Friday, November 26, 2010

Thankfully Reading Weekend

I despise Black Friday. I refuse to go out and dodge crowds and have to deal with a homicidal stampede of people just to save $100 on a big screen TV. The holiday season has become all about how much you must go into debt so your family can acquire more stuff. We are trying to fill some sort of void with possessions rather than looking internally to see what our lives are lacking.

I boycott Black Friday every year. And this year I'm going even that much further to drive a stake into the heart of consumerism by spending today in my PJ's doing nothing but reading.

Jenn's Bookshelves is hosting a Thankfully Reading Weekend, and I for one fully support this reading challenge since it's encouraging sitting at home rather than feeding into the dystopia that is Black Friday.

So this is what I have planned for my weekend:

Just finished:

Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Currently reading:

The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Currently listening:

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

On deck:

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer


  1. There are some great books on your list.

    I'm so glad you're joining in the fun of Thankfully Reading, with whatever time you have to devote to it.

  2. Great to meet you this weekend through the Thankfully Reading Weekend! (Just subscribed to your blog.) Thanks for stopping by mine. (Don't mind me ... I'm still in my pajamas too, and it's 5:21 p.m. :)

    Enjoy your reading and your weekend!

  3. I listened to Notes From A Small Island and loved it - hope you enjoy it too!

    Enjoy the weekend of reading!