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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.

Win a Christmas book ornament from Papuan Lass on

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:


  1. When I clicked to join the Reading Challenge linky, it responds with 'Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.'

  2. @Amy L., thanks for letting me know!

    Maybe this will help:
    To join the challenge, just fill out your info in the linky area (link title, email addy, & url), then click the Submit Link button.

    I tried clicking on it again myself, and I didn't find the error message you saw. So I'm not sure what went wrong for you.

    Perhaps if you are able to try again, it will work for you now. But if not, please drop your link in the comments area (and I can add it to the linky for you).

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm thrilled to have you join us for A Literary Christmas!

  3. Oh, what darling ornaments!! I also just adore the Narnia Lamp Post - Christmas Scroll Ornament. So cute!

  4. I'm planning to read Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I posted a bit about joining the challenge here on my blog just now. Thanks for hosting this! Should be fun.

  5. I like the sound of "A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle."....I'm guessing it's about the inn-keeper.

    It appears I'm right! And I'm curious...I just might try this one out.:D

  6. @Risa, yep, you're right! I'm reading that one right now in fact, and it's pretty cool so far. :) Thanks for taking part in the link-up!

  7. I'm hoping to get over ten books for the Christmas challenge. So far I've decided on:
    "How it Happened" by Kate Langley Bosher (vintage classic)
    "An Endless Christmas" by Cynthia Ruchti
    "One Enchanted Eve" by Melissa Tagg
    "High Stakes Holiday Reunion" by Christy Barritt

  8. @Tarissa I'm glad you're liking it. Makes me less apprehensive about giving it a shot!

    And really, thank you for hosting this. :)