The Crazy Schedule That Is The Holiday Season

Hey everyone!  I hope you are having fun getting ready for Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Holiday Season.  Some of you may already know that the hubby and I will be going home to the D.C. area for Christmas/New Years this year.  The pilgrimage will begin mid-December and the flight alone (from Okinawa to D.C.) is an exhausting event in it’s own right. 

Due to the craziness that will be the Holiday season this year, I am not going to be doing a book vote for December, but instead will post the voting poll for the January book on Friday, December 28th. 

I hope this doesn’t cause much disappointment for you out there and I hope that you understand.  I will be taking advantage of this time to read some things that I have had on my TBR (To Be Read) shelf for a while now so I am looking forward to that. 

I’m not usually a big follower of the “Oprah Book Club” but the book she just announced last week looks pretty cool.  “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett is a story set in the Middle Ages about the building of a cathedral in an English Village and the tries and tribulations of the villagers and how this project effect their lives.  I had placed one of Ken Follett’s novels on my Borders.com wish list a couple of years ago (and it’s still there… so many books, so little time) called “Whiteout“, a thriller using bio-terrorism during that takes place during the Holidays in northern Scotland.

What book(s) would you read if you took a month off from your regular book club reading?  Would you delve into a new genre or go back to something that caught your eye a while ago?  Would you even buy a new book or go back to your TBR shelf and get some things read and under your belt so you can make room for new books to go on your TBR shelf? 

Well I wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving this year and I hope you take a moment to breathe while preparing for the holiday.  If you are going to have time to rent a movie, I must recommend my favorite Thanksgiving movie, “Home For The Holidays” with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey, Jr.  It just reminds us that no family is perfect but it’s all you’ve got in this life. 

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2 thoughts on “The Crazy Schedule That Is The Holiday Season

  1. bkclubcare says:

    I just reserved HomeForHolidays into my Netflix Queue – thanks for the rec! as to your questions, I’m letting my selections be influenced by my blogging friends! I like to bounce genres but right now, I yearn for the fun discussions so whatever you and Lisa (BooksOnBrain) are reading, I want to read. Call me a copy cat. 🙂

  2. Planet Books says:

    Cool! I hope you like the movie. It really isn’t appropriate for young kids but it is very very funny and I love the characters. I also really like the opening credits song which is a cover of a Santana song done by Rusted Root.
    I did order “The Pillars of the Earth” and am hoping to receive it this weekend or at least by Monday. Relying on Military mail services can be a waiting game.
    I was thinking of asking people to try writing their own restaurant review and posting it in the comments section. What do you think about that idea? Too much like homework or a fun thing?
    XOXO-K

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