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:
Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer