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Thanksgiving Readathon – Wrap Up

I heard about this new #ThanksgivingReadathon from Jackie at Death by Tsundoku. I love her blog and reviews so I wanted to be part of this project. If you’re interested in participating please see her post about it here!

I didn’t do a whole Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’m still new to this holiday celebration thing, and Christmas can be overwhelming, so I try to use the end of November to get started with preparations. However, I did want to be part of this readathon.

I know I said no pressure … but I am still a little disappointed that I only finished one book over the long holiday weekend. But I had some good reasons!  So let me break it down for you…

Book of the Challenge

Queens Poisoner

The Queen’s Poisoner by Jeff Wheeler

 

If I had to only get through one book this long weekend. I’m very glad it ended up being this one. This story is going places! It is epic fantasy, full of magic, political intrigue and a pleasure to read. It starts out with a common fantasy trope, a child adrift in the world. A child with some magical ability and questionable parentage(?). Will he survive? Will he find people to care for him? Will we ever understand what makes him so special? You won’t find all the answers in this book, it is just the first in what I hear is a long series, but I think it shows a great deal of promise. There is a lot going on under the surface of this book, and I think progressing through the series and future re-reads will unearth treasures. I’m already on to the second book and am very happy with where things are going.

That was my lone book completed this weekend .. I had a lot to do!

Baking

I like making Christmas cookies. I like freezing Christmas cookies. I like looking at my huge pile of Christmas cookies and feeling a sense of jolly accomplishment. I made two this weekend.

raspberry

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints

So delicious let me tell you! I followed a very simple recipe (I found it on Pinterest). If you’re interested in the recipe please visit this site: Girlsdish.blogspot.com

choc crinkle cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

One of my family favorites. These are so delicious, almost like tiny brownies! Very easy to make as well.  If you’d like the recipe, find it here: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Christmas Tree

tree 2017

Originally, I was going to get the tree next week, but I just couldn’t resist. It’s a Douglas Fir, and I wish it had a stronger smell but it is very pretty anyway. We decorated it yesterday afternoon.  Here is a terrible picture I took. (I need to learn how to take pics better) It looks much better in person.

Movie Watching

I also spent a lot of time watching the Extended Edition of Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. Sorry, not sorry. (ha!) My girl hadn’t seen it yet, so I was excited to share it with her.

So as you can see. I had a lot going on, but it was a great weekend. Excited to see all the posts from other bloggers doing the #ThanksgivingReadathon. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

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