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November 10, 2011

The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011

Yay! Finally! I've been waiting for a Holiday Challenge ;) I love Christmas! I LOVE it! It's my favorite holiday, because everyone is just so happy. There are so many lights and delicious food and Santa!

Ok, so I live in a place where we have 30°C, but even then, people decorate their palms trees with Christmas lights and fake snow ;P

Anyway, the Holiday Reading Challenge is being hosted by Book Lovers Inc. If you want to join, go over here. Here are the rules:
1. The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge will start on November 10 and will end on December 31.

2. You can read as many holiday themed books for the challenge as you wish, pick your level:
Santa's Helper: read 1-3 holiday themed books 
Serial Mistletoe-er: read 4-6 holiday themed books 
Candy Cane-aholic: read 7 or more holiday themed books

3. The books you read for this challenge must all be holiday related books. The holiday doesn't matter, it can be Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. and the story can have any connection to the holiday (for example set around Christmastime, or having Santa or an elf as a character, the cover being festive, etc.).

4. The format, length or genre of the books do not matter, they can be ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, and short stories and novellas do count as well. It's okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing is that they can't be children's books, but YA novels are good. Re-reads are also fine.

5. Start the challenge by signing up! Leave a link back to your challenge post in the linky.
If you don't have a blog, no problem, you can still sign up with your name and e-mail address.
(There will be posts later where you can leave your links to the reviews and of course there will be a challenge wrap up post at the end).

6. And of course there will be prizes! There will be separate giveaways where you can win some holiday themed novels (the rules for those will be set out on the separate posts) and there will be the Big Giveaway: at the end of the challenge we will draw a winner from all the review links. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning. :-) The winner will have their choice of any holiday themed book under 10 USD.
What do you think? I'm so excited! I even read a Christmas book a few days ago, Secret Magik by Penny Watson.

I think I'll try to aim for Serial Mistletoe-er level, that means I have to read 4 to 6 holiday themed books. Which books I'll read? I'm still not sure, but I think maybe....


  1. Yay! So glad to see you join the Reading Challenge Gaby and I love your selection! (I read Dating Mr. December 2-3 years ago and remember it was a nice story) Glad to meet a fellow Christmas-aholic ;-p Good luck with the challenge! :-)

  2. I'm doing this challenge too! I just need to find me a bunch of Christmass books and I'll be set ^.^

  3. Don't forget to link your review of secret magik here

  4. Hi Gaby,
    I just joined this challenge, too! I read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares last December and simply adored it. I hope you do, too. The Lauren Willig book looks lovely.
    Good luck! :)