It is time to mark my calendar for another Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. The thon encourages all readers to read as many Christmas´ or winterly-themed books as we can. And there will be fun events, contests, prizes, and other things. My list of books for this readathon is short, with only three Christmas-themed books on my TBR, at least so far. But it is the fun of reading a novel, that matters the most to me. And hopefully, the Christmas mood will sweep all over me. Because so far, I am not at all in the mood for a hot cocoa, Christmas music, some winterly decorations or snow. Nope, nothing in sight!

Eleventh Annual Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon

And with that in mind, I hope it will be even more fun this year. And maybe get me one, two or even three Christmas novels off my TBR.

This year, the #HoHoHoRAT will begin at 12:01 am Thursday, November 16th and will end Monday, November 27th at 11:59 am in your time zone. Yes, I will have twelve days of fun! And two weekends in between YAY!

We can choose between holiday reads, winter books, yuletide murder mysteries, naughty & nice romances, and holiday horror. Whatever your mood chooses from the mentioned counts for this Ho-Ho-Ho-Readathon. Any format counts. Audiobook, library book, eBook, old book, or new book. With or without the hot chocolate. Follow your mood and have a great time!

Read-a-thon Rules & Guidelines

-Link-up! It is unnecessary to link to goal post but of course, Kimberly loves them. Just link to the social media platform you will use to track your reading. It can be your blog, your Goodreads Shelf you create or any other account. Be sure to label the shelf hohohorat2023. You can use a social media account, but you´ll need to tag Kimberly and use hashtag #2023HoHoHoRAT. (Kimberly must be able to see it. So be sure you are friends there).

-Declare your intentions on your blog or through social media. Be sure and link back to her post #HoHoHo Readathon Sign-Up over at Caffeinated Reviewer. The linky will close November 24th, so be sure to link up even if you will only take part for a few days.

-Grab the image and share! Tell your friends, post the image and link on social media using X (Twitter), Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok or Instagram, Threads, or others. Be sure to include a link to Caffeinated Reviewer, so others may join.

-Take part in at least one challenge and complete two book to be eligible for grand prize.

-Read or listen to as many Holiday or Winter themed books as you can from any genre. (Winter can be New Year’s setting, snowstorm etc. If you are unsure contact Kimberly. Goodreads is a good source for finding Winter & Holiday reads. Ask your Librarian).

-Tweet your progress using #HoHoHoRAT2023

-Challenge schedule and Grand Prize widget will post on Thursday November 16th at/by 8 am (EST).

-Read-a-thon starts on Thursday, November 16th 12:01 am (your time zone) and ends on Monday, November 27th at 11:59 pm (your time zone).

-Challenges will be open from 8 am (EST) on the 16th and stay open until Nov 27th at 11:59 pm (EST).

-Grand Prize Raffle will be open until November 29th at 11:59 pm (EST) to allow you to submit last minute entries. You will only be able to submit two books in a twenty-four-hour period.

-All winners of challenges and the grand prize will be notified by December 1, 2023.

Happy reading


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