Thanksgiving: The True Story

Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate thanksgiving with family friends and food.

How to participate: 

Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you're reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages and will be open for the entire week.

Thanks to Becky at Page Turners  and to Rose City Reader for hosting.

Here's Mine:

"When I decided to write this book, I was curious about other people's experiences with Thanksgiving. Si sent out a survey to teenagers and adults."
-- From Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman

My Thoughts...

I love this because it leaves you wanting more. Inquiring minds want to know what information was gathered. Sure we know that the Pilgrims and Indians celebrated the "first" Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 but are there competing claims?

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted at Freda's Voice.

Friday 56 Rules:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find any sentence that grabs you.
  • Post it.
  • Add your link at Freda's Voice 

 Here's Mine:

"Mr. President:

I see by the paper this morning where you want to change Thanksgiving Day to November 23 of which I heartily approve. Thanks."
From Thanksgiving by Penny Colman

My Thoughts... 

64 years passed before Congress established Thanksgiving as an official holiday. President FDR was asked to change Thanksgiving from the last Thursday, the traditional day, to the fourth Thursday. 

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to cook and eat and gather together with family and friends. I believe in giving thanks.

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Follow Friday is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison can Read.  Please click on one of their links for the rules.  This week’s question is.

Q. Letter to Santa:  Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

A.  The Best Women's Travel Writing 2011: True Stories from Around the World (Travelers' Tales)

Since publishing A Woman’s World in 1995, Travelers’ Tales has been the recognized leader in women’s travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women’s travel writing of the year. This title is the seventh in an annual series—The Best Women’s Travel Writing—that presents inspiring and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads are a woman’s perspective and compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t.

LadyD Books is linking up with,

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis
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