Grab your cocoa the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Has Begun!

November 5th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Event 52 Comments

5th Nov

Grab your cocoa and fuzzy socks along with your Winter and Holiday themed books for the Ho-Ho-Ho read-a-thon has begun. Jennifer and I are so excited to be here with you and look forward to our own holiday reads. I am not sure what motivates Jen, but those holiday themed covers and magical romances draw me in year after year. Add a little snow, a holiday bow and its in my shopping cart. We have wonderful Elves who are hosting some challenges during the event and there is a Twitter party!! Make sure you are linked up and see official rules. Ho-Ho-Ho read-a-thon link-up.



Ho-Ho-Ho Challenges

The challenges will be open for the entire event. Have fun attempting them and meeting our wonderful Elves. Be sure and check out their blogs when you stop by.


Grand Prize

One lucky Ho-Ho-Ho participant will win a 20.00 gift card to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or One credit to International winners can select a Paypal gift card. Good luck.
See how to earn extra entries below.

Mandatory requirements:

  • Link up and post Goal/update post
  • Read or listen to at least one holiday or winter themed book/audio
  • Particpate in at least one challenge

Earn Extra Entries:

  • Participate in challenges
  • Follow hosts
  • Attend twitter party Sunday November 9, 2014 at 4pm (EST)
  • Read a second book

The Participant Giveaway Tool will be open until November 13 at 11:59 pm to allow you to post entries, follow and add books to tool. Good luck to all.


Kimba’s Reading List For #HoHoHoRAT


Books I’ve Read for #HoHoHoRAT

Jennifer @Book Shelfery and I hope you have fun. Be sure and cheer on fellow readers, make new bloggy friends and most of all have fun reading. Update your progress to Twitter using the hashtag #HoHoHoRAT

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52 Responses to “Grab your cocoa the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon Has Begun!”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love your challenge, yep need coffee for that! Don’t work too hard we will have cookies later for reading 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am listening to Winter Street today. Good luck Jennifer!

    • Laurie Carlson

      Hi Kim!
      Thank you SOOOOO much for hosting this Challenge with Book Shelfery!
      I now have BOTH of your buttons on my blog under Blogs I Follow TAB!!!
      This really was GREAT!!!!! I think my FAVORITE PART was visiting everyone else’s blogs!!! I spent MORE time THERE at YOUR BLOGS, ALLLLLL OF YOU!!!! Than actually reading! I MUST CONFESS!!! New blogs, new books, and I must compliment you ALL! You ALL select the BEST books to read and review! I can really fit in well with you women! PLUS, I also learned we are about the same ages! AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!! (Yes! That TV commercial caught onto me! That jingle! LOLOL!!!)
      Okay! On to hopefully get my WRAP-UP post done by midnight, but I believe I AM going to fail getting it posted by midnight, but know I AM writing it NOW!!!
      I wanted to take the time, again, TO THANK EVERYONE I HAVE MET, YOUR BLOGS I HAVE VISITED, (AND ALLLLLLLL THE NEW TBR NEW BOOKS ON THAT LIST!! LOL!!!) and tell you this was the BEST Challenge I have EVER participated in!!!!
      Thank you for being a NEW friend! I HOPE and PRAY we can continue to stay friends!!!
      My email addy is laurieisreading at gmail dot com, so PLEASE email me! I would LOVE to keep and MAKE MORE friendships!!!
      Blogging is GREAT, but it’s the people BEHIND THE BLOGS THAT MAKE BLOGGING THE BEST THAT IT IS!! Thank YOU!!!!!!
      Take care!

      • kimbacaffeinate

        I am so glad you had such a good time. I met some of my best bloggy friends during a read-a-thon which is one of the reasons I host them. Feel free to friend me on Facebook *kimberly costa*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Have fun Melissa. I am listening this morning while doing chores..LOL

  1. Donna C

    Starting my first book right after I get off the computer….lol! I’m going to be reading a book that I will actually meet two of the authors at a book event next Monday. Yay, such great timing!
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  2. Tressa

    I debated on joining this one. I just have so much going on and trying to get ahead on my posts, so I’m passing. Love the idea of reading a holiday themed book though. Debbie Macomber writes the best holiday stories. I’ve read a bunch of holiday books recently, but only have one more coming up for now. There was a rush there for a while. Anyway, I hope it all goes well and you get a ton of reading in!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks I snagged Mr. Miracle. .I love Debbie’s book too.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      What? No holiday books or winter reads. Well that is horrible. If ya find one..join in!

  3. Lark

    Started my first book at 5:30 am after waking from a nightmare, and just posted the review! I’m looking forward to the RAT – though how much reading I can squeeze in with between work and NaNoWriMo remains to be seen!

    Kimba, I wanted to let you know that the link to my sign-up & goal post doesn’t seem to work – I’m having trouble with links that go to my old site. Here’s the link on the new site (unless I can get it fixed before the end of the RAT.)
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wow, read and posted I am impressed. I have 4 reviews to write..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I use too but with ARC’s I like to get my reviews up in November, since most will beginning reading them after Turkey Day. I will still read more though..LOL

  4. Trish

    Great books, in particular though Silent Night looks fab! Hope you enjoy them all and they help you get an early start on feeling Christmassy 🙂 Thanks for hosting, this is my favourite readathon of the year!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I just started it. I read two novellas and listened to Winter Street..which was so good. Silent Night starts off with a creepy murder scene..eep!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sounds like an excellent plan Sharon. That is why we have this early, since most read holiday themed books between Turkey day and Christmas..this way we can get our reviews up:)

  5. Kathy

    I started Midnight’s Surrender by Donna Grant. It’s been a long time since I’ve read an adult paranormal so I’m loving this so far! Mr. Miracle looks really good!! I want to read that soon. Thanks for hosting!!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Kathy..I am reading a romantic suspense..heavy on the suspense called Silent Night

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I listened to Winter Street and loved it..but the story is not finished. I tweeted her and there will be more books thank the lord

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Good luck Kay. I hope you get to try all of the challenges and three books is an excellent goal

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Wahoo! Glad to her you enjoyed it Lisa. We will have it again next year 🙂