It’s Back!! Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Nov 6th-11th Join us!

September 10th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Event 60 Comments

10th Sep

Back by popular demand, Jennifer @ The Book Shelfery (formerly Bawdy Book Blog) and I are once again hosting the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon. So break out the cocoa, the coffee, and cookies! Grab those holiday theme books and bring your holiday spirit. Prepare to enter challenges, win prizes, meet new friends and Twitter chat with us. You can join for a day or sit by the fire and hang out every day. The more you participate the more entries you will earn for the Participant Giveaway.


We love holiday themed reads from the covers to the warm & fuzzy tales on the inside. For this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads. For bloggers, we have spoken to most of the main publishing houses and for ARCS of holiday books released in Sept/Oct, they are fine with you posting a review in November and December since that is when folks look to buy them. Below are the rules. Read them, grab the button and link up. For our non-blogger friends you can join too. Just link your Goodreads, Tumblr or Facebook account.


Read-a-thon Rules

  • Link-up
  • Before or on November 6thΒ post a goals post to your blog. (if you do not have a blog post to another social media site such as Goodreads, Tumblr, Facebook, Google+ etc ) Be sure and link back to Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Book Shlefery.
  • Grab the button and share !
  • Participate in at least one challenge to be eligible for grand prize
  • Tweet your progress using #HoHoHoRAT
  • Twitter Party! Sunday November 9, 2014 at 4pm (EST) chatting and prizes to be had.
  • Challenge schedule and Grand Prize widget and rules will post on November 6th atΒ by 8 am (EST)
  • Read-a-thon starts on November 6th 12:o1 am (your time zone) and ends on November 11 at 11:59 pm(your time zone)
  • Challenges willΒ be open from 8 am (EST) on the 6th and remain open until Nov 11th at 11:59 pm (EST)
  • Grand Prize Raffle will be open until November 13th at 11:59 pm (EST) to allow you to submit entries.
  • All winners of challenges and grand prize will be notified by November 15th.

Grab the Button

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon

Link Up

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60 Responses to “It’s Back!! Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Nov 6th-11th Join us!”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you joined Sara and yep you can wait to post when it starts πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I did have you down as a host. Let me know if you need to pass πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet, would love to have you join, and it can be winter themed books as well Lori. (think winter setting)

  1. Erin

    Oh. This one looks like a fun way to read some of those holiday and Christmas books I have on my shelves. I know for sure of one that I’ve been wanting to read for a while but never read because something was always in the way when I was in the Christmas mood.
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Glad you joined again Trish, and yep I won’t post mine till November either πŸ™‚

  2. Lark

    I’m looking forward to it! I’ll save up my holiday ARCs. I’ve already posted my sign-up and goal – though I’ll probably refine the goal when we get closer to the date.
    Lark recently posted…Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon sign-upMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I know I have 3 books, but beyond that I am up in the air. After the wedding I will work on my list πŸ™‚

  3. StΓ©phanie

    I’ll be joining this for sure! I won’t be using a blog to keep track. Instead I’ll use a shelf on Goodreads. This will be my first time doing this read-a-thon. I’m sure this will be fun!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No worries, just post your intent on your status and link to Goodreads:)

    • kimbacaffeinate

      So glad you are back again Jan. We had a blast last year too πŸ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Excited you are joining us again Chelsea. I love them too, it gets me in the holiday spirit πŸ™‚

  4. Lisa

    I am so excited about participating in this read-a-thon again this year!! I just linked up today and have posted about the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon my book blog!! I’ve already determined and set my reading goals in my initial blog post, so am assuming that I DO NOT need to make another post stating my goals, right?
    Lisa recently posted…Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-A-Thon!!My Profile

  5. Anna G.

    This sounds like it might be fun! Do you know where I can find a list of holiday winter reads, so that I could buy or check out in advance? I especially like YA/NA, but if not, than that’s okay! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Well drat, hopefully you will find time to read a little holiday romance or something on the trip πŸ™‚

  6. Elsi

    This read-a-thon is scheduled early enough to get in a couple of holiday reviews — while blog readers have time to purchase the books before the holidays.
    Elsi recently posted…Upcoming read-a-thonsMy Profile

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is totally fine as is. Most of ours are to our blogs. If you want to change it though, you can delete it and reenter.