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2010 Holiday Reading Challenge

I don't know what it is about the holidays, but they make me want to curl up with a sappy holiday romance or watch cheesy made-for-TV movies. As much as I enjoy romance, I honestly can't take too much sap and cheesiness, but I love it this time of year! And I love reading holiday books, so the Holiday Reading Challenge at All About {n} is always a ton of fun!

Here's the rules:

Challenge Requirements:


1- Challenge will start Monday, November 15 and will end Friday, December 31.


2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.


3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.


4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.


5- To sign up - leave a link back to your challenge post. There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.


6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links. Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

This year I'm going to try and read three holiday books (maybe more if I can). I'm hoping to read:
1. Let It Snow by Maureen Johnson, John Green and E. Lockhart (a re-read-perfect for the holidays!)
2. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
3. It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale

Want to join? Sign up at All About {n} and enjoy the holiday books!


Comments

  1. I feel you Sarah. I'm the same way. I love watching old Christmas movies and especially those claymation cartoons. I load up the iPod with Christmas music and although it's pretty warm here in South Florida, I still buy pretty scarves... even if I wear them with short sleeved shirts. They make me feel all warm and toasty. Enjoy your reading and thanks for joining the challenge.

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  2. What a wonderful challenge. Don't think I will be joining though as I am not one for holiday-themed books. But i will follow you guys and cheer for your reading!

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  3. Have fun with this challenge and good luck. :)

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  4. Have fun, but man, I can't do holiday books. I just...can't. But christmas music and movies on the other hand- I get OBSESSED and watch Christmas Vacation like, 20 times, and I listen to the holiday music on dish network ALL.THE.TIME. (Oh, but I just thought of a great christmas book- The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- LOVE it!)

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee