff

November 22, 2012 Thankfully Reading Weekend 8

It’s time!!

This is the official kick off post for Thankfully Reading 2012.  Feel free to link up your kick-off post below, as well as any update posts you have. Don’t have a blog? Not to worry; keep us updated on your progress via the comments. Haven’t signed up yet to participate? Not to worry! There is still plenty of time!

If you don’t know what to post, here are some ideas. But remember there are no rules; feel free to post as little/as much as you like!

  • 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 will you be sharing at Thanksgiving dinner? Be sure to keep track of any recommendations you receive and share when you have the time.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 link-up 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.

On to the challenges!! Today’s (Thursday) challenge is hosted by Jennifer over at Literate Housewife:


What ingredients when combined together make for a perfect read for you? This could be any combination of time, place, book, or refreshments. Does this book and that meal make for sweet reader’s bliss? Or is it this room, that recliner with this type of book make you scheme for reading time to yourself?

To complete this challenge, visit Jennifer’s blog!

With that said, let’s get reading!! Be sure to include your kick-off post (or comments about your plans!) below!

8 Responses to “Thankfully Reading Weekend 2012: The Kickoff”

  1. Alison's Book Marks

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn! I’m looking forward to spending the weekend reading, relaxing, and spending some quiet time with my family. Best wishes to you for a wonderful weekend!!

  2. Sharon Chance

    Does reading the newspaper count? lol! Not sure how much I’ll get done during the day, but tonight I’m committed to finishing one and starting another (hopefully finishing it too, it’s short!) Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    I plan on reading a little, working a little, and catching up on stuff.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope you have a happy, healthy holiday.

  4. Howard Sherman
    Twitter: howardasherman

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    I’m thankful for a quiet day when I can enjoy not one but two books! I’m just about done with the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche by Jeffrey Deaver on Audible and blazing through Tim Ferriss’ The 4 Hour Chef on Kindle

    The 4 Hour Chef is non-fiction even though the title is hard to believe and I’m glad for the quiet time to really devour this book before I sit down to devour turkey with my family a few hours from now.

  5. Carol Wong

    I started ‘The Aviator’s Wife” so I am contining to read that one, on page 112 now. I will have from as soon as I finish eating until about 10 p.m tonight.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jenn!

  6. Anna Edwards

    My To Be Read Pile includes: The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff, The Te of Piglet by Benjamin Hoff, The Shepard’s Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter, The Reason by William Sirls, Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. A recommendation I will make are the At Home In Mitford Series by Jan Karon. I love the books and once I start reading them I cannot put them down.

  7. Anna Edwards

    Would you please let me know if Carte Blanche is any good? My husband has a copy and I have been thinking about reading it. Thanks!