Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-thon

November 6, 2014 Whitney read-a-thon 0 Comments

Ho-Ho-Ho Read-A-Thon

Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Read-a-thon is upon us, hosted by Caffinated Book Reviews & BookShelfery.  As the button says, the read-a-thon runs from November 6 (today) until Tuesday, November 11.  The catch is you can only read Holiday or winter themed books.  

Day 1: Tuesday, 11

My list of winter reads is:
  1.  Hello From the Gillespies by Monica McInerney
  2. Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart
  3. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Okay, so Harry Potter isn’t technically Christmas but here are my theories on its acceptability.  
  1. ABC Family plays the movies non-stop from the day after Thanksgiving to Christmas Day
  2. There is always a Christmas scene
  3. And most importantly, I read them every year around the holidays as they make me happy.

I’m officially starting at 5:30 and reading Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart, It was a short and cute novella to get the party started.  Later tonight I’m going to play Bingo with my parents, aunt and a friend, but I will read as much as I can today.


First Book Read: Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Carol by Carolyn Eberhart 

My Impression: It was an interesting take on A Christmas Carol but was a little disappointed by how proud they made Darcy and that his father became Marley dressed up in chains — Pride and Prejudice consistently described him as “there wasn’t a better man” (paraphrasing here)

Up Next:
Short books are usually more productive during read-a-thons so I’ll be reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets — even though ABC Family hasn’t started showing them yet. 

Days Stats:

Books Read: 1
Books in Progress: 1
Pages Read: 350
Time Read: 5 hours

Day 2: Friday, 7

Second Book Read: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

My Impressions: Still in love with this series and this time around Voldermort’s transformation reminded me a lot of Micheal Jackson’s

Up Next: I’m sticking with Hogwarts and starting Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


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