Celebrating The Gift Of Reading
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
CapRadio Reads authors and CapRadio staff members take a tip from Iceland’s Jolabokaflod to start a new tradition that celebrates books this stay-at-home holiday season.
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In Iceland, December is a celebration of books. Jolabokaflod, which translates to “yule book flood,” is a tradition that dates back to war time and rationing, where people gave books as gifts during the holiday season because there was no shortage of paper. For this final episode of 2020, CapRadio Reads is taking a 75-year-old holiday tradition and extending it to all the holidays of this winter solstice month.
In this podcast, you’ll hear from past CapRadio Reads authors, such as Alka Joshi and Georgeanne Brennan, on the books they like to give as gifts. And you’ll hear from CapRadio staff members about their favorite reads to share.
Appearing in this episode, along with their recommendations:
Jun Reina, General Manager, CapRadio - “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh
Devan Kortan, Announcer/Producer, CapRadio - “Endurance” by Alfred Lansing
Devin Yamanaka, Afternoon News Host, CapRadio - “The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep” by H.G. Parry
Nicole Nixon, Politics Reporter, CapRadio - “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover
Ezra David Romero, Environment Reporter, CapRadio – “The Institute” by Stephen King
Kevin Doherty, Classical Music Director & Morning Classical Host, CapRadio - The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Antonio Muniz, Announcer/Production Assistant, CapRadio - “Inward” by Yung Pueblo
Gary Vercelli, Jazz Music Director, CapRadio - “How Sweet It is: A Songwriter’s Reflections on Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse” by Lamont Dozier
Music heard in this episode: "This Is Christmas" by ScottHolmesMusic.com CC BY