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Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
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As sad as I am that the #WinterGames2022 is over, I am thrilled with how well both teams did this (last) year! I am so happy that there is so much enthusiasm and participation for this event, and I love seeing how much it has grown over the years! Each and every one of you did brilliantly! Thanks for joining us, and congratulations #MistletoeManiacs for the final win!

@Read4life was our top earner, bringing in a total of 197,846 points! AMAZING!

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Clwojick @Read4life please email me at clwojick@live.com to discuss your prize! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks Incredible work everyone! And wow, @Read4life, that is an amazing point total! 🤯 (edited) 4mo
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉WOW❄️🤍 4mo
MoonWitch94 Wow! What an amazing job, team! 4mo
Jerdencon Woo hoo!! 🎉🎉 Great job everyone! 4mo
Nessavamusic Woohoo!!!🎉🎉👏👏 4mo
KristiAhlers Wow! That was awesome! I had a blast. 4mo
candc320 Wow congratulations team!!! And congrats to @Read4life ! Thank you so much @Clwojick for being such a great team leader!! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Such a great time!!! Glad to read along with all of you!! 4mo
DieAReader Congrats everyone! Awesome team work😁📚 4mo
Julsmarshall So much fun! Way to go everyone! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Woohoo! 🥳 way to go team! This event is so much fun - thanks for hosting @Clwojick and @StayCurious! 4mo
Karisa 👏👏👏👏 4mo
guinsgirlreads 👏🏻 👏🏻 4mo
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! Great job team! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
TiminCalifornia Thanks for captaining #MistletoManiacs! 4mo
Read4life Congrats, #MistletoeManiacs! This is always such a great challenge. Thank you, @Clwojick & @StayCurious for setting this up and managing it each year. 4mo
Read4life @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @candc320 Thank you! With no ‘sports mom‘ requirements in December, I have a ton of time for reading. 4mo
Lizpixie Woohooo🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Can‘t wait for next year, gonna be so much more organised hopefully. Thanks to both @Clwojick & @StayCurious for hosting again, I had a blast. Congrats to both teams, we‘re all winners at reading🙌 4mo
Larkken This was so much fun! Thanks for hosting!! 4mo
Allylu Congratulations to everyone who participated! This was so much fun! Thanks @Clwojick and @StayCurious for hosting and being so supportive. I still have a stack of Christmas books for next year and I found some new authors to enjoy. Any plans for this summer??? 💕😊🎄⭐️🤶🎅🏻📚🎉 4mo
Bookgoil Amazing!!! 4mo
kezzlou85 Both incredible scores. Well done to all. It was so much fun. 4mo
Clwojick @Allylu Just #Scarathlon in October and the #WinterGames in December, but we‘ll let you know if we decide to add in another event! 4mo
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Total for final week of #WinterGames2021 34,626 for #MistletoeManiacs

Overall total for the month 133,020

Thanks for hosting this fantastic event @Clwojick 🥳🥳🥳🥳👏👏👏👏🙌😍

Julsmarshall Wow! That is a lot of points! 5mo
StayCurious Great job! 5mo
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Clwojick woohoo! 😍 Way to go! Thank you for joining us! 4mo
Andrew65 @Clwojick Thinking about books for later this year 🤣 4mo
Clwojick I know! I have so many Halloween and Christmas audiobooks that I didn‘t get to this year. I‘m saving them for this years #Scarathlon and #WinterGames! ☺️😂 4mo
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What I have so far for my December TBR. A mix of holiday/winter reads and some books I didn‘t get to for #Scarathlon and the #FairytaleReadingChallenge.

#MistletoeManiacs #WinterGames2021
#WinterCosy #AVeryMerryReadathon

Clwojick Woohoo! Awesome collection! 6mo
KristiAhlers That totally looks like a fun pile of reading happiness 6mo
AbigailJaneBlog Looks good 🥰🎄 6mo
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TheSpineView Looking good! ❤📖💚🎁❤🎄💚 6mo
kezzlou85 A good mix there. The Christmas horror collections sound good. 6mo
guinsgirlreads Oh I need to look up some of those! Nice 😊! 6mo
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The 4th book in the Sonoma Witches paranormal mystery series. I read the 1st during #scarathlon & since they are quick e-book reads & enjoyable, I‘ve quickly worked my way through the series. This one is set during Winter Solstice & lots of witches are in Silverpool trying to raise demons. There‘s a couple of murders & Alma works with her former Protectorate partner to solve them. I like Alma coming into her powers & the various side characters.👍

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My TBR is a lot leftover from the #scarathlon, but here‘s my #wintergames TBR! It‘s massive and I think I may get through like 6 books, but still! I like having options haha

