Sunday, November 30, 2008

Advent Calendar 2008

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In what feels a bit like is coming a Christmas tradition given that this is the third year running that we are doing this, Marg from Reading Adventures and I thought it would be fun if we had ran the virtual advent calendar again this year. After all, why should the kids get all the fun of opening a box on the advent calendar and finding a little treat in there?

Each day anyone who wants to participate could take turns sharing a little treat with our friends here in blogland. For example it could be something about a holiday tradition, or a recipe, or a picture of a hot guy dressed as Santa, or a favourite Christmas memory, movie, book, song...anything you like. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas we would like to hear about what your family does during the holiday season, whether it be celebrating Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or anything!

We will create a list of links so that as people express interest we will add them to the list, and then we will post a link directing visitors to the appropriate blog. To give people a chance to get organised, we will start on Monday 1 December. If there are more people than there are days that's fine too.....the more the merrier! It just means that there will be more than one blog to visit on those days.

In addition to getting to see lots of fun things and maybe finding new blogs there is also a chance to win either a gift card up to the equivalent of $20US, or the book of your choice, if your internet retailer of choice doesn't do gift cards. We will draw the name of the winner out of the list of people who have signed up prior to the blog tour starting, so get in and sign up for your day soon!

1 December
Alabama Book Worm
Joanna from Lost in a Good Story
Susan from You Can Never Have Too Many Books

2 December
Louise from Lou's Pages
Penelope from Life's Sweet Passions

3 December
booklogged from A Reader's Journal
Lisa from Books Lists Life
Alison from Homeschoolers Guide to the Galaxy

4 December
Lady Tink from Ladytink's Neverland
Kim from Page After Page

5 December
Vickie from Scrapbooking and Tidbits
Rob from The Snig's Foot

6 December
Andrew from The View from Arizona
Marny the Bookworm
Kerri from Latte' Buddies

7 December
Becky from Becky's Book Reviews
Melissa from Book Nut

8 December
Amy from Passages to the Past /
Alyssa from By the Book

9 December
Raidergirl3 from An Adventure in Reading
Sherrie from Just Books

10 December
Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise
Dolce Bellezza

11 December
Chris from book-a-rama
Mister Teacher from Learn Me Good

12 December
Bigsis from Through the Eyes of the Creator
Trish's Reading Nook
Julia from A Piece of My Mind

13 December
Nymeth from Things Mean a Lot
Lisa from Book Ahoy!
Suey from It's All About Books

14 December
Emily from Dreaming on the Job
Stephanie from Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Cindy from Nocturnal Wonderings

15 December
Natasha from Maw Books
Wendy from Caribou's Mom
Somewhere in Between

16 December
Strumpet from Strumpet's Life
Chris from Stuff as Dreams are Made on
Tammy from Omah's Helping Hand

17 December
3M from 1 More Chapter
Stine from The Washingtonium
Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness

18 December
Alex from Daemonwolf Books
Leya from Wandeca Reads
Julia's Book Corner

19 December
Laclau from Conversacions de Cafe
Krissi from The Swim Mom
Morgan from Insert Clever Name Here

20 December
Jessica from The Bluestockings
Naida from The Bookworm

21 December
Rhinoa from Rhinoa's Ramblings
Melissa from Remember to Breathe
The Bluestocking Guide

22 December
Think Pink Dana
My Friend Amy
Nicole from Linus's Blanket

23 December
Jane from Janezlifeandtimes
Memory from Stella Matutina
Debbie from Friday Friends Book Blog

24 December
Carl V. from Stainless Steel Droppings
Me from here

Signing up is easy! Just leave a comment either on this post, or the similar one at Marg's blog! If you want to post on a specific date then please mention that date in your comment as well, otherwise we will allocate a date for you.

If you want to see what other people have done during the last couple of years, then this link will lead you to all the posts over the last couple of years.

A very special thanks to Alex from Le Canape for the lovely button! (Which I cannot add at the moment because of this charming computer!)


  1. Hi, Kailana! I didn't participate last year, so I'd love to this year. I'd love the 17th!!

  2. You got it! Great to see you joining in!

  3. Count me in for Dec 3. I always look forward to reading everyone's comments. Glad you gals are doing this again - it's a great tradition!

