Thrifty Thursday Challenge for the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon #hoHoHoRAT @kimbacaffeinate

Posted November 18, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Thrifty Thursday / 26 Comments







Some of you may know I do a Thrifty Thursday meme to read the freebies I get.  I often combine it with other challenges like Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon, so I am going to challenge you to do this also.


The Rules

So grab your holiday reads, your winter books, your yuletide murder-mysteries, your naughty & nice romances and even your holiday horror and get ready for some fun! Audiobook or ebook, you will read the same sort of books as you normally would for the Readathon with winter and holiday reads but they will also be freebies.

  • These are only freebies I get (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc) by purchasing for $0 or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free.  Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those.
  • Not included are things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading, Audible Plus, library books or advance reader copies (ARCs).


Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.


I have set this up so you can enter 2 books each day into the rafflecopter.  I tried to make it easier by putting everything into the rafflecopter and not having a separate review linky.   That means no one but me will see all your freebie review links, but you are welcome to link them up to my regular Thrifty Thursday post next week  (The link won’t work until November 25th) That’s Thanksgiving but you can link there as many as you want daily and it will be open for links indefinitely.

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Posted November 18, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Misc, Thrifty Thursday / 26 Comments

26 responses to “Thrifty Thursday Challenge for the Ho-Ho-Ho Readathon

  1. I have a few holiday themed books on audiobook that I’m hoping to get through. My concentration for sitting and reading isn’t good at the moment but I’m finding that audios are perfect as I can be a fidgety as I like and can listen while cooking, cleaning, walking, or gaming. 🙂

    Thanks for being an “Elf” Anne! I love this readathon.

    • I enjoy this RAT also but this is the absolute earliest I want to read holiday books. I have 93 on my holiday shelf of which 81 are freebies. I better get clicking I was sure it was over 200, lol. No doubt I will be able to pick something from 81 choices. Do I sort by highest rating, oldest, newest or do I pick an anthology with 8-10 books in it and do that? Decisions decisions.

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  2. I have over 100 Christmas books on my TBR. I consider most of them freebies as I will be getting them from the library. Some were from Amazon, and some are from KU. I am loving this readathon, and thanks for being an elf. I am one as well, so I hope you over to my post at Carla Loves To Read.

  3. I have more than enough reads/listens to make it through this challenge. Audible Original/Plus Catalog has a nice handful of Holiday Romance. The library as mentioned by someone else. And there is my large stash of ebook and audios. Happy Holiday Reading/Listening.

  4. I inadvertently planned ahead for your challenge, Anne. I wanted to read books that would count for COYER and HoHOHoRAT so I am buddy reading A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan with Kara. And, it happens to be a freebie so it counts here. Woohoo!

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  5. Anne

    I have no clue, will probably be more in the urban fantasy area since those are most of the freebies I get. probably toss in a mystery or two.

  6. I have a ton of books on my Kindle, I just need to figure out which ones were free and which ones I have paid for. The one I finished today was one of my free ones! Thanks for doing this.

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