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Two Thousand Maniacs! | Herschell Gordon Lewis
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Hello, and welcome to team #MistletoeManiacs! If you‘ve been tagged in this post, you‘re on my team. For those of you who are new here, my name is Cassandra and I will be your #WinterGames team captain. I am so excited to be reading with you this holiday season. With the #WinterGames fun only a few weeks away, I‘d like to discuss some event details in the comments below. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask down below as well! ☺️🎄

Clwojick 1. Keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming posts! I will be tagging everyone in all sorts of posts regarding the event. We‘ve changed some things up this year, so please ask questions if you need clarification on anything. I understand there is a lot to take in, especially for those of you who haven‘t joined in the games before. Just take it in stride and participate as much or as little as you want to. 1y
Clwojick 2. I cannot STRESS this enough. DO NOT let the event stress you out! Please do not worry about not participating enough or gaining enough points! Sure, it‘s a competition and the points are there to add some added incentive to read, but the holidays are stressful enough as it is. Participate when you can and just have fun with it! There is no judging here, we just want to spread some holiday cheer, and read with our favourite people. 😍 1y
Clwojick 3. We will have two buddy read options. You can choose to read either one, for the 50pt bonus. As with #scarathlon, if you choose read both, only the 1st will gain you the 50pts. The 2nd book will be counted as a holiday read, and will count for 25pt. Those books will be tagged next in the comments. 1y
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Clwojick 4. The #TeamMovie this year is How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and will be worth 25 points. All other holiday/winter movies or tv episodes that you watch will be worth 5pts. Holiday podcasts also count for 5pts this year. (edited) 1y
Clwojick 5. I will make another post about it later, but I know you‘ll be asking, so I‘ll confirm it now. Yes, Readathon points will be stackable again. This means for every Readathon event that you are participating in, you can gain 10 points for every hour read. For example, if you are participating in 3 different readathons at the same time, and you read a Xmas book in 6 hours, the point breakdown is as follows ⬇️ 1y
Clwojick Xmas/winter book = 25 points. 6 hours read at 10 points per hour = 60 points. We then multiply (or stack) 60 x 3 as we participated in 3 different reading events. In total, that one book can get you 205 points! ⬇️ (edited) 1y
Clwojick The points can stack up really fast if you‘re willing to take the time to calculate your Readathon points, but again… no pressure! You do what works for you. Some people go HAMM on the readathons, and others only join a couple. 1y
Clwojick 6. As for which reading events qualify for stackable points… we like to leave that to you guys to decide. The readathons do NOT have to be hosted on Litsy. Many of you participate in events hosted on Instagram, Twitter, goodreads, YouTube and reading blogs and that‘s totally fine. Year long reading challenges/events like #popsugar #readharder #pickyourpoison #unreadshelf and #LitsyAtoZ also count. As well as #bookspinbingo and #BFC21 1y
Clwojick I think that‘s all I will put in this post for now, but come back to this comment section if you have any questions, as the event posts come in. ❤️ Welcome again guys, I‘m so happy to have you on my team! 1y
