Sign up: Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon

October 3rd, 2020 Kimberly Event 53 Comments

3rd Oct

? It’s the most wonderful time of the year… ? well, almost. But it is time to reserve your seat for the 2020 Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon!! This year’s event takes place Thursday November 19th through Monday November 30th.

With travel limited, and stores closed for Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to dig out your holiday and winter settings books. As always, you can read/listen to holiday themed books or books with winter settings. Any genre, any format.

Eighth Annual Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon

This year the #HoHoHoRAT will begin at 12:01 am Thursday, November 19th and end Monday, November 30th at 11:59 pm in your time zone.

That’s twelve 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 you can win.

BE AN ELF: We need Challenges hosts. Please email me, if you’d like to host a challenge for the event. You will need to provide a small international prize.

Read-a-thon Rules

  • 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 HoHoHo2020 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 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 Thursday November 19th at/by 8 am (EST)
  • Read-a-thon starts on Thursday, November 19th 12:o1 am (your time zone) and ends on Monday, November 30th at 11:59 pm (your time zone)
  • Challenges will be open from 8 am (EST) on the 19th and stay open until Nov 30th at 11:59 pm (EST)
  • Grand Prize Raffle will be open until December 1st at 11:59 pm (EST) to allow you to submit entries.
  • All winners of challenges and the grand prize will be notified by December 3, 2020.

Link up & Join the Fun

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

53 Responses to “Sign up: Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon”

  1. Rachel

    I guess I missed the join in date for the linky. Oh well. I’ll still post my updates on Goodreads/Twitter. I’ll probably only get through one novella. πŸ™‚

  2. Vicky

    Just joined my first readathon! I’m a bit of a newbie but really looking forward to getting stuck in and reading some amazing Christmas books!

    • Kimberly

      Wahoo! I remember my first readathon. I made some of my first blogger friends during the event and almost ten years later we are still friends, although not all of them still blog πŸ™

    • Kimberly

      I totally get it, but bloggers want to get them ready for December posts and this goes on until November 30th… so a little of both πŸ™‚ Glad you are joining the fun Anne!

  3. Cris

    I just signed up, Readathon first timer here! Looking forward to chatting it up on my blog. I’ve been a bit inactive there but getting started up again. πŸ™‚

  4. Bex

    I’ve just joined your readathon! This is the first challenge I’ve joined as a newbie blogger so may take me a few goes to ‘link’ you to my posts but I will get there! I’m excited to be joining along with other like minded book lovers

  5. Ayushi Pandey

    Hey! Just signed up. Super excited. Best wishes from India. This is such a great opportunity to prep for Christmas and the New Year (it’s my favourite time of the year!). Where can I find your Goodreads profile?

    • Kimberly

      Right. I made the event longer this year and through Thanksgiving because really who is traveling this year.

  6. Suzie Olsen

    I’m glad you do these fun read-a-thons! Thank you for making sure I’ll have some holiday cheer this year through #HoHoHoRAT!

    • Kimberly

      Thank you for the wonderful feedback. This is one of my favorite events all year.. and this year we all need the extra cheer and to be with bookish friends!

    • Kimberly

      Yes… I love it too and I think we totally need this with the shit-show that 2020 has been…bring on the magic, snow and cocoa!