Thanksgiving Readathon 2017


It’s finally Thanksgiving week, y’all, and time for a break from everyday life! Homeschool is on hold until next week. The Boy has plenty of activities to keep himself busy with. Poppy is in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year (hallelujah!!). All I need to do now is sit back… and read, of course! What better way to do that than to participate in the first ever official Thanksgiving Readathon, right?

The Thanksgiving Readathon, hosted by the blogs Novels and Nonfiction and Death by Tsundoku, will run from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, 2017.  It’s a very informal and laid-back style of Readathon, in that your goal is simply to read as many books as you can over those four days. No rules or regulations, no competition, no pressure. My kind of thing, for sure. For more information about how you can participate, read this post.

I don’t know exactly what I’ll be reading during these four days, however I do have four books I would definitely like to get into:

I have several other books on my Kindle Paperwhite as well as a stack from the library that are waiting patiently for me, so things are not limited to just the four mentioned above by any means. I cannot wait to get started and down to business.

The main concern I’ve heard from friends is, “Isn’t this going to interfere with your Thanksgiving plans?” To which I respond, “What plans?!” Not really, y’all. But Thanksgiving, for my small family, has been very laid-back for the last few years. It’s just Poppy, The Boy, and myself eating a happy meal on the special day. There’s no big to-do or traditional gathering, etc. I definitely prefer it to Thanksgivings past, where we did have to go through the motions of a big holiday feast. This is so much more relaxing, and meaningful, in a way.

The best part of our small, laid-back holiday is, of course, that I have mucho time for reading!! I’m so excited to get started on the Thanksgiving Readathon, so I’m going to go do just that. I hope you decide to join me and have a blast yourselves! Either way, y’all… Happy Reading!!

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in your home? What are some of your traditions? If you’re participating in this year’s readathon, share your TBR below!!

9 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Readathon 2017

  1. Lara Furar says:

    I am in! We lay very low over the Thanksgiving break and I hope to get in a good amount of reading time. I thought I’d read from my shelves, and then I found myself at the library. Top of my list for the read-a-thon are Young Jane Young and London and South-east. But likely to start with an Iain Pears art history mystery.

  2. Novels And Nonfiction says:

    Having little to no plans for Thanksgiving is definitely the best. You can take time to get around to things you’ve been putting off like getting ahead with your blog (my plan). I really only have a big to do on Thanksgiving evening for dinner like you, so that means lots of time to myself to fill exactly as I prefer 🙂 I’ve heard conflicting reviews for Turtles All The Way Down, so I’ll be interested to see what you think!

    • Pathologically Literate says:

      Yay for low-key holidays!!

      I’ve heard the conflicting reviews for Turtles All The Way Down, as well. I’m hoping it will turn out for the best, but if it doesn’t I am NOT afraid to DNF… 😉

  3. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    I’m so glad that you’re joining us for the Thanksgiving Readathon! You have quite a diverse TBR — but I can definitely relate to not committing to specific books. I’m quite a mood reader. And part of the way to stay focused during a readathon is to ensure there is lots of variety to jump between when focus wanes.

    My Thanksgiving holiday is more-or-less the anthesis of yours. I’m a bit jealous of all your downtime! But it sounds like you need it and deserve it. Good luck with your reading goals, Sasha! I can’t wait to see your progress.

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