It’s here…the Holiday Read-a-Thon sponsored by Liza at WhoRUBlog. I have really been looking forward to this event. I need a reason to sit back and relax with a stack of books just before the madness of the holiday season fully hits. I am browsing through some holiday reading selections and planning my reading time. And what better reason than reading to help others? For this read-a-thon I am pledging to donate a book to the local children’s home for every book I read. A book for a book. Four days of reading to make your own schedule and go at your own pace. There are mini-challenges and giveaways with lots of great literary prizes and a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference in the world in any way that you choose.
Also join us for the Holiday Read-a-Thon Twitter Party:
Sunday, December 5th night at 9PM EST & “Tweet” about your Read-A-Thon experience (#readathon)
Holiday Read-A-Thon Mini-Challenge
One lucky participant will win their own copy of Stork from author Wendy DelSol.
Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.
“Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way neither could have ever anticipated. With a nod to Hans Christian Andersen and inspired by Norse lore, Wendy Delsol’s debut novel introduces a hip and witty heroine who finds herself tail-feathers deep in small-town life.”
I am hosting a mini-challenge here at Stiletto Storytime in cooperation with the amazing Wendy DelSol. That’s right! And there is a special Stork twist for this challenge. DelSol’s book is deeply connected to fables and myths.
(I won’t elaborate any further for “spoiler” reasons.)
Your mission if you choose to accept it: Make a traditional fable, myth or cultural tale part of your read-a-thon reading. It doesn’t have to be long and you can even read it online if needed. It may be a story you think you already know but have never read, a holiday tale cherished since childhood or a fable that has always sparked your interest but never been sought out. Then comment below and let everyone know what you chose to read and why. It’s that simple. With any luck many of us will get some great new ideas on traditional fables and cultural myths we may have never otherwise been exposed to and be able to add to our reading totals for this read-a-thon.
Remember to leave your e-mail address along with your comment. Mini-Challenge ends at midnight on December 5th. Winner will be notified by e-mail and announced here on Stiletto Storytime. Your fabulous copy of Stork will arrive from none other than the generous author herself. Thanks again Wendy for being a part of the Holiday Read-a-Thon! US and Canada addresses only please.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
My Holiday Read-A-Thon Progress
Ivy and Bean: What’s the Big Idea? by Annie Barrows
The Transformation of Things by Jillian Cantor
Atlantis and Other Places by Harry Turtledove (in progress)
A Short Guide to Classical Mythology by G.M. Kirkwood (in progress)
Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King
Total Books Read : 3