Monday, December 01, 2008

2008 Blog Advent Tour

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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, Kailana from The Written World 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 Bookworm

Joanne from Lost in a Good Book

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 Book Lists Life


4 December

Ladytink 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's Confessions of a Book-a-holic

Cindy from Nocturnal Wonderings

15 December

Natasha from Maw Books

Somewhere in Between

Wendy from Caribou's Mom

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

Hope is the Word

19 December

Laclau from Conversacions de Cafe

Krissi from The Swim Mom

Morgan from Insert Clever Name Here

20 December

Jessica from The Bluestockings Society

Naida from The Bookworm


Book Thingo

21 December

Rhinoa from Rhinoa's Ramblings

Melissa from Remember to Breathe

The Bluestocking Guide

Michelle from Fluttering Butterflies

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

Book Scoops

24 December

Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings

Kailana's Written World

Sherry at Semicolon

Signing up is easy! Just leave a comment either on this post, or the similar one at Kailana'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! When I asked her to create a button for this year's tour, I didn't really give her much to go on other than the ones from the previous two years. She came back with this one, and the reason she gave for the design was "to do something like a small part of an envelope and a stamp, since this must be the time of the year when people send more letters to each others." Perfect! Thanks Alex!


  1. woo hoo, I'm here first! I would like the 9th again, then it's a tradition.

    Thanks for hosting again too.
    Is is time to think of Christmas plans already? Yikes!

    Did I win a prize last year?

  2. Yes, you won a copy of Kris Kringle which Kelly sent to you.

  3. Please, sign me up. Any date would be fine!

  4. Yes Marg, I would like to participate. My I have December 5, please. Also, do we use the button on our blog as well? This is gonna be fun. This is my first time.

  5. Hi Marg. I would like to invite to celebrate a Posada, Mexican tradition and break a PiƱata full of candies on the 19th.
    Thanks for the invitation.

  6. Can I play? I'd love to do the 22nd if I can.

  7. I'd enjoy being part of this, and I'd like to request Dec. 6th (for reasons you will find out on Dec. 6th if you check out my blog)!


  8. Did you not get your book, raidergirl? I suppose I never did email you to ask?

  9. This sounds great! May I have December 15th please?

  10. vickie, please feel free to use the button on your blog! The more people involved the more fun for everyone!

    Laclau, I can't wait to see what you post! Sounds fabulous and very exotic to me!

    Dana, 22nd is yours!

    Andrew, sounds very mysterious!

    Natasha, you got it!

  11. I've just left Kailana a comment, but I thought I'd leave you one too...could I have the 13th please? I'm so glad you're doing this again. Last year was lots of fun :)

  12. Glad you are in again Nymeth.

  13. Hi can I be Dec 23rd?
    last year was so much fun


  14. Glad you are participating again Jane!

  15. You can put me down for one Marg. What about 10 December or thereabouts?

  16. What a great idea :o) I'd love to participate and if that is okay, I'd like to sign up for December 2.


  17. Hi. This sounds fun and exciting. Can I have the 11th or 12th? Thanks!


  18. I wanted my birthday but that wouldn't have worked out too well so any day but the 20th and Christmas Eve will work for me.

  19. I'd love to be a part of this again! Any date would work for me. I'm not picky!!!

    Becky (Becky's Book Reviews)

  20. I'd like to join. Any day is good for me!

  21. Marg ~ I would love to participate. Any day would be great for me. Thanks for doing this again. I really enjoyed (retroactively) last year's event.


  22. Hey! I have up to Emily assigned, so head over to my blog to see your dates...

  23. I'd love to participate. Any day you allocate for me is fine :)

  24. Dec 16 for you Strumpet!

    What a fantastic start!

  25. Ooh, I *love* Yule, count me!

  26. I've put you down for 18 December Alex!

  27. I'd love to be involved! On any day. Thanks.

  28. Hi Jessica

    I have put you down for the 20th! Thanks for participating.

  29. Me and Carl for the 24th and Chris from Stuff as Dreams also for the 16th.

  30. I'd love to be part of this! Any day is fine with me.

  31. I'll join in on December 8 if that's OK. I had fun with it last year.

  32. I don't know how I missed this before, but I'd love to be included. :)
    Can't do the 16th, or the 1st but i think any other day would work.

  33. I'd love to do a post if you still have room!

  34. Sign me up please. Any day is fine for me. Thanks.

  35. Memory, I have put you down for 23 December!

    Alyssa, Dec 8 is yours.

    Amy, I have put you down for 22 December.

    Stine, there is still plenty of room! I just need a URL for your blog so that I can include you in the list.

    Melissa, I have put you down for 21 December. Glad to see another Melburnian participating!

  36. sounds like fun! count me in too :)
    any date is fine for me.

  37. Naida, I have put you down for the 20th.

  38. Leave my date, Marg. I like being first, lol!

  39. This sounds like so much fun. Please count me in. I am really looking forward to the holiday's this year. It will be fun to think of a fun post for my assigned date. Krissi at

  40. Marg, I'll love to join the fun! :D I don't have a particular date in mind so whatever you can give me is perfect!

  41. Hey Marg,
    I just popped on here quickly before work, so I don't have time to update my blog, so when you work Leya and Krissi into the schedule can you comment on my blog and tell me where to put them? Thanks!

