Late to the #ThanksgivingReadathon (Better Late Than Never)

Happy Thanksgiving for those of you celebrating today! I just decided to join in on Jackie’s Thanksgiving Readathon. Why not? I’ll be reading anyway this weekend, right?


Here’s my TBR. I’d like to finish two of these and start two (actually I’ve already started two, LOL:)

Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon

The Twenty-Ninth Year by Hala Alyan (poems)

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal

Are you participating? If not, what books do you hope to read/start over the weekend?

Random question: what’s your favorite Thanksgiving/Holiday family gathering food? Mine is a tie between the sweet potatoes, creamed Parmesan spinach, and the cranberry sauce (yeah, I know, I’m weird.)

I’ll be back tomorrow with another post, about my latest read for the Classics Club.


31 thoughts on “Late to the #ThanksgivingReadathon (Better Late Than Never)

  1. Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and whatever reading you get done! The sides are always the best part of the meal, aren’t they? We’ll have our holiday meal tomorrow evening and plan on cooking mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing, with cranberry sauce; we’re mostly vegetarian these days, so will probably have a mushroom and chestnut pie for the main dish. Followed by pumpkin pie, of course. There was a brief crisis moment when we couldn’t find any canned pumpkin in the usual supermarket that carries it over here, but luckily I have an American friend from book club who had an extra can in the cupboard.

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  2. Roast potatoes! Don’t know if that’s part of the Thanksgiving tradition but it’s an essential part of the British Christmas dinner – must be roasted in goose-fat, of course… Happy Thanksgiving, Laila – have a great day! 😀

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  3. I love that little turkey and your stack of books! I hope you have fun with the Readathon!

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is cornbread dressing. I use my mom’s recipe and I finally got it right this year!

    I hope Thanksgiving was wonderful for you!

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  4. Yes! I have Linda Bacon’s book Health at Every Size. She is amazing, her work is amazing, and the movement she started has made waves. I can’t wait to read what you think about it! Also, I noticed that in the photo on the top of your site you have Life Among the Savages in your stack. Have you read that one yet?

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    1. I read Health at Every Size and I liked it. It’s a lot of info I’d read before elsewhere as I’ve immersed myself in the HAES anti-diet world. But it was sure pioneering in it’s time (not that long ago really but things are changing fast, it seems, in this realm. – so many more voices and writers addressing this.)

      I’ve NOT yet read Life Among the Savages, but I do look forward to it sometime!


      1. I’m glad to hear that you’ve read HAES information. Even if you feel like the book wasn’t informative because it’s stuff you’ve encountered elsewhere, that suggests that HAES has become ubiquitous, which is AMAZING. You might also enjoy Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole.

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      2. Read it – good rec! 🙂
        Mostly my HAES stuff lately has come from Instagram. I follow some amazing people (dieticians, writers, activists) who are HAES friendly and the steady diet of that content has been working wonders for my thought processes!


  5. Laila! I am super excited you read along with me! I had a ton of fun, even if I was a bit radio silent. XD Family can be intense.

    Also: YOU WON! I don’t know how to get a hold of you privately, but email jackieb at deathbytsundoku dot com and I can get you hooked up with your prize. YAY YAY YAY!!

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