Thankfully Reading Weekend: Update 1
November 26, 2011 19 Comments
This wekend is 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!”
This is my list…
How it’s going
A Week in Decemberby Sebastian Faulks. I was 2/3s into this book before the read-a-thon started. I finished this one on Friday – 167 pages
The Secret Shopper Unwrappedby Kate Harrison. This seems an ideal book to get into the Christmas mood. Started Friday, page 1-22 – 21 pages on Friday, and 65 so far on Saturday. Later on the Saturday: I finished this book: -392 = 371 pages). Battle Hymn of the Tiger Motherby Amy Chua. A memoir about bringing up your children (or how not to). Sounds like another easy read. I finished this book on Sunday pages 3-240 = 237 pages
- 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. On Sunday, I read 60 pages of this very funny book.
Jenn asks what book we’re especially thankful for. I’ve been thinking, and it’s not so much one book but a type of book that I’m thankful for:
Lately, I’ve won some books in giveaways, and when they arrived at my home, they turned out to be hardbacks. I’ve never really been a hardback person, but I’ve been finding it more and more a real treat to receive a hardback copy of a book.
So, whenever I get one, I’m really, really thankful. Sounds odd? Read my review of The Night Circus where I do mention the physical aspects of the book a few times. I also got a beautiful copy of The Beauty of Humanity Movement, Low Town, and The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady, among others.
What book are you thankful for?