2015 Holiday Fun

Posted November 21, 2015 / Personal / Information / Etc. / 23 Comments

Last year I enthusiastically signed up for a million swaps, planned out exactly when I would be posting holiday reviews, and joined two readathons. I am not planning on being as crazy this year because good lord, woman. Without further ado, here’s how I’ll be celebrating the holidays this year on Bookmark Lit!

holiday reads 15I don’t think I’ll be joining any actual readathons this year, because I made a vow to stop before the end of the year. Things got a little crazy back at the end of the summer, so I’m forbidding myself from signing up for the rest of 2015. I definitely plan on reading some holiday books this December, though! I creeped around Goodreads and pulled together some fun holiday stories to pick from. Obviously I won’t get to all of them, but there are my options:tbr

I decided to add a little something to each review instead of my usual Friends gif and standard rating report. I’ll be including a “holiday cheer rating” to show how the book fits in with the holiday season. Is it a full-on swoony Christmas romance, or just a story set during December?rating guideAll of the reviews will have a snowflake rating to show just how holiday cheery they are. I love books that are hardcore Christmas-themed, but there are a few on my TBR that seem to just feature the wintertime. Additionally, I’ll share exactly what holidays you’ll come across in the story. Based on the books I’ve already added to my TBR, these ones may be a possibility:holidays involved

You may have noticed My True Love Gave to Me on my TBR… and if you are a stalker reader of my blog, you’d remember that I did a buddy read last year with Cristina of this anthology. I am thinking of reading a story per day from December 12th through December 23rd. I put out a note on Twitter a week or so again to see if there was interest in an official (re)readalong, so we’ll see!

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Of course, I also will be joining in with the Broke and Bookish Secret Santa! I had a lot of fun last year picking out gifts for Katrina and Morgan did an AMAZING job with my presents. Sign-ups are currently closed but I hope you all made it in time 🙂 I ended up cutting myself back and just focusing on this swap. I had a lot of fun last year with the other two, but it was hard to focus on buying gifts for my family, friends, and three different swap partners.


23 responses to “2015 Holiday Fun

  1. I’m doing TBTB secret Santa too. I’m excited about it. I’m also planning to read Let It Snow in December because it’s the only John Green I haven’t read. That’s about it for me for the holidays. I’m not a huge Christmas fan. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

  2. This is a great post!! I know the feeling, I did wayyyyyy too much last year. Cutting back a bunch haha. I’m so excited for TBTB Secret Santa again!! I loved picking your presents 🙂 I’m also doing Angie’s cookie and book swap which I think will be fun and low pressure. LOVE your holiday rating system, that is so perfect! I have a bunch of those on my TBR as well. I think I’m just going to reread my favorite My True Love stories though instead of all of them again 🙂

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