Tomorrow is December 1th, so it is about time for my advent post. I really wanted to have a bookish advent calender, so I sort of made one for myself. Following the Victorian tradition of reading ghost stories at Christmas, I decided to choose two ghost short story collections:

 

Classic Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales to Read at Christmas - Various  The Valancourt Book of Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle,Sir Walter Scott,Tara Moore   

 

Two of the stories are overlapping in both collections, which leaves me with 31 stories. I jotted them down on seperate pieces of paper, folded the pieces and put them in a bowl:

 

 

 

Then I have choosen 24 pieces at random, numbered them and put them in a jar with a Christmassy look to it:

 

 

 

So for the next 24 days I will be reading one short story per day. The remaining 7 stories I will read over the Christmas days.

 

The drawing has been supervised by my trusted advent snowman. He solemnly swears that no cheating has occured:

 

 

Tasks for Advent: Post a pic of your advent calendar.