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Yule: A Celebration of Light & Warmth | Dorothy Morrison
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Celebrates the history, traditions, and symbols of Yule, offering advice on gifting, feasting, and commemorating the Yuletide season around the world.
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bridge12
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Received my #wintersolsticeswap package when I got home from a long family weekend! Thank you @kellyann28 for sending me a package that I can‘t wait to open. And thank you to @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit for organizing! Hopefully sending mine out this week!

kellyann28 Glad it made it! 🥰❤ 1w
Chrissyreadit 🎉😍🙌🤍🤍🤍 1w
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Chrissyreadit
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Checking in to see how everyone is in preparing for both our swap and the longest night of the year! Also I did ask book riot for recommendations on the podcast - they responded, but not quite what I had in mind. I will provide link to their holiday edition for anyone interested:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-booked/id1028531064?i=1000542328942

AmyG I am hoping to send mine before Thanksgiving. 🤞🏻 2w
Soubhiville My match has their box already 🙂. I‘ll decorate the holiday tree this week. We generally do it on Thanksgiving. I might reread one of the Kushiel books by Jacqueline Carey, as the characters celebrate The Longest Night in a very special way. 2w
BarkingMadRun Mine is ready to be sent, I just need to wrap it first! 2w
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TheAromaofBooks I'm waiting for my last item to arrive so I can ship mine out!! 2w
ChasingOm I heard the podcast yesterday and knew it was you!! 😄 2w
AbigailJaneBlog I'm awaiting a few bits and then I'll be ready to send 😍🎄 2w
Avanders I‘m waiting for arrival.. of some items to send …. Hope it comes soon!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽 (edited) 2w
Kdgordon88 Mine will be out by Tuesday after the last bit arrives Monday. 2w
Chrissyreadit @ChasingOm what did you think of the recommendations? 2w
Mitch So resourceful Chrissy 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. My box will@be mailed out next week x 2w
jenniferw88 I've got the extras but waiting on my match from @MaleficentBookDragon to order the books! 2w
BookwormAHN I'm waiting on a few items but I'll probably mail it by December 1st. 2w
Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville Kushiels Dart was one of the recommended books from the podcast for that reason! 2w
Bookgoil I am shopping this weekend!!! Making my list today ❤️ 2w
TheBookHippie Doing good I‘ve got it all figured out!! 😂 2w
DebinHawaii Waiting on some items still. Fingers crossed it all arrives next week! 🤞🏼 2w
kellyann28 I will be sending this week ❤ 2w
DinoMom Shopping down ans items arriving this week :) 2w
ChasingOm I didn‘t think they were what you were asking for, although Kushiel‘s Dart is an interesting sideways pick. 2w
Chrissyreadit @ChasingOm that‘s what I thought too. 2w
StaceGhost So funny! I just wrapped and packed :) 2w
bridge12 Still waiting on a couple of things so hoping to ship next week! 2w
GingerAntics I should have known to ask here for solstice themed books. I‘ve had the hardest time finding things to read for the solstice. I stumbled upon a sweet book that isn‘t so much about the solstice but centres on it. I quite enjoyed it, but still not what I was looking for. 2w
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics what kind of story are you looking for? 2w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit that‘s a good question. At this point, I‘ll take anything good. I don‘t necessarily mind a book for younger readers. I‘d love a book that explored the traditions of the world created in some sense. My preferred pick last year had some of that, even with it secondary to the plot, the characters were great so it will definitely get read again (the audiobook is a joy, too). I‘m trying to make some sort of tradition for myself. 2w
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit I trust you. What are your favourite winter solstice themed books? 2w
Endowarrior21 Waiting on one more thing to arrive from Etsy than sending my package out priority. And I honestly don't read season books I just read what I feel like reading but I do like some on the Solstice books out. 2w
TheBookKeepers Waiting on a few things then I‘ll be ready to ship! 2w
Amandajoy I‘ll be wrapping and sending mine out this week! 2w
Crazeedi Mine will be sent out Monday! All ready to gi😘 2w
erank58 All my items are in, will be stopping by post office Monday to pick up shipping boxes, then out the door it goes :) 2w
Gissy Waiting for one book to arrive. 2w
BookBosomed1 All books are in. Just waiting on a few of the gifts. 2w
Julsmarshall My books should all arrive this week, shopping tomorrow for goodies/add-ons ☺️ 2w
kspenmoll Did I sign up too late? I have record if what I filled out but cannot find any email telling me who I have. Can you check into this? So sorry !!! 2w
Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll I did not see a form from you- I sent @sprainedbrain a message to see- I‘m so sorry! I wonder if it was after we closed sign ups. 2w
Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll I‘m so sorry- Jenni confirmed we do not have anything on our end. 2w
MoonWitch94 I‘m shopping 🛍 Almost done! So fun! 2w
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StaceGhost
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My #yule aesthetic for the #wintersolsticeswap I‘m so excited! It was fun finding these calm, wintry images this morning 🌬❄️🌨I‘m ready for ice skating & hot chocolate 🍫⛸☕️

