Thankfully Reading Weekend Challenge Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the Thankfully Reading Weekend. Today I woke up at 7:45, blissfully rested. The night before I was up most of the night with my youngest daughter. After her long afternoon nap yesterday, she perked up and even ate some chicken broth for dinner. The two of us did miss out of Thanksgiving dinner with Danny’s parents, but plenty of leftovers came back to the house. I’m looking forward to more leftovers today. Yum!

Yesterday was a pretty good reading day. I finished The House I Loved by Tatiana de Rosney, which I found to be a meh read with a side of irritation. I went back and forth over what to read next. It was mainly between The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry and Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Given the sleep deprivation that came with caring for Allison, I opted to pick up Where’d You Go, Bernadette. It proved to be the perfect choice. I ended up reading half of the book yesterday and it’s so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing how this all works out today. Then I’m going head back to my Thankfully Reading shelf.

In today’s Thankfully Reading Weekend challenge, Jenn asks us which book we’re most thankful for this year. 2012 has been a great year for books. There are quite a few I could post about here, but I’m going to go with Ready Player One. I was an overall great reading experience. It took me out of my comfy little reading box, it included some great references to my childhood, and Wil Wheaton’s narration was perfect for this book. I loved it. Reading experiences like that are priceless. Not every read can be like that, but when you have one, it makes you so very happy to be a reader.

What book are you thankful for this year?


  • At 2012.11.23 14:16, bermudaonion(Kathy) said:

    I’m listening to Bernadette and it is a lot of fun! I’m not sure which book I’m most thankful for – maybe 11/22/63 by Stephen King or The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani.

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      • At 2012.11.24 00:06, Vasilly said:

        For this question, I couldn’t come up with just one book. I ended up listing four books! 🙂

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          • At 2012.11.24 11:24, Sheila (Book Journey) said:

            I listened to Ready Player One late last year and LOVED it.

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            • At 2012.11.24 12:54, Kailana said:

              Ready Player One was excellent. One of my favourite reads also! I hope you got some great reading in!

              • At 2012.11.24 13:56, Patti Smith said:

                I’m thankful for The Chaperone on audio…audiobooks are such hit and miss with me and I’ve had a really hard time pinning down exactly what it is that I like/don’t like. The Shoemaker’s Wife is another one I’m thankful for bc it introduced me to an author who had somehow never hit my radar 🙂

                • At 2012.11.25 17:46, Judith said:

                  I couldn’t think of an answer on the question what is the book you’re most thankful for, but now that I see your answer: Yes!! That was indeed the best book I read for a long time. I was totally immersed in this book. It seemed real for as long as I was reading it. Brilliant book!

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                    I wasn’t that impressed with The House I Loved either, Jennifer…

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