Christmas jólabókaflóð?

Well, that’s a word to get your tongue around, huh?

I had never heard of it until recently, when a friend told me all about this beautiful Icelandic tradition, that she insisted that we do this year. I thought it sounded like a brilliant idea.

Just around the start of December, every household will receive a compilation book (bókatíðindi) that list all the newly published books, and then everyone gives each other a book on Christmas eve (jólabókaflóð) or translated as Yule Book Flood.

Isn’t that just a great idea?!! and if you really want to make it special then contact your favourite authors and ask if you can buy an signed copy, most of us are happy to send them out.

BTW, we are adding chocolates to our book gifts.

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