It’s that time of year when the holiday and winter-themed books hit the bookshelves. It’s also time to sign up for the Fifth Annual HoHoHo Holiday/Winter Readathon! hosted by Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer. Gather up your favorite cocoa, comfort foods, holiday music and books and join in the fun!
This years event will run from Wednesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 15th at 11:59 pm.
I thought I’d post a quick round-up of the books I read during HoHoHoRAT this year! I managed 5 of the 6 novellas I had lined up to read. Unfortunately I had less time than I thought I would, so was pretty pleased with that effort. I’ll review three of them properly, so let’s start with the two that I won’t:
The Christmas Gift was actually two short stories that totalled about 15 pages, not 34. The rest was just synopsis of other Monica McInerney novels. I was a bit disappointed. The first story was great, it really packed an emotional punch for something so short. The second one was just a few paragraphs and…eh *shrugs* it was okay. I’ll probably read more by her though.
A Prairie Dog’s Love Song was really sweet, I love Eli Easton’s other Christmas novellas and this one was great too. I really hate reading accents though, so I don’t think I’ll be reading her other cowboy stuff 🙁 it was only 70-odd pages long and I would have loved if it were longer.
Now for the three I plan to review:
A Vicarage Christmas by Kate Hewitt made me roll my eyes, but it also made me cry. Heh. It was cute. Holiday Outing and Sweet and Sour were both by Astrid Amara, I preferred the latter out of the two, it just flowed better. Both would have benefited from being longer. It was really neat to read about Hanukkah celebrations, that’s a first for me 🙂
As for my other goals, I did take part in two challenges. But failed at keeping up on Twitter 🙁 there’s always next year though!
I’ll be back to my regular posts next week, this past couple of weeks has been crazy, so I’m looking forward to catching up!