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The Advent Calendar | Steven Croft
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When Alices Uncle Sam brings home a mysterious calendar thats short on chocolate but big on surprises, she is thrown into an advent she never dreamed of. Codes arrive by text message and open the doors in the calendar, drawing Alice and Sam into fantastical new worlds that are wondrous, frightening and beautiful - and strangely familiar. Packed with codes and secrets, and inviting us to explore the deeper meanings of Christmas, this enthralling and touching tale can be read on many levels, and will be loved by adults and children alike.
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The Advent Calendar | Steven Croft
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer (1 point)

Here‘s my favorite #AdventCalendar - it was my grandmother‘s and I love moving the mouse each day! Above is a list of my #DecemberTBR - hoping to make it through at least 17 books this month! #FestivePhotoChallenge #HollyJollyReading

OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 🎄 6d
Nute What a cool tradition to continue with in honor of your grandmother!💕 6d
StayCurious Lovely! 2 points! (1 for participation) 6d
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TorieStorieS @OriginalCyn620 Thanks!!! ☺️☺️☺️ 6d
TorieStorieS @Nute Thanks- the mouse likes to jump out sometimes but I love it!! 6d
TorieStorieS @StayCurious Thanks!!🦌🦌🦌 6d
Crazeedi That is so special Torie 6d
TorieStorieS @Crazeedi Thanks- if we had a pantry door, it would hang there like she used to have it, but for now, this works! 6d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it!!! ❤️ 5d
chaoticgoodhufflepuff My mother has this same one! ❤️❄️❤️❄️❤️ 5d
TorieStorieS @chaoticgoodhufflepuff wow!!!! That‘s so neat!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5d
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#wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @StayCurious

#festivephotochallenge day 1 advent calendar

1 pt photo challenge
1 pt participation

AnneCecilie I love it 😍😍😍 (edited) 6d
Crimson613 2pts! This looks awesome, did you make it? :000 6d
Texreader @AnneCecilie @Crimson613 Thanks! It was a gift from a good friend when the kids were little. Our family loves it. 6d
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julesG 😄😄😄 7d
SaturnDoo 🤣😂🤣❤❤❤ 7d
Amiable Ha! 😄 7d
StayCurious Haha this is great! +5 points for Holiday laughs, + 1 point participation = +6 points 7d
Stacypatrice I laughed out loud at this 😂 7d
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So because im a huge child, i ordered the Book-Club-Mas Advent Calendar from Once Upon A Bookclub. For each of the 12 days you read a story and open a gift! As luck would have it my box was missing Day 3. Its in the mail but the stories start tomorrow! Im overly excited for this! ☺️ Should i post the gift each day? I dont want to spoil it if anybody else got this too!!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Is this like a book subscription? 12mo
Lovesbooks87 That's pretty awesome! 12mo
bookish_wookish Once Upon A Bookclub is a monthly subscription but they were doing this as a one time special Christmas box! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 12mo
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Jerdencon I‘d love to see what you get! 12mo
BookwormAHN I'd love to see 💚 12mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @bookish_wookish gahhhhh looks like they're sold out?? 😭😭😭 12mo
bookish_wookish Yes i believe so! But the regular subscription is pretty cool too! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 12mo
JoScho That is very cool! I would love to see what you get! 12mo
ReadingRover That‘s awesome!!! 12mo
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My 12 Days of Book-Club-Mas Advent Calendar has arrived. I feel like a kid again eagerly waiting to read each of the 12 mini stories before unwrapping the designated gift the story comes with #onceuponabookclub #adventcalendaredition

rather_be_reading im so jelly! i really wanted it bt i couldnt spend tht much on myself 😢 12mo
A_planNerd Bummer, I understand as it was priced higher than original boxes. I had to cancel my original membership but I couldn‘t pass this up. It was a Christmas splurge on myself for sure. @rather_be_reading 12mo
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Being away for the start of advent means I not get to catch up with this! Can't wait to crack my first short story.

