Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thankfully Reading Weekend Update

What a great weekend!  There has been great food and lots of relaxation so far, but it is almost time to say good-bye to this lovely weekend.  Our little family went to the movie Wreck-It Ralph (really fun movie!), did a little shopping, and yes, I have even been reading!!  Since this weekend has also been Thankfully Reading Weekend, I thought I would pop in with a few stats from my reading for all those who may be interested.

Pages Read:  517 pages

Books Completed:  3 books

Titles of Books Completed: 
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Cardboard by Doug TenNapel
Fables #8: Wolves by Bill Willingham

I thought I would also share a few challenges from the event as well!


What Is Your Perfect Reading Recipe?

My perfect reading recipe?  This is a hard one because I do not need a specific location or book to appease me.  As long as I have a book, I can read anywhere!  However, if I have to be specific about what I do need, my one answer is a great cast of characters.  Characters are what make the perfect ingredient for me.  Characters that I can relate to, that I react strongly to (both good and bad!), and that I am drawn to again and again.  As long as I have this, then I can read in my cozy couch, snuggled up in bed, or standing in line at the store.  Characters are my flour, my sugar, and my chocolate chips!!  Now I feel like I need to go bake some cookies!!


What Book Are You Most Thankful For?

I really could add a large number of books to this list, but I am going to turn to my comfort read as the ultimate answer.  This book (or books!) was there on my honeymoon.  It opened my eyes to the magic of a fantasy world and has since served me in great times of stress.  It is a book that I have turned to in sorrow, both at the loss of my grandfather and father, and always seems to bring joy to my heart and comfort to my soul.  Thank you to J.K. Rowling and her amazing world of Harry Potter!!


Share Your Favorite Bookish Memory

I have lots of these, spanning from reading under the covers with my flashlight to reading Harry Potter on my honeymoon!  However, my favorite that I always revert to is visits to the library with my Grandmother and cousin when I was but a wee soul!  I remember walking into the library and getting that first waft of books.  I remember trying to narrow down which books I would dive into until my next visit.  And, I remember the ice cream treat (often bubble gum!) that my Grandmother would take my cousin and I to after picking out our books.  It is really no wonder why I continue to love books so much today with a yummy memory like this!


Thankfully, this weekend is not over yet, so I can get back to some reading!  Sunday is typically my day for reading, so that is what I am off to do.  I will post my final totals tomorrow in my usual Monday Maunder.  In the meantime, happy reading to you!  

Tell Me:  What have you been reading this weekend?  What books are you most thankful for?  What have you been most thankful for this weekend?


  1. Wow, you've done really well this weekend! I finally managed to finish my current read, which seemed to have taken forever. Looking forward to my next book, which is by one of my favorite authors. Think I'm most thankful for Neil Gaiman, as I can always rely on him for a good read. Plus, he's awesome!

    Have a great week!

    1. Alexia561 ... Thank you!! So, is your next book by Gaiman then? I'm reading one of his right now (Sandman series)!! I need to read more of his work!

  2. Wow! You did good! My books are still in the form of audio. Been so busy with other stuff. By the time I'm sitting in my comfy chair, I'm too tired to read. :(

    1. Amateur Novelist ... Thank you! I'm finding myself struggling with the same thing. I'm so tired by the time I have a moment to read these days!


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