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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

I've still got 1.5 hours of reading time but don't believe I'll finish another Christmas book in that time.

Christmas Spirit
2016 Readathon
Wrap Up

Hosted here (over until next year!)

Twitter: #CSreadathon

Number of Pages Read - 2,841
Number of Books Read - 16
How Many were Christmas related - 16
How many were re-reads - 15

Books Read -

1st four were the Minnesota Christmas series by Heidi Cullinan
1 - Let It Snow: Frankie gets lost driving home from his parent's home at Thanksgiving, going North instead of South and getting caught in a snow storm that just gets worse. Running off the road he starts walking and end up at a cabin. The cabin belongs to the three lumberjacks he saw at the diner - the ones he was afraid was going to pound his very gay self into mush!

As the northwinds blow and guards come down, Frankie and Marcus find they have a lot more in common than they don’t. Could the man who won’t live in the country and the man who won’t go back to the city truly find a home together? Because the longer it snows, the deeper they fall in love, and all they want for Christmas is each other.

2 - Sleigh Ride: The other two lumberjacks are, ahem, F-buddies. Living together but not boyfriends. Paul spends the year watching Frankie and Marcus and decides that's what he wants. If Arthur can't, or won't, give it to him, he's moving out.

Arthur's mother is trying to get him together with the town's librarian. When the mill closes for the rest of the year, Arthur suddenly has time to restore a sleigh. A sleigh his mom uses for a library fundraiser. A sleigh Arthur drives as Santa with a reluctant librarian elf.

As their fiery arguments strike hotter sparks, two men who insist they don’t date wind up doing an awful lot of dating. And it looks like the sleigh they both tried not to board could send them jingling all the way to happily ever after.

3 - Winter Wonderland: Paul is the only one of the three left. The one that wanted a relationship. To top it off, someone is making large penis sculptures in his yard. Well, his half of the yard. Too bad is neighbor isn't as thrilled with the additions.

Kyle grew up but people seem to have forgotten that he's twenty-five now. Last year's library fundraiser has grown into the Winter Wonderland festival. Kyle and Paul are both working on it but Paul's family is really having trouble dealing with a gay man in the family. When their anti-LGBT crusade spills beyond managing Paul’s love life and threatens the holiday festival, Kyle and Paul must fight for everyone’s happily ever after, including their own.

4 - Santa Baby: Twin Cities developer Dale Davidson has come to Logan, Minnesota, to turn it into Christmas Town. His attraction to the librarian Gabriel and Arthur complicates things but should be manageable until Arthur starts flirting back and Gabriel discovers he's not just gay, he's polyamorous.

Together the three of them light a fire hot enough to boil Lake Superior in January, and one night of fun becomes an extended engagement as Dale puts down some tentative roots in his new hometown. Everyone loves Dale, Logan’s own Santa Claus, and somehow no one knows what wild times are happening right underneath their noses. No one knows, either, the complicated ways they’re falling in love with one another.

But a shadow from Dale’s past emerges, an abuser threatening him with violence and shame. Ronny doesn’t want a happy ever after for Dale, only to draw him back into a consuming darkness. It will take the love of not only Gabriel and Arthur but all of Logan to convince their Santa he has nothing to be ashamed of—and that he will always have a home in their hearts.

The other 12 were the Who Needs Christmas? series by Joyee Flynn
A group of twelve elves who found each other after leaving the North Pole at different times have been living together, as brothers, for decades. They are comfortable with their new way of life away from the Christmas atmosphere they despise. The only things missing for these serious gamers are their human mates.

All the elves are immortal, wealthy, gay and kinky. They live in a huge home with their gaming equipment set up in the ballroom. There is a huge media room for movies and a "playroom" for kinky sexy times.

In each book, one of the brothers finds his mate. Something goes wrong. We find out how he got his name, why he left the North Pole, and just what it is about Christmas that he hates. There are werecats, werewolves, vampires, witches, honorable criminals, and stalkers. They help catch a serial killer that has crossed state lines and solve one case of human trafficking. Their mates also help to overcome their hatred of part of Christmas.

~ Books Read ~

Let it Snow by Heidi Cullinan - re-read
Sleigh Ride by Heidi Cullinan - re-read
Winter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan - re-read
Santa Baby by Heidi Cullinan - new (book 4/end of series)
Screw Santa by Joyee Flynn - whole series is a re-read 
Hell's Bells by Joyee Flynn
Stupid Mistletoe by Joyee Flynn
Holy Stockings by Joyee Flynn
Down with the Tunes by Joyee Flynn
Frosty Melt by Joyee Flynn
Shove Your Tree by Joyee Flynn
Stripe My Pole by Joyee Flynn
Bite My Cookies by Joyee Flynn
Flush the Twinkles by Joyee Flynn
Hanging Antlers by Joyee Flynn
 ~ ended here on Sat at 10 p.m. - one more book left in the series! ~
and . . . Wrap It Up by Joyee Flynn

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