Whether it’s the covers, or the tales of good tidings they put us in the holiday spirit. 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 and good cheer! The challenges will be festive and fun. 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!
1. Link-up & post goals before 7 Nov.
2. Grab the button and share (no great hardship as the owls are very cute)
3. Participate in at least one challenge to be eligible for the grand prize of $20 B&N or Amazon gift card
4. Read your heart out and challenge away from 12.01am 7th Nov to 11.59pm 11 Nov (your time zone)
5. Grand Prize Raffle will be open until 11.59pm (EST) on 13 Nov and you will be notified by 15 Nov
Other Tour Hosts
Where else do you go to participate in a challenge?
– Little Library Muse “Favourite Christmas Baking Recipe”
– Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries & More “Christmas Truffles Creative Writing Challenge”
– My Shelf Confessions “Christmas Cover Lover Puzzle Challenge”
– Obsession with Books “Holiday Traditions & Recipes”
– Rainy Day Ramblings “Holiday Scramble”
My Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge
Prize: $10 Amazon gift card (open internationally)
All you have to do is put the Twelve Days of Christmas themed book covers in order. Some are really easy while others are a bit trickier.
In order to win, you must be signed up for the challenge (you can do so HERE if you haven’t already). Please don’t post your answers in the comment box as that’s what Rafflecopter is for. I am curious though how you would spend your ten bucks if you won it. Winner will be emailed.
Stuck? I suggest you read the lyrics below and then see if the title, author, picture or something about the plot matches a line out of the song. For example, if I wanted to represent ‘a Partridge in a Pear tree’ I could have given you the cover of Silver on the Tree or Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge. You might want to cross them off as you go to get the easy ones out of the way.
Here are the answers…View Spoiler »On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
12 Drummers Drumming – War Drums by John Vornholt
11 Pipers Piping – The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning
10 Lords-a-Leaping – A Play of Lords by Margaret Frazer
9 Ladies Dancing – The Lady is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands
8 Maids-a-Milking – The Help by Kathryn Stockett which is about maids
7 Swans-a-Swimming – Wild Swans by Jung Chang
6 Geese-a-Laying – The Night of the Living Dummy by R.L. Stein which is part of the Goosebumps series
5 Gold Rings – The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein which is about a gold ring
4 Calling Birds – The Call of the Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
3 French Hens – Les Misérables by Victor Hugo which is about the French revolution
2 Turtle Doves – Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler
A Partridge in a Pear Tree – An Instance of the Fingerprint by Iain Pears « Hide Spoiler
So, what are you waiting for?
Time to get your ho’s on, sorry, time to practice your ho’ing, hmm, ho away. I give up!
My Personal Goals
I read seven books.
1. The Way Home by Cindy Gerard
2. Take Me Home For Christmas by Brenda Novak
3. Kissing Under the Mistletoe by Bella Andre (review coming)
4. His Christmas Pleasure by Cathy Maxwell
5. Holiday Buzz by Cleo Coyle
6. All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks *bonus re-read*
7. Any Given Christmas by Candis Terry *bonus re-read* (review coming)