Thanksgiving Readathon 2017

Thanksgiving Readathon

Hi Munchworms!

Ottavia @ Novels & NonFiction and Jackie @ Death by Tsundoku are hosting their first ever Thanksgiving Readathon!
Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Belgium, I do think the whole concept is amazing. Apart from that, we all know that I love readathons, so…

I’m joining!

Note that you can win a prize as well, but that’s U.S. only.


Dates: Wednesday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 26th 2017

You can do any or all of the below:

∼ 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.


I’m honestly going to focus on reaching my Remember November-goals during this read-a-thon. I’ve been making progress, but I’d like to put some more “mission accomplished!” on my wrap-up, ha!

Also.. My copy of Heir of Fire finally arrived the other week and I can’t wait to dive into those books again.. They seem perfect for a read-a-thon.. So, maybe…

Popsugar Reading Challenge

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Currently Reading-shelf

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Getting my eARC’s / author requests under control

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)This Heart of MineSweet Dreams Baby (Love at the Chocolate Shop #12)A Match Made By ChloeIf Only for a TimeThe Fragile Thread of HopeJames: Witch-HunterSwan SongPoets, Artists, Lovers: A NovelAlmost Invincible (The White Knight & Black Valentine Series Book 3)Paris Adrift

And if I can’t control myself…

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4)Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass, #6)


Since we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I’m going to focus on Christmas even though it’s still over a month before we get there.

Because of my mom working in a retirement home and doing night shifts, she’s only at home on one of the end of the year-holidays. This year it’s December 31st. The day my mom doesn’t have to work is always the day we go over to her place to celebrate.
The other days are filled with family and friends. So we don’t really have any fixed traditions on that part.

The one tradition that I do try to keep is setting up my Christmas tree. We had a real one last year but… Let’s just say that we’re going with a fake one this time. I always try to have as many gifts as possible beneath it. Not only family, but also friends. I guess Christmas is my way of saying thank you to everybody, instead of having Thanksgiving?

Something I also like doing during that period is go to Christmas markets. When I was younger we always went to Germany for those. I think we might do that this year as well, although we don’t have a city in mind yet. Maybe Frankfurt? We’re also planning on going to the markets in our own capital, Brussels! So weird that I haven’t been to those yet while it isn’t even that far…

Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are some of your traditions?
Are you going to join this read-a-thon?!



24 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Readathon 2017

  1. Really excited to have you joining the readathon! And so jealous that you get to live in Belgium. I’m from Milan, but I’ve been living/working abroad for over 13 years now. I’m going home for the holidays to visit my family though for two weeks. I’ll definitely be hitting some cute European Christmas markets as well 🙂 Stay warm and happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you! Although I didn’t really join social media during the read-a-thon, I did have fun reading a bit more. Even with life getting in the way all the time, haha.
      I went to Milan in September! Just for two days but it was wonderful. Best pasta ever! 😀

      Thank you! You too!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m participating in the readathon, too. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (the final book of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy) is on my TBR. I hope you enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Welcome to the readathon, Kathy! I couldn’t be more excited to see you joining in. That’s quite an ambitious TBR– I am a mood reader myself so I can relate to picking the entire bookshelf as your TBR. O_o

    I *love* Christmas markets! I don’t celebrate Christmas, but there is something so warm and inviting about them. I can’t stay away. That’s a lovely tradition to have.

    I totally celebrate Thanksgiving– it’s my favorite holiday of the year. It’s the one time my whole family gets together from all over the United States. We eat too much, drink too much, and laugh endlessly. I adore it.

    Good luck with the Thanksgiving Readathon! I can’t wait to see what you read.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!
      Indeed! I figured I’d just throw all the books on there that I need to read first, but knowing myself.. I’ll end up picking books I didn’t mention or that I really don’t have to read first – like the Throne of Glass-series, haha.

      Same here! Last year we said we were going to skip them for once because we’d just moved and needed to get our place in order, but we still ended up going multiple times to different ones. I’m already looking forward to them so much.

      That kind of family time does sound like the best of family time! I hope it’s as lovely and fun as can be!

      Thank you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    2. I have only read the short story collection and the first book from Throne of Glass — honestly, it didn’t really hook me. What do you enjoy about this series? Perhaps I’ve missed something important!

      And if you end up picking up books which aren’t on the TBR at all, well, who cares?! At least you are reading. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

    3. I honestly like pretty much everything? Maas’ writing drew me in from the start, haha. I like fantasy and she creates such unique worlds that I apparently keep falling in love with.
      Can’t be everyone’s cup of tea though. 🙂


      Liked by 1 person

    4. Hahaha. I think that’s totally fair! This is the fun of book blogging and book clubs– debating the merits of each book we read. If everyone loved all the same stuff these discussions would never happen and the world would be boring for sure!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanksgiving is my mom’s favorite holiday, so all our lives my brother and I were told that when we moved out and started families of our own, we were required to spend Thanksgiving with her. Any other holiday can be celebrated late or not at all. To my mom Thanksgiving means spending time to family. She has said we can go out to eat or go to the movies or whatever, but we have to do it together. This year we are actually having a big family get-together. Both of her sisters are coming over, and they are bringing their kids and their grandkids, so it’ll be a full house. But I’m excited about it. I’ll get to introduce my boyfriend to the rest of my family. And this year I am on dessert duty again. I already made two pumpkin pies and tomorrow before work I get to make two pecan pies. I already know I’m going to eat way too much food this year. Because after Thanksgiving dinner with my mom and her family, my boyfriend and I have to leave to go to his dad and stepmom’s for another Thanksgiving dinner. But it’ll be nice to have a whole day revolving around family time.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That sounds lovely! I don’t have any contact with the biggest part of my family, so hearing that others do an effort like your family does is really heart-warming.
      I’m not a fan of pumpkin, although I haven’t tried any pumpkin pie yet. Maybe I should do that.. I’d totally be up for some pecan pie though!
      I hope you enjoy all the family-time you’re getting! And too much food is just part of it, we all know that, haha. Can’t wait for the Christmas holidays to stuff my face as well.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Normally our Thanksgiving meals are quite small, but my aunts convinced my mom to have a big family meal this year. My mom and dad’s divorce was finalized in October, and most of this year has been about my mom finding herself again. She hadn’t realized how much of herself she lost by catering to my dad all the time. So we might not even have enough room in the house for everyone. It’ll be interesting though.

      Liked by 1 person

    3. Totally understandable. Hope she’s in a better place now! My mom is still kind of finding herself and it’s been seven years.
      I do hope that having the whole family together helped her in a way as well!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.