A Special Holiday Giveaway: GoneReading Gift Certificate

December 11, 2013 Bookish Chatter 20

WhiteLogo-345-widePlus-20-top-pad-20-left-pad‘Tis the season of gifts and giving. In the 5+ years I’ve been blogging, by heart has been warmed by the generosity and appreciation of my readers. As as special thank you I, with the help of GoneReading, have a special giveaway for one lucky reader of this blog. The winner will win a $25 gift certificate to GoneReading, allowing them to pick the gift of their choice. GoneReading is a web site and store devoted to readers with quite an inventory of products for bookish people, from book journals to book-themed clothing and home decor!

To enter, simply comment below answering the following question: Share your favorite bookish holiday tradition!  Do you & your family members read a certain book on Christmas Eve or over the holiday season? Does Santa always leave a special book in your stocking?  Be it a big tradition or small, we want to hear about it!

I will contact the winner by Friday, December 20th with his/her coupon code! Wishing you & yours the happiest of holiday seasons!

20 Responses to “A Special Holiday Giveaway: GoneReading Gift Certificate”

  1. Stacy (The Novel Life)
    Twitter: thenovellife

    love, love , love Gone Reading! What a fabulous company!

    Our favorite bookish tradition? I always give a book to each of my children, nieces and nephews as a gift. . .I try to find the latest, most interesting, coolest picture books/teen books/ etc. for them all.

  2. Marie

    I look forward to reading all day Christmas Day in front of the fireplace.

  3. Becky
    Twitter: BeckyLeJeune

    The only “tradition” I have reading wise is to take advantage of my time off and read as much as I can :) I always have books on my wishlist for the holidays so I usually get a few. I look forward to those days off and those new books all year long!

  4. Kerry M
    Twitter: ofabookworm

    I’d never heard of Gone Reading before – this is exciting! A whole new site in which I can get lost!

    I (re-)read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol every year. When I was younger, my dad would read it out loud to me; in high school and college, I just picked it up each December and read it to myself (silently); and recently, I’ve started to cycle through various narrators in different audiobook editions. Last year was Jim Dale (of Harry Potter fame), this year I’m going for the Patrick Stewart “adaptation.” Next year: Tim Curry. Hoping after that there is yet another edition for me to check out!

  5. Nicole

    I love reading holiday or snow related books by the fire. I do it every year!

  6. rhonda

    My husband always buys me a book he thinks I will like &he always finds something wonderful &it’s fun seeing what he picks for me.happy holidays to you &the boys&of course happy reading time.

  7. Kayo

    I am never surprised on Christmas because I always get a bookstore gift card from my family. I am NEVER disappointed and It is usually spent online Christmas morning.
    Gone Reading is such a great website. What fun ideas for Christmas!

  8. Amanda Snow

    I always pick out a new book based on the traditional Christmas story for our son to open on Christmas Eve. Someday I would love to have lots and lots of books about Jesus’ birth in all different age ranges!

    I also make sure to pick out one picture book for my husband. This year it’s Love is You and Me by Monica Sheenan.

  9. Patti Hess

    We read The Night Before Christmas together…then the Christmas Story in the Bible

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  10. Tif
    Twitter: tiftalksbooks

    Huge fan of GoneReading here!

    Every year I buy books for my kids for the holidays. We read holiday stories from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to Peter Claus and the Naughty List. And, I love to surround myself completely with bookish gifts and read all day on Christmas day! When my grandfather was alive, we all would receive a book from a local author from my home state. That is one of the traditions that I miss the most since he passed away. I would love to start this tradition back up myself next year when we are in a location that I hopefully know the authors better than I do during this transitional year!

  11. Ashfa

    I buy books for my sisters and cousins and they do the same for me. GoneReading looks like an amazing site!

  12. Shesla (Boosss JOsssssssssssssssssssssssurney)

    This is Sheila – Book Journey (I can not fill out the top part so letting you know who this is just in case it is not accurate) :)

    I have a New Years Reading tradition of choosing a book I have wanted to read but for whatever reason have not been able to get to it and that is my January 1 read. I think the first book of the year is important. I have also created a meme this year so if others care to join me on the book they start this new year, they may.

    Thanks Jenn!

  13. Juliana

    Oops, I thought I already entered! When we were growing up my mother would read Twas The Night Before Christmas to us while my dad was at work, he is a pastor so always works Christmas Eve. Now that I’m an adult I usually buy my mother a nice hard back anthology of her favorite literary figures, last year was Austen!

  14. Nichole

    Hmmmm…..we don’t have any rigid traditions, in part because with five young kids it feels like we’re always mixing it up and have to be limber and light on our feet! But two bookish traditions come to mind. The first, is reading Olive the Other Reindeer as a bedtime story. It was given to our oldest as a baby gift by someone I’ve only stayed loosely in touch with via Christmas cards: the landlord of the apartment where I used to live before I was set up with my now-husband on a long distance blind date,

    The other tradition is the hanging of mom’s (my) typewriter ornament each year. My husband bought it for me when I was writing my first novel; the tree fell down a few years later and it broke. He went through hell and high water to find a replica on ebay the following year. The kids all know you stand back and ooh and ahh when the little glass typewriter comes out of the box!

    Great contest, Jenn. And a great vehicle for getting people to share their literary holiday habits. -N

  15. Duncan Ellis

    We have all the kids’ Christmas books stored with the Christmas decorations, so when the tinsel comes out so does the Grinch!