Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thankfully Reading

Thankfully Reading Weekend starts officially tomorrow, but let's get started a little early.

Thankfully Reading Weekend is hosted by Jenn at and celebrates the fine art of staying in and reading. I do this all the time, of course, but as the holiday season kicks off it's important to take time away from the rushing and madness and just enjoy the season.

I'll definitely be out running around this weekend, but I know there will be time to read, too.

I'm starting with The Lost Estate, a coming-of-age French classic published in the early 20th century and written by Henri Alain-Fournier, who was killed in World War 1. The French title is Le Grand Meaulnes and it came out in 1913. It appears on The Guardian's 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read as one of literature's great love stories. I'm only a few pages in but I'm enjoying its lyrical writing and rich sense of place. I'll let you know how it goes as the weekend progresses! I have two other books on deck should I finish this one soon.

Are you participating? What are you reading?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Reading!


Jenn's Bookshelves said...

Yay! So happy you are participating! Enjoy your reading time!

Bryan G. Robinson said...

Yep, I'm participating too. I had planned weeks ago and then something (sadly) came up this week and I wasn't going to, but now I am! I'm starting with Cinnamon Kiss by Walter Mosley. I have a few others on the docket but we'l see what the rest of the week brings.

Lisa said...

I've never heard of that book but it sounds good so I'm adding it to my future list! :)

Judith said...

Thank you! I'm very thankful to know about Thankfully Reading Weekend. I must sign up. I had no time to read today because I was on the phone with so many of my cousins. A delight that we can still be in touch. We all grew up in three contiguous towns, and none of us live in that state anymore. At least there's the phone and email.
Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)