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  • JOLABOKAFLOD (Book Flood) 2021

    Posted by Sapphire on September 22, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Jólabókaflóðið is an Icelandic tradition of gifting books to be opened and enjoyed on the 24th of December, usually with some kind of drink

    More information about the tradition and its history can be found here Founding story | Jolabokaflod

    As a bookdragon I 100% love my horde of books, but I also love sharing books with others and enjoying what they read, a sentiment I’m sure most of you appreciate too.

    So… would anyone else like to join me in a little yule/christmas sharing?

    Everyone who would like to take part will receive a book form a person taking part and gift a book to another person taking part.

    If you would like to take part in sharing some love please comment and feel free to include; genres you like (or don’t), preferred format (eg audio, physical, digital, language), any goodreads/catalogue links (to help avoid duplication)

    The book you gift doesn’t have to be new, it can even be a duplicate from your own shelves if you want. Peoples preferences are only a guide, feel free to send your current favourite if that takes your fancy.

    For those who decide to take part, I’ll share a post in late October/early November of Who is sending to who.

    Last posting dates as advised by a selection of national postal services. (these deadlines are why the topic is unseasonably early)

    UK – Royal Mail

    USPS – deadlines not yet announced

    Australia Post

    CJB replied 1 year, 4 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
  • 7 Replies
  • djsolare

    September 22, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Oh I was so hoping this was going to happen again

    My main genres are fantasy and cyberpunk but I’ll definitely read other stuff if I find it compelling enough. I tend to read series, but I don’t invest enough time in reading and would honestly be more successful with standalones or an omnibus or something.

    I’m also into information security and as an adult type person I feel like I’m supposed to be boring and read nonfiction sometimes

    That Goodreads suggestion is a good one and I’ll have to get started on that…eventually.

  • Sapphire

    October 17, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Just bumping this topic incase anyone else would like to take part.

    • CJB

      October 19, 2021 at 1:20 am

      I’d love to participate, and I’m happy to only give a book(s) if we’re short or have an odd number.

  • Cynical

    October 19, 2021 at 3:45 am

    This sounds so cool! I would love to participate!

  • Sapphire

    November 7, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Last bump for the topic.

    Anyone else like to participate?

  • Sapphire

    November 15, 2021 at 11:20 am


    Remember you don’t have to send a new book, raid a charity shop or send a duplicate from your own shelf if you want.

    It also doesn’t have to be perfect for the recipient, the fun part is to share, so feel free to send your favourite or maybe a book your dying to read and use it as an excuse to get yourself a copy too.

    @DjangoSolare sends to @CJB

    @CJB sends to @Cynical

    @Cynical sends to @DjangoSolare

    Drop each other a pm to confirm addresses.

    Aim to post it so it arrives before Christmas Eve. USPS recommended last post dates can be found here

    I look forward to the christmas eve posts sharing what you’re off to read with snuggles and warm drinks.

    • CJB

      November 16, 2021 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much for making this happen, @Sapphire! I’m excited!

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