Whether it’s the covers, or the tales of good tidings they put us in the holiday spirit. We wanted to share that with you. So grab your pile of holiday themed books and sign-up to join us November 7th to 11th for a holiday themed read-a-thon, filled with challenges, good cheer and maybe some Figgy pudding! The challenges will be festive and give you a chance to win some holiday cheer for yourself! Join for one day, just the weekend or the entire event. Read as many holiday related books from your YA, NA and Adult collections as you can. Participating in challenges, spreading the news, following hosts and reading will all earn you entries for the grand prize- a twenty dollar gift-card from B&N or Amazon to fill your stocking with!
I just happened to find this read-a-thon, and what better time to start getting into the Christmas spirit. So here’s my goals! I will update progress on this page as I go.
- Read 2 books or 800 pages
- Participate in the challenges
Books to Read:
I plan on finishing one book to honour Remembrance Day a bit since it’s on Monday. But I also am waiting for one of my Christmas-y reads from the library still.
- Finish: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (started reading on page 85, 253 total in ebook)
- Home in Time for Christmas by Heather Graham (183 pages)
- A Magical Christmas by Heather Graham
Read: 83 pages (85-168) of Code Name Verity
Comments: I was out most of the evening visiting my friend and I was also feeling pretty sick after reading on the bus, but I think I did well!
Read: 85 pages (168-253), Finished Code Name Verity
Comments: I finished my first book! Now onto a Christmas one, Home in Time for Christmas.
Read: 130 pages (1-130) of Home in Time for Christmas
Comments: I was so close to finishing the second book! It’s pretty good so far too, and my third book for this readathon came in from the library.
Read: 52 pages (131-183) Finished Home in Time for Christmas
Comments: So this day kind of sucked. I got those pages read in the morning, but I ended up getting food poisoning at lunch and being sick the rest of the day/night.
Still sick today, no reading done.
I ended up reading two of the books on my list, participated in one challenge, and read a total of 351 pages. I’m still sick but doing much better now!