Happy jólabókaflóð!

On jólabókaflóð, I feel sorrier for my TBR stacks than usual. Inevitably, a few books end up being ditched for the newcomers.

On jólabókaflóð, I feel sorrier for my TBR stacks than usual.
Inevitably, a few books end up being ditched for the newcomers.

For more than thirty years, well before we knew its name, my husband and I — and later, our children — have celebrated “Christmas book flood” on December 24. One of our favorite days of the year, we celebrate with a long walk in the woods, a feast, and, when night falls, an exchange of gifts, especially books.

Another of our winter traditions is to spend Thanksgiving and / or Christmas at the Brookfield or Milwaukee County zoo. For the last few Thanksgivings, our daughters’ studies have put the kibosh on the trip, but we’ve been consistent about visiting on or near Christmas, and on Friday, we had the Milwaukee County Zoo to ourselves. Tree kangaroos, fennec foxes, and tiger cubs! Oh, my!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful winter holiday!

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