Friday, November 28, 2014

Thankfully Reading Weekend!

Happy Friday and I hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving had a wonderful day yesterday. I don't think my day could have been much better. I started out with a few hours of audiobook--listening to Craig Johnson's WAIT FOR SIGNS--and working on a Christmas present. Then my puppies and I went to my parents' house for a lovely dinner with them and the puppies got to play with their dog. And we wrapped up the day with several hours of reading THINGS HALF IN SHADOW on the sofa--I always have plenty of cuddling company when I read on the sofa.

As most of you know, because I mentioned this in an earlier post, I'm participating in Jenn's Bookshelves annual Thankfully Reading Weekend. I'll be hosting a challenge tomorrow, but today I'm responding to Jenn's challenge: What Book Are You Most Thankful For This Year? 

This is actually a rather easy question for me to answer and I really don't have to go back and look at my list of 2014 reads. A MAN CALLED OVE has been my stand out book this year. I've recommended it to more people than any other book and it will be my favorite for the year. It is so beautifully written with the most spectacular characters. I laughed and cried, got angry and rejoiced. For me, it was simply everything a book should be. I still think about it regularly even though I read it months ago--now that's a book that stays with you. This is one I'll keep in my collection for a long, long time as I'll definitely re-read it and luxuriate in its wonderfulness over and over.

I'm thankful for the experience of reading this book AND I have to say I'm thankful to everyone who wrote me to tell me they read it after reading my review. It makes me so happy to pass along the joy of a book like this. It's why I write this blog.

I'll be back a little later today to share with you the first of a series I'm doing this holiday season. I wanted to share some books and extras that may make nice gifts this year for people on your holiday lists. Next week I'll be back with some all new Five on Fridays and the gift idea post will be on Thursday, but today kicks off the official gift ideas post. Check back! In the mean time, pop over to Jenn's Bookshelves and check out the challenge for yourself. She has a very nice prize you can win if you participate, and you don't need a blog to join in!

Happy Reading! 


debnance November 30, 2014 at 8:06 AM  

I must add this one to my wish list! Thank you!

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