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 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. 

Eat Pray Love & O

This summer while I was in Singapore, I picked up Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and started reading it along with a million other people on this planet.  Well, if you have read it you know what all the hype is about but if you have not read it then check out  Oprah‘s web site because last Friday(it aired today, October 8th in Oki and will repeat tonight at 11pm on AFN Prime) Oprah had author Liz Gilbert on her show to discuss her experiences which she put down on paper and shared with us through her book. 

One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

My “real life” book club, Lit & the Island, will be reading this book in December.  It’s an easy read and the first section that takes place in Italy totally made me want to go to Italy and drink wine and eat, eat, eat till my clothes didn’t fit anymore too.