Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 24

It's our last day! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed. I hope you have all enjoyed yourself, and hope to see you back next year!

Meanwhile, here are our last tour stops.

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

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 23

We are very nearly at the end of our tour for this year! Hope you enjoy today's contributions from :

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

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 22

Not long to go now! Only a couple more days of hectic activity left until we can have a short break to spend with our loved one, hopefully at least!

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

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 21

Oh my goodness! My apologies to everyone for missing Day 21 of the Advent Tour. I thought I had scheduled the post, but obviously not!

I am sure that the content will be worth the delay though!

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

Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 20

I am sure that our hosts for today have plenty of holiday goodness in store for us! Click on the link to see for yourself.

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

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 19

Less than a week to go. Are you ready? Lets hope our hosts for today are:

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

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 17

Today it is my turn to be one of the hosts, and boy, I struggled to think about what I was going to post about. Can't wait to see what our other stops have in store for us too:

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 16

Not long to go now until the holidays are upon us. I am tempted to ask who is ready, but then I don't want to feel the pressure to get organised myself! Perhaps we can all get some good ideas from today's hosts:

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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 15

What a whirlwind! I've been out of town for a while, but now that I am back I will be trying to catch up on all the posts that I have missed! First stops will be today's though:

Court @ Once Upon a Bookshelf
Shauna @ Treasure Seekers
Brenda @ Joyful Holidays
Molly @ My Cozy Book Nook

A special shout out today to Court who made both of our gorgeous buttons this year! Thanks Court!

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 14

What will we get today? Some recipes, some book recommendations, some holiday music? Click on the links below to find out.

Jenn @ Jenn's Bookshelves
Rob @ Books Are Like Candy Corn
Cam @ epiBlouguer
Meryl @ My Bit of Earth

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 13

I wonder what our contributors have in store for us today? Click on the link to share the holiday goodness!

Cat @ Beyond Books
Amy @ My Friend Amy
Cheryl @ The Book Connection
Michelle @ Fluttering Butterflies

Saturday, December 12, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 12

We've made it to half way through, and the first groups of contributors have certainly set the bar high in terms of content!

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

Friday, December 11, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 11

I am looking forward to see what out contributor's post today!

Sue @ Books, Books, the Magical Fruit
Marta @ Marta's Meanderings - Just became a grandma this week! Congrats to her!
Amanda @ Bookwormom
Louise @ Lous_Pages

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 10

Kelly and I really hope that you are enjoying the tour so far! Don't forget, there is still time to sign up for one of the days in the next couple of weeks if you are feeling inspired.

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

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 8

It's hard to believe but we are entering into the second week of the tour already. Hasn't the first week been fantastic? We've had cookies, poems, music, book, memories and so much more!

Today we are visiting:

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

Monday, December 7, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 7

Today one of our participants is Jason! We want to again thank Jason for designing our blog for us this year! I am reliably informed that we will be treated to some thing a little different from Jason and Amanda today! Can't wait to see their post, and also the posts from Kiirsten, Tami and Dave and Kristen. Here are today's links:

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

Sunday, December 6, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 6

How about a New Orleans Christmas with Chris today? Or and Illinois Christmas with Stephanie?  Looking forward to today's posts from:

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

Stephanie is someone that both Kelly and Marg have known online for many years, so we are grateful for her continued support, and this is Chris and Melissa's 3rd year participating so thanks to them too! This is Lilly's first year of participating, so a warm welcome to her also!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 5

Today we venture to New Zealand with Kerry where, just like in Australia, there is never any snow at Christmas. Hope you enjoy visiting with Michelle, Becky and The Women as well.

Michelle @ Galleysmith
Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
Kerry @ Saving my Sanity
The Women @ Mentoring Moments for Christian Women

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 4

How are you enjoying the tour so far? It is always interesting to see what things people post about. I am sure that today will be no different when we visit with:

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

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 3

Today we are visting with some of our favourite bloggers!

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

Don't forget that it isn't too late to join in the fun. If you would like to particpate later in the month then please add your link to the sign up post.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2009 Virtual Advent Tour: Day 1

And we're off! Today is the first day of this years Virtual Advent Tour, and Kelly and I are very excited!

We will be off to a fine start as well. Our hosts today include people who have participated previously as well as new participants, so we hope that you enjoy the contributions from:

Kerrie @ Mysteries in Paradise
Bellezza @ Dolce Bellezza
Brenda @ Joyful Holidays

Announcing the 2009 Virtual Advent Tour

Kailana from The Written World and Marg from Reading Adventures are very pleased and excited to announce that we will once again be running the Virtual Advent tour this year. This is the fourth year that we have hosted and we hope that the event has become an integral part of the book blogging community's holiday traditions.

The Virtual Advent tour first started when we pondered why should the kids get all the fun of opening a box on the advent calendar and finding a treat in there, and how could we have some blogging fun with a similar concept? So the Virtual Advent tour was born.

Each day anyone who wants to participate takes turns sharing a treat with our friends here in blogland. For example it could be something about your family traditions, recipes, your country's holiday traditions, 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 whatever it is that you do during this time.

If you are interested in signing up, then please sign up using Mr Linky below. If you want a specific date, then please include that along with your name. If you don't need a specific date, then we will allocate a date to you. We will create a list of links so that as people express interest we will add them to the list, and then each day during the tour we will post a link directing visitors to the appropriate blog. The tour will get away on Tuesday 1 December and run through until December 24. 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.

If you would like to get some idea of the kind of things that people have posted about in previous years, click on this link.

We also have buttons! Feel free to snag one of our gorgeous buttons from here, and you can follow us on Twitter as well.

A special thanks to Jason who was nice enough to design our website for us! Also, thank you Court for the gorgeous buttons!