What are you reading the week of November 3- 10?

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What are you reading the week of November 3- 10?
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Thu, 11-07-2013 - 1:01pm

What are you reading/ have you read the week of November 3- 10?

Do you decorate for Thanksgiving?

Julia

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I finished Devilish by Maureen Johnson last week and it's not special. I don't recommend it.

This week I finished and loved and recommend The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. Just when you think nothing new can be added to the vampire/ teen trope, somebody does.

Currently reading Palace of Spies/ A Most Dangerous Deception by Sarah Zettel. It's an ARC. It was known by title #1, but now is going by title #2... It's historical fiction about a girl who is a lady in waiting in the Court of Geroge I and is a spy, but she doesn't know for whom.  

Yes, I do decorate some for Thanksgiving. But it's also the second night of Hanukkah. (Yes, I still plan to make a menurkey. Menorah + turkey.) The first night of Hanukah (Thanksgiving Eve) is my birthday, so it's a confluence of events. The third night of Hanukah we're having a party...

Julia

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I'm reading Waiting for Joe by Sandra Birdsell.  She's an award-winning local author and I like her writing style, but I'm often distracted by her use/disguise of a local setting for part of the novel. She refers to  some  local streets, stores, malls, etc., by their real names, but uses imaginary names for other clearly identifiable locations. I wonder why she does that.  I could more easily accept using fictional names for all locations, but why use the real name of  a major street and a fictional name for a prominent intersecting street? Why use real names of certain stores and phony names for others? I think I'd have an easier time reading this if the sections set in Regina were set in another city.

We already had Thanksgiving  on Oct. 14, and didn't decorate. Canadian Thanksgiving  - the second Monday   in October - never coincides with Chanukah, but sometimes does occur  on Yom Kippur.  American Thanksgiving won't fall on the first day of Chanukah again for  75000 years!  Maybe you could  celebrate Thanksgivukkah with deep-fried turkey for a food cooked in or with oil, or sweet potato latkes. Have fun, Happy Chanukah, Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday!

Roberta

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Yom Kippur and Thanksgiving on the same day sounds *awful!!!* (On Yom Kippur most adults fast for 24 hours.) When that happens do you celebrate Thanksgiving later or earlier? I think in 80 or hundred years US Thanksgiving & Hanukkah will intersect again, just not the earliest nights like this year... Since I last wrote here I read the beautiful, lyrical, funny short novel for adults written in rhymed couplets _Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish_ by David Rakoff. Julia
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Thu, 11-14-2013 - 9:52am
Hi Julia, Although Canadian Thanksgiving is always the second Monday of October, people have their big dinner or picnic or other special meal on either the Sunday or the Monday of that weekend. The Rakoff novel you mentioned sounds great. I'll look for it. Roberta