BarkingMadRead Woohoo!! 1y
Airykah13 Yay! I‘m excited! 1y
AbigailJaneBlog I am SO EXCITED! Thanks for the info 🥰🎄 1y
Jerdencon Very excited! 1y
GHABI4ROSES I was all freaking like in law school, checking the list for my name 🤣@DieAReader @Clwojick and I am officially in #NovelNovember, thank you @Andrew65 Happy Caturday Friends🥰 1y
Bookwormjillk Very excited! 1y
candc320 I am so excited!!! I‘m already getting my Christmas reading stack ready to go. Go team #mistletoemaniacs!!! 1y
Jemgirl2014 Woohoo! This is going to be so much fun! 😀 1y
Nelnjali Yay! Super excited for this event. I had so much fun with Scarathlon. 1y
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Hi!! FYI. I didn‘t get the tag on this post because of spelling error in the tag. I am SO excited to be on this team and participate in #WinterGames for the first time! 1y
Texreader Yay!!! I‘m so excited! 1y
Larkken 🎄🧑‍🎄❄️🧣I‘m off to get my Xmas hat on! 1y
Catsandbooks Hooray! 🎄❄️❤️ 1y
Clwojick @GHABI4ROSES hahahahha! Don‘t worry, I made sure you stayed on the same team as your Litsy bestie @DieAReader 👯‍♀️ 1y
Clwojick @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks 🙈🙈🙈 Thanks for letting me know! It‘s all fixed up for next time! 1y
MidnightBookGirl Yay for being on the same team @MsRadioSilence!! 1y
GHABI4ROSES @Clwojick OMG right 😂 and Life Bestie at that @DieAReader 🦚 1y
Nessavamusic Yay!! So excited!! 1y
MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!!!!! 1y
night_shift Yaay!! 1y
Cupcake12 Can‘t wait 😊 1y
OriginalCyn620 Yay! Very excited for all the holiday fun! 🎄 1y
JessClark78 Can‘t wait! ❄️⛄️❄️ 1y
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! ❄️❄️❄️ 1y
Allylu Yay! I‘m so excited to be a #MistletoeManiac !!! 💕😊🎄🎅🏻🔔🎶🤶🎉 1y
DieAReader @Clwojick You ROCK! Looking forward to having a blast! Go #MistletoeManiacs 🎉📚🎧 Thanks!🥰☺️ 1y
DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES 🦚 You know it😏💕 1y
Littlewolf1 😁 super excited 1y
Skygoddess1 Super excited! Does it matter which version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, animated vs live action w/Jim Carrey? 1y
Clwojick @Skygoddess1 The Jim Carrey one :) 1y
guinsgirlreads Yay! 😁💛 1y
BeeMagical @Clwojick My first ever Winter Games and I can‘t wait!!! Could you explain the stacking a bit more for me🙈 I think I just need a scenario to fully understand😂(when would we have 3 different reading events at the same time) - THANK YOU 1y
kezzlou85 So excited to be on your team again. Looking forward to this so much. Its always fun. 1y
TiminCalifornia Looking forward to my first #WinterGames - Thanks for being the team leader for #MistletoeManiacs! 1y
Clwojick @BeeMagical sometimes the dates of readathons overlap. There are a ton of month long ones that generally happen in December. So if you do #BookSpinBingo that‘s a reading challenge, if you do #BFC21 that counts as well, and then say you join in on one of @Andrew65 monthly 9 day readathons. 1y
Clwojick @BeeMagical So if the book you read is on your #bookspinbingo list, and you read it during the 9 day readathon, that would count for all three, since #BFC and #BookSpinBingo run all month long. Hopefully that makes sense. 1y
Clwojick @BeeMagical here is a list of the December readathons. We will continue to add to it as more pop up, but you can see how many are month long, and how others dates overlap. https://docs.google.com/file/d/1OXwUDgNmBPktCIn6oMPeNSlz7TRMI_G1/edit?usp=docsli... 1y
KristiAhlers Yay! This is my first book game and I‘m super excited! 1y
Andrew65 The 9 day #DashingDecember Pick Your Own Goals Readathon will run from Saturday 11th December - Sunday 19th December. 1y