#wintergames2021 #mistletoemaniacs

Emilymdxn It‘s so gorgeous and a beautiful photo too! 6mo
Jerdencon Looks great!! 6mo
JessClark78 Great stack! 6mo
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Clwojick You‘ve got to have options! 😆 You‘ve got some brilliant options here. I loved the Ninth House. 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Yes, options are good! I loved The Ex Hex! (edited) 6mo
AmyK1 Lots of great options! 6mo
Charityann I have way more books than I‘ll be able to read as well, but that means there‘s choices. 😆 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Gorgeous stack with lots of great choices! I love a good balance of murdery and Christmasy. ;) 6mo
Bookwormjillk Options are the best way to go IMO 6mo
Nessavamusic Some great reads there! 6mo
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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. 6mo
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. 😍 6mo
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. 6mo
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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) 6mo
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 ⬇️ 6mo
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) 6mo
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. 6mo
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 6mo
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! 6mo
BarkingMadRun Woohoo!! 6mo
Airykah13 Yay! I‘m excited! 6mo
AbigailJaneBlog I am SO EXCITED! Thanks for the info 🥰🎄 6mo
Jerdencon Very excited! 6mo
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🥰 6mo
Bookwormjillk Very excited! 6mo
candc320 I am so excited!!! I‘m already getting my Christmas reading stack ready to go. Go team #mistletoemaniacs!!! 6mo
Jemgirl2014 Woohoo! This is going to be so much fun! 😀 6mo
Nelnjali Yay! Super excited for this event. I had so much fun with Scarathlon. 6mo
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! 6mo
Texreader Yay!!! I‘m so excited! 6mo
Larkken 🎄🧑‍🎄❄️🧣I‘m off to get my Xmas hat on! 6mo
Catsandbooks Hooray! 🎄❄️❤️ 6mo
Clwojick @GHABI4ROSES hahahahha! Don‘t worry, I made sure you stayed on the same team as your Litsy bestie @DieAReader 👯‍♀️ 6mo
Clwojick @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks 🙈🙈🙈 Thanks for letting me know! It‘s all fixed up for next time! 6mo
MidnightBookGirl Yay for being on the same team @MsRadioSilence!! 6mo
GHABI4ROSES @Clwojick OMG right 😂 and Life Bestie at that @DieAReader 🦚 6mo
Nessavamusic Yay!! So excited!! 6mo
MoonWitch94 Wahoo!!!!!! 6mo
night_shift Yaay!! 6mo
Cupcake12 Can‘t wait 😊 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! Very excited for all the holiday fun! 🎄 6mo
JessClark78 Can‘t wait! ❄️⛄️❄️ 6mo
ozma.of.oz Woohoo! ❄️❄️❄️ 6mo
Allylu Yay! I‘m so excited to be a #MistletoeManiac !!! 💕😊🎄🎅🏻🔔🎶🤶🎉 6mo
DieAReader @Clwojick You ROCK! Looking forward to having a blast! Go #MistletoeManiacs 🎉📚🎧 Thanks!🥰☺️ 6mo
DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES 🦚 You know it😏💕 6mo
Littlewolf1 😁 super excited 6mo
Skygoddess1 Super excited! Does it matter which version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, animated vs live action w/Jim Carrey? 6mo
Clwojick @Skygoddess1 The Jim Carrey one :) 6mo
guinsgirlreads Yay! 😁💛 6mo
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 6mo
kezzlou85 So excited to be on your team again. Looking forward to this so much. Its always fun. 6mo
TiminCalifornia Looking forward to my first #WinterGames - Thanks for being the team leader for #MistletoeManiacs! 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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... 6mo
KristiAhlers Yay! This is my first book game and I‘m super excited! 6mo
Andrew65 The 9 day #DashingDecember Pick Your Own Goals Readathon will run from Saturday 11th December - Sunday 19th December. 6mo
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. 6mo
Andrew65 Also thinking of hosting a month long #ProgressitDecember Readathon where people progress any series or authors they are reading. 6mo
freeatlast1137 Yay! I‘m excited! 🎄 6mo
Clwojick @Marmie7 @Curly_Reader Welcome to the team! 6mo
Julsmarshall So excited to participate this year!! 🎄🎅🏽🤶🏼❄️☃️⛷ 6mo
Marmie7 Awesome! This is so fun! 6mo
Curly_Reader YAy!!! Excited 😊 6mo
kay.the.bibliophile Yay!!! I'm so excited!!! 😍😍 Cant wait to get my Holiday reading on!!!! 6mo
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 6mo
deeannloso Yay! This is my first time and I‘m really looking forward to it! 📚🫖😊 (edited) 6mo
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! :) 6mo
Clwojick @keys_on_fire Welcome to the team! Check my profile for more posts about the event details. 😆 6mo
keys_on_fire @Clwojick Will do! Thanks, I‘m so excited!! 6mo
Clwojick @keys_on_fire ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 6mo
keys_on_fire Does trying to finish the BOTM reading challenge count as a readathon? 6mo
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! 6mo
Clwojick @JenlovesJT47 @RedxoHearts Welcome to the team guys! 6mo
JenlovesJT47 Thank you!! 🤗 6mo
RedxoHearts @Clwojick Yay! Can't wait :) 6mo
Clwojick @WeirdAtHeart @MartinaLove Welcome to the team! 6mo
Allydanielle88 I'm wondering how to show doing the workout challenges. Do we just make a post saying we did them? 6mo
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 6mo
Pageturner1 very excited! my first time. get to watch one of my favorite Christmas movies too! 6mo
TheBookHippie Yay❄️❄️❄️ 6mo
RayHallucinogen @Clwojick Thanks! Let's do this! 6mo
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I haven‘t been completely active on Litsy I feel like (just mindless scrolling). Needed a break after #Scarathlon. But I‘m getting back into the flow.