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bridge12
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It was a bit difficult to get all of these pictures to fit, however, here is my #yule aesthetic for #wintersolsticeswap! I‘ve already bought the gifts for my swap and thinking through book pics. Looking forward to this swap @sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit Oh! Is that an evergreen besom? I love your aesthetic 🖤 thank you for sharing! 4w
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bridge12
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I‘ve had a rubbish couple of days while trying to adjust to new medication. So was wildly excited to see that @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit tagged me for this upcoming #wintersolsticeswap.

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sprainedbrain Thanks for sharing!! 1mo
Avanders @sprainedbrain 😘😘 I love that this one is focused around the winter season 💙❄️🤍💙❄️🤍 1mo
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monalyisha
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Researching to create a Christmas ritual that can be done remotely with friends, & also with the hope of finding some new, more intimate rituals for just my husband & I.

Christmas is different this year because of Covid but it was going to be, anyway. His family has been fighting for almost a year. In mine, the first grandchild (my adorable niece!) was born. As we move on, childless, we need to create something different & special for ourselves.

Hestapleton My therapist was just telling me yesterday how important it is to create holiday traditions for just my husband and I as we establish our lives together. 💜 12mo
monalyisha @Hestapleton Oh, good! Nice to hear I‘m on the right track. I studied Religion as one of my majors in college (just because I find it fascinating), & if nothing else, it really taught me about the value & importance of ritual. Working with kids now, the point‘s driven home in yet another way (learning, comfort, & security found through repetition). I hope we both find something good & lasting! ✨ 12mo
slategreyskies I think traditions are important. I remember doing research myself years ago, trying to figure out how to make memories and traditions of my own. One thing I try to do is give each family member one ornament. We have a tree, and it‘s nice to see the ornaments from past years, some of which are handmade. I also make several different recipes. My favorite is gingerbread. I missed making it last year, but did it this year. ⬇️ 12mo
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Hestapleton @monalyisha yes! Finding rhythms is so so important. 💜 12mo
slategreyskies I know you can make traditions that will be special for you. Research is a good starting point. Sending you love, light and inspiration!! ✨ 12mo
monalyisha Thanks, @slategreyskies! He & I have been buying a yearly ornament for our tree for...maybe 8 years now? I know the first is a ceramic door that says, “Our first place together” & the ink is nearly all worn off. Neither of us find joy in cooking...but this book includes recipes & I‘ve got my eyes open for something simple & tasty! 12mo
Lindy 💕 12mo
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Chrissyreadit
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My Winter holiday aesthetic. Anyone else interested in sharing theirs? #averyaustenholidayswap #creepychristmas #littlechristmasswap #jolabokaflod

ferskner Ooooo thanks for the reminder! 13mo
ferskner I keep going back to look at this because it's so beautiful! I love the illustration style so much. 13mo
Chrissyreadit Awww! @ferskner I was thinking the same about yours! 13mo
CrowCAH I like the dress! 😍 12mo
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sprainedbrain
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Blessed Yule and happy solstice! We are partying at grandma‘s tonight. Ugly sweater contest is done and we are moving on to family feud. 🤪

(This is cutting in to my readathon time, but I‘m dealing with it.)

Linsy So cute!! 2y
HOTPock3tt Adorable! 🎉♥️ 2y
Megabooks 💙💙💙 2y
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MoonWitch94 💙Hope you‘re having a blessed Yule!! 2y
Meaw_catlady Cute!! Blessed Yule!! 2y
CrowCAH Adorable! 2y
Suet624 So sweet. 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
LaraReads How fun! You both look so cute! 💕 2y
youneverarrived ❤️❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain @LaraReads oh if only! 😂That‘s my oldest daughter and youngest son. 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Great pic! 👍 2y
kspenmoll Wonderful photo! 2y
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BeansPage
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🌟 Blessed Yule everybody! 🌟

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Kshakal
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My local library had a super Yule party so I took my niece!!! It was her first time in a library and she loved all of the books... I can tell that it is somewhere we will spend a lot of time together!!

LazyDays Adorable!💓 I've got to say that sassy look is to much! 😄💓 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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Avanders 😍🎄♥️❄️💙☃️ 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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One more item and I can ship my #stuffedstockingswap ! I am so excited!!! I had so much fun putting this together!