Andrew65 Then we will have a special end of the year and see in the new year 6 day #20in4 Readathon which will run from Wednesday 29th December - Monday 3rd Jan January. Last 3 days of the old year and first 3 days of the new year. 1y
Andrew65 Also thinking of hosting a month long #ProgressitDecember Readathon where people progress any series or authors they are reading. 1y
freeatlast1137 Yay! I‘m excited! 🎄 1y
Clwojick @Marmie7 @Curly_Reader Welcome to the team! 1y
Julsmarshall So excited to participate this year!! 🎄🎅🏽🤶🏼❄️☃️⛷ 1y
Marmie7 Awesome! This is so fun! 1y
Curly_Reader YAy!!! Excited 😊 1y
kay.the.bibliophile Yay!!! I'm so excited!!! 😍😍 Cant wait to get my Holiday reading on!!!! 1y
Clwojick @RainyDayReading @deeannloso Welcome to the team! Please see the four posts on my profile above this one to get some more #WinterGames info. I'll be tagging you in all team posts going forward 1y
deeannloso Yay! This is my first time and I‘m really looking forward to it! 📚🫖😊 (edited) 1y
katiekat311 I'm still new to Litsy and all of it's events. I'm looking forward to #WinterGames! Thank you for being the fearless leader of the #MistletoeManiacs! :) 1y
Clwojick @keys_on_fire Welcome to the team! Check my profile for more posts about the event details. 😆 1y
keys_on_fire @Clwojick Will do! Thanks, I‘m so excited!! 1y
Clwojick @keys_on_fire ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 1y
keys_on_fire Does trying to finish the BOTM reading challenge count as a readathon? 1y
Clwojick @keys_on_fire reading those books can definitely count towards any Readathon, but if you want to count them as a specific reading challenge you definitely can as well. I‘m sure other people are reading BOTM this December, so you could always host a BOTM readathon too! Whatever floats your boat! 1y
Clwojick @JenlovesJT47 @RedxoHearts Welcome to the team guys! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Thank you!! 🤗 1y
RedxoHearts @Clwojick Yay! Can't wait :) 1y
Clwojick @WeirdAtHeart @MartinaLove Welcome to the team! 1y
Allydanielle88 I'm wondering how to show doing the workout challenges. Do we just make a post saying we did them? 1y
Clwojick Yeah, or you could just add the points to your weekly total. You don‘t have to make a specific post about them. Or since most of the workout challenges are related to movies, you could include the points in any movie posts you make. Some people do one post a week with all the movies they watched that week. Whatever works best for you. @Allydanielle88 1y
Pageturner1 very excited! my first time. get to watch one of my favorite Christmas movies too! 1y
TheBookHippie Yay❄️❄️❄️ 1y
RayHallucinogen @Clwojick Thanks! Let's do this! 1y
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Grandville Bete Noir | Bryan Talbot
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I had books 3 & 4 on my list of books to finish in 2020 because I thought the series stopped there, so imagine my surprise when a 5th book showed up in Hoopla! More adventures of DI Archie LeBlanc, a badger, in this anthropomorphic alt-history with a few steampunk tendencies. Humans are looked down on, even called doughfaces. 🤣 I love his assistant Roderick Ratzi. I'm amused when the face & hands are their designated animal, but their bodies⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick are essentially human. Makes the sexy time easier to understand I supposed. Overall, this is a fun series with a little bit of different genres.
Book 3: Bete Noir 15 points (TBR)
Book 4: Noel 25 points (Christmas)
Book 5: Force Majuere 10 points (Impulse)
DieAReader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I didn‘t quite hit my readathon goals but I did manage to finish the last of my current reads in December.

