Monday, November 30, 2009

Tour Dates

December 1:
Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise
Bellezza @ Dolce Bellezza
Brenda @ Joyful Holidays

December 2
Heather @ A High and Hidden Place: Tales of a Capricious Reader
Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase
Alleluialu @ Bookend Crossing
Nicole @ Linus's Blanket

December 3:
Ana @ things mean a lot
Chris @ book-a-rama
Karen @ Sassymonkey Reads
Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict

December 4:
Maree @ Just Add Books
Aarti @ Booklust
Lisa @ Books Lists Life
Robin @ A Fondness for Reading

December 5:
Michelle @ Galleysmith
Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
Kerry @ Saving my Sanity
The Women @ Mentoring Moments for Christian Women
Deb Nance @ Readerbuzz

December 6:
Melissa @ Book Nut
Chris @ Stuff As Dreams Are...
Stephanie @ Stephanie's Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Lilly @ Reading Extravaganza

December 7
Jason & Amanda @ The Zen Leaf
Kiirsten @ A Book a Week
Tami & Dave @ Just One More Thing....
Kristen @ BookNAround

December 8:
Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf
Bluestocking @ The Bluestocking Guide
Nan @ Letters from a Hill Farm
Raidergirl @ an adventure in reading

December 9:
Lexi @ The Amazing Adulthood of Alexis
Cindy @ Nocturnal Wonderings
Lesley @ A Life in Books
Kim @ Page After Page

December 10:
Becky @ One Literature Nut
Natasha @ Maw Books
Vanessa @ Reading in Bed
Lexie @ Poisoned Rationality

December 11:
Louise @ Lous_Pages
Sue @ Books, Books, the Magical Fruit
Marta @ Marta's Meanderings
Amanda @ Bookwormom

December 12:
Daphne @ Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff
Eva @ A Striped Armchair
Barry Eva @ Across the Pond
Amy @ The House of the Seven Tails

December 13
Cat @ Beyond Books
Amy @ My Friend Amy
Cheryl @ The Book Connection
Michelle @ Fluttering Butterflies
Cari & Holly @ Bookscoops

December 14:
Jenn @ Jenn's Bookshelves
Rob @ Books Are Like Candy Corn
Cam @ epiBlouguer
Meryl @ My Bit of Earth
Kerry @ So many books, so little time

December 15:
Court @ Once Upon a Bookshelf
Beth @ Beth Fish Reads
Shauna @ Treasure Seekers
Brenda @ Joyful Holidays
Molly @ My Cozy Book Nook

December 16:
C.J. Hill @ My Years of Reading Seriously
Shannon @ Flight Into Fantasy
Alexis @ Shepherding Kind Hearts
Kirsten @ 4IQREAD
Sumana @ I Read...

December 17:
Memory @ Stella Matutina
Wendy @ Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Renee Hand @ The Crypto-Capers Review
Clare @ Disney Secrets Revealed
Marg @ Reading Adventures

December 18:
Veronica @ The First Draft
Suey @ It's All About Books
Marilyn Meredith @ Marilyn's Musings
Nancy Sween @ Advent Calendar: Celebrate Meeting Jesus
Pam @

December 19
Kat @ Book Thingo
Krissi @ The Swim Mom
Molly Evert @ Counter Cultural Mom
Susan Higginbotham @ Medieval Woman

December 20:
Leya @ Wandeca Reads
Jane @ Janez World
Nicole Langan @ Tribute Books
Melissa @ My Experiments in the Kitchen

December 21:
Mariel @ where troubles melt like lemon drops
J.T. Oldfield @ Bibliofreak
Ying @ The Official Site of Author Y.S. Lee
Susan @ You Can Never Have Too Many Books

December 22:
Julia Smith @ A Piece of my Mind
Sprite @ Sprite Writes
Heather @ Book Obsessed
Annabel @ Gaskella

December 23
Tania @ Lots of Books Reviews
Kaye @ The Road Goes Ever Ever On
Amanda @ Opinions of a Wolf
Miss Moppet @ The Misadventures of Moppet

December 24:

Kelly @ The Written World
Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings
Lilly @ Reading Extravaganza
Tanabata @ In Spring it is the Dawn

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Are you ready?

It's nearly time to start our Virtual Advent Tour for this year and I for one am very excited at the prospect of getting underway.

We are very pleased with the turnout so far, but it isn't too late to sign up. Just go to the sign up post and add your URL to the Mr Linky. If you want a specific date let us know and we will do our best to accomodate you!

We have had a few questions that we wanted to try and answer if we could.

We have tried to make the tour as inclusive as we can, so you don't need to be celebrating Christmas in order to participate. We would love to hear from people who aren't celebrating Christmas but have some other celebration and about what you do for those celebrate!

One of the hardest things about doing this is to try and coordinate these things relates to timezones. With Kelly being in Canada and Marg in Australia, we are at opposite ends of the same date all the time. In the past, I have found it easiest to post my posts when I get home from work in the evening and Kelly posts in her morning and we aren't too far apart. To try and make it easier for everyone concerned we have set the blog time to GMT so you can use that as your guide if you are a bit concerned about when to post.

Each day we will post that day's schedule of stops, and where possible we will link to the actual post so make sure you add us to your feed reader, or to your Twitter feed or stop by each day to see where we are visiting. You can see the schedule as it currently stands here, but please be aware that as more people join in the schedule will also change a little.

We encourage people to comment on the blogs that are participating, and hopefully you will discover some new blogs to read along the way. I certainly seem to find new blogs all the time during the tour.

Most of all we hope that everyone has a fun time participating as both hosts and visitors, and Kelly and I thank you all for your continued support of the tour.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Advent Calendar Buttons

Thanks to the fantastic Court from Once Upon a Bookshelf we have two buttons this year! Feel free to use them to advertise for us or for your posts when the time comes. I got her to make two sizes for both, so hopefully this will accommodate anything you can think of to use them for.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Previous Advent Tours

Would you like to see what kind of things people have posted during previous Advent Tours?

Click on the links below: