Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankfully Reading Weekend

"There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2012. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button  and add your sign in post to the link-up below. If you don’t have a blog, you can sign up the comments!
We’ll also be checking in on Twitter using hashtag #thankfulreading. Join in for the weekend or for only a single day. No rules, no pressure"

I just realized that this was happening NOW! So I signed up! Here's what I hope to accomplish this weekend:

  •  The Hobbit (read-a-long selections)
  • The Big Bang by Linda Joffee Hull
  • The Kingmakers by Clay and Susan Griffith

Update 1: 11/22
Reading the selection from The Hobbit.
DONE! I finished the selection! I'm completely caught up on a read-a-long for a change! WOOT! Doesn't hurt that the book is AMAZEBALLS! lol

 Update 2: 11/23
Reading The Kingmakers by Clay and Susan Griffith
Notes: Still working on this! We took off Mr. T's training wheels yesterday and he did AWESOME! He was so proud of himself that we decided to give him a special treat and let him pick. He chose frozen yogurt, so we had to venture into the "black friday" traffic. It was HELL people! If it wasn't for my boy being so set on the froyo I wouldn't have stepped a foot near the place! So what should have taken an hour tops, put us back a few. :( Lines lines lines...bah!

Challenge Day 2:
For this challenge Jen asks us:

"For today’s challenge, I invite you to write about the book you are most thankful for this year. Is it a book written by one of your favorite authors or one you just happened to come upon?"

This book! I loved it! It was the perfect ending to the series and rocked my socks completely! I cried a little bit (Okay a lot!) and did NOT feel cheated one single bit! Mira Grant kept the awesome going straight up til the end! Definitely one if not THE best books of the year for me!

 Update 3: 11/24
Book: The Kingmakers


  1. I have tried to read The Hobbit before. I bet a read-a-long helps a lot with that - or the audiobook. Enjoy your Thankfully Reading weekend!

  2. I haven't read The Hobbit in years! Happy reading!

  3. Haven't talked to you lately, girl! Hope you're feeling better and that you had a nice Thanksgiving. I'm doing Thankfully Reading too. Hope we accomplish some reading this weekend. ;O)

  4. Good luck with the read-a-thon. Sounds like you're doing really well. The Hobbit is a fun book, isn't it?

  5. I haven't heard of Blackout. I think I should look it up after reading your thoughts about it. ;-)


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