Saturday, November 12, 2011

BLI Holiday Reading Challenge 2011

Ah, it's when I see pictures like this I just want to cuddle myself in a blankie and sit by my fire, a warm mug of chocolate beside me. It's only November 12th but I have already seen a little bit of snow. It's getting nearer and nearer to Christmas everybody, and do you know what that means? It means I must commit myself to a reading challenge. Not just any reading challenge, no, no, no. A Christmas one!

I love Christmas. It's so full of joy, happiness, giving and friendliness. I love the whole concept of giving and making people happy. It's the most wonderful time of the year, after all.

I've decided to challenge myself and read some Christmas themed books in my TBR pile. This month the surprise reviews I have will consist of some Christmas/Winter themed books that I can't wait to read and review for you guys. I also have a few more books for December, and maybe, just maybe, I'll go purchase a few more Christmas books. Might as well, right?
Challenge 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 (<--- This is what I'm going for)

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 below.

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.

The linky sign-up is open - just go to Book Lovers Inc. and follow the directions!


  1. Hi, so glad to see you join the BLI Holiday Reading Challenge! :-) If you want some holiday novel suggestions we will post a few on BLI later today, just saying ;-p

    Good luck with the challenge! :-)

  2. It's snowing in Calgary! Whereabouts in Canada are you?

  3. Snowing? Already? I'm in Hamilton, Ontario. We've had a VERY small amount of snow that dind't even coat the ground. I never thought I'd say this but I'm kind of excited for it to snow. It's a sign saying, "Christmas is coming!"

  4. Hi Angela! I just joined this challenge, too! Good luck!

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