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#JolabokaflodSwap package on the way

BOTM boxes come in handy this time of year !

TheBookHippie @AmyK1 oh my word forgot to write on box!!! Sorry if I ruined surprise but this blue box is your #JólabókaflóðSwap 2022 ???‍♀️ 4d
AmyK1 No worries! I‘ll still be surprised when I open it 😁 4d
TheBookHippie @AmyK1 I was very proud of my productive morning at the post office then realised I never wrote on the box! 😂😝 4d
AmyK1 😂🤣😂 4d
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Is there a Yule swap coming up? Or a winter solstice swap?

Does anyone know?? Thank you

Aims42 @MaleficentBookDragon is doing #JólabókaflóðSwap again this year, sign ups are open until Nov. 19th ??☕️ 3w
Chrissyreadit Working on a Winter Swap- it will be a fast sign up and open New Years Day. Should be posting soon. With @Avanders and @TheBookHippie 3w
Chrissyreadit The Swap is open for sign ups if you are interested. 3w
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Let It Snow | Holly Hobbie
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Packages are shipped and should arrive between December 16th-18th!
I hope everybody enjoys their swaps and has a great holiday season!
@Pogue you may want to open yours when you get it and put the chocolate in the fridge or freezer it is homemade so it will keep it fresh in there, I wrapped your book so you won‘t have to peek on it :)

candority Wonderful! 📚 12mo
Deblovestoread Yay! Hope your little one is all better. 12mo
Avanders Heya - did you receive the #lmpbc package? I know you‘ve had so much going on - just want to make sure it made it to you ☺️😘 12mo
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carlthecattt @Avanders yes I did! :) started reading it at the hospital, was super thankful I grabbed the mail that day and had it in the car with me. 12mo
Avanders Great - I‘m glad it made it & could help pass some time 😁🤗 12mo
Deblovestoread My box arrived today. Thank you! @candority 12mo
candority @Kdgordon88 thanks for the update! 12mo
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Whew! It‘s been a busy Dec! We finally got our tree up & decorated & I finally got all of my swap packages finished, wrapped, packaged, & out the door! #Bestof2021Swap #Jólabókaflód #jolabokaflodswap #littlechristmasswap #wintersolsticeswap Though, unfortunately, a dog (?) apparently got into 1 pkg before the mail person could pick it up, so 1 #jólabókaflódswap package has to be redone & will be sent out this week!

And enjoying these 2 reads ☺️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 🎄❤️💚 12mo
candority Wonderful! 12mo
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Amazon should be delivering my #Jólabókaflód presents on December 7th. @peanutnine Surprise!!! It's me. I don't do many swaps because I get so anxious that something will happen and then my person will feel forgotten so I am just going to bypass the anxiety phase. @MaleficentBookDragon thank you for organizing.

Butterfinger I don't do well with keeping Christmas secrets from my family either 😂. 12mo
peanutnine Haha I totally get that 😅 and yay! I'm so excited!! 12mo
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I went into this not knowing much about it, just strictly on @LibrarianRyan 's recommendation. This was really cool! I called one thing pretty early on, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story at all.

LibrarianRyan I‘m glad you enjoyed it. It was way different than I thought it would be but I still really liked it. 2y
night_shift @LibrarianRyan I didn't know what I was expecting, but it was definately exciting and I'm interested in seeing what the sequel brings - so thanks for the suggestion! 2y
LibrarianRyan The “crew” made such a big deal about the love triangle and picking a team Jamal or a team Julius I thought there would be more to that aspect of the book. To mean this was way more about her relationship to her father and sister than to any boy. So that surprised me. It also wasn‘t as “ghetto” as I thought it would be. You get a bit of that but apparently the first draft was darker and Rue actually had wings. I look forward to book 2 2y
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night_shift @LibrarianRyan yeah, I'm not a huge fan of love triangles, so pretty happy it didn't focus on that! Maybe the wings will come in the 2nd book, that would be cool. That one death scene in the warehouse was pretty dark, but other than that. I'm curious now what was taken out! 2y
LibrarianRyan @UnidragonFrag nope. Wings not making an appearance. She didn‘t tell us much. But originally Julius was dealing and mixed up with the gang and it was a bit more violent and older YA rather than the MG-YA it currently is. Also the sister was an add in. Originally she didn‘t exist. 2y
night_shift @LibrarianRyan ah, ok, well dang! If Julius had, that would've been an interesting side plot. I can't imagine how it would be without the sister, she's pretty important to the plot. Huh! Sounds like it went through a lot of rewrite! 2y
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Eggs Beautiful 🖤🖤 2y
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Loved this mystery set in 1958 Britain — Marion Lane is a first-year apprentice in a secret underground inquiry agency with lots of steampunk gadgetry thrown in for good measure. Great fun! A #jólabókaflóð #Jolabokaflod gift from @WanderingBookaneer #BonBonCat #CatsofLitsy

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Next up for #jólabókaflóð : reading this gem aloud to my daughter. My son and I listened to this on audio. I'm hoping I can make it through the read-aloud without sobbing.