Thanksgiving Readathon - Social Distancing #193 - November 21 - 27

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Thanksgiving Readathon - Social Distancing #193 - November 21 - 27

1SilverWolf28
Nov 21, 2023, 6:20 pm

Welcome to the Thanksgiving readathon!

Tell us what you're doing for Thanksgiving this year. Share you're favorite recipe if you want.

We'll run from now (Tuesday) through Sunday or Monday, however long you want.

Here are some things to track, if you choose:

Books read from:
Books finished:
Time reading:
Time posting:
Snacks:
Thoughts:
Non-book activities:

Total books finished:
Total read from:
Total time reading:

Who is participating -

1. SilverWolf (SilverWolf28) -- Tennessee, USA

2The_Hibernator
Nov 22, 2023, 9:01 am

I've got some extra time this weekend. Maybe I can get some reading done.

3thornton37814
Nov 22, 2023, 9:44 am

I'm working on an ARC from LT--The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn. It's the latest in the series featuring Aggie & Hector (child characters based on Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot). I've got a few others I may rotate in--a couple of Christmas things and a book I was supposed to read in October for my Mt. TBR category. (I never made it around to it, and honestly, I'm still not really motivated to read it, although I'm trying. Once I actually get into it, I may find I enjoy it. Who knows?)

4PawsforThought
Nov 22, 2023, 10:01 am

While I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope to read more this weekend than I have for a long while. I'm trying to change my nighttime routines into going to bed earlier and always reading at least a little before turning out the lights (which I used to always do) so hopefully I can get some reading done that way.
I do need to get started on the Christmas baking and sweet-making this weekend but there should be plenty of time.

I'll be re-reading an old favourite—Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow and maybe make some headway with books I've been meaning to finish for ages.

5cbl_tn
Nov 22, 2023, 10:26 am

I'll be reading some off and on this week, in between cooking and cleaning and decorating.

6alcottacre
Nov 22, 2023, 11:02 am

I will be in as much as I can be but, like Carrie, it will be in between cooking, cleaning, and in my case, spending time with my Kerry.

7Carmenere
Nov 22, 2023, 11:17 am

Count me in. m celebrating T-Day in Florida but I will join in during down time and the flights. I'm reading an ARC from librarything from 2014 why Homer Matter's.
Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!

8nrmay
Nov 22, 2023, 11:26 am

I'm in!
Hope to read a lot before and after family Thanksgiving at my sister's house.
Happily, my food prep for our feast is done. We're heading to Chapel Hill today.
I'm bringing 3 pies, bean salad, creamed corn, various snacks/drinks. We'll have 12 including 3 kids.
My husband made his broccoli/swiss cheese casserole.

Currently reading
The Seven Sisters, L Rilley, and
Night Watch by J Phillips
next audio bk - The One and Only Ruby!

cloudy, 57 F. (14 C.)

9ChrisG1
Nov 22, 2023, 12:43 pm

I'm in for this! Since I'm just 9 days after a total knee replacement surgery, I'm mostly sitting on my arse for the holiday. Both of my sons, with their wives will be with us - one son, a culinary school grad, will be doing most of the cooking (life is rough, I know...). Currently reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein, and Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe.

10cbl_tn
Nov 22, 2023, 3:14 pm

Today I've taken trash to the dump, picked up a few last minute groceries, made pimiento cheese, cranberry relish, flan (in the oven now), and pumpkin butter (cooking in the Crock pot).

While I was driving and then cooking, I listened to several chapters of The Murder of Mr. Wickham. The author brings together Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy and their young adult son, Edmund and Fanny Bertram, Colonel and Marianne Brandon, Frederick and Anne Wentworth, and Juliet Tilney (daughter of Henry and Catherine) in a house party hosted by George and Emma Knightley at Donwell Abbey. Mr. Wickham shows up unannounced and a fierce storm coops everyone up for several days. Someone murders Mr. Wickham, and it turns out that just about everyone had a motive. So far the author has managed to destroy every one of the marriages that Austen so carefully crafted in her novels. I can't believe that the author is truly an Austen fan. Maybe she'll redeem herself when the mystery is resolved, but I'm not holding my breath.

I am also reading a Nero Wolfe mystery, The Silent Speaker, but it's slow going with so much to do.

11fuzzi
Editado: Nov 22, 2023, 4:04 pm

I'm in!

I don't know what I'll be reading, yet...

12benitastrnad
Nov 22, 2023, 4:39 pm

I'm in. I will be traveling on Thanksgiving Day and so will get plenty of listening and reading time. I will be listening to Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott and reading a big'un. House of Always will be my airport reading.

13benitastrnad
Nov 22, 2023, 4:59 pm

Day Before Thanksgiving round-up
Books read from: Gap Creek by Robert Morgan. House of Always by Jenn Lyons. Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life by Andrew Krivak. I am listening to Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott.

