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Monday, November 20, 2017


Bookstagram Challenge - Read Gush December - Instagram photo challenge

Have you started the countdown to Christmas?

I'll admit, I lost track of time this November because the holidays rushed up to meet me so fast I didn't realize how many days had past... but none the less, it is time for another fun challenge...
And because it's December and everyone is giving gifts I have decided that for those of you who join in Read & Gush this December will be entered into a giveaway for a custom made bookmark from Books are Key!  All you have to do is join in the challenge, each day you use our hashtag will count as an entry. And the winner will be announced on January 5, 2018.**

We are doing a paper snowflake day - you are welcome to cut out snowflakes, or try one of these fun paper foldings if you want.  Just check out this tutorial, or feel free to search out a different one.

I hope you will join in... just follow me on Instagram and check it out! And please follow my lovely co-hosts - they are super sweet, you will love them, I promise!

Natelle: Tall_Telle_Tells_Tales
Alice: Alice_in_her_bookland
Kylie: kylielovesbooks




Bookstagram Challenge - Read Gush December - Instagram photo challenge





December Book Photo Challenge

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 #ReadGushDec17


1.       TBR - Tell us your top two books to read this December
2.       #anticipatedreads – gush over a book that is scheduled to be released in the next month that you are excited over.
3.       Purple, Gold, & White books
4.       Red & White books
5.       Game day – Share the plot of a recent book you enjoyed in only emojis – there are some new fun emojis, at least on iOS, so I’m super excited to see what you all come up with.
6.       Feast of St. Nicholas – book & shoes
7.       Letter Writing day – Which fictional character would you want as a pen pal?
8.       Tag day – Anything by Books -  thank you @gerantion for this tag - #asidefrombooks
a.       Favorite Hobby
b.       Favorite Food
c.       Favorite Color
d.       Where would your dream home be?
e.       Favorite accessories
f.        Favorite TV show
g.       Last movie you saw in the theaters
h.       Current read
9.       International Children’s Day - favorite childhood Christmas story
10.   Candy Canes
11.   Silver & Gold books
12.   Candles & books – gush over some of your favorite bookish candles shops – don’t forget to tag them!
13.   #booksnotbullies – blue books
14.   Christmas lights
15.   #fandomfriday – Star Wars movie release… but feel free to gush over any fandom you want
16.   Happy Birthday Jane Austen – share your favorite “flowery” classic
17.   #socksunday – let us see those holiday socks if you’ve got them
18.   Red & Green books
19.   Happy Birthday Kylie! Show off some Hogwarts House Pride
20.   Tag day – Christmas mug & books… thank you @inkstainedash for this one #coffeetastedbooks
a.       Peppermint Mocha (a good book to read around the holidays)
b.       Hot Chocolate (favorite childhood book)
c.       Double Shot Espresso (book that kept you on the edge of your seat)
d.       Starbucks (book you see everywhere)
e.       Black Coffee (book you expected more of)
f.        Perfect Blend (sweet and satisfying read)
g.       Green tea (quietly beautiful read)
h.       Earl Grey (must own classic)
21.   Winter Solstice – show off the shortest book of your books read in 2017 list
22.   Book Tree
23.   Favorite ornaments
24.   Santa’s coming – cookies & books
25.   Merry Christmas – book & wrapped gifts
26.   Black, Red, & Green books
27.   Snowflake Day – Paper Folding day – create some paper snowflakes, use the links in the opening of this post if you want, or be creative. (It’s also #booksnotbullies and blue books if you want to add that in…)
28.   #unpopularopinion – what were your least favorite books of 2017? Did you finish them?
29.   Happy Birthday Natelle! In honor of Telle’s birthday, spread some extra love with great comments, or free shoutouts, or extra follows…
30.   Best of 2017 – Did you read your reading goal?
31.   Wrap up – share what you read this month… what you received this month… or your favorite bookish purchases of 2017







Bookstagram Challenge - Read Gush December - Instagram photo challenge





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**Giveaway details - One bookmark from Books are Key to mailed via USPS - winner must have a mailable address, have shared the original image on a public book based Instagram account (no giveaway accounts). The winner will be drawn randomly, and contacted on January 5, 2018. The winner must be 18 or older, or have permission to enter. International winners will be accountable for any extra charges for customs on delivery if necessary. Winner will be contacted via private message and be given 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be picked.  This giveaway is not associated with Instagram in anyway. 

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4 comments

  1. Looks like it's going to be a good challenge! I meant to participate last month and just got crazy busy. Hopefully I'll be able to jump in a few times in December!

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    1. This has been a crazy month... I totally understand, I had to post only once a day... so yeah, hopefully you can jump in with a few posts in December! I'd love to see your pictures, plus you could win a bookmark!

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  2. This looks like fun! I'll try to post a few on instagram. Don't think I can do them all!
    Ignore that old blog. I blog now at donnastone.me but couldn't comment with that id for some reason. :)

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    1. Bummer, I don't get why comments are so picky anymore... plan for 2018 find a better all around comment form... and jump in when you can!

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