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November 16, 2012 / Leslie

Upcoming Bookish Events

Thankfully Reading Weekend

2012 Thankfully Reading WeekendThankfully Reading Weekend kicks off November 22nd. Avoid the holiday weekend crowds and the shopping and spend time reading.

“There are no rules to the weekend, we’re simply hoping to devote a good amount of time to reading, and perhaps meeting some of our reading challenges and goals for 2012. We thought it’d be fun if we cheered each other on a bit. If you think you can join in, grab the button and add your sign in post to the link-up below. If you don’t have a blog, you can sign up the comments!”

I’m not good with crowds and will be avoiding the crazy Black Friday shopping event that has become a tradition in the US. Instead I intend to relax after hosting the previous day’s Thanksgiving gathering and read a book or two. If it’s nice outside I’ll be out walking and listening to a book, but no where near a shopping mall.


Virtual Advent

Signups are now open for the 2012 Virtual Advent Tour. It runs from December 1st through 24th.

“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.”

This is a fun tradition and I’ve enjoyed participating in the past and have already signed up for this year. More than one blog can be on tour for each day, so choose a date and join in.


Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange

Sign up by November 30th to be a part of the Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange.

“The Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange is an event in which book bloggers send each other a holiday card around the Christmas period (the end of December). This isn’t just for people that celebrate Christmas, though! Everyone is can join in the fun. The swap is open internationally.”

This will be my first year participating in the card exchange. I’m looking forward to receiving some real mail instead of the usual bills and advertisements and getting to meet a few more bloggers.


What Events Are You Joining?

Let me know if I’m missing out on any fun Hoilday events.

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  1. mariacatalinaegan / Nov 16 2012 1:05 pm

    Sounds like a great idea …maybe I’ll join next year in the meantime I tweeted it for you.


  2. Leeswammes / Nov 16 2012 1:40 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the card exchange. We’ve got some very keen people already, about 35 so far.

    I am still thinking about virtual advent, because I’m not sure I can come up with something new. The Thankfully reading event is a great reason to read all weekend, so I might do that! 🙂


  3. Suko / Nov 16 2012 2:02 pm

    These sound like fun ideas, Leslie! I will take a closer look at them. Happy weekend! 🙂


  4. Lucy / Nov 16 2012 8:46 pm

    These are fun holiday bookish events! I just signed up for the card exchange. And yes, reading is preferable to Black Friday for me too!


  5. therelentlessreader / Nov 17 2012 9:03 am

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