Books finished: Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Book Thoughts: I have read 60 pages of House of Always and have gotten back into the story. I am looking forward to all that reading time in the airports. I finished listening to Celestine Prophecy for my real life book club and started listening to a work of historical fiction Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott. I have just been buzzing through the books this last month.

Non-Book activities: I am looking forward to my Thanksgiving trip tomorrow. It will start early as I will have to get up at 4 AM and leave the house ASAP after that. The bad weather in the east isn't going to affect me much as I am flying west. However, my sister told me that it will be 34 and snowing when I get to Bozeman. I will get there in time to have a Thanksgiving Supper with my sister and brother-in-law. I have my suitcase packed and in the car. I will put my last minute stuff into my backpack tonight and then will go to bed so I can get up that early. At the moment I am sitting in a very busy Starbucks. I thought the place would be quiet but it has been hopping for the last hour. One of the barista's told me that it has been like this since about 10 AM. She thinks that people are out shopping. The traffic has been heavy on the streets. In contrast, yesterday was very quiet.

Time reading: 2 hours
Time posting:
Food: breakfast was yogurt and raspberries.

Total books finished since the Read-A-Thon Began: 370
Total Time Reading since the Social Distancing read-a-thon began: 1049 hours since I started doing the weekend Read-A-Thon in April of 2020.

14The_Hibernator
Nov 22, 2023, 11:23 pm

Books read from:

Leech, by Hiron Ennes - 20 minutes
Bible - 20 minutes
Great Mythologies of the World - 20 minutes
Run, Hide, Repeat, by Pauline Dakin- 3 pages

Books finished: none

Time reading: 70 minutes

Time posting: I really don't know what this means

Snacks: popcorn, Noodles & Co, Cheerios

Thoughts: I should have spent more time reading

Non-book activities: work, 2 appointments, lunch with husband, Thanksgiving prep

15alcottacre
Nov 23, 2023, 12:30 am

Wednesday Night Roundup:

Books read from: A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (audiobook), Hild by Nicola Griffith, What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey, Gosta Berling’s Saga by Selma Lagerlof, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen
Books finished: 1, Hild
Time reading: ~2.3 hours + listening to audiobook

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 6
Total time reading: ~2.3 hours + listening to audiobook

16lottpoet
Nov 23, 2023, 12:19 pm

Wednesday evening

Books read from: Bitch by Lucy Cooke, Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Books finished: 0
Time reading: .5 hrs.
Snacks: chocolate chip Bob's bar
Non-book activities: played Knitten, watched The End of Evangelion (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and then fought with Netflix to let me watch the credits, wrote more of my novel longhand, checked in with my Mom who had a trip to the ER for elevated blood sugar (she's fine but has to take her insulin more often now)

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: .5 hrs.

17cbl_tn
Nov 23, 2023, 12:50 pm

This morning I read a few chapters in The Silent Speaker while the yeast rolls were rising. I am thankful that I didn't kill the yeast!

18thornton37814
Nov 23, 2023, 7:03 pm

I've read from several books--some are just my regular devotional type ones (Bible, Spurgeon's Morning by Morning and Evening by Evening, a women's devotional, and a Bible study on prayer for a group that meets every other Thursday evening (usually).

The main focus has been The Seaside Corpse by Marthe Jocelyn. I should finish it tonight. I will begin Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell and one of the Christmas books, probably The Christmas Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini after that.

I've also been listening to Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves. I should finish it tomorrow en route to Johnson City where I plan to look at fabric for finishing cross stitch projects and then sit and stitch at the cross stitch store. (A couple things I ordered have come in, but I mainly want to stay away from big stores and crowds.)

19cbl_tn
Nov 23, 2023, 7:42 pm

I finished The Silent Speaker and I'm getting ready to start Children of the Street. However, I won't be reading much more this evening. I'm going to watch a Christmas movie while I work on a knitting project.

20fuzzi
Nov 23, 2023, 9:06 pm

I had a lot of preparatory work to do yesterday and didn't even open a book!

Hoping to start something before I fall asleep...

21alcottacre
Nov 24, 2023, 12:48 am

Thursday Night Roundup:

Books read from: A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (audiobook), What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey, Gosta Berling’s Saga by Selma Lagerlof, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart, The Company We Keep by Frances Itani, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen
Books finished: 1, Gosta Berling’s Saga
Time reading: ~3.4 hours + listening to audiobook

Total books finished: 2
Total read from: 7
Total time reading: ~5.7 hours + listening to audiobook

22The_Hibernator
Editado: Nov 24, 2023, 8:55 am

Thursday reading

Books read from:

Leech, by Hiron Ennes - 45 minutes
Great Courses Saint Augustine's Confessions, by William R Cook & Ronald B Herzman - 20 minutes
Great Mythologies of the World - 20 minutes
Run, Hide, Repeat - 30 pages

Books finished: none

Time reading: 145 minutes

Time posting: ?

