The Christmas book flood

The Christmas book flood

The Christmas book flood

(AN INTERMEDIATE READING LESSON)

Last week, we looked at how one Australian family has put their own spin on their holiday traditions.

This week, we are looking at a distinctive holiday tradition, this time from Iceland, a very tiny (and very very cold) island nation in Europe.

The tradition, jólabókaflóð, which translates to ‘flood of books’ has become famous in recent years on social media, leading people from many other countries to integrate it into their own celebrations.

If you are a booklover, you have to agree – you can never have too many books!

There are two texts this week.

The first is an article from SBS Australia: Iceland’s book and chocolate tradition is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve

The second is a short web article from the Iceland Writers Retreat website: The Christmas Book Flood: A Beloved Icelandic Tradition

I hope you enjoy this lesson and get inspired to integrate more books into your holiday festivities, be it for Christmas or any other holiday you celebrate. I’m sure you can find a way.

Happy holidays!

Kerrin x

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