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Thursday, November 15, 2012

2012 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2012 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Michelle at The Christmas Spirit!

Here are the details copied from Michelle's blog:
2012 Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

Now, on to the details and sign up:
  • Challenge will run from Monday, November 19, 2012 through Sunday, January 6, 2013 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany).
  • Cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged!
  • These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of Christmas short stories or poems, books about Christmas crafts, and for the first time...a children's Christmas books level!
  • Visit this POST for a list of new Christmas books for 2012.  There are a lot of good ones coming out this year, including the new Richard Paul Evans novel, A Winter Dream (I just got it yesterday!).
  • Levels:

            --Candy Cane:  read 1 book

            --Mistletoe:  read 2-4 books

            --Christmas Tree:  read 5 or 6 books (this is the fanatic level...LOL!)

          Additional levels:

            --Fa La La La Films:  watch a bunch or a few Christmas's up to you!

            --Visions of Sugar Plums:  read books with your children this season and share what you read

          *the additional levels are optional, you still must complete one of the main reading levels above

  • the most important rule?  Have fun!!!
  • I will have a review linky posted as a page the day the challenge starts.  You will find it at the top of the left sidebar.
  • Sign up in the linky below (link to your post with your reading can change up your list during the challenge...I just want to be able to stop by to welcome you and see what you plan to read).
One final note:  I am going to do a giveaway of a mystery box of Christmas books to participants in the U.S. (At the moment, I'm not sure on an International prize because of finances, but if I find that I can afford it, I will pick an International winner and they can choose a Christmas book (under $10 or three bargain books for $10, if they're running the promo at the time) from Better World Books.  Giveaway will end at the end of the challenge.

I hope you will join me!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I just love reading Christmas books to get me into the spirit of the season! I'm aiming for "MISTLETOE" LEVEL (read 2-4 Christmas books), plus Fa La La La Films Level and Visions of Sugar Plums Level!

I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
  2. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Christmas Books, Book #1) 

Fa La La La Films Level:
  1. Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009): You can see my comments about this movie at the link above for the book review.
  2. Elf (2003): This movie is hilarious! My kids and I love to watch it!
  3. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007): My five year-old daughter watches this one over and over again and never tires of it! It is quite funny, and those Chipmunk voices are just so darn cute!

Visions of Sugar Plums Level:
  1.  Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire


  1. I'm so glad you're joining us for the challenge! I know you like to read the children's books with your kids. I'm hoping I can get mine to do some with me this year. Can't wait to read A Winter's Dream!

    1. Thanks again for hosting, Michelle! I'm looking forward to A Winter's Dream as well!

  2. Is that a new one by Evans? I am looking forward to this challenge too. New follower ;)

    1. Yes, it is brand-spanking new! Just released Oct 30th.


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