THANKFUL for Books and Literacy: Rounding up our Juiciest Reading Recommendations for that Post-Turkey Food Coma

2016-12-17T12:15:13-08:00By |

Winter is upon us, and things are looking pretty bleak outside the window. Here in the northwest corner of the U.S., it's like we invented our own Instagram filter called NorthWest Gothic. The skies are gray and low, winds bluster up out of nowhere, and blackberry bushes reach their skeletal arms closer and closer to the back porch. A dark, moody and claustrophobic theme settles over the landscape. And yet there are so many things to be thankful for. Being together with family and friends. Having a good meal and a relaxing evening (or not if you're participating in NaNoWriMo and you're behind in your word count). Being...indoors. At Chanticleer we are most thankful for books and literacy. Somehow, it means a little more to have gratitude for things that not everybody in the world--or even in our local communities-- have access to. We encourage everybody to learn more at the World Literacy Foundation, and also to donate or volunteer time to a literacy program in your local community. Give the gift of reading! And for those of you who want to literally give a book as a gift this holiday season--or just curl up next to the fire to read a book, as you pop a button on your pants to make more room for the completely ill-advised quantity of turkey and mashed potatoes you just consumed--here is a handpicked cornucopia of recent favorites in our collection of reviews. 1 out of 5 people in [...]