Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankfully Reading Weekend!

It's Thanksgiving Weekend and I'm participating in the Thankfully Reading Weekend event hosted by Jenn's Bookshelves. There are no rules you just simply devote as much time to reading as possible and post how your doing.

I'm already started and have completed one book. I'll keep you updated with my progress on this post. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Weekend and I hope you get an obscene amount of reading done!!!

Thankfully Reading Weekend Progress:


Darkfever by Karen Moning

58 Chapters in on my second book of the weekend.

Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini Challenger #1 (Jenn's BookShelves)

What book are you most thankful for?

When I was a kid, I was very shy and quiet and some trouble acclimating to school and being around so many new kids. But I found a lot of solace in the library. It was quiet and for me it was full of adventure even in 1st grade when we got to check out picture books. But, when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade we got to pick books that we wanted to read and take home that had a bit more substance. I started reading "The Little House on the Prairie" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and that started me on the path of becoming a life long reader. Little House in the Big Woods is a book I am very thankful for. It was the beginning of my journey into a world of books, which is a great joy to me. I love to read!

Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini-Challenge #2 (Beth Fish Reads)

Take a picture of your TBR pile or one of your bookshelves.

Here is a pic of a couple of shelves on one of the many bookshelves I have in my house. Not only are the books stacked normally, but there are rows in front of rows and it's full and running over, my library is still under construction and I can't wait until it's finished and I can see everything at one time LOL!

Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini-Challenge #3 (Devourer of Books)

What reading community are you thankful for?

I am really thankful for the blogging community because it has really allowed me to share my love reading with other people, who love books. It's been such a great experience for me. I've met a lot of really great people and I believe I have found out about some really great books that I may never have picked up, had it not been for seeing them on other blogs.

My mom is also a great reader as well as my dad and they are both very encouraging when it comes to reading and talking about books and things like that. I'm thankful for them as readers too!

Thankfully Reading Weekend Wrap-Up!

I didn't get to read as much as I had hoped, because we were still doing some celebrating into the weekend. We can't all seem to be in one place on Thanksgiving so we eat a little later in the weekend. But I completed a couple of books which I really wanted to finish. Especially, Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning, which I really liked.

I enjoyed the weekend of reading and had a blast keeping up with everyone else.


Mandy (The Well-Read Wife) said...

I LOVED the Laura Ingalls Wilder books when I was younger too. Brings back fond memories!

Alison's Book Marks said...

Little House is classic! Great choice.

Have a great weekend!

Beth F said...

I love the LIW books. I read them and reread them when I was young and still have my original copies.

I love your shelves! They look similar to mine. Books seem to multiply all on their own.

Hillary said...

I LOVED the Laura Ingalls Wilder books also. My Library is still under way too. The perils of moving.

Nise' said...

I wonder if I will ever have enough shelve space for my books!

SenoraG said...

I LOVE the way you shelf looks. Thanks so much for sharing. My TBR Shelf?

alisonwonderland said...

I recognize some of the books on your shelf. Happy reading!

bookmagic said...

I love the look of stacked books!
Laura Wilder was a favorite series of mine too. I used to think I wanted to live in a log cabin like she did

Jenn's Bookshelves said...

I love love love the Laura Ingalls Wilder books! I have fond memories of the characters!

Jen - devourer of books said...

I'm so jealous of the people whose families are big readers. My mom read to me a ton when I was little, but wasn't a huge reader herself while I was growing up. Evidently my blog inspires her, though. My dad is still not a huge reader.