December is all about traditions for those of us who celebrate Christmas and reading books is one of those traditions for a good amount of the population.
In Iceland on Christmas eve, they snuggle down with a gifted book for a tradition called ‘Jolabokaflod’ literally translating to ‘Christmas book flood’.
The UK have adopted a similar tradition in many stores where you can buy an already wrapped book for traditions like ‘secret Santa’ or to just experience the excitement of the words of a new author.
One of the newer traditions I have come across is a book advent calendar. Many people across the world seem to be enjoying the chance to read something new each day.
These are all wonderful traditions; I wonder do you have any personal bookish traditions? I have to admit that I love the classic reads at Christmas time, for instance;
T’was the night before Christmas – by Clement Clarke Moore
A Christmas Carole – by Charles Dickens
The Nutcracker – E.T.A Hoffmann So, let me know what you like or if you know of a different bookish tradition this year. Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and I wish you all a happy new year! Hearts and Kisses