Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Salon - November 21

I've been reading like crazy this week, trying to get caught up on my challenges.  Luckily, the You've Got Mail Challenge has a lot of children's books and I was able to read eight books for that challenge today!  Also knocked out another one for the Gilmore Girl Challenge and I'm well on my way to finishing another.  I know a lot of you will be getting a lot of reading done over the long weekend and I'd like to think I'd be joining you.  But I know that with Thursday and Friday spent with family I won't be getting in any more reading that a usual weekend.

Thanksgiving is kind of a big deal in my family, as I wrote about last year.  It's sad to me that it's so overlooked between Halloween and Christmas.  There really aren't even any Thanksgiving songs.  Fortunately for our children, the schools still recognize it and there are plenty of books, at least for children.  Some favorites at our house were:

Tomie de Paola's "My First Thanksgiving"

"On The Mayflower" by Kate Waters
I liked both of these because they were better about not perpetuating the myths about that first Thanksgiving that we all now know are not true.  Does your family have any favorite Thanksgiving books?

Remember the other day when I said that I was going to have to drop out of The Michener Challenge?  I'm happy to have been corrected by Michelle of The True Book Addict.  This one's a perpetual challenge so I won't have to drop it after all!  My reading plans for next year are to try to read a "chunkster" a month so I'll be able to fit at least one Michener in after all!  Have you ever read any of Michener's works? I love how he's able to blend a tremendous amount of research into a captivating story.

What are you're reading plans for this week?


  1. I am so far behind on my challenges too I will need at least a day to go through them and figure out where I am! :)

  2. Good luck on pushing through with those challenges! I hope you get them all completed!

  3. Congrats on getting closer to finishing your challenges! I never, ever finish any, so I pretty much just gave up signing up for them. But they're a lot of fun for people, I think :)

  4. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was nice, we went to our neighbors. I'm still trying to come to peace with the day - so different that our typical day/menu. And bless her heart... a terrible cook (of course we loved everything but it was almost unedible).

    When you take your dishes out of the dishwasher do you dry them and rub off water spots? We did this for two loads! oh the pressure.... :)