Not Enough Bookshelves: Christmas Countdown Contest

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Christmas Countdown Contest

Welcome to the the 

Second Year of the Couples Christmas Countdown!

The build up to Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I love the dark evenings, the twinkling lights, the carols, the movies, the food, the advent chocolate, the hope of snow and a white Christmas.  Basically me and Christmas are a a love fest.

Last year I was planning to count down my favourite books, in a kind of extend end of year wrap up. 

Then I had a better idea. A much better idea.

I would countdown my favorite couples of 2009, because I love romance nearly as much as Christmas. First kisses, crushes, snarky conversations, sweet moments, finding love in unexpected places, the butterflies in the stomach, the does he like me/hate me swings of emotion, the swoon-worthy boys (oh the boys, there were some good ones in 2009!). My favorite books generally involve two people falling in love.

So last year was all about romantic couples, but this year, as I sat scrolling thought my five star reads on goodreads, a particular book caught my eye. It’s the second in a series and I loved it. There is a lot of kissing in it and so many twisted tangled pairings it brought joy to my heart. However, my absolute favorite “couple” in the book was a pair of brothers. Oh how I  love them (you’ll find out who they a soon, if you haven’t guessed already) and how I love their bond, because bonded they are. These two come first with each other.

I made a note of the book thinking I might give it an honary mention, but as I kept scrolling I found that while I still love a good romance, many of the books I have loved this year have been about friendships. So I thought I’d broaden the scope of the term couple..

Anyway I hope you enjoy the posts by me and my fabulous guests. Thank you SO  much guest posters, you’ve out done yourselves!

Anyway if you’ve still reading, your reward is

 The Contest! 

Last year I picked the books, but this year I thought I’d let you guys pick. So if you win you get to choose three books from my top ten couples list.

It’s open to everyone as long as The Book Depository ships to where you live. Sorry if it doesn’t but books are heavy.

Contest Ends 22nd December 2010

Just fill out this FORM!


  1. oooh – this is awesome. I am going to work on my post soon, ah, tonight? ot tomorrow…

    I really can't wait to hear your favourite couples!

    x Nomes


  2. Great idea! I can't wait to see to the list 🙂

    And what a great giveaway!


  3. Can't wait to see who made your list. Thanks for sharing!


  4. I'm excited to see the list!


  5. Aww, I love reading about a great friendship! So excited to see your list!!!


  6. Oh, that is a great idea, indeed!
    I need to check back to see the list you come up with! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

    Kelly @ I Work for Books


  7. Oooh that a really sweet event! I love it! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂


  8. Fabulous Contest…
    Thank you so much!!!

    Kelly M


  9. Thank you for the great giveaway. I am looking forward to seeing your list.

    seriousreader at live dot com


  10. Thank you so much for the giveaway, and this is such an amazing idea. 😉


  11. I wrote a post about this topic. I was inspired! (It was really hard to choose, though!)

    Here's my post:

    Thanks for the challenge!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com


  12. This is so very awesome! I had so much fun going back over my 2010 reads and writing about my favorite couples :o)



  13. When you mentioned brothers, Cal and Niko, came to mind. Here is my review of the latest book in the series so far Love that series! 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Cherry Mischievous


  14. Your form did not ask for the URLs for the extra entries, so here are mine:

    Re-posted your contest at:


    Cherry Mischievous


  15. This is great. i'm waiting for the list 🙂

    here's the my tweeted :

    uniquas at ymail dot com


  16. +JMJ+

    This is a great contest! =) I'll be back after I'm done with my own list.

    Just wondering: do the couples have to be from 2010 releases?


  17. Love this idea! Though there are soooo many great couples to choose from.

    My post is here:



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