  42. Krissi, I have put you down for 19 December and Leya, you are on 18 December.

    Thanks for joining in!

  43. I would love to participate! What a great event :) Any day will work for me.

  44. Great! I've put you down for 15 December.

  45. I'm easy. Any day you have left is fine by me!!

  46. I would love to be a part of this. Sounds like great fun. Any date will be fine.

  47. I put Stephanie for the 14th and Lisa for the 13th. Hope this is okay!

  48. I'd love to join in! I see that most of the Saturdays and Sundays (my first choice) are double booked--maybe the 12th? I'm flexible, though. :)

  49. I've put you down for the 12th Trish! Thanks for joining in.

  50. Marg,

    My blog URL is

    And although I post under "Stine," my real name is Christine.

    Thanks! I'm excited!

  51. I have put you down for the 17th! Enjoy!

  52. This sounds great! I'd love to join in too. If it works, may I be added to the 16th please. Thank you Marg and Kailana.

    Thanks, Omah (Tammy)

  53. I've added you to the 16th Tammy.

  54. Sign me up! I loved it the last time I did one, it was great fun!

  55. I put bookwormmom for the 11th, hope that works!

  56. I would love to participate! Please assign me a date; anything works except December 7 which is my son's 18th birthday. Thanks!

  57. I've put you down for the tenth if that is okay!

  58. I want to sign up!

    Can you put me on a date later in the month (say, after December 10)? That's the day my big final assignment is due, so I'll have time to write a good post after that :)


  59. I've put you down for the 17th Kim.

  60. Hi!
    This sounds like lots of fun! Would love to join in. This will be my first time joining. Any day is fine with me. Take Care!!


  61. I've put you down for the 9th Sherrie. Thanks for joining in.

  62. This sounds like a great idea. Can I join in too, please? Any date will do.

  63. You can definitely join in! I've put you down for 5th December.

  64. I would love to join in too! I know exactly what I want to share! Is it too late?

  65. Definitely not too late! I've put you down for the 5th Kim.

  66. Marg, you know...I kept saying no, am not going to do it. It make me nervous when I post something and everyone read it, sometime. But I kept coming back to your blog everyday -- over and over. Question myself if I should do it or not and then say no. SO...finally I do it. You sure do ruined me LOL !

    I would want to be in the middle date. Not on the first week, and surely not on the week of Christmas. Just in between those weeks. Any days would be fine :) Just chose for me *grin*

    By the way, you are tagged for awards AND Meme :)

  67. I am glad that you decided to join in Julia! I am looking forward to seeing what you post!

    I've put you down on the 18th!

  68. I want to join! Any day would be okay. You said a favorite christmas memory... is it okay if this memory involves copious amounts of eggnog spiked with rum? :D

  69. Certainly sounds okay to me! I'll put you down for the 19th of December!

  70. I love the idea and would love to join. Email me with details if that's okay;-)))

  71. Hi BookClover!

    I have put you down for the 20th of December.

    I'm not sure what other details you would like. Either have a look at the link for the kinds of things people did last year, or when people start posting for this year, decide what you want to post. Then when it is your day, post it on your blog and the people will come!

  72. Hey Marg - I didn't want to hog on the advent but I think I wouldn't mind doing a blog post on silly gifts my family does. If you think that's okay, I see that the 13th or 14th have only two people. If it's not too late I would love to be added. If not I completely understand!


  73. Sounds great Cindy! I have put you down for the 14th!

  74. I'm so glad I have time to sign up! can you put me down for Dec 1? I have a cookie recipe I want to share :-) what a lovely idea, an advent calendar for book bloggers!

  75. Hi there! I came across this site while looking for book blogs, and I love the idea!

    Could I do a post sometime the week of 12/8? My blog is


  76. I've put you down for 11 December Mister Teacher.

  77. I love to blog about books. I'd like December 3rd please.

  78. I have put you down for the 3rd. Can you please confirm that I have used the correct link.

  79. I would love to participate on the 22nd if it's not too late.

  80. Definitely not too late Nicole! I've put you down for the 22nd as requested.

  81. What a great idea to get everyone into the Holiday spirit. I will not participate, but I will read everyones's post and make comments. I look forward to reading about everyone's Holiday traditions.


  82. What fun! This is much better than the advent calendar that I still buy for my husband every year (he's very into the "one chocolate a day" thing. Adorable!)

  83. Here is my post for the 2008 Blog Advent Tour.

  84. Thought i posted that I would participate.

    Will be following the blogs as much as possible.

    http://booksbooksth emagicalfruit. blogspot. com/

  85. Sue, it's not too late to sign up if you want to.

  86. Am I too late to join the party? If not, I'd love to post on Christmas Eve, the 24th. Either way, I'll post about this Blog Tour and be following. I enjoyed the posts I've read so far.

    Sherry at Semicolon

  87. Not too late at all Sherry! I have added you to the list!

  88. May I join? I would love to participate after Dec. 15 or so. If all those dates are taken, any old day will do!

    I will post this on my blog, as well.

  89. I'll put you down for the 18th.

  90. All righty! Thanks!

  91. Thanks Marg. I'm really enjoying the posts so far.

  92. Same question. I know I am coming into this late, but can we still sign-up?

  93. Yes, you can. Michelle, is the 20th okay for you?

    Caribookscoops - I will put you down for the 23rd.

  94. Actually Michelle, I will put you for the 21st.