Thankfully Reading Weekend: Leftover Challenge

This has been a weekend of pure deliciousness, but at this point we’re all learning that sometimes you can have enough of a good thing. I mean, who could POSSIBLY consume all of that? It just isn’t humanly possible!

Oh, did you think I was talking turkey? I meant all the books you’ve all been reading for Thankfully Reading Weekend! Let’s face it, when it comes to how many books we think we can read, most of us usually have eyes bigger than our, well, eyes. As the weekend is drawing to a close, it is time to come to terms with the fact that some of the books we so anxiously wanted to be will basically be leftovers.

What are your leftovers today? And, forgive me for stretching this metaphor farther than it should probably go, how will you find ways to consume them in the coming week? Or will they be put in the metaphorical freezer, for you to come back to perhaps months from now, a little frost-bitten but still basically good?

Okay, seriously, I’m stopping now, but you get the drift!

Leave your answer in the comments below, either in the body of the comment, or as a link to a post on your blog. One person who responds today will win a random book grab bag from my shelves.

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19 comments to Thankfully Reading Weekend: Leftover Challenge

  • I have two leftovers to finish…Sworn to Silence and Starting from Scratch. I’m much further along in Starting from Scratch than Silence but when I opened Scratch last night to see if I even remembered what I had read so far, I felt like I was going to have to go back and read it again :( I don’t know though…I’ve gained a sense of accomplishment from finishing 3 leftovers so far this weekend so I’m going to try and finish these last two this week.

  • Today my leftovers are GOOD AS LILY by Derek Kirk Kim and Jesse Hamm and THE DROPS OF GOD by Tadashi Agi and Shu Okimoto. I’m a good way in to GOOD AS LILY and expect to finish it today. I was purposefully reading everything else before DROPS OF GOD. It’s a thicker manga with small print, so I was saving it till the end. I’ll read it at the library next week where it’s a little quieter. There’re too many people moving around here at the house.

    What are your leftovers?

  • Mine is The Illumination by Kevin Brockmeir. It will probably end up going into the metaphorical freezer because while I got a good portion of Cutting for Stone done, I decided to start Storm Front last night, and I’m really liking both books and for see myself focusing on them for a while.

  • My leftovers are three books by Charlie Huston, one by Duane Swierczynski and a third called Mercury Rises by Robert Kroese. I’m already reading the Kroese book and will finish later in the week…probably not too much later. The others: I probably will finish within the next month.

  • I finished 5 books. I had a list of 11, of which I read 3. The 8 “leftovers” are:

    Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham, Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King, The Novel in the Viola by Natasha Solomons, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catherynn M. Valente, Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce, and The Vanishing of Katharina Linden.

    I’ll get to them eventually…. *sigh*

  • My leftover for this weekend is The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco – it’s one of those books that is really awesome, but really slow and hard to work through. I just have to keep with it!

  • I managed to read three books this weekend, which is better than I hoped after a slow start! I hope to finish A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd tomorrow. Otherwise, the rest of my leftovers are dumped onto my “I hope to finish before the end of year list,” which is, of course, too big to be possible!

  • As of Sunday evening at 9:28 p.m., I haven’t even finished my main meal (HIGH TIDE IN TUCSON by Barbara Kingsolver), delicious as it is. Hopefully I’ll still have the chance to do some late-night snacking and maybe even finish this one up. We’ll see! My other leftovers are STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson (which may be going into the freezer) and LOVE ON THE BIG SCREEN by William Torgerson. Like my friend nomadreader, all of these are probably going onto the “wanna get these done by the end of the year” pile.

    Thanks so much for hosting this weekend! It was so much fun.

  • mep

    If only I could have participated in the Thankfully Reading weekend … but factoring in ten hours of minivan time with three little ones and a host of holiday activities with Grammy, Papa, and cousins, there wasn’t much time to read. I do have a couple of leftovers that I’d like to finish. One is Practical Jean by Trevor Cole. I find the novel thought-provoking and funny, but started it weeks ago and still have a third to go. I’ve been reading The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer on my iphone for MONTHS. It’s my first Heyer, and I really like it, but just don’t find myself reading novels on my phone like I used to when I still had middle-of-the-night feedings to offer. Luckily, I always have my trusty ipod and audiobooks to keep me reading. Four more hours of The Marriage Plot to go — not sure I want it to end!

  • neer

    It was a very busy Sunday with hardly any time to read and so I have 20 pages left of The Weavers, the third book that I was reading this weekend. I plan to finish it today itself.

  • I have Saving Eden, Dark Mirror, Dark Passage, Shatter Me, and Sharks and Boys to finish yet. I definitely will be able to finish them within the next week or 2, I just slept a lot more over the weekend than I planned to so I got behind, ha!

  • Tif

    This post makes me smile! :)

    My leftovers are books that are due back to the library next weekend, so I will be consuming them this weekend or throwing them to others to feed off of. They are four graphic novels and not within my reach. I’m still lazy from eating all the literal turkey that I simply have no desire to get up and grab them to type in the titles! :)

  • My leftovers are limited to just one book: The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. I read 60 pages of it, and continued today (Monday morning) – it’s a really funny book so I will definitely finish this before I pick up another book.

  • I’m late to participate in this one, but I wanted to say that my leftover is the 4th section of IT for the read-a-long with Anna this week…ah well. I’ll get it done.

  • My leftovers are Exposure by Therese Fowler and The Winters in Bloom by Lisa Tucker. I hope to get to both of them possibly this week. The Reading Weekend has me on a reading roll and has motivated me to get some much needed reading done. Hopefully, the momentum will keep me going! Thanks for hosting!

  • I was thankful to have family visiting and a lovely party to go to Saturday night as well as a fun group over for Thanksgiving, but that all made this a cooking weekend more than a reading weekend.
    At the party, however, the hostess promised to lend me THE FUTURE OF US by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, which she loved. She said the girl is particularly well written, so I am looking forward to that!

  • I managed to read Plague by Michael Grant and When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. My leftover is Harald Hardrada: The Last Viking by Michael Burr. I’m reading it for Knox Publishing. It’s not a bad book, but it’s a slower read. That, and I worked all weekend and couldn’t read like I wanted to. Oh well,l it was fun anyway!

  • What book isn’t a leftover for me at this point?

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