I couldn’t be more excited to be hosting the #ThanksgivingReadaton this year with Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction. A little over a year ago, we got together and decided to make time for ourselves and our reading during a traditionally hectic time. Now– we share that with you! The #ThanksgivingReadathon is a stress-free way to get caught up with your reading and prioritize me-time during a family-packed week.
If you’d like to be involved you can participate in any or all of the following:
- 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
This means no self-shaming over what you read or didn’t read– this is just about making time for reading! Bring yourself some peace of mind for a few days. For more details, check out my announcement post.
Jackie B’s #ThanksgivingReadathon TBR
I have an ambitious TBR for my readathon– I am a mood reader, so who knows what I’ll actually end up reading from this list. Or even if I’ll *only* read books from this list! My goal? Finish three books. More would be better, but no pressure on me. 😉
The Book I am in the Middle of Right Now
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Okay, I’m about 65% done with the book as of today. It’s the audiobook I’m listening to when I take the dog on his daily walks. I expect I’ll wrap things up this week, but not until after the readathon begins.
The VACB Book Club Book
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
A reread for me, I am really looking forward to listening to this audiobook! We don’t meet until February for this book club, but I am also trying to read The Pillars of the Earth for the same timeframe. Anything to stay ahead!
Most Likely to Be The Audiobook for our Roadtrip
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
One of my all-time-favorite-novels, I think out of all the audiobooks I’ve collected for our 9-hour-one-way road trip for the holidays, this one will be the winner. I cannot wait to get lost in this world again.
Shortest Library Hold Length EVER
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Yup. I picked this up at the library on Saturday. It’s due back in 7 days. Guess who is cranking out reading this amazing YA best seller during Thanksgiving?
SUPER Honored the Author Asked for a Review
The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
I have never been so excited to write a review where the text “I received a copy from the author in exchange for a review” appears. Magical realism? Set in Ohio? All my blogger friends have really enjoyed this? Yes. Please.
#ARCsAnonymous Book I Should Be Able To Review In Time!
The Hidden Face by S.C. Flynn
Speaking of excitement with authors– The Hidden Face comes out on November 25th. We’re only 6 days away right now, but I’m going to do my best to read this book ASAP and get that review published in time!
#AnneReadAlong2017 November Book
Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery
I can’t believe I’m still excited to read these books! Book 7 out of 8 in the Anne of Green Gables series is next for #AnneReadAlong2017 . I hope you’ll join in the discussion!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s a holiday celebrated in many countries, but for those who are interested in learning more about Thanksgiving in the United States, click here.
My family is very important to me. And they are spread out all over the continental U.S. Yet for 4 days a year, we all come together. ~35 of us all gather together in Columbus, Ohio from North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, New York, California, and Massachusetts. It’s a packed long weekend of food, family, and general happiness.
Here is our typical itinerary:
Wednesday: Family Hanukkah Dinner Celebration. Only the immediate relatives on my Mom’s side, so ~20 of us. At my Mom’s house. Traditional Jewish foods, including latkes and gefilte fish. White Elephant gift exchange. Nerf gun fight. Proper family gift exchange.
Thursday: Wake up and start cooking. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and then the Westminster Dog Show. Get kicked out of the kitchen around lunch. Go to my aunt’s for Thanksgiving around 4. Eat. Drink. Eat. Drink. Share what we are all thankful for. Watch football. Eat. Drink. Play rock band and Cards Against Humanity. Make poor life choices. Watch the sun come up.
Friday: Those who made poor choices sleep in. Others go Black Friday shopping. Afternoon time is to visit local friends. Then we see a movie together — well, at least all in the same theatre. Then to my Aunt’s for leftovers! Finally, we go to the Columbus Zoo for ZooLights! The best.
Saturday: Go to the Ohio State vs. Michigan game. Home or away, it doesn’t matter. Eat leftovers. Be sad our time together is ending.
Sunday: Everyone slowly leaves with full bellies and happy memories.
It’s a seemingly endless marathon of constant food, family, and love. It’s 9 hours there and back and I need to sleep for like a week afterward- but I’m wrapped up with happiness and love for weeks afterward.
Like I said. Best holiday ever.
Don’t forget we have a Winter Reading Giveaway!
Participation in the Thanksgiving Readathon will gain you bonus entries to this amazing collection curated by Ottavia @ Novels and Nonfiction:
- a hardcover of the November 2017 release The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
- a cable-knit throw from Elle Decor with a fleece lining
- fuzzy knit sparkly green socks
- a peppermint snow scented candle
- a snowflake patterned mug
- Winter Wake Up tea from Trader Joe’s
We have expanded the giveaway to include Canada! After all, we can’t ignore the awesome loft party going on above us. Our friends up north keep me sane.
The giveaway is officially open and will run through Tuesday, November 28th at midnight. There are multiple ways to enter, so make certain you take advantage of them:
What do you think?
- Are you joining the #ThanksgivingReadathon ? Let me know and/or share your sign-up post below!
- What do you think of my TBR? Where would you start reading first?
- What are your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?
- What do you plan on reading over the next week?