Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Book Challenge

My LJ friend Miss Busy is big on the holiday themed books and movies.  I am certain that her influence led me to an unconscious stock-piling of holiday books this year.  So when she pointed us to the Holiday Book Challenge hosted by Nemy at All About {n}, I knew I'd be signing up.  Here is her pretty button with a link:

All About {n}

The rules are:

1- Challenge will start Monday, November 15 and will end Friday, December 31.

2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.

3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.

4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.

5- To sign up - leave a link back to your challenge post. There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.

6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

I had five books waiting on me (because I just finished one):
  1. A Christmas Memory, One Christmas and The Thanksgiving Visitor, Truman Capote
  2. Christmas Classics, The Modern Library
  3. A Different Kind of Christmas, Alex Haley
  4. Hercule Poirot's Christmas, by Agatha Christie
  5. Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder, by Robert Lee Hall
And I will probably want to read A Christmas Carol again.

1 comment:

Nely said...

Thanks for joining the challenge Anne. That's a great list. Enjoy your books and I look forward to your reviews.