Thankfully Reading Weekend (hosted by Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves) starts Friday, November 25th and runs through Sunday, November 27th. This is a readathon without rules (an appealing quality). The idea is simply read as much as possible over the holiday weekend, posting or not posting as your whim dictates. Over seventy people had signed up when I checked late Thursday night.
So, what will I be reading? I started reading on Thanksgiving day, picking up Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian, a book famous for it's brutality and violence, and equally well-known for the beauty of McCarthy's prose. I know I could have chosen something lighter, but there you have it--that's what I'm reading.
When I finish reading Blood Meridian, I will probably finish reading In a Cafe: Selected Stories by Mary Lavin. I only have about two or three stories left to read in that collection. Then I'll just see what I feel like reading. I have a short story collection by John Fulton called The Animal Girl, The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King, and The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood stacked up. No Way will I finish all of those, but I will choose one of them for the readathon.
I hope everyone had a peaceful, restful Thanksgiving. Will you join us in Thankfully Reading?