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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:56 am

Iceland sells more books per capita than any other nation in the world, and the vast majority are sold in the lead-up to Christmas. In Iceland this is known as the Christmas Book Flood. The tradition in Iceland is that everyone must receive at least one book for Christmas to take to bed on Christmas Eve along with some chocolates. And so, beginning in November, hundreds of books are released onto the market and the talk is all about books – in the media, in the workplace, among family and friends, and at Christmas parties. And once Christmas is over and the books have been read, everyone’s a critic, giving their views and opinions of that latest tome and whether it is as good, or better, as the author’s last one.
Best.Tradition.Ever.

I am definitely going to start this Icelandic tradition next Christmas Eve!!! And learn how to pronounce that word...


Do you have any special reasons for giving books as gifts? And how often do you give books as gifts? :D
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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:07 am

CHRISTMAS BOOK FLOOD AAAHHHHH :hyper: :tree:
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:15 am

I wonder if society will ever reach this point with gaming.

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Post by Jere » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:25 pm

EY SD i think you have some great marketing Ploy going on there!
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:47 pm

*leaps and bumps of excitement*

I have been practicing my Icelandic...http://forvo.com/word/jólabókaflóð/

(Thanks to Petur75) :wink:

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd I need to go buy books today... wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D
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Post by Shane » Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:58 pm

Now you're speaking gibberish.
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Post by Jere » Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:57 pm

yeah pretty much as i expected it to sound im more used to write the O sounds with ô instead of when we are speaking in dialect.

Something interesting is that Jola sounds really simmilar to the Jamtlandic word for ground/earth/soil i need to look into this.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sat Dec 12, 2015 2:48 am

One book to go... is anyone else joining me in doing this? :D
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Post by Saria Dragon of the Rain Wilds » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:37 am

The Book Flood in ON.
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:05 am

I am ready!! :D
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:06 am

Almost time... who will join me in this amazing tradition? :D
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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:42 am

Books and chocolate? This sounds like the best tradition ever.

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Post by Kargath » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:06 am

[QUOTE="Heroine of the Dragon, post: 1507227, member: 22385"]Best.Tradition.Ever.

I am definitely going to start this Icelandic tradition next Christmas Eve!!! And learn how to pronounce that word...


Do you have any special reasons for giving books as gifts? And how often do you give books as gifts? :D [/QUOTE]
Sorry to disappoint, but it's not a book for you this year Missy :(
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Post by е и ժ е я » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:03 pm

I have so many books that need to be read now that I haven't augh
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Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:08 am

Almost time... who will join me in this amazing tradition? :D
[QUOTE="Carol of the Vals, post: 1616438, member: 30663"]Books and chocolate? This sounds like the best tradition ever.[/QUOTE]

I totally agree. Just got my book today!! ;)

[QUOTE="Kargath, post: 1616439, member: 22522"]Sorry to disappoint, but it's not a book for you this year Missy :frown: [/QUOTE]

That's cool. I still enjoy my other ones, thanks!!

[QUOTE="He Who is Without Skin, post: 1616465, member: 25415"]I have so many books that need to be read now that I haven't augh[/QUOTE]

NO EXCUSE!! :p :D
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Post by е и ժ е я » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:27 am

It's okay I'll just add them to the pile.
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Re: Jólabókaflóð

Post by Heroine of the Dragon » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:00 am

I am still enamoured with this tradition!! Tomorrow is book-shopping and chocolate-acquiring day!! Wheeeeee

Will you be joining me this year? :D
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Post by smol Kat » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:33 pm

I heard about this! I give books when I come across one that I really like that reminds me of a specific person. Didn't really happen this year D:
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Re: Jólabókaflóð

Post by Kargath » Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:07 am

I just kinda want to hear the title said in a recording three times fast.
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Re: Jólabókaflóð

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:17 pm

Isn't Jólabókaflóð the giant serpent that surrounds the world?

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