Thursday, November 6, 2014

Christmas Truffles' Purr-fect Holiday Reading List Challenge


Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Truffles here!!! Have you ever seen a cuter Christmas elf? Mommy and I are so excited to be participating in the Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Book Shelfery, and even more excited to be hosting our very own Challenge! (The read-a-thon runs from November 6th to the 11th; for more information see Kimba’s post here)

Christmas is our absolute favorite time of year, and Mommy usually plans to spend the last 6 weeks of the year reading nothing but Christmas stories. A festive book, a mug of peppermint cocoa, and little ol' me beside her on the couch is Mommy's idea of Christmas bliss.

Our challenge to you is very easy: if you've joined the read-a-thon, you must love holiday-themed books, so we want to know about your favorite Christmas books. Whether it's a holiday classic or a brand new title, we want to know about it so we can add it to our holiday reading list!

Two winners will be chosen using Random.org. Please tell us in your comments as well if you prefer the mystery or romance lot. Each winner will also receive a little Santa Truffle (the chocolate kind, not me!)



Rules:

* All entries must be received by 11:59 pm EST on November 11th.

* Remember that to be eligible to win the challenge you must be signed up to participate in the Read-A-Thon.

Please check out all of the Challenges for even more chances to win:

* Bea @ Bea's Book Nook
* Trish@ Between the Lines "Name That Book"
* Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
* April @ My Shelf Confessions
* Melissa & Truffles @ Mochas, Mysteries and Meows
* Ginny @ Gin's Book Notes
* Jennifer @Book Nympho “Holiday Reading Selfie”



29 comments:

  1. Mary DeBorde
    *Christmas Truffles* ohmegawd! <3 Haven't joined the read-a-thon
    but had to compliment the little cutie anyway lol :)

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  2. I'm happy to see two new Sheila Roberts Christmas books in this post. Her "Nine Lives of Christmas" is one of my favorite cat Christmas books (and the movie version will premiere on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday).

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  3. Christmas Truffles, you are the best little elf I've ever seen! I love Christmas books, of all kinds (and movies). I'm hoping to read "The Christmas Cat", by Melody Carlson...have it on my wish list. I have to say, I love chocolate Truffles, too! :)

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  4. *waves to Truffles and Melissa* Thanks for hosting, we are so happy you love holiday reads and snuggling as much as we do. Thanks for hosting a challenge. Good luck to everyone!

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  5. What a great idea!!! My favorite is The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory, but you must have read that one. Carvel the Christmas Cat by John Littell is good too, but I bet you already read that one too.

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  6. Christmas books are always fun reads
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  7. That sounds exactly like our Mommy's idea of bliss, too. It would be so hard to choose between mystery or romance, though!
    MOL!

    Happy Thursday, sweet furriends.
    XOXO

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  8. The mystery pair looks great.
    I love the old A Christmas Carol. It works so well in black and white (yes, the movie rather than the book)
    libydodd at comcast dot net

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  9. I definitely gravitate toward the romance books, especially for the holidays.
    My favorite holiday read is The Polar Express. My girls used to think it was so funny when I would read it to them, because I ALWAYS tear up over the end. I'm actually going to meet the author next week at a book signing, and I am already freaking out like a fangirl :)

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  10. What a cool idea! Mommy wishes she had more time to read! Have fun. And you are a super cute elf, Truffles!

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  11. Mmmhhh truffles and Christmas books, such an indulgent mix, love it! My favourite Christmas book is A Gift To Remember by Melissa Hill. It's fun and romantic and set in a bookshop. Love it!

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  12. What a fun challenge! :) My favorite Christmas book is How the Grinch Stole Christmas! I know it's kind of a kid book, but my parents used to read it around the holidays and it never got old! I'd definitely prefer romance to mystery. ;) Thanks so much for this giveaway!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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  13. Aaaaaw Truffles yous look so cute.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  14. One of my favorite Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol. I recently read a novella called Kiss Me Santa, that was really sweet and a nice romance.

