Happy Thanksgiving!  And for the many readers not celebrating Thanksgiving, I’m wishing you happy holidays.

Photo-8 1st and Walker Starbucks^ A reader sent in this great photo of a sunrise behind a Starbucks.  This is actually a photo of the First and Walker Starbucks, which is nearby the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.  The reader said that she is a former SSC partner, and happened to catch this beautiful sunrise on her way into work.

IMG_6747 Starbucks Bulgaria - Holiday - TeodoraIMG_6731 Starbucks Bulgaria Winter2013 - Orange Mocha Chalkboard art - Reader submitted Teodora^ From Starbucks in Bulgaria, a couple of photos of a holiday chalkboard.  The Orange Mocha is a holiday seasonal drink this year in a number of European countries.

Reader submitted pic^ This is precious! A cute little girl at Starbucks, who is pretty much making a bit of a mess at their table.

Pic from Elle H^ I thought this was just a great holiday picture submitted by a partner! Very festive!

1912 Pike Place - 25 Nov 2013^ This is my own photo.  I dropped by 1912 Pike Place Starbucks the morning of the 25th, and snapped this picture.  It’s impossible to take a bad picture of this store!

This will be the last blog update for about one week.  Hope everyone has happy holidays.  I’ll be out of town for a few days.  I have about a five hour flight ahead of me, and I’d like to download something new on my Kindle.  Feel free to leave a book suggestion in the comments – something that could be read in five hours or less, and is a light and fun book.

This is an open thread.  Feel free to write anything Starbucks-related in the comments (or your Kindle book suggestion).