Thankfully Reading Weekend: Starting Post
November 25, 2011 28 Comments
Today, Friday, is the start of the Thankfully Reading Weekend that lasts until Sunday night. The organisers call it “An excuse to do an obscene amount of reading over the long Thanksgiving weekend!”
My Friday here in the Netherlands is a standard Friday and I’m doing NaNoWriMo, which means I’ll be writing as well reading (but I’m ahead of schedule, so all is well). Anyway, I’ll do my best to do a relatively obscene amount of reading.
I’ve got enough books that I’d like to get through before the end of the year, so from those I chose the following for this weekend:
- A Week in December by Sebastian Faulks. I’m already reading this (p 225 out of 392) and it’s alternately fun and boring. Update: I finished this one (Friday) – 167 pages
- The Secret Shopper Unwrapped by Kate Harrison. This seems an ideal book to get into the Christmas mood. Update: Started Friday, page 1-onwards
- Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. A memoir about bringing up your children (or how not to). Sounds like another easy read.
- The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. In Dutch, about a 100-year old man who disappears from his nursing home just before the birthday celebrations.
As always, this looks like too many books, but it’s something to aim for. I’d hope to finish the first three books and make a dent in the fourth.
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