29 Dec

Every Christmas Eve, the Icelandic people practise something called ‘jolabokaflod,’ which translates to ‘Christmas book flood. ‘ Jolabokaflod involves giving books as presents on Christmas Eve, so that friends and family can spend the cozy night in curled up with a good story. This is what we have done for much of  today as Christmas Eve was just too busy for one reason or another. This is my book, Diana Gabaldon’s “Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone”.  Isn’t it beautiful ? – and I am enjoying the story too. .


Posted by on December 29, 2021 in art, books, Postaday2021


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6 responses to “Jolabokaflod

  1. Sandra

    December 30, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    What a lovely custom! I’m very jealous of your book, Sally. I’m waiting for the paperback version and trying not to re-read the previous books in the series while I’m waiting!

  2. utesmile

    December 30, 2021 at 10:25 am

    It is a great custom, I really love it!

  3. Helen

    December 29, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    What a lovely custom. I remember my mother giving me a copy of Lord of the Rings as a New Year present and that was the last they saw of me for three days!

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 29, 2021 at 9:59 pm

      I love that! I also got listen books as a child (and still do) and expect to be lost in my new one for a few days or more – it has 902 pages! 🙂

      • commonprose

        December 31, 2021 at 4:55 pm

        That should keep you busy till garden season comes around again!

        • mybeautfulthings

          January 2, 2022 at 6:01 pm

          It’s keeping me happily occupied. 🙂


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