It's getting to feel a lot like the holidays around here, and there are many ways to get involved online. I was updating my blogging calendar yesterday and was excited at all the ways the community is celebrating.
First up we have Buy Books for the Holidays, which is something that most of us would be doing anyway. It's a great way to promote literacy, the love of reading, and perhaps your local indie bookstore. Short on ideas? Go to the event's blog and you'll find suggestions for almost everyone on your list.
After you have your books all in order, you'll need to eat. You might want to consider joining in on the Progressive Dinner Party. Nicole from Linus's Blanket, Amy from My Friend Amy, and Julie from Booking Mama are our hosts and organizers. Everyone is invited, and I bet the food will be fabulous. Don't forget to RSVP.
Kailana from The Written World and Marg from Reading Adventure are hosting their annual Virtual Advent Tour. For the fourth year, in the month of December, we'll be treated to posts about holiday traditions, the love of winter, and whatever else each tour participant wants to write about. Last year we got recipes, great photos, funny stories, and more. Don't let the title throw you off -- you don't have to celebrate Christmas to host a stop on the tour.
What's a holiday without cookies? Kathy of Bermuda Onion and Julie of Booking Mama (notice how she's involved in all the food events!) are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. If you haven't been following along, you've missed some great recipes, so check out the posts and start your grocery list. Not only are there books and treats to win, but there will be a huge virtual cookie swap on November 27. Get out your cookbooks and let's get baking.
There are also three upcoming reading events.
First up is the Thankfully Reading Weekend. This is being hosted by Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves, Jen of Devourer of Books, and me and runs from November 27 to 29. You don't have to be American to participate. The sign up post and description are at the Book Blog Social Club site.
Next is the Can't Do Dewey's Read-A-Thon hosted by Bethany by Dreadlock Girl. This will take place on December 5 and should be a lot of fun. A lot of people have already signed up, don't' miss out.
Finally, get your books in order cause Michelle of Galley Smith is hosting the first ever Seriespalooza during the week of December 14. The idea is catch up on your favorite series, start a new series, or revisit an old one. This is a great way to get some focused reading under your belt before the year ends.
Phew! What a month coming up on the blogs! I bet there is at least one event here that is perfect for you. Which ones are you signing up for?