Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Thankfully Reading Weekend: A Few Days of Relaxing Reading Plus a $25 Gift Card Giveaway



It's the Thankfully Reading Weekend hosted by Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves. 

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 the year. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit.We’ll also be checking in on Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #thankfullyreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure! If you think you can join in, grab the button and sign up here.

I'm excited to spend a few days reading, relaxing, and maybe nibbling on a little bit of turkey and pie. Just for fun, I created a Thankfully Reading Weekend Tic-Tac-Toe Game. 



Want to join me in playing? Start any time. Do as much or as little as you like. Talk about it on your blog (or Twitter or wherever you like to talk books) as little or as much as you like. When you are finished (with a square, a row, or all the squares) link up here and throw your name into the hat to win a $25 gift card from Book Depository. The BINGO game Linky will be open from November 27th through the end of the day CST December 1, and it is open to anyone in the world who can receive books from Book Depository. 





WEDNESDAY

What are my plans to celebrate Thankfully Reading Weekend? I have a lovely stack of nonfiction books, both from the library and from my own shelves, that I will have to choose from this weekend. I'll be cooking and visiting family as well. 


I'm printing out my BINGO board and I'm hoping to do a blackout.

Now where to start?!



THURSDAY

I've finished the picture book Extinct: An Illustrated Exploration of Animals that Have Disappeared and mourned the loss of these beautiful and unique animals from our world, and then I moved on yesterday, amid the baking of the rolls and the Bailey's Irish Cream Bundt Cake, and read Alex Kotlowitz's deeply moving book, An American Summer: Life and Death in Chicago. I feel like I want to read something light, but I feel moved to go on to read Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel.

Bonnie, of Bonnie's Books, saw that I began reading Justice late this afternoon. She shared with me a link to author Michael Sandel's series of lectures that inspired the book. It has been fun reading a chapter and then watching a lecture.



FRIDAY

Midday, I'm about halfway through with Justice and about halfway through with the series of lectures by author Michael J. Sandel. 


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

I'm still reading Justice, and I also started Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Helligman.


Follow-up: I had nine entries to my Thankfully Reading BINGO contest. My husband chose a number between 1 and 9, and he picked 7. The winner is Bonnie of Bonnie's Books! Congratulations!

23 comments:

  1. I can honistly say I have done quite afew of those things already today, does a Kindle count as a computer :-)

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    1. Absolutely. I hope you will join in! Do as little or as much as you want. Add your name to the Linky.

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    2. Absolutely. I hope you will join in! Do as little or as much as you want. Add your name to the Linky.

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  2. This week/weekend are crazy busy for us so I'll be thankful if I get any reading in. The BINGO game looks like a lot of fun.

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    1. Even if you just get a teensy bit of reading in, I hope you will join in and add your name to the Linky, Kathy.

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  3. That's an amazing stack of books!! I would probably start with Judging a Book by It's Love or Vincent and Theo.

    I will try to get some reading in this week. So far, I've done very well reading nothing but nonfiction this month. Seeing your copy of D-Day reminds me to pull some of my husband's Ambrose books from his shelf. I have always intended to read some of his WWII books!

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, Deb.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Les. I may pull Judging a Book next.

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  4. I've downloaded the Bingo Card image and am ready to go; it's a great idea for a challenge!

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  5. I probably won't be doing your challenge since I already have one book from you and another that you are sending me: Alienated America....did you get my e-mail about that? If not, I'll resend.

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    1. Alienated America is in the mail. It's supposed to arrive on Monday.

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  6. Actually correction: I will participate but I'm not going to enter since I've already gotten two books from you. :)

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    1. I'm glad you are participating, but you should also enter. The more, the merrier!

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  7. I think I am going to give this a try. It sounds like fun.

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  8. Thanks for the bingo card! I have mine printed out and handy!

    Looks like a nice stack of books you've got to choose from. I'm almost at the halfway point of my first book, Defending Jacob (an oldie from 2012 but it's being made into a series).

    Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Reading!

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    1. I'll have to look that book up. It sounds like you are enjoying it. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I've printed out the BINGO card and started reading last night, though I didn't post about it until this morning: http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2019/11/thankfully-reading-weekend-bingo.html

    I read JUSTICE by Sandel a decade ago and highly recommend it. Do you know there are also videos from Harvard to go along with the book? If you want to interact with my online discussion with friends (on my blog), here's where you can find our questions and comments: https://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/search?q=sandel

    You can also click on the labels below each blog post (like "Justice") to follow the thread that way.

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    1. Wow. Thanks, Bonnie. I will do that. It will add much to my reading of the book.

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    2. Looking at your list of favorite books on your blog profile, I realized I've read and liked every single one of them, except Civility by Stephen L. Carter and Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell. Since we seem to like the same books, I've placed Civility on reserve at my library and will probably consider getting the other one later.

      If you enjoy Justice by Michael Sandel, I hope you'll consider discussing some of the ideas with me, either on my blog posts or by email: emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo DOT com

      Now back to reading thankfully.

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    3. I'd love to do that. Thank you so much, Bonnie.

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  10. Bryan let me know this was going on after I told him I would be joining Thankfully Reading Weekend a little late. This will be so much fun! I will be able to check a few of these off by the end of the day! Thanks for hosting this!

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