Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon : Let the fun begin! HoHoHo RAT 2017

November 7, 2017 Book Event 12

HoHoHo, it’s NEARLY readathon time.  So of course I had to drag out the ‘poem’ I wrote in its honour two years ago.  Apologies in advance for my ridiculousness but it’s the season to be cheesy, right? 🙂  If you have no clue what HoHoHo RAT 2017 is, then click the picture below.



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 nearly here.


The readers snuggled down on sofas and on beds,

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

And some with old favs and some with new buys

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


HoHoHo RAT 2017, 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 tend to be a Christmas Grinch.  But by joining HoHoHo, I read myself right in to the Christmas mood.  So I’m hoping to do the same again this year.  I’ve a Christmas playlist all ready on Spotify, I’ve got lashings of hot chocolate and I’ve got the stack of Christmas books.  Basically, HoHoHo RAT 2017 is the most wonderful readathon of the year!

Kim @ The Caffeinated Reviewer hosts the readathon. Want to join in?  Then head on over to Kim’s blog and sign up.  There are challenges and prizes too but best of all; a chance to make new bloggy friends.

HoHoHo Rat 2017 to read list:  

I’m making a list and checking it twice.  Going to check out which books are naughty or nice 🙂  And look at those covers, they just ooze sweet Christmas feels.


Driving home for Christmasdashing-through-the-snowFalling Softly Maria Duffy


Driving Home for Christmas : I bought this one three flipping years ago.  I’m doggedly determined to read it this season.

Dashing Through The Snow : Another festive book that I left unread last season so I’m determined to read it this year.

Falling Softly: I won this book last year just after Christmas and saved it all year to read this week!


HoHoHo Goals:

  • Do all the challenges
  • Enjoy my heck out of my books
  • Write reviews asap after finishing the books
  • Find and follow new blogs
  • Join the twitter party (if it’s not in the middle of the night in this time zone!)


Books Read

  • I’ve started Dashing Through the Snow

Challenge No 1

-Hosted by Reviews by Martha “Make a Holiday Sentence from Titles Mini Challenge

My sentence is a bit morbid!

December Girl, last seen dashing through the snow, in too deep, falling softly, then she was gone!

December Girl by Nicola CassidyFalling Softly Maria Duffy


Challenge No 2

Hosted by Maureen’s Book Blog, “HoHoHo Readathon 2017 Jigsaw Challenge

I was ridiculously slow, but I eventually made all the jigsaws.



Talk to Trish:  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!




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12 Responses to “Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon : Let the fun begin! HoHoHo RAT 2017”

  1. Wattle

    I love your poem lol

    I hope you enjoy your books! I think I might have Driving Home for Christmas on my shelves somewhere too (and it’s definitely been sat there for a while!)
    Wattle recently posted…2017 HoHoHo Readathon

    • trish

      I’m here searching my bookshelves trying to find those 3 books. Maybe I should have found them first, before I announced what I’d be reading 😀

  2. MarthaE

    Nice poem and what a great job on the sentence! You used the full titles in order– cool!
    I like your Holiday selection for Readathon. I have a couple of sci fi in my group as I am doing Sci Fi Month too.
    Glad we are sharing the fun of #hohohoRat. Happy Reading!

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