Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon : Let the fun begin!

November 5, 2014 Book Event 2

HoHoHo, it’s readathon time and of course I had to drag out the ‘poem’ I wrote in its honour last year.  Apologies in advance for my ridiculousness but it’s the season to be cheesy, right? 🙂

Twas the month before Christmas, and all through bloggy-land

Not a creature was stirring, just as hoped and planned.

We had hunted on Goodreads for books full of cheer,

In sure and certain knowledge that HoHoHo was finally here.


The bloggers snuggled down on sofas and on beds,

And all sorts of Christmas tales lived out  in our  heads.

And some with their rereads and some with new buys

But all had a fab read-a-thon with many happy sighs!


Ho-Ho-Ho, it’s read-a-thon time!

But  not just any old read-a-thon, nope this is the seasonal one to get us all in the holiday mood.  In all honesty, I can tend to be a Christmas Grinch but last year by joining HoHoHo, I read myself right in to the Christmas mood and I’m hoping to do the same again this year.  I’ve the hot chocolate, the marshmallows and Christmas music on cue.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……

The read-a-thon is hosted by Jennifer @ Bawdy Book Blog and Kimba @ The Caffeinated Reviewer. Want to join in?  Then head on over to one of the hosts blogs and sign up.  And there are challenges and prizes too but best of all; a chance to make new bloggy friends.

Ho-Ho-Ho to read list:  

I’m making a list and checking it twice.  Going to check out which books are naughty or nice 🙂


Christmas at Thornton HallDriving home for ChristmasThe Snow Child


Christmas at Thornton Hall by Lynn Marie Hulsman : This sounds a little bit like a modern-day Downtown Abbey.  Perfect for some seasonal big house shenanigans.

Driving Home for Christmas by Emma Hannigan : I bought this one last year with my Christmas vouchers and I’m looking forward to reading it at long last. It just didn’t feel right to read it during the year.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey : Isn’t exactly a Christmas book.  It’s based on a Russian fairytale but it looks Chrismassy and that counts as far as I’m concerned!


I’ve finished The Snow Child – it’s stunning! 5 stars.

I’ve finished Christmas at Thornton Hall – a fun Christmas read that foodies will love! 3,5 stars.

Didn’t get to Driving Home for Christmas during the readathon but I hope to fit it in before Christmas.

Bookish Chat:

Are you taking part, if so leave your link so I can come say ho ho ho, I mean hello!  Or if you have a favourite holiday read, get in the holiday sharing mood by sharing the title with me so I can check it out!

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2 Responses to “Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon : Let the fun begin!”

    • trish

      Aw, thanks Jennifer! Yes, I’m excited about the Emma Hannigan book too, it’s just so Christmassy, if that doesn’t get me in the mood…nothing will! 🙂

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