  4. Glad to hear it, booklogged!

  5. Count me in! Could I have the 13th?

  6. I loved doing this even though I have no idea what I'll post this year! I think I used up all my idea last year. lol!

    Anyway I'll do the 11th. That gives me a month to think about it.

  7. OK as I haven't done this before please put me down for 21st please. Bah humbug :p

  8. I'm in! Thanks Kailana and Marg for hosting this again! It was so much fun last year. I'll take Dec. 16th!

  9. Hi, no, I never got the book last year. I guess I forgot about it.
    Oh, well. Did you mail it? Stupid Canada Post can't even cross the water.

    I'm excited about the advent calendar again. I must get looking for something fun.

  10. I'd love to participate if it's still ok! My date would have to be before the 17th and not on a weekend though... would that be ok?

  11. joanna: Not a problem. I just put you for the 1st of December. It is a Monday and before the 17th. :)

  12. I'd love to participate!

  13. Glad you are joining in Penelope!

  14. I am so thrilled to be sharing Christmas Eve with you again this year. It is a very nice tradition and one I really look forward to. Thanks again for hosting this and for allowing me to share a day with you!

  15. I'd like to be in on a day if we can double up!

  16. I'd love to play again - this was so much fun last year. I'd like December 15th (it is okay to double up, right?).

    I'm also posting this over at A Novel Challenge :)

  17. 15th is find Wendy!

    Thanks for blogging this for us and for joining in again.

  18. Great! I love playing :) And no problem posting it to my blog...I've added Events to A Novel Challenge now (not just reading challenges) and they seem to be generating a lot of interest!

  19. Thanks Wendy! I am a little slow in replying, but great to see you joining in again this year!

  20. I'd love to play, too. If possible, I'd like to post something on December 6.

  21. The 6th it is Marny!

  22. I dozed and I missed it? Is it too late? Can I share the 7th with Becky??? Please??

  23. I have put you down on the 7th Melissa.

  24. Thanks, Marg. I appreciate it. :)

  25. I SO enjoyed this last year, Kailana - it truly was one of the highlights of my Christmas. I'd love to participate this year - could I have the 12th?

  26. I am really looking forward to this and have already begun thinking about what to post. I have never participated before but it sounds like a real cool tradition.

  27. Julia, you are down for the 12th.

    Bogsider, I have had several thoughts about what I might post as well!

  28. I'd like to participate. You can pick a date.

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  30. Hi, sorry, I'm slow. I will add Julia in for the 12th. How about the 21st for you, Bluestocking?

  31. Thanks, Marg and Kailana!

  32. So cute!!! I'm looking forward to this :]

  33. Michelle! I was thinking of emailing you the other night because I haven't heard from you a lot lately. You are looking forward to it, so you should join in!

  34. HI Kailana - I left a comment with Marg also - can I sign up for Dec 1, please? this is such a wonderful idea, I'm so looking forward to reading the calendar each day and seeing what each blogger shares! thank you to you and Marg for hosting it again. This is my first time.

  35. Hi Susan, sounds good!

  36. I was wondering if this was happening again this year and now it looks as if I've practically missed the sign ups! Is there still a spot for me to squeeze in somewhere?

  37. Suey, still space! How does 13 December sound?

  38. That sounds perfect. Thanks for squeezing me in! :)

  39. Darn! I missed the sign up.
    for my job, I organize the Christmas of Lights parade in our small town.
    it's the most beautiful thing.

    oh year!
    but I'm so excited to see what everyone else has to say.

  40. Debbie, it isn't too late! If you are interested in joining in we can still add you to the list! Let either Kailana or I know.

  41. Okay, I would love to participate. If possible, can I have "after" the 13th? Only because our parade is on the 13th. If not, no big deal.

    Debbie @ the Friday Friends Book Blog


  42. We'll put you down for the 23rd if that is okay.

  43. Hello! I would love to participate~ December 6th is a special day for the York household...or any other day is okay, too!

  44. Kerri,

    If you can have a post up for the 6th, consider it your day!

  45. Ahh only just discovered the blogger advent, what a great idea! Shame I didn't get here sooner! Thanks.

  46. mariel: You can still join in if you want to, it's not too late!

  47. Kailana that would be great if its not too late!

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