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Thankfully Reading 2010

Written by Kirsten on November 26th, 2010

Thanks to Jenn for hosting Thankfully Reading, a readathon designed to get the most bookish goodness out of the post-Thanksgiving weekend.

My Thankfully Reading weekend has had a bit of a twist thrown in, as extenuating circumstances required that I bring my little brother home with me from Thanksgiving dinner, and he’ll be hanging with me until Sunday night. While I could just read and let him play video games and watch TV and movies all weekend (which would make us both happy!), I’m trying to be the responsible kid here. So, it means cooking real meals instead of typical readathon snackish fare, playing some games together, and making at least one extremely badly timed but necessary trip out into the retail world for some musts for the lil man. Once he wakes up, I may try to find some titles in my children’s/YA collection that would appeal to him and see if he’d be interested in doing the readathon with me – maybe let him set up his own blog or Tumblr account for it, make it a bro-sis bonding thing. We shall see how it works out.

So, on to the actual reading bit! I’m nearly through my ARC of Eleanor Brown’s The Weird Sisters, and it’s very difficult to withhold any commentary. The book isn’t scheduled for release until January, however, and I’d rather wait until we’re a bit closer and I can add my teasers to the hype I’m sure this book will get.

Additionally, I’m in the middle of Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet, a book club re-read, and JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I don’t know that I’ll return to either of these this weekend, as I prefer dedicated group reading time to consist of new-to-me titles. I think Paul Coelho’s The Alchemist might be next on the list. What are you reading this weekend?


11 Comments so far ↓

  1. So glad you are joining us! I think it’s great you are trying to involve your brother in Thankfully Reading! I hope you both have fun!

    • Kirsten says:

      Thanks, Jenn! We’ve got some shopping to do (and have just finished a rousing game of Mario Party), but I’ll be back to check out the mini challenge and get some more reading in this evening :)

  2. Beth F says:

    Sounds like you have a great list going. I’ve always wanted to read Coelho, but haven’t gotten to him yet. I’m so happy you are joining us this weekend.

    • Kirsten says:

      Coelho’s been on my list for a while, and a friend came to dinner and saw The Alchemist on top of a stack of books – said it was life-changing and that I had to read it. I’m taking her advice :)

  3. I’m trying to focus on reading whatever is awaiting me…all the many books under my bed with bookmarks in them.

    My post:

  4. I’m doing the challenge too. Isn’t it fun?? The Weird Sisters sounds like something I will want to check out!

  5. Hillary says:

    I have read the Alchemist and loved it. Hope you will too.

  6. Amber says:

    I hope you got some great reading time in today, as well as time with the little bro : )

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