Tag: thanksgiving readathon

Links I Loved This Week – 12/03/17

Links I Loved For The Week Ending on 12/03/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

I’ve had a very busy and VERY bookish week (hence why this post is coming out so much later than usual). It included not one but TWO really exciting author events – a conversation between Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon at UCLA on Thursday evening and a talk by Isabelle Allende at the Skirball Center on Friday evening.

I came away with 3 amazing signed books and such a better understanding of the three authors and their writing process. Look out for my posts on each event either this week or next! And if you’re a book blogger and are based in the LA area, you can find out about more similar author events like the ones I attended this week by joining my Los Angeles Book Bloggers group on Facebook.

I also wanted to announce that the winner of the Winter Reading Giveaway I hosted with Jackie at Death By Tsundoku was Rachel at Fortified By Books. Congratulations Rachel! I’ll be sending out your prize by the end of the week.

Here are this week’s links…

#ThanksgivingReadathon 2017 Wrap-Up!

Thanksgiving Readathon On Novels And Nonfiction

Another long weekend has passed seemingly in a flash and the first official Thanksgiving Readathon is now at an end. I want to send a special thank you over to my friend and co-host Jackie from Death By Tsundoku for her collaboration in making this a highly successful endeavor.

We had over 20 bloggers take part in the readathon through Sign-Up posts and on social media, which is an exponential increase from last year (when with no announcements in advance, I believe there were 3 of us participating). I loved seeing everyone’s posts featuring reading nooks, mugs of tea, Thanksgiving feasts and pictures of the titles you were about to tackle.

I read 1.75 books during the readathon but they were LONG, so it’s okay (read my sneak peak reviews of each below). I’m looking forward to continuing this tradition next year and hopefully also further expanding it. In the meantime, hope everyone had an amazing time reading and also spending time with family and friends over the past 5 days.

Links I Loved This Week – 11/26/17

Links I Loved For The Week Ending 11/26/17 On Novels And Nonfiction

What is it about a long weekend that makes you build unrealistic dreams of getting much more done than there is time for? I definitely fell in that trap again this weekend, and though I did a lot, I didn’t even skim the surface of what I was hoping to accomplish. I’m really satisfied with having had time to relax and catch up with friends though.

Today is the last day of the Thanksgiving Readathon I’m hosting with Jackie at Death By Tsundoku and you’re still in time to join if you want to do a mini-readathon of your own! Make sure to also enter the Winter Reading Giveaway, which closes Tuesday at midnight. I didn’t realize that I would be starting my readathon with two 600-page books, so though I’ve read over 800 pages, I don’t have much to show for it in terms of book numbers. Ah well!

I’m looking forward to a particularly busy week! I’m attending not one but TWO bookish events this week, one to see Zadie Smith and Michael Chabon speak and the other to see Isabelle Allende. I’ve been sharing info on events like these on the Los Angeles Book Bloggers group I started on facebook, so if you’re based in LA and want to keep up with bookish events in the area, make sure to join!

Here are this week’s links…

#ThanksgivingReadathon Sign-Up And Winter Reading #Giveaway Launch!

Thanksgiving Readathon On Novels And Nonfiction

We’ve finally made it to Thanksgiving week, and hopefully in a couple more days we’ll all be relaxing for some well-deserved vacation, indulging in delicious food and taking advantage of some of those great Black Friday deals.

If you’re a book blogger like me looking to get caught up on your reading goals for the year, this is your chance. On Wednesday, the Thanksgiving Readathon I’m hosting with Jackie from Death At Tsundoku officially starts!

Below are rules on how to participate, as well as a link to enter in our amazing Winter Reading Giveway to win a bunch of goodies that will set you up for some cozy winter reading. I’ve also included my personal plans for the readathon, so you can see what I’m hoping to read. I’ll be keeping track of everyone who joins either through their blog or on social media and can’t wait to see all of your progress. Let the reading begin!

Links I Loved This Week – 11/19/17

Links I Loved This Week For The Week Ending 11/19/2017 On Novels And Nonfiction

Thanksgiving week is finally here! Raise your hand if, like me, you can’t wait to have 4 full days of vacation in which to rest, relax and the third and most important R – READ.

Unlike many of you who have family in the United States to catch up with during Thanksgiving, I typically tag on to a friend’s Thanksgiving meal on the day of, but the rest of the weekend is blissfully free. It’s my chance to reset before the start of the holidays, get a start on any big projects I’ve been putting off at home (filing), and this year also hopefully get ahead on my blog posts.

And of course it’s also the week of the #ThanksgivingReadathon I’m hosting with my blogging friend Jackie at Death By Tsundoku. You’ll see our kick-off posts for the readathon up tomorrow (including the link to enter our amazing Winter Reading Giveaway) and we’re hoping to see many of you create your own Sign-Up posts for the readathon between this Monday and Wednesday. You’re free to also just participate on social media. The key here is to only do what you can handle while having an amazing holiday week!

And now without further ado, onwards to this week’s links!

Thanksgiving Readathon 2017 Announcement! #ThanksgivingReadathon

Thanksgiving Readathon

We’re only one week away from the start of Thanksgiving weekend, so it’s time to unveil details on how to participate on the first official Thanksgiving Readathon I’ll be running with Jackie from Death By Tsundoku. She’s one of my first real blogging friends, and we’ve been looking for a way to collaborate for a while.

This readathon is meant to be a stress-free way of getting caught up with some reading since I know we’re all trying hard to meet those reading goals at the end of the year. Pie in one hand, book in another – that’s the idea. All the details on how to participate are below, and participation can be really flexible – whatever you have time for and feel like doing.

We’ll also be running a Winter Reading Giveaway alongside the readathon, to get one of you all geared up for some cozy winter reading. I personally slaved over picking cute themed and coordinated items for this, so I’m excited that one of you will get to enjoy them!

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