Thoughtful Thursday: Thanksgiving Day

First off, congratulations to Camille who won a book from our stacks in last week’s post. Please contact us with the book of your choice and we’ll pop it in the mail to you.

Second, in the USA where I live, it’s Thanksgiving today, and I’m cooking the dinner for family and friends (and family who are friends, the best kind) and so I’m just going to say, “Why are you on the internet? Go watch football with your weird uncle, try to avoid discussing politics with your brother-in-law, and overdose on pie!”

Have a happy Thanksgiving, to all of you both here and abroad. The fact that you have time and resources to post about books you read for fun means you have a lot for which to be thankful.

We’ll be back next week with a more substantive column.


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RUTH ARNELL (on FanLit’s staff January 2009 — August 2013) earned a Ph.D. in political science and is a college professor in Idaho. From a young age she has maxed out her library card the way some people do credit cards. Ruth started reading fantasy with A Wrinkle in Time and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe — books that still occupy an honored spot on her bookshelf today. Ruth and her husband have a young son, but their house is actually presided over by a flame-point Siamese who answers, sometimes, to the name of Griffon.

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7 comments

  1. Camille /

    Oh wow! Thank you!

  2. So, Ruth, given what you’ve told us about you and your brother stealing books from each other, and the fact that I *know* your sister is a big reader too from her guest reviewing here…how much reading went on at the Thanksgiving feast? ;)

  3. It was my husband’s side of the family. My side of the family, we’re somewhere in the mid twenties now, what with all the grandkids running around these days, are getting together next month. No book will be safe.

  4. I’m now picturing people holed up in every imaginable bathroom, closet, and pantry gleefully devouring each other’s books while the turkey gets cold.

  5. We didn’t get much reading done at our end. Youngest brother was here with the four little ones so most of the reading was toddler board books… Sandra Boynton and Good Dog Carl books were the favorites. Although we did manage to go through the Animal Babies encyclopedia quite a few times as well.

    We’re supposed to do family photos at the get together next month. I think everyone should bring a book for one of the group shots.

  6. I love Good Dog Carl. :D (I’m biased. I have a rottie.)

    The group shot with books sounds like a great idea!

  7. When I visit my parents, I always take a stack of books and audiobooks for my dad — those I’m finished with that I think he’ll like. So, each time, I bring a stack and he gives me back those he’s done with. I love to share my books with him, but I’m always happy to see my old books coming home again!

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