While I certainly don't begrudge those who shop on Black Friday, "those" don't include me.
I just can't do it. It's just not who I am. Waiting in line is not my forte' nor is being patient with pushy, rude people. I was quite taken with an article I read earlier this week about the Colonial era blue laws still in effect in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Thanksgiving is revered there, the place where Thanksgiving actually began, and celebrated quietly and peacefully with family. How the heck did we get so far away from the true meaning of the holiday? Yes, I'm a little naive. Why do you ask? Maybe I should move to Plymouth.
I asked the husband who is on his laptop, sitting next to me, and unfortunately, he says we can't move to Massachusetts.
So, you see, it's best I stay home.
And, I do.
After hosting Thanksgiving (my absolute favorite day of the year :), I've always spent the weekend after just resting and reading.
Last year I participated in the Thankfully Reading ReadAThon weekend and vowed to make that part of my Thanksgiving tradition :)
So, here I am!
I don't want to spoil the weekend with too much planning, but here are a few things I've already picked out to start with:
The Daily Coyote - my friend Murray loaned this to me months ago...way past time for me to read this.
The School of Essential Ingredients - I actually own the hardback of this one...that's how long it's been on my TBR :/
The Lost Art of Mixing - I've got this one up next for review so I'd like to get a little ahead of myself before things at school get completely nuts as we begin wrapping up the semester and exams begin. I'm hoping to enjoy Erica Bauermeister so much after The School of Essential Ingredients that I'll fall right into this one.
Go on over to Jenn's Bookshelves for specifics and to sign up if you're interested in joining.