I’m home a whole day early and was so excited to see that Jackie B. @ Death by Tsundoku and Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction are hosting the #ThanksgivingReadathon this year! It sounds like a really good way to get me reading over my days off (busy though they are). It’s meant to be stress free–and I’m so glad for the casual-ness! It runs from tomorrow (Wednesday, November 22nd) until Sunday, November 26th.
If you’d like to participate:
- Read as many books as you can in those 5 days
- Use the hashtag #ThanksgivingReadathon to share your participation and progress using Twitter and other social media sites
- Publish a Sign-Up Post between Monday the 20th and Wednesday the 22nd with your readathon TBR and goals.
- Bonus: Share some of your holiday traditions or what you are excited about this Thanksgiving week!
- Publish a Wrap-Up post on between Monday the 27th and Wednesday the 29th sharing your readathon victories!
- Bonus: Share what you are thankful for this year.
- Comment on Ottavia’s and my own posts with your post links to link up and share the comment love
My #ThanksgivingReadathon Goals
- Read at least 1-2 hours each day.
- Finish at least 2 books towards the Read Harder challenge.
I’m such a mood reader that I’m not going to set a super strict TBR for this readathon. I am going to list the 2-3 books I really need to finish for Read Harder 2017–and then I’ll show off covers for the other books I brought home. As per usual, it’s very subject to change.
Read Harder 2017 Books
Full disclosure: I’ve already started this one and I’m really hoping to finish it quickly. It’s been very interesting so far. I’m reading it to satisfy the Read Harder task for a book where a POC of color undertakes a spiritual journey. It’s really making me look at the church as a whole, and making me consider that though my church is very inclusive, not all are. Would already probably recommend. After that, I’m hoping to finish at least one of the following:
Maya Angelou’s autobiography will fulfill the task to read a classic by an author of color and The Motorcycle Diaries will fulfill the task to read a book set in Central or South America by a Central or South American author. So, like I said, I’m hoping to finish at least 1 of these this week (these are my last 3 tasks for Read Harder!)
Other Books to Choose From
I picked a pretty eclectic mix to bring home, but intentionally picked mostly shorter books, because that’s what I was feeling. Also, trying to tackle multiple nonfiction books made me really want shorter fiction. I’m just like that–I need to finish things quickly sometimes. I think I’ll definitely try to FINALLY finish Chicks Dig Time Lords–is this the week?!
Anywho–I’ll be happy with any reading I get done because it will be a very busy week of socializing.
I don’t have a ton of family traditions–but here are a few things that seem to happen every year.
- Thanksgiving dinner with my immediate family at home, with dessert at my mom’s sister’s house.
- Game night with my dad’s siblings–and we play good games too! These include Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, etc.
- Gingerbread house with my friends from high school (most of whom I still talk to regularly). We always make interesting gingerbread houses. One year, we did a creepy murder scene (yep, we’re weird), just to give you an idea. This year we are doing superheroes! I’ll try and remember to post some pics. Afterwards, we play games and my friend who hosts always makes something delicious for dinner. It’s usually an all afternoon and evening event!
- This year, I’m also trying a blacklight kickboxing class with my mom (I hope I don’t die) and we’re planning to do a little small business Saturday shopping.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving full of wonderful family and friends and books!