The lovely Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam have created an amazing type of bookish events that happen throughout of the year. These group of events is called Bookend Events. This winter they are doing the Bookending Winter which is their version of blogmas but include so much more exciting things!
So here is all of the information you need for this event!
WHAT IS IT?
Bookending Winter is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Winter has a vague theme of Christmas/Winter, but you don’t need to stick to this theme at all! This year we’re joining forces with Amy @ Little Booknerds In The Corner to bring you the 12 Reads Of Christmas Readathon as a seasonal add-on!
- Posting a minimum of 3-5 blog posts (prompts are available, make you can make your own)
- Taking part in the Tidyathon
- Joining in with Amy’s 12 Reads of Christmas Readathon
Note: You don’t have to do all 3 options. You can choose just 1, or all 3.
- Book reviews don’t count as part of the event – but you’re more than welcome to still post them throughout the month. Just remember they won’t count as part of your 3-5 posts
- Posts are not restricted to a theme/topic – you can post about whatever you want, however, we do encourage discussion posts and/or creative post types to branch out and have fun!
- Autumn and Winter have more of a Halloween and Christmas theme added in, but you don’t need to include that if you don’t want to.
- General Topic Ideas: Discussion Posts, Tags/Awards, Memes, Writing Themed Posts, Blogging Themed Posts etc.
- You MUST include the Bookend Events logo somewhere on/within your post. This is so we know which posts are part of the event or were inspired by the event. It also helps us with blog hopping.
Here Is the Logo You’ll Be Using for This Event:
HOW TO SIGN UP
Join in on this fun by filling out the form! When you sign up, this allows us to see who’s taking part/planning to take part. This gives us an idea and makes sure we know who we’re blog hopping too.
HOSTS & PROMPTS
As a reminder, you do not have to do the prompts provided by the hosts. They are simply there to offer you inspiration or to help you with posts. Remember, these prompts are always available to use!
I will be creating a post to explain my prompts very soon!
Christmas Characters Tag
A brand new tag featuring popular Christmas characters and holiday traditions.
Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year and all I want for Christmas this year are books….
It’s a Snow Day! Now what?
Holiday Season TBR!
What books do you want to read by the fire this season?
Audiobooks for the Sleigh!
Audiobook recommendations for Santa to listen to as he drives around delivering presents!
The books being released in 2019 that you’re excited for.
Written by Elves!
Santa’s elves spend their year making the presents for all the good girls and boys. Describe your dream book that they would write for you if you were very very good this year.
Warming Your Winter
A look at some bloggers I’ve been reading this year, reflecting on friendships and good blog posts.
Favourite reads of 2018 that I recommend picking up to pass the time whilst snuggled in with a hot coco next to the fire.
Reading Goals for the New Year
Setting out a plan for what books I’d like to read in 2019
Christmas Cover Hunt
5-10 book covers in red, green, silver or gold. Bonus points if it is Christmas themed (snow, trees, presents, etc..).
Holly Jolly Mistletoe
What character couples would you want to see stuck under some mistletoe? (Can be enemies, friends, characters you wish would have been together and weren’t your favorite character couples)
You received Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility for Christmas this year! Where would you go and what would you do? (Can be in the real world or a bookish one!)
Discussion of my favorite books and movies to reread/rewatch in the winter and why
Choose a world or more than one, and describe its Winter Market. What commercials would sell? Which toys, sweet treat, and other nice objects?
The Bookish Cenone
In Italy, the Cenone is a must. We sit down both at the Vigil and on Christmas day to eat with the family. This year, you decide to organize two days of special dinners for the winter time. Characters from the last two/three books you read will be at your door to join in on these festivities. They’ll come with a gift, maybe bring some food too. How will your night unravel? What gift/s did they bring? Will you all survive? Just imagine if a villain rings your bell door…
The Befana comes by night
During January Italian kids usually get visited by the Befana. (an old woman who flies on a broom; honestly no idea why we just don’t say she’s a witch). Inside socks made for the occasion, she leaves sweets for the good kids and a piece of coal for the bad kids. This time you will be the Befana and your role is to distribute books. Which books would you gift to good people and which one you will use as punishment?
Handmade Gift Ideas for Book Lovers
I will list 3-5 handmade gift ideas ranging in difficulty, with steps, that you can make for your BFF (your bookish friend forever).
Gruß vom Krampus (Greetings from Krampus)
Unlike Santa Claus, Krampus (a half goat, half demon) of Central European folklore concerns himself with naughty children. Which fictional characters deserve a visit from Krampus this year, complete with coal in their stocking and a swat with some birch branches?
Throwback Thursday – Holiday Edition
I will post a list of 10 prompts about holidays past (a photo of your first holiday season, what did you do last December, what was your worst New Years Eve, etc). You can do one, or you can do them all!
Lord/Lady/Liege of Misrule
In ancient Roman traditions, one peasant was nominated as the leader of the Christmastime revelry. Which SUPPORTING character from a book that you have read this year would you like to party (whatever your definition of party is) with?
The Grinch Who Stole…Books?
Books you wish you could steal, this could be rare editions of your favorite books, a collectors edition, or the overall idea of the book from the author!
The Holiday Photo
Characters you’d love to have with you in your Christmas card/photo
Christmas Dinner Tag (Original)
As Christmas is a time of giving, list down 5 books you would give to your friend and family this Christmas.
After eating Christmas dinner you feel very sluggish. List down 5 books that would be perfect to read while you feel like this.
Hopeful New Years
As New Years is fast approaching, which book/books would you like to read before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Time to write your yearly wrap up. What things in the bookish year were things you were happy about? This could include anticipated book releases and/or bookish events you went to.
Dear Fictional Characters, Come Hang Out with Me
Tell us the fictional characters you want to come to hang out with you as you ring in the new year.
Forget Christmas, It’s Time to Steal the New Year
Villains don’t steal Christmas, they steal the New Year. Tell us about the villains you’d recruit for the New Year, or any other villain and new year combination.
Ring in the New Year!
Tell us about your goals, dreams, aspirations for 2019! What are you hoping for next year?
USING HOSTS PROMPTS
- MUST link back to the original prompt
- Prompts can be posted AFTER the Hosts prompt date, but NOT BEFORE e.g You want to do Amy’s prompt which goes up on the 25th. You can post it on the 25th and after that date but not before the 25th
SEASONAL ADD ON ALERT!
Seasonal add-ons are exclusive to that one event unless the person we teamed up with, happens to run the event again and it overlaps one of our other events.
Can you hear the sirens? This event, Bookend Events is teaming up with Amy @ Little Booknerds In The Corner to let you join her readathon as part of this event! That’s right guys, reading means you’re taking part in this event if you’re doing Amy’s readathon.
What does this mean? It means you can choose to just take part in her month-long readathon, or take part in that and something else. Either way, if you take part in her readathon, you took part in Bookending Winter 2018!
Sharing On Twitter
- Tag the official twitter account @bookend_events in any posts you do towards the event. We would like to see them to do some blog hopping and be able to share them.
- Feel free to @ us if you’re doing the readathon/tidyathon and using twitter to give updates
- Tag the tweets with the #BkendingWin2018!
And that is about it! I’m sorry about the lengthy post, but it explains everything! I hope to see you at the beginning of the event!
I would like to say thank you to Sam and Chloe for adding my readathon into their little event. If, in the beginning, I would have thought I would collab with another blogger event then I would have thought you were lying.
I am so excited to see how I deal with December as I have all of these prompts to do, read for my readathon AND do work within all of it. I’m so excited!
Till next time readers