Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (11)

Book Blogger Hop

In the spirit of the Twitter Friday Follow, the Book Blogger Hop is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word! This weekly BOOK PARTY is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs to read!

"Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!"

I'm thankful that I'm Canadian (and only partly because our Thanksgiving comes earlier in the year and helps to break up the autumn with a bit of a celebration).  Canadian Thanksgiving is pretty much the same as American Thanksgiving, except that we did it first (in 1578!) and we don't go shopping at midnight after stuffing ourselves silly with turkey and potatoes.  We do stuff ourselves silly with turkey and potatoes, though; some things transcend national boundaries.

This year I'm thankful for having enough food to eat and having enough (more than enough!) books to read.  I'm thankful for my family and for having a roof over my head (especially since the weather has turned cold and it's now snowing).


  1. LOL, yay for being Canadian! I think I also prefer it in October because then it isn't during the Christmas rush time :)

  2. Thanks for the laugh here: "except that we did it first (in 1578!) and we don't go shopping at midnight after stuffing ourselves silly with turkey and potatoes."

    I am NOT one of those Black Friday shoppers; I just can't see elbowing and running to get to that flat screen for $100. I don't like shopping with crowds, and I generally have much of my shopping done earlier and at a less frenetic pace!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  3. In the spirit of thansgiving and the Book Blogger Hop...

    Blessings & a bit o' sunshine!

  4. Stopping by via the Hop! Hope you have a great weekend!!!

    Girls with Books
    Teen Bookshelf

  5. Ew I hate shopping after stuffing myself silly. It's too cold at 5AM to stake out at Macy's or Best Buy or wherever. :(

    BUT I dooooo stuff myself silly, almost until I puke. :D

    Have a great weekend! <3
    Kristina @ Frazzled Book Nommer.

  6. I love doing Black Friday shopping or even catching a movie the day after Thanksgiving. When I'm off work-- that is!

  7. Your newest follower! Your blog is so adorable :)

    I've only been Black Friday shopping once, and it was fun.

  8. Hi! I'm a new follower, hopping in for the blog hop.

    If you haven't gone shopping at midnight after stuffing yourself silly, you haven't lived! Just kidding. We avoid the stores from now until after the 1st of the year. They are nuts this time of year! I'd rather stay home and read anyway.

    If you have time, stop in and say hi to Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)

  9. Just hopping by to say I have given you an award over at

  10. Thanksgiving is my holiday. My oldest son's birthday is right at this time so it was understood that this would be my holiday to cook and have everyone over. We usually have the traditional Thanksgiving meal. I cook the dressing that my Mom taught me how to make. I love this time of year. I'm off from work almost the whole week. Love it!!

    Also writing as:
    Jadette Paige

  11. Haha, Canadian thanksgiving came first? Didn't know that..Thanks for the laughs :)

    Meanwhile, we're nearly done with all our festivals for the year, here in India - there are loads of them!
    - Dee, hopping from e-Volving Books

  12. You're always so nice to stop by my blog! I'm a new follower. I thought I was before, but sometimes GFC acts goofy. Anyways, I'm very interested in seeing what you think of The Other Side of the Island. You have some interesting books on your TBR list. Have a great week!!