Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankfully Reading - Sunday Update and Summary


Thankfully Reading has been so enjoyable for me.  I was great to allow myself lots of time to read, but yet not feel pressured to stop everything for reading, and also to be free to take a walk, run to the library and have a coffee with my SIL....very relaxing indeed!

So as I mentioned in my last post. Friday, I finished (2) books : The Christmas Dog; Carlson (very good) and Await Your Reply; Chaon (very good) and started a third book which I finished yesterday: The Christmas List; Richard Evans (I loved it), and I also read Wally Lamb's new holiday book: Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story (it is so funny -- loved it so much).  Today I have just one book planned for my A-Z Challenge (I have letters Q and X left); I plan to read: Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary; Myers.  I'd love to finish Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls as well but that may not happen today (it is a great story).

I'm looking at my review stack, and there are about 15 books that I would love to be able to read and review in December, but realistically that will not happen. I plan to read the ones that seem to appeal to me the most, and remain GUILT FREE.

How are your review stacks or end of year goals coming along?

BTW: I PROMISE to get back to my google reader and read your posts, and respond to some comments starting this evening or tomorrow for sure, I just checked 454 unread posts!  Take a break you guys :) ENJOY YOUR SUNDAY!


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Okay, I have officially ended my participation in Thankfully Reading as of 9 PM today/Sunday. I read just one book today: Malcolm X for my A-Z Challenge.  It was a YA book and just around 200 pages. So since Friday, I read (5) books. I had fun Sunday, and except for going out for a walk this morning, we stayed in all day. A little light cooking, reading and wrapping my Secret Santa gift so I can ship it tomorrow.  Hope you had a fun weekend everyone.

20 comments:

  1. Wow, you've had a great Thankfully Reading weekend! I enjoyed Wishin' and Hopin' too!

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  2. Diane, you read a lot this weekend!

    I am reading more slowly these days and posting less. But, everyone's busy at this time of the year, so I'm not feeling too guilty about my snail's pace. And I did read more this weekend, in between the feasting and the family stuff. :)

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  3. Sounds like you have had a lovely weekend:) Glad to see Wishin and Hopin is so well liked...I will have to reserve it once again at the library.

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  4. Good for you for staying guilt free! I've got to get to Half Broke Horses soon. It isn't a review copy, but I'm dying to read it. I also need to stop taking so many review copies so I *can* get to my TBR books.

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  5. I have three books that I promised I'd review by the end of the year so I need to get crackin'. Two are shortish which may help but still. The months are just flying by!

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  6. Your book reading has progress quite nicely...very glad that you've enjoyed the books that you've been able to get to. I'm not sure how committed I am to getting the review books done before the end of the year. I know that I don't really want to start off the new year feeling like I'm behind but like you....no guilt!! :)

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  7. I'm trying for the guilt free route too, but for me it's with my challenges and not reviews. I don't have any reviews waiting for me and there were a few more challenges I was hoping to complete by the end of December. It's not happening though and I'm not going to stress about it.

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  8. Can't wait to see you making your rounds again. Have a great week!

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  9. I laughed my way through Wishin' and Hopin' this weekend. Glad you had a great reading weekend.

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  10. I happily finished three books while I was happily reading. I feel good about that!

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  11. Diane-thanks for stopping by-the kitties were in rare form this weekend the warmth of the duvet. However their cuteness is limited to 11:00am-at 4 am the little one has lots of energy.

    Glad to see you had a nice weekend.

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  12. My genre challenge goals are coming along fine - it is the certain books ones that are suffering - like The Harry Potter Challenge... I really want to readd them... but there are so many new ones to read to! And the Austin Challenge needs some love as well... I started strong on that one... then drifted :)

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  13. Sounds like you had a great weekend of reading, Diane. I liked the pressure-free atmosphere that the Thankfully Reading Weekend offered too.

    I've got quite a number of review books myself I wish I could get to this next month, but I know it won't happen. I think your idea of reading only the ones that appeal to you most in December is a great idea. Guilt free. I like the sound of that!

    Have a great week!

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  14. Cheer up, you are definitely NOT the only one with review books to get to. I have 19 left in my stack, plus another 10 I won in contests this year. I have decided that for 2010 I can either participate in challenges, OR I can do ARCs but not both (unless I make the challenge to keep the ARC pile caught up.) I started two of the review ones today, and will try to do at least 2/week until the end of the year, but we'll see.

    anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend; I did too, and I think we have to give ourselves permission to simply sink into a chair and read for total pleasure at least twice a year.

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  15. You had an awesome reading weekend. Wow. Congratulations. I didn't get as much reading in as I hoped, but I did relax and take time to unplug from the computer.

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  16. You had a great reading weekend. I dind't get as much accomplished but still enjoyed it. I would participate again. It was relaxing.

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  17. Sounds like the perfect blend of reading and family time. Glad you had a good weekend. Congratulations on all the great reading you got done.

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  18. You had a great reading weekend! 5 books is impressive! It sounds like you are reading several holiday books too! Glad you had such a nice weekend!

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  19. Glad that you got some stress free reading time in and got to finish a few books! I have quite a bit left to read this year, here's hoping that I can get everything done!

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  20. Sounds like you've had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend. Here's to a good week too. :-)

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