Posts Tagged: Christmas

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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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016 2016, holidays 2

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate ‘Twas Christmas broach’d the mightiest ale; ‘Twas Christmas told the merriest tale; A Christmas gambol oft could cheer The poor man’s heart through half the year. –Walter Scott ∴ “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings ∴ “When I discovered libraries, it was like having Christmas every day.” — Jean Fritz My three kids are with us and I feel very lucky to have them here to celebrate our first Christmas in our new house. I made… Read more »

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Sunday Post: December 4

Sunday Post: December 4

December 4, 2016 2016, Sunday Post 3

This is a great meme to take part in every week and I thank Kimba for hosting it! I like this meme because it gives me an opportunity to take a look back at last week and forward to next week in both my personal life and my blog and book life! I also like to see what other people are doing and what books everyone is reading. Home and Blog We got a tiny bit of snow last night…just enough to cover the grass. Still it is pretty with the Christmas lights on one of our fir trees in the backyard. I saw a few snowflakes this week so… Read more »

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December books on my list

December books on my list

December 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 7

I don’t have too many books on my list this month. That’s good! Each month I list the books I think I would like to read. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget…lol. The list I make each month helps me remember the books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me toward books I missed. December 1 Denny’s Law by Elizabeth Gunn Series: Sarah Burke Published… Read more »

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Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

Holiday Picture Book Gift Guide

November 29, 2016 2016, Top Ten Tuesday 6

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week I’m talking about Christmas and winter books which would make great gifts for a young child. With one exception these are all books our children enjoyed reading when they were little. ……………………. The book on the left (which is the version we have which I read to my children) is out-of-print and there is no photo on Goodreads so I’ve linked to Amazon. The book to the right by… 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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Waiting on Wednesday: October 26

Waiting on Wednesday: October 26

October 26, 2016 2016, Waiting on Wednesday 2

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information. ……………………….. Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson Series: None Genre: Holiday Short Stories Publication date: December 6 Synopsis: For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales. For the Twelve Days of Christmas—a time of celebration, sharing, and giving—she offers these twelve plus one: a personal story of… Read more »

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