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Giveaway ends in hours + Free ebook for everyone!

It's the final day to enter to win the Christmas Book Ornament from Papuan Lass.

>> Enter here!


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The Christmas read-along challenge continues through the end of the year. (If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you! Be sure to check out all the great book everyone else is reading, and maybe find some interesting titles for yourself.

Speaking of which! A book I'm enjoying this year (for the challenge) happens to be available as a free e-book download TODAY! I don't know when the price will go back up, so grab it NOW if you'd like to read it too...

A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle.

Darkness cloaks the hills of Bethlehem, but pales in comparison to the black heart of a greedy, unscrupulous innkeeper, who unknowingly sets into motion a night of miracles the world will never forget.

>> Grab your copy here!


Grab a free devotional book about Louisa May Alcott!

It's Louisa May Alcott's 184th birthday!

To celebrate this day, ACTA Publications is giving away 15 free copies of Susan Bailey's book Louisa May Alcott, Illuminated by The Message. How cool is that?!

I personally enjoyed Susan's book back in June during the LMA reading challenge. {See my full thoughts/review on the book.}

Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by the Message by Susan Bailey

How can you get these free copies? Just go to THIS LINK and type in code HAPPYBIRTHDAY at checkout... and the book is YOURS!


A Literary Christmas 2016 STARTS NOW + Book Ornament #GIVEAWAY!!

A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge //

Dear Readers,

It's time! Let the holiday reading begin! [Make sure to read all the way to the bottom! HINT = GIVEAWAY!!!!!]

Here's a quick re-cap about A Literary Christmas:

What's this holiday reading challenge about? ::: Whether you just want to read 1 amazingly-good Christmas book, or 10, you make your own list of titles to read, and finish as many of them as you can.

Where will it take place? ::: In your favorite cozy reading nook. Whether it be while wrapped in fleece blankets in bed... sitting by the fireside drinking hot chocolate... etc.

When will it take place? ::: November 25th - December 31st, 2016.

If you haven't yet, catch up on how to participate in A Literary Christmas.

Here's a few that I'm planning to read for the challenge:

(As soon as you start posting about the challenge on your blog or Goodreads, please start linking up your posts at the bottom of this page. I'm excited to see the books you're reading!)

*Click on the book covers to see the book details on

God Bless Us Every One! Miracle on 34th Street A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle. Some Christmas Camouflage Ishtar's Odyssey

What books are you reading for this Christmas challenge?


1 winner will receive their choice of Christmas book ornament from Papuan Lass!

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe book ornament

Christmas Carols book ornament

Aren't these little books just DARLING?

This Christmas ornaments from Papuan Lass are pocket-sized books. The hard cover is made to look like an aged, leather-bound, antique book with cracks and worn spots on the leather.

The C.S. Lewis' timeless classic, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" ornament contains 18 pages of treasured quotes and illustrations from the original book.

The "Christmas Carols" ornament features 18 carols, all traditional nativity carols and all legible.

A gold silk ribbon serves as a book mark and a loop with which to hang the book on a Christmas tree as an ornament. The book measures 3" x 2.5". Each page as well as the cover is sprayed with a matte finish acrylic sealer to preserve the ornament and enhance the leathery texture of the paper.
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The giveaway is open to EVERYONE (yes, dear International readers, you too!), whether you're participating in the reading challenge or not. (But you can get 5 extra entries in the giveaway if you are taking part in A Literary Christmas!) Invite your literary-minded friends!

Everyone who answers the bonus trivia question (correctly!) in the entry form also gets 5 extra entries. If you're unsure of the answer, look it up online -- don't worry, it's NOT cheating, it's researching. =)

Giveaway rules: Open internationally. Ends on December 5th.

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I'm so thrilled to be spending this holiday season reading some delightful Christmastime books -- And I can't wait to see which titles you're going to read for the challenge as well! Join me if you can.

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Link to any of your posts for this reading challenge!

Please link to your sign-up posts, book reviews, and other Christmas book posts here:

Black Friday BOOK SALE! (Excellent Christian titles!)

Black Friday BOOK SALE!

It’s that time of year. The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year’s Resolutions. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Authors has a perfect event for you.
From Nov 25 (that’s today!) through Nov 28th, more than 70 independent Christian books are on sale. You can find free shipping$0.99 ebookspackage deals, and more! And if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, they’ve got you covered with some freebies!
Think 70 books is overwhelming? Narrow it down and find the perfect books for you or someone on your Christmas list by using this quiz to generate a customized book list.
What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as "Sold Out." This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked "Sold Out" but if you click them open, you'll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.


Holiday Sale at Lilla Rose...

Visit Independent Consultant Lizzie Chang's Lilla Rose website and on Facebook.

Stay tuned! I'll be reviewing a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip SOON!