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Jan 9, 2021

Look out everyone, it's a flood of books! In today's episode I look at two different Christmas traditions - Jólabókaflóð the Icelandic celebration of books at Christmas, and Epiphany, the holiday that commemorates the Magi's visit to the baby Jesus. 

In the Jólabókaflóð segment, I participate in the Christmas Carol Book Tag prompt in which I answer 8 Christmas Carol inspired questions about books.

In the Epiphany segment, I read the account of the Magi from Matthew Chapter 2, and then I read a couple of poems by Cecil Frances Alexander: "Once in Royal David's City" and "The Adoration of the Wise Men". I take a few minutes to reflect on the lessons from the story of the Wise Men. I don't know how you are supposed to celebrate Epiphany, but I enjoyed putting this together.

Oh, and tucked in between the segments is a wonderful listener memory from Rick. I know you'll enjoy his story, and we are going to hear more from him in the future.


0:00 Introduction

2:45 Jólabókaflóð: The Christmas Book Flood

5:45 Booktube’s Christmas Carol Book Tag - Hear art answer 8 bookish prompt questions and you’ll get to hear some of his favorites.

18:00 Listener memory from Rick

22:40 The story of the Wise men, from Matthew 2:1-12

29:04 2 Poems by Cecil Frances Alexander and Epiphany reflections 

Music: Deck the Halls, by Kevin MacLeod

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Music: [We Three Celtic Kings] by Alexander Nakarada (

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