Signed up for #WinterGames (was debating not signing up this year). I get seasonal depression usually (so dark and cold) and it messes up my reading. And of course, signed up for #NewYearWhoDis which I think I‘ve done every year. It‘s a great way to start my new year reading!

JenReadsAlot I so hate the early darkness... 6mo
Clwojick Daylights Savings was just on Sunday, and it is SO dark, SO early now! 😭 It‘s pitch black by 6pm already. I hate this time of the year. 6mo
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I started this for #scarathlon last month, and am only now finishing it. So interesting! Larson is as great as expected at bringing this rather complicated time in Chicago history to life. It‘s been on my TBR for a while, and I‘m glad I finally went for it! H. H. Holmes is as creepy as thought he might be 🔪 and now I want to do some touristing and see what‘s left from the Chicago World Fair 🏨🏛

EmilyRose If you visit Chicago after reading this, I should connect you with my sister. She LOVES the Chicago World's Fair and could probably recommend cool or little-known things to do and see 6mo
Larkken @EmilyRose that sounds like so much fun! I may just do that 🤩 6mo
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The Gameshouse | Claire North
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Awesome job #TeamSlaughter! We managed to hold the lead! As always, it was such a pleasure to read alongside you guys. You all seriously crushed it this year, and I‘m proud of all of you! Thanks for making these events all that they are. Without the level of participation we get, they simply wouldn‘t be the same.🖤 Shoutout to our highest point earner @TheSpineView - please email me at clwojick@live.com to discuss your prize! (Cont)⬇️

Clwojick Thanks to you guys, I have a HUGE list of thrillers, mysteries, and true crimes that I have to check out! I‘m sure some of them will be read during next years #Scarathlon! Lastly, I hope you‘ll all consider signing up for the #WinterGames if you haven‘t already! I‘d love to get my Christmas read on with the lot of you!🤶🏻 6mo
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GHABI4ROSES Thank you forever 💙 6mo
aperfectmjk Yay!!! Congrats @TheSpineView 👏 👏 👏 6mo
DieAReader @Clwojick All signed up✍️and very much looking forward to #WinterGames💕 💜Thanks so much for all you do for these! 6mo
Moony Thank you soooo much @Clwojick It was so much fun like every year! 6mo
Bookwormjillk This was so fun. Looking forward to #WinterGames 6mo
Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick It was so fun!! @TheSpineView CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🥳 6mo
candc320 Yay #teamslaughter!! And congratulations @TheSpineView ! Thanks so much for doing this, @Clwojick , this was so much fun! 6mo
MartinaLove I had so much fun!!! I can't wait for next year. 😁 6mo
MartinaLove Congratulations @TheSpineView !!! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Thank you again for hosting - I had such a great time!!! And great work @TheSpineView !!! You crushed it!!! 6mo
Larkken In no small part due to this challenge, I read sooo much last month and loved it! Thanks so much for hosting (@staycurious, too!!) and to everyone who participated, I enjoyed reading y‘all‘s posts. 6mo
Allylu Woohoo! Go #TeamSlaughter !! I have so many #Scarathon books that I am moving around to make room for Christmas books!! I‘m glad we have November to prepare. Can‘t wait! 🎄🎶🤶🎅🏻🍰🎄📚📚📚 6mo
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Ruin and Rising | Leigh Bardugo
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Woohoo! Even with a chaotic week, my total points for week 4 of #scarathlon for #teamslaughter come to 5,210! I'm pretty proud of that, even if I didn't get to read as many spooky books as I wanted - the spooky season will just be continuing into November for me! (Along with fantasies, MG, and nonfiction)

Thanks to @Clwojick for being an awesome team leader! See you all for #wintergames

rjsthumbelina If my math is right (a big 'if' bc it's 1:15am after the most stressful day I've had since my son was born), my total points for the entire #scarathlon were 11,225! 7mo
Clwojick You did fantastic this month! Thank you for joining us! 🖤 7mo
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