JacqMac Fun! 3y
Hooked_on_books I'm doing this, too! Loved the first and third ones and not so much the second one. Still have to read the fourth. Enjoy! 3y
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It was so nice to come home from a loooong day at work and finally break into my short story advent calendar! This is a promising start from Kevin Wilson. Best line: "It was the apartment of someone who was retarded but allowed to live on his own." ? I hadn't planned to read The Family Fang, but I may rethink that now.

Books_Wine_Repeat What an awesome idea for an advent calendar!! 😁👍 3y
Hooked_on_books @Books_Wine_Repeat I know! I was so excited to learn about it. 3y
Texreader I'm with @Books_Wine_Repeat ! Great idea! 3y
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DebinHawaii Very cool! 👍😀 3y
vivastory Where did you get this at? Awesome idea. 3y
Hooked_on_books @vivastory It's sold online: http://www.shortstoryadventcalendar.com/ I originally discovered it from a post by @BookHermit 3y
BookHermit ☺️ 3y
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Wishing everyone a wonderful first of advent #christmas

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Photo from Jolly Mom blog

Have you guys seen these genius book advent calendars? Great article on bookriot about this: http://bookriot.com/2016/11/22/make-a-book-advent-calendar/

Have you/are you planning to do this for 2016?

... and is it wrong to want one just for me?

Cortg Ooooh...I love this! 3y
DGRachel I would totally do this if I had kids. 3y
Faibka Cool!!!! 3y
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jpmcwisemorgan I really want one but it's just me. I can't very buy and wrap my own books up because then I'd know what they were. Sigh.... 3y
Hooked_on_books I saw this on Bookriot and WANT! 3y
Well-ReadNeck @jpmcwisemorgan maybe we should do one for each other!! 3y
jpmcwisemorgan @Well-ReadNeck I thought about giving a friend some money and setting them loose in Recycled Reads and maybe Book People for a couple of special books. I know some people did a Christmas book swap thingie here on Litsy. Maybe we should have coordinated an Advent Calendar? It's probably not too late to do a small one? 3y
MrBook 😳😁👍🏻 3y
tpixie Great idea. 3y
8little_paws You know, that might be a fun way to get through books on your shelves you haven't read. Wrap them all up, mix them all up well, then unwrap and that's your next read! 3y
Well-ReadNeck @8little_paws Yes! That's a great idea!!! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Love it! 3y
LiteraryinLititz This is such a clever idea. If I had kids and celebrated Christmas I would totally steal this idea! 3y
obviateit I'm planning to do one for my boys! I'm going to use mostly books that we own and either haven't read in awhile or are Christmas themed. I might use some library books too if I run out of ideas. 3y
Kimzey I love this idea! 3y
kspenmoll Love this! 3y
Theresa Like others I'm single/no kids so I don't have anyone to do this for. But, I'm also thinking why limit this to advent. Maybe I'll bring my TBR books home with me at Christmas & ask my family (ok, bribe my family) to wrap them & then I can just pick them randomly throughout 2017 & have a year of surprises. 3y
tysephine My uncle's wife did this for her grandson last year. She bought 25 picture books and every night he got to unwrap one to read at bedtime. She said he loved it. 3y
Texreader @tysephine What a darling idea for little ones!! 3y
Texreader @Theresa Nice twist on the idea!! 3y
Reviewsbylola I just wrapped 48 books for my two and four year old. My four yo loves to read so I decided to take the plunge and try it this year. It was a huge pain in the ass to wrap all those books. 😂 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Love! If my boys were younger but since they are 23 and 24 and on their own, it's just me. But I love this idea!❤️ 3y
anwade88 I like the idea but I like having our Christmas books out to read for the entire season... though I can think of a few that wouldn't be opened until the day before Christmas (I'm looking at you Elmo's twelve days of Christmas 😬😵😂) 3y
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My short story advent calendar has arrived! I'm very excited, and a big thanks to @BookHermit for posting about this. Don't worry--I haven't cheated, just pulled out the first story for the picture! If you're interested, here's the site:


SharonGoforth That's really cool!! 3y
queerbookreader Wait omg that's so cool!! I just got a tea advent calendar in the mail that I'm super excited for 3y
Bookcation74 Since childhood I have had an intense love of advent calendars... this may be the best one yet!! 3y
TheLudicReader I ordered one, too. Can't wait for it to arrive. 3y
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