    I would like the mystery set. Christmas Truffles is too cute!

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  15. I've already got a bunch of Christmas romances, so I think I would pick the mysteries. My favorite Christmas books, other than A Christmas Carol, are mostly picture books, because of all the years we read them to our daughter. But I'm also very fond of Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Solstice.

    Truffles, you look cute as a button! Tasha would be jealous, but she hates hats. She and Thomas say to tell you that they have a new cat bed. It lives in the study where I do my work and my blogging, so one of them can curl up close to me and still be comfy. (The other one gets the cat bed in the bedroom.)

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  16. I'm collecting quite a long TBR list just reading the comments. Thanks for hosting such a fun challenge. My favorite Christmas books can be found in this blog post: http://tdreads.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-ho-ho-ho-readathon-has-begun-week.html

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  17. Ohh so hard to choose... I'm thinking the Mysteries please.. Great giveaway, thanks so much ! !
    dkstevensAT outlook DOTcom

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  18. I love Wolfsbane and Mistletoe which is a great Urban Fantasy anthology, but I also really enjoyed A Clockwork Christmas which was a steampunk Christmas anthology.

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  19. I think my favorite Christmas book is probably Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, its just so fun! I have a lot of new reads on my list this year so hopefully I can add some new favorites! I prefer the romance :)

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  20. My favorite Christmas story is A Christmas Carol. I haven't ever read any Christmas mysteries, even though I love mystery books. I don't know why that is. Anyhow, I think I'd like to try the mysteries. Truffles is so cute! I have two little dogs that keep me company when I'm reading. Pets are wonderful.

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  21. Cutest elf ever. I love Dash and Lily's book of Dares. My alltime favorite. I would love the romance.

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  22. Cutest Cat pic! I love The nutcracker. I read it every year plus tons of Holiday Romance so that would be my prize choice

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  23. Such a cute little Christmas Truffles! I don't really have a favorite Christmas read but I do love a romance or cozy with a holiday theme. Either prize would be fine with me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. I love it! I prefer Mystery. I love George McDonald's Christmas stories for children, I reread them all the time.

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  25. I like 'both' mystery and romance! This year I've already read Mr Miracle by Debbie Macomber and LOVED it! It was made into a movie on the Hallmark Channel and will air on December 6th! I can't WAIT!!!! If you've seen the Mrs. Miracle books/movies, this one TRUMPS ALL of those! It's about an angel coming down from heaven and he is feeling human emotions, and some of the scenes are HILARIOUS!!! A blond fellow professor likes him, and it is making him feel funny! LOLOLOL!!!! I was in stitches!!!! His Supervising Angel, Celeste keeps having to explain to him 'this or that' about human emotions! It's GREAT! I hope the movie portrays the book as good as the book was! If you can squeeze ONE MORE Christma book in there, please do!! You'll LOVE it!!! Thanks for this Challenge!

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  26. *Sigh* Confession time: our mom's not a mystery reader. (she's suuuuuuuch a geek. She reads SF and thrillers. And the books a good friend writes that have strong female characters who are pilots ;-)

    Did you watch the kitty movie on Sunday on Hallmark Channel??? And we're dying ot know what you think about next Saturday's Northpole. Please let us know, if you end up watching it?

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  27. Oh goodness, Truffles you are a cutie! I have so many holiday favorites but I would have to say maybe the children's book, The Nutcracker. My favorite classic is A Christmas Carol. My favorite Christmas movie is It's A Wonderful Life. Thanks for the chance. If I did win, I would choose the mystery set :)

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  28. Now I get it! Christmas Truffles and Christmas Truffles!! Too cute!!! I love holiday romance! I really enjoyed Starry Night by Debbie Macomber! I think you'd enjoy it too!

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  29. Thanks for hosting a challenge! I love christmas mysteries :)

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