I absolutely love the idea of a book advent calendar. Twenty-four books wrapped in paper under the tree with one picked each day of December. Laura of Art for Little Hands has a wonderful post with links to other resources for this wonderful project. I, however, just do not have the ability to do it this year.
(I explained a bit here about how life with now 9 month old twins and a two year old has gotten a little crazy, hence the break from blogging, and while things are better an project like this just is not going to happen.)
So, I have compromised. I filled our living room book shelf with a bunch of winter and Christmas themed books and we have really been enjoying them so far.
PulmGirl definitely has a few favorites already.
Snow Friends is currently living on the kitchen table where it is read at every meal.
I am sure that we will have new favorites next week, especially since I have a few more books on the way. I love Alibris for buying used books relatively cheaply, but the shipping can sometimes be slow. Since I am pretty much addicted to buying books (see evidence here), I have to get them as cheaply as possible so I put up with the slow shipping for books that I cannot find cheaply Amazon.
Update: Having just seen this post over at Chasing Cheerios I am even more excited to do an book Advent “Calendar” next year. I love her reusable bags and that she includes an activity in each bag with each book!