Posts Categorized: Read-a-Thons

HoHoHo Readathon Update

HoHoHo Readathon Update

November 16, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 2

This is my favorite blogging extra curricular activity of the year. I love Christmas and winter and this helps me get in the holiday spirit. And I’m so happy Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer hosts it each year. This year’s event ran from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm. During the event, we could participate in challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and join the Twitter party. You could participate for a day or cozy up by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participated the more entries earned for the Participant Giveaway. This is a fun and laid back activity so think about it for next… Read more »

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HoHoHo Readathon Winter Bingo Challenge

HoHoHo Readathon Winter Bingo Challenge

November 15, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 1

I’ve participated in this readathon and really enjoyed it. During the weeklong event I also completed a few challenges. This shows my completion of the HoHoHo Readathon Winter Bingo Challenge! This challenge was hosted by: I Heart Romance & YA. Check out the fun challenge: HoHoHoRAT Winter Bingo Challenge My HoHoHoRAT books read:       Christmas Tree in Cover — Classics of Childhood, Vol 3: A Christmas Collection narrated by Robbie Benson, John Waite, Jonathan Winters and others Red and Green Cover — Christmas on Ladybug Farm by Donna Ball Christmas Themed Audiobook — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie, narrated by Hugh Fraser Bingo! The word Christmas in the title —… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

October 27, 2017 2017, Read-a-Thons 6

This is my favorite blogging extra curricular activity of the year. I love Christmas and winter and this helps me get in the holiday spirit. And I’m so happy Kimberly hosts it each year. Thank you! It’s that time of year when the holiday and winter-themed books hit the bookshelves. It’s also time to sign up for the Fifth Annual HoHoHo Holiday/Winter Readathon! hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. Gather up your favorite cocoa, comfort foods, holiday music and books and join in the fun! This year’s event will run from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm. During the event, you can participate in challenges, win prizes, meet… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Update

November 12, 2016 2016, Read-a-Thons 2

This week I’m participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon (from Nov 9 – 15). It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. I finished my first book! The Magic of Christmas by Sarah Morgan I enjoyed The Magic of Christmas. It’s a Harlequin Medical Romance which is the Harlequin line I like the most. Sarah Morgan is also one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. I like the medical aspects of the book (in a London Emergency Department). I also really like the Christmas aspects of the book and the two young girls in the book–Dr. Christian Blake’s daughters. He’s a handsome doctor in the ED… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon Goals

November 8, 2016 2016, holidays, Read-a-Thons 2

I enjoy participating in the Ho-Ho-H0 Readathon every year. It’s hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is so much fun. Besides reading or listening to books there are challenges to participate in as well as a twitter party (on Nov 15). And we can twitter our progress at #HoHoHoRAT. Goals for Readathon Read three Christmas/winter themed books I hope I can take part in at least one challenge. I want to tweet my progress during the week and participate in the twitter party. I shared a favorite Christmas cookie recipe last year and hope to do the same this year. Note I had this goal post written before… Read more »

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Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh

Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh

December 11, 2015 2015, A-, book rating, Goodreads, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Christmas Gifts by Mary Balogh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance–Regency England Setting: Christmas in England Published by Class Ebook Editions Ltd., 2015 (reprints of three out-of-print novellas) E-book, purchased 168 pages Overall Grade: A- Synopsis: CHRISTMAS GIFTS brings together three previously published and long out-of-print novellas, each on the theme of Christmas gifts that will last forever because the gift, in essence, is love. In “The Best Christmas Ever” a boisterous house party is in progress and all the children when asked are eager to tell what they want for Christmas. But one man feels sad, for his young child has not spoken since her mother died and he does not… Read more »

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Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor

Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor

November 18, 2015 2015, book rating, C-, Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 2

Christmas Is Murder by C.S. Challinor Series: Rex Graves Mystery #1 Genre: Mystery Setting: English countryside at Christmas Published by Midnight Ink, 2008 E-book, purchased 203 pages Grade: C- Synopsis: Christmas is murder… when you’re stranded with a killer Not even a blizzard can keep Rex Graves away from Swanmere Manor, a secluded Victorian hotel in the English countryside owned by the eccentric Dahlia Smithings. But instead of Christmas cheer, the Scottish barrister finds a dead guest. Was it a stroke that killed old Mr. Lawdry? Or an almond tart laced with poison? When more guests die, all hopes for a jolly holiday are dashed. Snowbound and terrified, no one can… Read more »

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The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson

November 13, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, holidays, New Author Challenge, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, reviews 4

The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson Series: None Genre: Christmas Fiction (Inspirational) Setting: On the road between Chicago and Arizona Published by Revell Format: e-Arc (Release Date: Sep 1, 2015) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 176 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Miranda did not put adventure on her Christmas list, but thanks to her eighty-five-year-old neighbor Joy, that’s exactly what she’s getting this year. When Joy tells Miranda that she plans to drive an old RV decked out in Christmas decorations from their Chicago neighborhood to her new retirement digs in… Read more »

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Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-Thon

November 7, 2015 2015, Read-a-Thons 6

The Ho-Ho-H0Read-a-Thonis hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery. December is one of my favorite times of the year and I really like reading holiday themed books set in the winter. I love sitting by my fire on a cold winter day reading and love reading about that, too! Kimba and Jennifer host a fun Read-a-Thon and I enjoyed participating last year. There are challenges, a Twitter party (Tuesday, Nov 17 @ 7p.m. EST), a twitter hashtag (#HoHoHoRAT) and prizes. I have trouble participating in some of these things. I’m always torn between reading and participating, because I seldom get a book read during… Read more »

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TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

TBR Review: A Regency Christmas II by Putney, Mills, Balogh, Kelly & Walsh

November 19, 2014 2014, B, book rating, Goodreads, Read-a-Thons, Reading Challenges, Short fiction review, TBR Pile 1

  A Regency Christmas II Five Stories by Mary Jo Putney, Anita Mills, Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly, Sheila Walsh Series: None Genre: Historical Romance (Christmas) Published by Signet, 1990 Paperback, purchased 347 pages Overall grade: B Synopsis: This warm and delightful collection brings together five all-new stories of Christmas by some of the most beloved and highly acclaimed Regency authors. Written especially for the new edition, these delightful tales capture the spirit of Christmas ritual and tradition, its hopes and heartbreaks, its joys and passions. These are stories that reflect happy reunions and homecomings, the fun and festivities, the pleasures of giving, and, of course, the love and goodwill that… Read more »

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