We’re all ready for our new Christmas Eve tradition tailored after the Icelandic Happy Jolabokafod, the Yule celebration that centers on a generous exchange of books. Treats accompany the gentle celebration that sends everyone off to a cozy bed to read their new books.
He chose the latest John Grisham and I picked the most recent Susan Isaacs novel. These are books by authors whose writing suits the simple elegance of this book feast.
There will be a little Prosecco instead of hot chocolate. There is nothing rigid or mandatory about the Christmas Book Flood. Chocolate and baked brie with cranberry preserves. Perhaps a little shrimp.
But then it will be all about books, blankets, and sweet dreams.
May your Christmas Eve be filled with books and gentle words.