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Friday, November 25, 2011

Best Time to Read

You know the feeling, right? It's Thanksgiving Day and the table is loaded with all the classic favorites as well as some new dishes you just have to try.

By the end of the day you're too full to do anything but nap, watch movies, wake up and go for a walk, nap some more, and then go to bed and read a book. After helping with the clean up, of course.

If you're anything like me and I hope you're not or I feel bad for you, you will be too stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner and the day- after leftovers to do much besides curl up and read.

Mason Canyon's book review blog, Thoughts in Progress, is a must-stop. She always has great ideas of good books, and sometimes freebies for lucky winners.

I'm visiting Mason's blog today to talk about House of Diamonds,  with two free print copies to give away. So come on by, if you're not too full.

19 comments:

  1. Yes, Karen. Your description is accurate. You seem to be describing my day. All those fascinating books are waiting for me today! And we had a lovely walk yesterday! I will check that blog, thanks.

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  2. Actually we played games last night night. Don't feel too bad for me.

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  3. I've actually run out of things to read, so I've been spending my time browsing through Amazon.com for a new book. I figure it'll be an early Christmas present to myself.

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  4. I ate too much (but I did workout first!), visited family, watched a movie, and read a book. Today I will probably rinse and repeat -- and maybe squeeze in some writing. :)

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  5. And I have a brand new Kindle Fire to read by :)

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  6. When a dear friend read my to-cook list the day before Thanksgiving, his advice was to not overeat. My reply was that eating sensibly is for all OTHER days of the year. Thanksgiving is about feeling the bounty and filling on it.
    True to myself, I sure did. So I am in the same boat as you, Karen. But I feel I did my best on the cooking and the eating side.

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  7. I got in a lot of reading yesterday--it was nice to just sit down with a book. :)

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  8. I've been over and added the blog to my reading list. I'm looking forward to reading your books Karen.

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  9. Love the giraffe. Nice blog.

    NEW FOLLOWER

    Elizabeth

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  10. There's never a bad time to read is there - well except maybe if you're driving.

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  11. We don't do thanks giving here in the UK but I think it's always time for a good book :) so thank you for sharing

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  12. I love Mason's blog! Headed over.

    Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Karen.

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  13. I laid around stuffed and watched movies. Catching up on my reading today.

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  14. I did lots of reading and writing over the holiday weekend. Back to work tomorrow. Sigh...

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  15. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  16. I read first thing in the morning (breakfast in bed with a book, ah retirement, I figure I deserve it) and then I read before I go to sleep at night. Thanks for visiting my blog -- I hope you did go for that walk.

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  17. I'm STILL full!

    Mason has a great blog -- I always find intriguing books for my To Be Read list.

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  18. Vicki, LOL, so am I! I blame the 5 lbs I gained. My body is on sabbatical, saying please don't feed me.

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