Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2011 Tour Dates

December 1:
Melissa @ Jayne's Books

December 2:
Patricia @ Lady With Books

December 3:
Amy @ Amy Reads

December 4:
Melissa @ Book Nut
Martina Kunz @ Book Drunkard

December 5:
Suzanne @ bibliosue
Naida @ Bookworm

December 6:

December 7:
Susanna Kearsley @ A Woman in Jeopardy

December 8:
Patti Smith @ Peppermint Ph. D.

December 9:
Danielle @ There's A Book
Bellezza @ Dolce Bellezza
Lindsey @ Reeder Reads

December 10:

December 11:
Jane of Australia @ A String of Pearls
Shellyrae @ Book'd Out
Beth F @ BethFishReads
Michelle @ Liturgical Time

December 12:
Deborah @ Homemaker Honey

December 13:

December 14:

December 15:
Michelle Miller @ The Christmas Spirit

December 16:

December 17:
Sprite @ Sprite Writes

December 18:
Julie @ Anglers Rest

December 19:
Rebecca @ Rebecca Reads

December 20:

December 21:
Julie @ Anglers Rest
Christa @ Hooked on Books

December 22:

December 23:
Georgie @ Georgie Lee

December 24:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

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 complete the form. If you want a specific date let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you! Don't forget to grab your favourite button to use as well!

Today I thought I would address some of the more frequently asked questions over the years.

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.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.

For something a little different, this year I will be sharing holiday related quotes here on the blog from books I have read through this year. It is surprising how few quotes there were in general reading, but I think I have come up with something for nearly every day.

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.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

2011 Advent Calendar Buttons

Choose your favourite (one or more!) and add it to your blog or your tour post.

(No, I don't know how you are going to choose just one!)

Special thanks to Alex for these gorgeous buttons!