Have you ever wanted to give thanks to books? At Thanksgiving, as we sit down with our family and friends (in the US at least) in front of a turkey dinner, with the stuffing and trimmings, pies sitting in the window to cool, we give thanks to those that have positively affected our lives. But we never give thanks to books! They light up our lives, make us cry, give us chills, fix our days, and make us open our eyes in wonderment.

Which is why after a little chat with my dear blogging friend Marla at Starting The Next Chapter, I decided it was time that book lovers get the chance to give thanks to our dear and beloved books – and to authors, characters, bookstores, publishers, and everyone that gives us the chance to read more about these worlds we love! And then we rounded up bloggers and authors to help us out.

And then we had an idea to make our event more fun – a scavenger hunt with an EPIC giveaway. Because it’s epic, you know? We have THIRTEEN blogs participating, and the fun part? Each blog is offering a prize to the massive pot. And there are international prizes available for our darling friends across the world!

Some of the prizes? Signed copies of blogger favorites. Your choice of book from The Book Depository. Prized 2013 ARCs. A box of 15 books.

Yeah, I told you it was epic.

Check out the schedule of our amazing participants below!

Nov 12 – Book Brats Nov 13 – Making The Grade Nov 14 – Writing My Own Fairytale Nov 15 – Book Addicts Guide AND My Shelf Confessions Nov 16 – Bumbles and Fairy-Tales Nov 17 – Beauty and the Bookshelf AND author JC Emery Nov 18 – Dizneeee’s World of Books Nov 19 – The Book Babes AND Gypsy Book Reviews Nov 20 – Starting the Next Chapter

Nov 21 – I Love Books Club

Oh, but wait, that’s not all! On November 25th, as we announce all our winners, we will also be holding a super Twitter party to celebrate the amazingness of books, complete with more prizes!

So how does the event work? It’s easy. At each stop, a secret special word will be hidden deep inside the post – ranging from guest posts to thankful lists to discussion topics on books and giving thanks! Each day, you’ll insert that word into the Rafflecopter until the last day, when you’ll need the secret phrase to get FIFTEEN extra entries to the contest! And with each stop, you’ll get extra points for following or commenting!

Stopping by each blog on each day gives you a better chance of winning! And who doesn’t love giving thanks to books?

I can’t wait to share this awesome event with you on Monday November 12th! Be sure to stop back by Book Brats on that day for the first day of the fun, and then each blog after that! And of course don’t miss our Tweet Chat on the 25th to wrap up this epic event!

Good luck, and THANK YOU!