Streaming from the Shelves

Streaming services have revolutionized the way we consume entertainment.  Similar to cable subscriptions without the scheduled programming, websites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu provide hours of content for paying customers and their families. If you’re a consumer of these kinds of services, it may come as no surprise that some of the shows and…
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Iceland’s Christmas Book Giving Tradition

Iceland has a charming literary Christmas tradition called Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-luh-BOK-uh-flot; the o's have the long Ō sound), which in English literally means "Yule Book Flood." This exciting season begins each year in mid-November, when the Icelandic book industry distributes their catalog, the Bókatíðindi (literally "book news"). A free copy of this catalog is sent…
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