Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Holiday Read-a-Thon Update : Final Wrap UP


I read 24 books and 3 novellas :) Way more than I thought! Hope you all met you reading goals!
Day 5
Books Read:
The Entity That came for Christmas (novella)
Total books Read:
24 books & 2 novellas
Day 4
Books Read:
scandal Before Christmas
Library Wars 10
Johnny Hiro: Skills to pay the Bills
Saturn Apartments 7
Btoom vol 2
Total Books Read: 24 Books & 2 Novellas
Day 3
Books Read:
Zom-B Baby
Amazing Grace by Hoffman & birch
1621 A new look at Thanksgiving
Library Wars vol 10
Total Books Read:
20 books & 1 novella

Day 2
Here we are at day 2!!
Books Read:
Grace at Christmas
Dear Santasaurus
A northern Nativity
Graphic Novels
Robyn Hood: wanted
X-files season 10 volume 1
Godzilla: King of Monsters
Books Read Today:
Total books Read:
17 Books 1 novella

Hello Everyone! I’m going to a movie marathon later so I got up early and went to it!Here are the books I’ve read. Most of them were childrens books so they were fast reads. Here are my Mini- Challenges :
Challenge Three

Favorite Holiday Recipe

I love Gingersnaps ! Here is an easy recipe:
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup safflower oil
3TBS finely grated fresh ginger root
21/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
Generously oil two baking sheets
put maple syrup, molasses, oil in a blender and blend until smooth.
Add ginger, and pulse until mixed
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt until thoroughly mixed.
Add wet ingredients, and combine, using as few strokes as possible so you do not over mix the dough. It will be moist.
Drop by level Tbs 1 inch apart on baking  sheets.
Bake until the edges of the cookies are firm, 12-15 mins. Do not over bake.
let cookies coo for 2 minutes on sheets than transfer to  a wire rack to cool

Challenge Two

Holiday Traditions
Obsession with books wants to know about our Holiday Traditions
One of my family traditions is to put up our decorations the day after Thanksgiving. With the holiday season being so rushed I like having my decorations up early because it I really get to enjoy them.
I don't do a lot of Black Friday shopping but I always visit Cost Plus. They traditionally give away a free ornament every Black Friday and I’ve been collecting them for years. :)
Challenge One

Christmas Truffles Writing Challenge
Kitty’s Christmas
On the night before Christmas and all I could see was my Kitty’s continued love affair with the tree! I’d learned over the years to surrender each day, as he obsessed over the ornaments, he only wanted to play!
So I began to design the tree with kitty in mind, precious glass ornaments go way up top, all the plastic ones hung low so he could grab them with his paws: bop, bop, BOP!
His stocking was hung where he could sit and watch each day, just far enough from his reach that the presents wouldn't go astray. He has his own holiday traditions that begin every year, from the the moment the tree goes up till the first day of the new year :)

Close to you by Stacia Kane
Fables vol 15
Jack of Fables vol 8
Christmas Mouse
Hanukkah Bear
When Christmas feels like Home
Rudolph's Second Christmas
The 12 Days of Christmas
The 12 Day’s of New York
Zoomers out of this world Christmas
Mister and Lady Day
Alice in Tumberland

Day One Total:
11 Books +1 novella

This is a perfect time for a holiday themed readathon since I have this event coming up:

Here are the books I’ll be reading during the event:
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Happy Reading Everyone!

1 comment:

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and More) said...

Truffles and I love your story!!! I actually tie my tree each year to the baseboard to prevent it from falling and I have a feeling this year with Miss Truffles it's going to be a necessity LOL! Thank you so much for participating in our Challenge :)