I can’t think of a better way to spend a long holiday weekend than reading great books!!
I’m torn between using the time to finish reading some I’m enjoying but haven’t rushed on and starting a new bunch.
If this sounds fun to you here’s how you can participate at Novels and Nonfiction:
Dates: Wednesday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 26th 2017
To take part in the Readathon:
- Read as many books as you can in those 5 days.
- Use the hashtag #ThanksgivingReadathon to share your participation and progress on Twitter and other social media sites.
- Publish a Sign-Up Post between Monday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 22nd with your readathon TBR and goals. Bonus: Share your families holiday traditions if you’d like.
- Publish a Wrap-Up Post on Monday, November 27th sharing your readathon victories. Bonus: Share what you are thankful for this year.
Definite titles–both to be finished
Will Make Progress on These
Me being me, I might not pick up ANY of these and might read totally different things!
If you are looking for a Thanksgiving day read, I highly recommend this one:
Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick
Here is my review, from 2010, of the audio version:
I love history, but the 17th Century has never really captured my interest……until now. My interest in the Quiverfull Movement and Christian Patriarchy helped this book capture my attention. The ancestors of the current Christian far-right are profiled in this highly readable account of the Pilgrims true story. Not surprisingly, there were problems in getting a long with others not like-minded. There was blood-chilling violence, starvation, greed, power struggles, etc. Interestingly, with all the fuss the current ultra-right puts on “Covenant marriage,” the Pilgrims viewed marriage in the Dutch way–as a civil matter. Since the marriage ceremony is not in the Bible, they held that it a civil ceremony was good enough. They also didn’t celebrate Christmas–too pagan. They even punished later arrivals who choose to enjoy themselves and play a rag-tag version of Cricket called Stool Ball. The Pilgrim fathers confiscated the stool ball equipment! Similar to those far-right parents today who want to keep their kids isolated from everything, the Pilgrims struggled to keep their kids away from un-Godly influences. It’s a gripping tale.