Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#thankfullyreading weekend

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 Over at Jenn's Bookshelves blog, there is a mini-read-a-thon going called Thankfully Reading Weekend (November 22-26, 2017). I decided at the last minute to join in since we are staying put for the holiday weekend. I DO NOT DO BLACK FRIDAY - I still have nightmares about working 3 BFs when I was employed at Wal-Mart (this was before I joined the military and one of the major reasons why I joined the military, lol). On the challenge kick-off post, Jenn listed a few questions for participants to answer in our opening post. Here are my answers:

Q1. How will/did you celebrate Thanksgiving?
A1. We are getting together with other military families at a friend's house and doing Turkey Day potluck style. The hosts are deep frying a turkey, which is my favorite kind! I am supplying dessert, so I baked 3 pumpkin pies and one apple crisp (complete with ice cream and whipped cream), plus I am defrosting a pecan pie courtesy of my friend Marie Callendar, as this pie was requested by the host's husband and man in charge of deep fryer.

Q2. What’s in your TBR pile for the weekend?
A2. Through Waters Deep (Waves of Freedom #1) by Sarah Sundin (historical inspirational romance), The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich (non-fiction women's history), The Toymaker by Kay Springsteen (historical romance), and Bloom by Kelle Hampton (memoir on motherhood and raising a child with Down Syndrome).

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Q3. How much time do you think you’ll have for reading?
A3. Due to work restrictions and duties, my husband has to be in the very local area and needs access to the car to get to work if called in. So pretty much all the time for reading this weekend minus the time socializing with friends over Thanksgiving dinner.

Q4. What book are you starting out with?
A4. Through Waters Deep - looking forward to reading a WWII romance between an American woman and British naval officer.

Q5. Are you reading print, ebooks, or audio? Maybe a bit each?
A5. All reading will be from e-books on my NOOK. Audio doesn't work with the kids home.

Q6. What books will you be talking about during Thanksgiving dinner? Be sure to keep track of any recommendations you receive and share when you have the time.
A6. I don't read the same type of (genre) books my friends' or my husband reads, so I sit out on the recommendations. I do talk to everyone about reading habits or other bookish things, though.

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  1. I like how you diplomatically said that you "sit out on the recommendations". I have friends that we can share books and have our own book discussions and then there are other friends that recommend a book and I smile and nod politely!

  2. Thanks for joining us for Thankfully Reading Weekend!


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