This mini-challenge is now closed! Thanks everyone for participating. And the winners of a US$15 gift card to their online book retailer of choice are: Isa @ Chasing Quills and Abbey @ Abbey Anne’s Bookland! I’ll be emailing you both shortly!
Hello, and welcome to A Home Between Pages! I’m Rachel if you’ve never visited before, and I’m excited to host a mini-challenge this year. I’ve been a reader for several years now, but this the first time I’m getting to host a mini-challenge. I hope you’re all holding on now that we’re getting to the harder hours of the evening. Hour 15 and going strong!
Of the two biannual readathon dates, October’s is always my favorite. Here in DC, the weather is slightly chilly, sometimes rainy, sometimes bright and crisp, but always perfect for curling up with a book. We’re also in the thick of my favorite season – helped of course by the fact that my birthday is right at the start. The changing leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, baking, boots and sweaters, breaking out the down comforter, corn mazes, apple picking, football — it’s all fantastic.
However, as contrary as it might sound, I hate Halloween. I don’t like to be scared, intentionally or not. Horror movies are my idea of torture, and even the lamest of them scare the living daylights out me. Not at all my idea of a good time.
So even though I prefer my autumns fright-free, I love all the trappings of fall. Some of my favorite books also trend toward the fall season – or at least have a feeling of fall.
For this mini-challenge, leave a comment with your favorite fall-ish book and tell me your favorite autumn tradition. If you’ve got a picture of your tradition, posted on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter, you get an extra entry! (Just be sure to leave a comment and link to your photo so I see it). This challenge will be running for 3 hours, and ends at 1am ET.
And my favorite fall traditions include doing the corn maze near my parents’ house. They change the theme every year, and this year was dinosaurs! You can’t tell obviously, but it was so much fun.
And even though they got wiped out last night, watching my Washington Nationals play October baseball will become a fall tradition (I hope!!).
I’ll be using Random.org to choose two winners who will each get a $15 (USD) gift certificate to the online vendor of their choice, as long as it can be delivered electronically. So if you live internationally, you can still enter! Comment away!
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