Saturday, November 27, 2021



It's Thankfully Reading Weekend, and I am sitting here in a turkey fog, stuffed with all the delicious things Thanksgiving brings, and I am reading. No goals. No boxes to check. Just enjoying some good books. 

Last week I read...

Some of the books I am reading now...

 An Alphabet for Gourmets by M.F.K. Fisher
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman
Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life's Big Changes by David Ricio
Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips from America's Top Birders edited by Lisa A. White
The Listening Road: One Man's Ride Across America to Start Conversations About God by Neil Tomba

Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:

Good Thing #1

I am thankful for all the wonderful books I've gotten to read this year.

Good Thing #2

I am thankful for your amazing blogs.
I am so fortunate to be able to visit your blogs and talk books with you.

Good Thing #3

I am thankful for you
my wonderful friends here in the Blogosphere.

I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. It's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there. 

Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:

  • What was your week like?
  • Read any good books? Tell us about them.
  • What other bookish things did you do? 
  • What else is going on in your life?

Other places where you may like to link up over the weekend are below. Click on the picture to visit the site.


My linkup for Sunday Salon is below. 


  1. Hope you had a special Thanksgiving!

  2. It’s been a week of great experiences! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

    best… mae at

  3. I love Thanksgiving and this year was extra special after not being able to get together with family last year. I feel especially thankful. Thankful also for your wonderful blog that I get to enjoy each week.

  4. Lots of books being read! Hope your Thanksgiving was a feast of family!

  5. Deb, we feel the same about you and your blog that brings readers together and gives a sense of real friendship as well.

  6. I am also thankful for all the wonderful bloggers I have "met" this year. Isn't it nice to just sit back and enjoy reading, no goals, no pressure, just to enjoy?

  7. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I, too, am thankful for all the bloggers and your wonderful blog, as well!

  8. Hi there dearest Debbie! I'm grateful for wonderful people and bloggers like you! Such a blessing to have such a vibrant online community.

    I was so intrigued with your post on hereditary, I went to go and look for a book myself and I've discovered I actually have one on genetics that I still need to read!! School closes on the 8th and then I hope to spend a lot of time just getting my blog sorted for good and the new year planned in a proper manner.

    I hope you had a good weekend and that you will have a wonderful week ahead.

    Lots of Love,

    Elza Reads

  9. I'm struggling with my book club month and I thought it's the holidays I should read something fun. And that is what I did. I discovered a book from a favorite series that had gotten lost in the pile. It was so much fun to read. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. I really hope that you had a wonderful thanksgiving and have plenty of fun leftovers.

  11. I remembered you posting on hereditory. And boy do we have the achondroplasia gene in my family, and I found out my ancestry goes back to someone serving on Nepolian's guard

  12. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and reading weekend.

    Enjoy your week!

  13. Sounds like your holiday was wonderful - yay! Very curious about the book Bicycling with the Butterflies! Hope you have a relaxing day with lots of good leftover food and books.

  14. I’m glad you had such a celebratory weekend.
    And thank you for hosting Sunday Salon!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  15. I am thankful for you too!! Without you this group would be gone. I appreciate all you do!

    Happy Reading!!!

  16. I'm thankful for your wonderful blog and your thougthful and interesting comments!
    I'm also quite happy and thankfull for all the amazing books I read this year!

    Have a wonderful week!

  17. Glad you had a relaxing Thanksgiving. There’s so much cooking, but it really can be such a relaxing weekend.

    Happy Sunday!

  18. Glad you had a good holiday and now we have a big one coming up! Have a great week.

  19. Ooo I forgot that it is STILL Thankfully Reading! Too funny though...I had planned for four glorious days of Thankfully Reading but ended up with only one day completely devoted to reading. Yesterday. I didn't factor in that today is when I meal plan, grocery shop, get ready for the work week ahead. I made a note for NEXT YEAR to either figure out a way to get that done ahead of time or else take Monday after Thanksgiving off so I can do my Sunday stuff on Monday.

    Anyway, enjoy your day and hope you have a great week!

  20. Oh! The Listening Road was just added to my TBR and I'm looking for a copy now! Thank you for sharing!

  21. I always enjoy your three good things. I'm glad you had a great did I!

    Enjoy your week and your books.

  22. MFK Fisher. Hmmm! Might have to add that one to the list!

  23. I had a lovely week. Sunday, a week ago today was my birthday, and I got just what I wanted: a quiet day and some rain for my plants. Monday, a dear friend gave me the gift of her time to take me shopping to places I would never drive to myself to buy a means of cooking if we have another Big Freeze this year (and for hurricane seasons), for we have an all electric house--no power, no cooking. She needed to stop at Houston's House of Pies, a place I'd always heard of but never been, and we both bought pies (more than one apiece!) I took her to lunch at Papacito's where the portions were so huge we both had plenty to take home to our Better Halves for supper--no cooking, Yipeee. Friends came over twice, and Thanksgiving day instead of our lonely "Turkey for Two," we went to the Senior Center for the Community Thanksgiving Meal, where we saw many friends we hadn't seen in person for as many as ten years or so. We stayed three hours, My Better Half acting as a greeter at the front door, giving out the toys and books we'd brought for the kids and grandmas who needed them for their grandkids. LOL Plus, I had about thirty brand new Christmas books I'd accumulated when I was planning to open a book store (which fell through when my health went south last summer) It was a lovely day, and we needed no encouragement to go to bed early. Friday and Saturday I decorated, and friends made short visits to eat cake both Saturday and today. Like I said, it has been a GOOD week!

  24. hope you have a good week.

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  25. Glad you were able to have a nice Thanksgiving Deb -us as well. I haven't read any of the books you mentioned but hoping you enjoyed them ALL. Have a good week.

  26. Reading in a turkey fog sounds like the perfect way to end the holiday week! I hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your books!

  27. I hope you had a great weekend reading. It sounds super nice, hope you have a great week too.

  28. totally yes to all those thankful things!! And Five True Things as well as the Bicycling with Butterflies books sound good.. considering I do live in Monarch territory!


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