I know what you are thinking. It’s Fall and all things pumpkin but nevertheless it’s time to save the date, plan ahead, mark your calendar and create your TBR pile for the HO-HO-HO Readathon!
Seventh Annual #HoHoHoRAT
This year the #HoHoHoRAT will beginning at 12:01 am Friday, November 8th and end Sunday November 17th at 11:59 pm in your time zone. That’s ten days of reading with two weekends wrapped in-between!
So grab your holiday reads, your winter books, your yuletide murder-mysteries, your naughty & nice romances and even your holiday horror and get ready for some fun! There will be fun challenges, friendships to be made and cozy books by the fire to be won.
BE AN ELF: Challenges hosts are needed. Please email me, if you’d like to host a challenge for the event. You will need to provide a small international prize.
- Link-up! It is not necessary to link to goal post, just link to the account/blog you will be using to track your reading. This can be blog, Goodreads Shelf labeled HoHoHo2019 or any other account. (I must be able to see it. So be sure we are friends there)
- Declare your intentions on your blog or through social media. Be sure and link back to this sign up post #HoHoHo Readathon Sign-up
- Grab the image and share! Tell your friends, post the image and link on social media using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google + or Instagram Be sure to include a link to this page, so others may join.
- Participate in at least one challenge and complete one book to be eligible for grand prize
- Read/listen to as many Holiday or Winter themed books as you can from any genre. (Winter can be New Years setting, snowstorm etc. If you are unsure contact me. Goodreads is a good source for finding Winter & Holiday reads. Ask your Librarian)
- Tweet your progress using #HoHoHoRAT
- Challenge schedule and Grand Prize widget will post on November 8th at/by 8 am (EST)
- Read-a-thon starts on November 8th 12:o1 am (your time zone) and ends on November 17 at 11:59 pm (your time zone)
- Challenges will be open from 8 am (EST) on the 8th and stay open until Nov 17th at 11:59 pm (EST)
- Grand Prize Raffle will be open until November 18th at 11:59 pm (EST) to allow you to submit entries.
- All winners of challenges and the grand prize will be notified by November 20th.
Link up & Join the Fun
Grab the Button
Get an email reminder a few days before the readathon begins. Don’t miss the #HoHoHoRAT. Sign up HERE and I will send you an email ☃️
This looks to be fun days!
Hallo, Hallo everyone!
I have been wicked enthused and excited about this readathon starting! I am off to a great start as I read my first selection earlier this morning and I can finally reveal my full TBR for the readathon tonight! 🙂 I have a mixture of genres, stories in print, stories in audiobook – some of these are from my personal library and only a few are for review consideration.
I look forward to travelling through to see what everyone else is selecting to read and I found a few challenges I’m excited to join as well! Happy reading to everyone joining!
Thanks for hosting Kimberly! I love your readathons! They give me the chance to get organised and into the stories I have longed to read for quite an age!
Hi Jorie! Glad to see you are already devouring books, getting organized and fully into the holiday spirit 🙂
After the past few years where I couldn’t attach myself into these stories I’ve had on my shelf – I decided to switch things up quite a bit and re-settle into them earlier than December. When I spied your graphic & announcement for #HoHoHoRAT, I was seriously thankful I remembered it as I thought… I can do this! I love how you host encouraging readathons with open rules & give us the chance to get back into the heart of why we love reading. For me, your two readathons this Autumn really left the impression and gave me a heap of bookish joy; bless you for that!
I just signed up. I had fun with this challenge last year, and am looking forward to it again!
Mallory /Mallory Heart's Cozies
There are so many fun cozy holiday and winter reads!
I’m lining up my books! Do they have to be a certain length to qualify?
Thanks for hosting.
No rules for lengths. 🙂
I am in. I am going to make up my TBR post tonight.
Kimberly, I accidentally used the wrong link when I signed up on #21. You can delete that link, but leave #22.
Done. So excited you joined!
I’m in! & I LOVE this logo! <3 It's my first time doing this; super excited 🙂
I think I will join in. I will post a page to link to in the next day or so. I hope to read 5 holiday books over the 10 days.
I feel like I’m in a place where I can join this year, and I’m excited! I look forward to some festive reading!
Awesome, glad you are joining in.
I’m so sorry, Carla. I hijacked your post and have no idea how I did that! I meant to post a comment, not reply.
Happy reading! 🙂
No apology necessary, Angie, I am glad you are joining in.
Yay! Glad you joined Angie!
Thank you! Me, too. 🙂
I LOVE the logo! That alone was a reason to sign up for this readathon *smile* Looking forward to it.
Sweet! Yes, I saw your tweet and I won’t have company so I know I will get to read for this one!
Hallo, Hallo Vi,
I was going to add a comment on your blog tonight about #HoHoHoRAT however its not giving me the option for Name/URL – therefore, I wanted to pop back here and say, it was lovely seeing some Debbie Macomber books on someone’s TBR! I used to read her novels all the time and then, somehow my readerly life took me away… I still fully intend to back-read a few of her series (esp Cedar Cove, as I only made it to book 4 I think?) and the Blossom Street series… however, outside her Angels series, I never had the chance to dive into her Christmas novels. Which do you think I ought to start with first? I might check to see if the audio is avail this year – even if not for the readathon, maybe in December/Jan which are the other months (outside of Nov) I love to read these!
Best of luck with your TBR!
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I’m so excited for this event! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I’m already adding books for this event to my TBR as we speak! Thanks for hosting these readathons. They’re giving me the perfect excuse to read books that I really want to read, or have had on my TBR for a while, but have pushed to the side for ARCS.
Yay it’s here!!
I already have a few holiday books in mind. Thanks for hosting!
Maureen @ Maureen's Books
I’m so excited!! I love this readathon so much!!
Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books
Yes! How exciting! I’m looking forward to this one. 🙂
Tyler H. Jolley
I love following along with your readathon and challenges. Good luck!
Yay! I’m excited, especially because I feel like this year I’m actually really going to have the time to devote to reading xmas books. I’m going to start building my shelf now 🙂
Cool, looking forward to the readathon..
I have one Christmas book to review so I can sign up and read it. 🙂
Woohoo! I adore HoHoHoRAT. I’ve been saving a little stack of books and arcs just for the RAT.
More reading! Less sleep 😛
Error. If you see my blog twice you aren’t seeing double. I meant to sign up my other blog Jackie’s Bookbytes too.
november, december and january are terrible months for me to take on something new. hope every enjoys it
Felicity Grace Terry
Ooh! Much as I’m tempted by this I’m way behind with my reading schedule already and this could prove too stressful. Ooh! The again it may well be just the thing I need to encourage me.. Ooh! To sign up … or not?
I say sign and try to read a book or two just for you.