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4thhouseontheleft
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Today was swap day for me, tomorrow it‘s my daughter‘s turn!! I am impressed with your Tetra-like puzzle skills getting all of this to fit in that box!

That HP wrapping paper! 😍😍😍
#jryulebookswap

TerriGreen LOL thanks!! I had to repack several times before it all fit. 4y
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mdm139
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Advent day 21: christmas bon bons for snack. The candle is calles The Christmas Gift and smells like tea. The tea is hot cocoa, a pu'erh tea with fudgy yummyness, it is dark and sweet. And I wanted my kids #jryulebookswap partners know the kids will open them tomorrow after school and their holiday concert. So it may be a bit late when we post.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Happy Yule!

I haven‘t gotten out of bed yet, but I love looking at everyone‘s #wintersolsticebookexchange unboxing!just as much fun as opening my own in a bit! 😍 📚 ❄️ ⛄️

#secretsantagoespostal #yule #wintersolstice

MaleficentBookDragon Same with me. I‘m still in bed with a cat on my looking at all the wonderful #bookishlove. This is such an amazing and generous community! (edited) 4y
AmyG I enjoy it, too! 4y
4thhouseontheleft @MaleficentBookDragon The Littenverse is incredible. So much love and generosity! 4y
emilyesears Same!! I had trouble going to bed last night because I was having so much fun looking at the tag page. And now I haven‘t even opened my own yet because staying in bed and scrolling is just too nice! 4y
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TerriGreen
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My son, Nathan‘s #jryulebookswap box arrived. Thanks @mdm139 !! He can‘t wait to open it!!

mdm139 Glad it got there safely! 4y
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4thhouseontheleft
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M‘s #jryulebookswap package arrived yesterday! She can‘t wait to open it!

My next #LMPBC #groupK book came this weekend, too, and I realized that I think I completely forgot to write a little blurb about myself in the book I sent out. November was definitely a scatter-brained month for me!

#bookmail

riversong153 No worries 😉. I‘m so excited to see your thoughts when this one makes it my way!! 4y
TerriGreen Glad the package arrived safely!! 4y
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TerriGreen
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Morgan was so excited to receive her #jryulebookswap today! Thanks @4thhouseontheleft . We are boxing up your daughters package tonight.

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Leniverse Yeah! That's more like it! I was a bit miffed when the tracker said it would get delivered on the 8! 4y
julesG @Leniverse It's always interesting which delivery service brings the parcels. 4y
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4thhouseontheleft
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The #jryulebookswap package is ready to send out Monday! M and I had a blast shopping for her match!

Kaye Pretty ! 4y
Megara 😍🎄📚 4y
TerriGreen Wow! Morgan will so excited! We have M‘s books purchased, just need a few more goodies to fill out the box. Hoping to get it mailed this week. 4y
4thhouseontheleft @TerriGreen We may have gone a little overboard, lol. Scored some great deals at Book Outlet! 😃 4y
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mdm139
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It has arrived safely @Mommamanzi

Mommamanzi Good! Can‘t wait for him to open it!!! 4y
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MeganAnn
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Picked Axton up from school today and we headed straight to the bookstore to shop for the #jryulebookswap 🎄 Found some fun things and may have come home with a book or three for ourselves. Now onto the wrapping and finishing up everything to send.
Thanks @litmuggle for organizing!

MrsMalaprop Exciting! Ours is ready to go. Just have to get to the post office next week. We‘ll let you know when it‘s on the way. 👏📚😁👩‍👦🎅 4y
MeganAnn @MrsMalaprop you are rocking it! 😁👍🏻🎄📚 4y
RadicalReader @MeganAnn what better reward than to come home with a few gifts for the hard working shoppers 👋🏻👋🏻 4y
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julesG
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@Leniverse, this is going on its way to you during the next days. I have included something for you, too.
It's something over 3 kilos 🙈. #sorrynotsorry

#jryulebookswap @litmuggle

Leniverse This is too exciting! 😃 And yes, sending a family bookswap box does get heavy/bulky. 😂 4y
EchoLogical I haven't even started buying yet! Lol 4y
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kylienoele
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#giftideasthisorthat

🎄Both!
🎄Both!! The first book in a series is always fun!
🎄I like it all, but I can only have decaf!
🎄Both!!
🎄 I love bright things!
🎄 Both but I love a good blanket!!
🎄 Yes! I have a few and they are so cute!!

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TheKidUpstairs
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@litmuggle is running a #jryulebookswap for little Littens 😁 Just signed my dudes up! They love getting packages in the mail, they're going to be so excited.

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julesG
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@litmuggle is organising a #jrYuleBookswap.

Head over to her profile to find the sign-up infos.

#raisingreaders #yule #bookswap #kidswantbookstoo

@the_magicreader shall we sign you and your sister up?