Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-Thanksgiving edition

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today's theme is ten book characters I'd love to catch up on. I am not feeling it so will be going a different direction. Can you all believe that it is Thanksgiving week and Christmas is around the corner? I can't. This season seems to be moving so fast. I decided today that I will be part bookish/part get to know me for this prompt. To find out what our other bookish friends are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl

Top Ten Things I hope to do/read over Thanksgiving weekend:

 
 

We are planning to put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving, it's our tradition. When our kids were younger we always had them put the ornaments on the tree while we cooked the meal 😀 When do you put yours up?
 
My daughter comes home for the break tonight and we plan to hang out, play games, and watch movies. We will have her for 4 glorious days before she heads back to college to finish up her semester and do her final exams.

I am hosting Thanksgiving dinner, my husband's family will be here. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what are your plans?

Eat Turkey 😁 Are you a ham or turkey person?

Relax
 
Read
 
Always read, LOL!!!

What did you do for this week? Have you read any of these books? To see what other topics our bookish friends are doing this week click on the image below. 


27 comments:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm definitely a turkey person, and hope to do a lot of eating and reading this weekend. :D

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    1. Lark, my son does not like Turkey so we always have both, LOL. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  2. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. That's a great tradition putting up the tree when you are all gathered. We have become more lax since all the kids are grown, but we do let Thanksgiving have it's day before Christmas comes out

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    1. When my kids were young we lived overseas and didn't have family near, so we started that tradition then to give them something fun to do while we cooked the meal. My kids are growing up, not sure how many more years it will be all of us, so cherishing the moments!

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  3. Danielle Grandinetti is on TTT sometimes. She's got a great blog, so I'm sure her novel will be fantastic. I'll have to read it at some point.

    My husband's aunt always cooks Thanksgiving dinner for us since she's very particular about how everything is done. That's just fine with me! My yearly assignment is to do a Costco run for pies and sundries. I survived the experience this year, so I'm ready for the holiday. I'm not a big turkey fan, but that's what we always have. I'd rather have ham, but I can make that any time, so...

    Happy TTT and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Susan, I have had Danielle's book on my list for a while and am looking forward to reading it. Glad you survived Costco and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  4. Have a great Thanksgiving, and I hope you enjoy all the books you're planning to read. I'm definitely a Turkey person.

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    1. Thanks Leah, happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. I like to put the tree up Dec 1, but last year it went up the day after Thanksgiving, so who knows!?

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    1. Kami, I understand, we have to do it when we have time! I like it to be up about 5-6 weeks and then I am done and need things back in order. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I grew up in a turkey for Thanksgiving and ham for Christmas household. As for decorating, this weekend after the holiday.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
    https://readbakecreate.com/10-books-that-should-have-sequels/

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    1. Hey Pam, sounds like a good way to go! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving! We usually put the tree up sometimes after Thanksgiving, maybe a week after but we've been known to do it thanksgiving weekend too! And we're having turkey this year. :)

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    1. Greg, enjoy your turkey and your Thanksgiving!

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  8. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving - us Brits may feel a little conflicted about both Thanksgiving and Independence Day really!
    For me, at Christmas at least, we go for beef - we eat so much poultry during the year that a turkey always seems a little familiar!
    This is my TTT this week: books with particularly open and inviting endings which invite you to wonder where they are now.

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    1. We tend to only have Turkey around the holidays, so it's more of a treat. My husband's family always had take out or pizza growing up, they were not very traditional, but I love the traditions and having something to pass on to my kids.

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  9. Oh, wow. Putting up the tree on Thanksgiving is way to early for us. The German tradition is Christmas Eve, we usually try to have it up a day or two earlier.

    As Thanksgiving as such isn't a German tradition, either (we celebrate it in October in church), most people don't have any. But since we lived among Americans for ages, we've been hosting a dinner and invited our German friends for about fifteen years now. Since we moved to be closer to my family, it's more family than friends but we still have around twenty guests. And it's definitely turkey for us. It's hard enough to find a large enough turkey (15 pounds is about the largest), but you don't get the kind of ham you have in the States. We usually add pulled pork. That's our tradition. LOL

    I really enjoyed this post. Thanks, Cindy.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT which is a top twenty this week.

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    1. Hi Marianne, I LOVE the Christmas lights on the tree and for so much work I like to have it up 5-6 weeks and then I am done. We lived in foreign countries when our kiddos were little (Kenya, Singapore, and Athens, Greece) so the holidays were so different then, that we wanted to make a tradition for them. We visited Germany when our friends lived there and visited the Pig Museum in Stuttgart, the Christmas market, and Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory...I do know how hard it is to get a big turkey! It is much easier to get everything here in the US. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your holidays!

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    2. Thanks, Cindy. I know your feeling. We just leave the tree on for longer into January. When I was little it was up to Candlemas, 2 February, so the time is about the same. LOL

      I always love meeting other people who lived abroad like us (well, we didn't live in such exotic places, only other European countries). So, happy expat greetings from me to you.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. 🦃

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving! It sounds like you are going to have a perfect day!

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    1. Thanks Deb, Happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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  11. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Cindy, your plans sound wonderful. I went to Vegas and visited with my sister and brother in law. Happy Reading!

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    1. Wendy, I have never been to the west coast. We are planning to go to Wisconsin in June and that will be the furthest west that I have been! I hope you enjoyed your visit with your sister :) We did have a great Thanksgiving-you can read it here if interested: https://encounterswiththedavisfamily.blogspot.com/2021/11/its-traditionand-im-traditional.html

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  12. Oh, such a lovely tradition to decorate the tree on Thanksgiving! I typically decorate the weekend after, but we have a new kitten and he's making things difficult. Ha! I hope you enjoyed your holiday and time with the family! <3

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    1. Debra, it was a wonderful weekend! I can only imagine how difficult a kitten would make decorating a tree. I can also see the fun you will have keeping him out of the tree, LOL!

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  13. Always make a turkey in our family. :) Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving and these reads! Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week, Cindy.

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    1. We did have a wonderful Thanksgiving, I hope you did as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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