📚 Finished
His Dark Materials/The Amber Spyglass ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Carpe Demon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

📖 In Progress
H. P. Lovecraft (Kindle) - Read two chapters of The Whisperer in Darkness.

#ReadYourWay #CrushTheRush #ProgressItDecember

TheSpineView Still a good showing! 🤩 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You did an amazing job! 2y
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My final update (late again🤦🏻‍♀️) for #ProgressItNovember #ProgressItDecember #CrushTheRush #ReadYourWay & the beginning of my #ShutdownReadathon

13 Audiobooks
2 Physical books
9 ebooks

Andrew65 Fantastic! 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂 2y
TheSpineView Awesome job! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You did so well! A great showing! 2y
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One Hot December | Tiffany Reisz
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Of the three books in the Men At Work based around holidays, this was second best. If you're looking for something more focused on Hanukkah (but lightly) this fits the bill. Ian is Flash's boss and they hooked up six months ago. Ian is a goody-two-shoes wealthy son of a Senator. Veronica is a lady welder, hence the Flash nickname. This book was just as spicy as the previous two but there was some added light kink in this, too.

+1226 points

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Another one I finished before the ball dropped. This has been on my list for forever and I'm glad I got to it finally. It was good. Probably something I would have been more likely to love a year or two ago but still very enjoyable. Think I might even start the TV series!

#WinterGames #MerryReaders #bookspinbingo #crushtherush #readyourway #ProgressItDecember @Clwojick @Andrew65 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheSpineView @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
AStoriedSoul Are those little cups candles?! Where did you get those? 😍 2y
FantasyChick @AStoriedSoul I wish! They are little cups of flavored instant coffee mixes and are just so adorable! My daughter got them as a set for Christmas and she doesn't drink coffee so....mine 😂 2y
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intothehallofbooks I LOVE this series!! The characters are so fantastic. 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
Andrew65 I must must must read this. 2y
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Lightbringer | Claire Legrand
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Read before the end of the #WinterGames so might as well post before I total my points.

So much going on in this book. I mean SO much it was hard to keep track at times. The ending wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be but it was just how it should have ended.

#MerryReaders #bookspinbingo #crushtherush #readyourway #ProgressItDecember #lastbookof2020

@Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @andrew65 @TheSpineView @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Finale (Caraval, #3) | Stephanie Garber
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I'm glad to be finished with the series. This very well could be an unpopular opinion, but overall the series dragged and the descriptive language meant to evoke whimsy & wonder grated my nerves. Finale has less of the weird similes, but a few still made it in. This is another book where the Dragna sisters are in a game, or aren't they? Don't believe anything, except this one time, numerous times. It felt like there were too many characters ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick this time around, which made it lose a bit of the charm of the first book. This book had both sister's POV chapters, which definitely helped. It's not awful, but I could probably gripe a lot more than compliment. A mild spoiler below. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick How many times can these girls be that stupid and how many times can the reader expect to enjoy them getting hurt and duped?! Maybe I'm more sensitive to this being older, but it just felt like they needed legit wins, not all with the help of guys. 2y
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Traci1 How terrible is it that I don't remember if I've read the first one of these? I I did, but I am not sure. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Traci1 It wasn't all that memorable. I was active with the BookCon app for a few years and many of them were huge YA fans. They raved about these and I'm totally underwhelmed by each one. (Probably why I own them all). I'm glad I found Litsy. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! This series has been on my TBR forever but I never seem to get around to it. Maybe I never will 😂 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @TheAromaofBooks This very well could be a case of me being a grump. If you're interested, I can send them to you. 2y
TheAromaofBooks haha I never turn down books from my list, so you are welcome to send them my way - although I still don't know when I read them!! 😂 2y
TheSpineView I read the first book in the series. It was Ok but I never felt the urge to the the next one. 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant progress 👏👏👏 Shame this one wasn‘t better. 2y
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My Calamity Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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I meant to post this one last night, but I fell asleep before I got around to it. This was a great end to 2020. I loved all 3 of these books. This was second only to My Lady Jane by a smidge. I loved the characters, loved the story. The authors have really hit on a good little formula for these books.

+361 #wintergames #merryreaders @Clwojick
Book 37/40 for #crushtherush and #readyourway. I didn't hit my goal for December, but I got close.

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
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DieAReader 👏🏻🥳📚 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I loved the first book. I should read the others this year... along with 1700 others!🤣 2y
Traci1 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick the more I think about it, the more I think maybe I loved this one the most of the three. Just saying. 😁 2y
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Day 31 results for the readathons #CrushTheRush @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick #ReadYourWay and #LittenListen @aperfectmjk and #ProgressItDecember @Andrew65 Also #ShutdownReadathon @Squidget

Yesterday I finished Orphan Train Christmas and I started Ready Player Two. Working on The Passage which will take me several more days to finish maybe even a week.

#WinterGames2020 @StayCurious #ReadNosedReindeer

Andrew65 Well done, a great way to finish the year 👏👏👏 2y
DieAReader Great job!👏🏻🥳 2y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick You had a wonderful couple of months! Thanks for playing along!! 2y
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