Snacks: turkey feast

Thoughts: didn't do much thinking

Non-book activities: cook feast, clean bedroom

23cbl_tn
Nov 24, 2023, 11:47 am

This morning I have been on a Starbucks run and grocery shopping. I listened to several chapters of The Murder of Mr. Wickham at home and in the car while running my errands. I've also read a couple of chapters of Children of the Street. I won't have as much time for reading today as I thought I might. I've been invited to another Thanksgiving dinner with a neighbor's family who are celebrating today.

24witchyrichy
Nov 24, 2023, 2:05 pm

Popping in to say that I'm in. We had friendsgiving with two lovely women and are mostly settled in for the weekend. I am making jam, decorating the tree, and reading Bernie Taupin's memoir, Scattershot. It is a glorious celebration of words!

25lottpoet
Nov 24, 2023, 3:30 pm

Thursday

Books read from: Bitch by Lucy Cooke, Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 4.75 hrs.
Snacks: chocolate chip Bob's bar, banana, turkey sandwich, chocolate covered cashews, watermelon, chamomile tea, hot cider
Non-book activities: played Knitten, wrote more of my novel longhand, re-started a patchwork lap quilt

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 5.25 hrs.

26nrmay
Editado: Nov 25, 2023, 1:58 pm

Friday

Books:
Finished The Seven Sisters
Now reading Night Watch, J Phillips, and just started Gallant, V E Schwab

Dinner: grilled grouper and vegetables.

Other activity:
Watched final tv episode of Lessons in Chemistry. They changed the ending‼️😖😠

27alcottacre
Nov 25, 2023, 1:23 am

Friday Night Roundup:

Books read from: A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (audiobook), What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey, The Company We Keep by Frances Itani, and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women by Harriet Reisen
Books finished: 2, What’s So Amazing about Grace? and Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Time reading: ~2.9 hours + listening to audiobook

Total books finished: 4
Total read from: 7
Total time reading: ~8.6 hours + listening to audiobook

28The_Hibernator
Editado: Nov 25, 2023, 10:54 am

Books read from:

Leech, by Hiron Ennes - 1 hour
Mahabharata - 20 minutes

Books finished: Leech

Time reading: 80 minutes

Snacks: steak dinner

Thoughts: what a restful day

Non-book activities: shopping for bookcase

29lottpoet
Nov 25, 2023, 12:11 pm

Friday

Books read from: Bitch by Lucy Cooke, Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 6.5 hrs.
Snacks: chocolate chip Bob's bar, banana, tea, Sprite, Wavy Lays, Swedish Fish
Non-book activities: played Knitten, wrote more of my novel longhand, picked my next (2nd) afghan pattern and thought about colors and what type of yarn I wanted to use, slow flow yoga, morning meeting (oops, forgot about it till the phone rang)

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 11.75 hrs.

30witchyrichy
Nov 25, 2023, 4:13 pm

Saturday:

Books Read From: Scattershot by Bernie Taupin

Books Finished: None

Non-book activities: made blueberry jam, baked for this evening’s bonfire at a friend’s house using the blueberry jam, crocheted a bookmark to go with a book I am giving my mother for Christmas

Got caught up with chores and such but finally sat down to read about 1 PM and got in 3 hours. I can squeeze in another half hour or so before the bonfire.

Notes: Bernie Taupin, not surprisingly, has a way with words. And he often uses them to skewer people and places and activities. He can be equally as complimentary but not as often and certainly not as funny.

31fuzzi
Nov 26, 2023, 6:48 am

I've been reading a few chapters of 1 Samuel every night, but also started on Prince Valiant Vol. 10 yesterday. I'm already over halfway done.

32lottpoet
Editado: Nov 27, 2023, 9:22 am

Saturday

Books read from: Bitch by Lucy Cooke, Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Books finished: 0
Time reading: 1.5 hrs.
Snacks: Bobo's pb&j round, banana, chocolate covered cashews, tea, Sprite, Swedish Fish
Non-book activities: played Knitten, wrote more of my novel longhand, did a crossword puzzle, yoga, figure skating (NHK Trophy (Japan)--oops, forgot about it till the evening so I'm trying to get it all watched on demand before it disappears), talked to my sister on the phone, tech support over the phone with my mom

Total books finished: 0
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 13.25 hrs.

33benitastrnad
Nov 26, 2023, 10:31 pm

Thanksgiving Readathon round-up
Books read from: House of Always by Jenn Lyons. Long Retreat: In Search of a Religious Life by Andrew Krivak. I am listening to Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott.

Books finished: Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield

Book Thoughts: I have read 350 pages of House of Always and am enjoying this book 4 of the epic fantasy series Chorus of Dragons. I have been diligent in reading from the book all this week. In airports and airplanes and while relaxing.

Non-Book activities: I have been doing a little hiking this week while here in Montana. I arrived on Thursday in time for the traditional Thanksgiving supper. It was a bit of an adventure as I spent 1 hour and 15 minutes sitting just off of the concourse in the airplane for we didn't know what reason. Finally the pilot said that the deicing truck was having mechanical problems and we had to wait. Eventually the sun came up enough that the pilot said that the ice on the wings had melted off and we were leaving. (this was in Birmingham, Alabama where the low temperature that night was 35 degrees!) This delay made is it so that I had 7 minutes to get from one end of the concourse in Denver to the opposite side. I did make the plane to Bozeman and I wasn't the last person to get on. But it was a near run thing. Since arriving I did a short hike in Natural Bridge State Park outside of Big Timber, MT and today we went to Mammoth Hot Springs and found it just as beautiful as it was three years ago when I was there. Tomorrow it will be the Museum of the Rockies and all those dinosaurs!

Time reading: 12 hours total in the last 4 days.
Time posting:
Food: a really good salad for supper and KFC for lunch at Mammoth Hot Springs.

Total books finished since the Read-A-Thon Began: 370
Total Time Reading since the Social Distancing read-a-thon began: 1061 hours since I started doing the weekend Read-A-Thon in April of 2020.

34alcottacre
Nov 27, 2023, 1:05 am

Sunday Night Roundup:

Books read from: A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott (audiobook), A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat, The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise by Julia Stuart, Old God’s Time by Sebastian Barry, No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor, and The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Books finished: 2, A First Time for Everything and The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise
Time reading: ~3.3 hours + listening to audiobook

Total books finished: 6
Total read from: 11
Total time reading: ~11.9 hours + listening to audiobook

35PawsforThought
Nov 27, 2023, 5:18 am

Well, I ended up being ill from Thursday afternoon through the whole weekend so no reading for me.

36lottpoet
Nov 27, 2023, 9:24 am

Sunday

Books read from: Bitch by Lucy Cooke, Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta
Books finished: 1
Time reading: 3.0 hrs.
Snacks: Bob's chocolate chip bar, banana, chocolate covered cashews, orange clove tea, hot chocolate
Non-book activities: played Knitten, wrote more of my novel longhand, picked my next (2nd) colored a wintry scene, yoga, figure skating (NHK Trophy (Japan))

Total books finished: 1
Total read from: 3
Total time reading: 16.25 hrs.

I have to work Monday afternoon after traveling to the hinterlands for my therapy appointment in the morning. I'll probably get an hour or so of reading in the morning.

37fuzzi
Nov 27, 2023, 10:33 am

>35 PawsforThought: aw, that's too bad.

38fuzzi
Nov 27, 2023, 10:34 am

Final stats!

Books read from: 1 Samuel (KJB) and Prince Valiant Vol. 10
Books finished: Prince Valiant Vol. 10

:)

39ChrisG1
Nov 27, 2023, 12:10 pm

Weekend summary:

Books read from: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein, Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, Chanur's Venture by C.J. Cherryh, and Starter Villain by John Scalzi
Books finished: The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein, Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Pages read: 420-ish

Non-book activities: Hosted both sons with spouses for Thanksgiving day. Watched quite a bit of college football, particularly enjoyed seeing Michigan beat the hated Ohio State Buckeyes. Still recovering from the total knee replacement surgery from 2 weeks ago (today). Going to my first follow-up appointment with the Ortho doc today.

40alcottacre
Nov 27, 2023, 12:30 pm

>35 PawsforThought: I hope you are feeling better by now, Paws!

41nrmay
Nov 27, 2023, 5:35 pm

weekend wrap-up

Books:
Finished Night Watch by Jayne Anne Phillips.
Historical fiction, Civil War and after; much of the story takes place at the rather fascinating Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston WV. Now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Halfway through Gallant by V.E. Schwab, fantasy
Next up - The Appeal by Janice Hallett

7 books read in Nov
96 for the year

Sunday dinner was take-out from our favorite Vietnamese place.
Lunch today was burgers and cider at our local bar & grill.

Other activity:
Did an afternoon shift in our small neighborhood library on Sun.
Sent some postcrossing cards.

Clear and cold shortly after sunset.
Full moon tonight, good time for a moon walk!

42thornton37814
Nov 27, 2023, 8:16 pm

I finished 3 or 4 books over the weekend so it was good. I'd have to look at my own thread to get the exact number.

43SilverWolf28
Nov 30, 2023, 9:54 pm

Here's the next readathon: https://www.librarything.com/topic/355572