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The Christmas Mystery
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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Joachim discovers a magic Advent calendar which contains the story of a little girl who traveled through time to be present at the birth of Jesus.
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monalyisha
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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Is this your adorable baby?

Welp, this is a first. I received a Christmas card in the mail today, addressed only to me & not to my husband... & I have no idea who it‘s from. 😆😅

My only thought is: maybe it‘s a Litsy friend who I know first by handle? I‘m genuinely stumped — but happy someone thought to send me festive blessings? 🎄❄️🤷‍♀️

Avanders Lol! Yeah that's my baby 😁 Good eye @jmofo ! ☺️ 13mo
monalyisha @Avanders THANK YOU! Omg. I thought I was losing my mind. 😂😂😂 You have restored my sanity for Christmas (granted, you may have been at least partially responsible for my temporary madness — but hey). Merry Christmas!!! 🎁🎄💖 13mo
Avanders @monalyisha Merry Christmas! 🤗🎄♥️ 13mo
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hilded
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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My pick for #AdventRecommends for day 3 is very fitting for the season. It‘s a lovely advent calendar book, where there is one story each day leading up to Christmas 🎄

The #audio version is also beautiful, with a nice soundtrack starting and ending each chapter. This book never fails to get me in the Christmas spirit 🤩

#Favourites
#Seasonreadings

bookcollecter I've read #SophiesWorld and #ThroughAGlassDarkly which is a beautiful, yet sad tale that is at Christmas time as well 14mo
hilded I haven‘t read the latter, so will definitely get to that. Thanks :) @bookcollecter 14mo
AnneCecilie Love this one. This has for the last years been my Christmas book, switching it up this year. 14mo
hilded Enig, den er herlig 🤩 @AnneCecilie 14mo
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rachaich
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Ah I loved it. Perfect reading for an entire family :)

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rachaich
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Oh how I'm adoring this book.
It's absolutely wonderful.
I think it'd be ace read aloud to some older children throughout the advent season :) :)

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rachaich
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Hmm. Is it too early for this?

BarbaraBB No it‘s not 🎄💕. I used to love Gaarder 14mo
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rwmg
Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder

To all those celebrating the birth of the Christ child, a very merry Christmas, and a kewl Yule to those who aren't

VioletBramble Thanks Robert. Happy Holidays!! 2y
kwmg40 Merry Christmas to you too! 2y
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annamatopoetry
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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Merry Christmas!

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DivaDiane
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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This is the only Christmassy book I own, besides A Christmas Carol. I haven‘t read it. Every year, I remember sonewhat belatedly that I have it and then I thin, “but I have so many other books I want to read!

Anyone read it?

#TisTheSeason #ReindeerReads @Jess7

hilded Yes, it‘s beautiful with one story of each day leading up to Christmas. A perfect advent book for the whole family 🎄 14mo
hilded Sorry, I just noticed this was a one-year old post, lol 😂 Still a nice book. 14mo
DivaDiane @hilded No worries! You effectively reminded me of this book! 14mo
hilded 👍 14mo
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eraderneely
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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Day 4: Is this too on-the-nose for #setinwinter ?
#decktheshelves

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HannaPolkadots
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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#seasonsreadings2017 day 3: #onlyatchristmas. There are so many things, but reading Jostein Gaarder's The Christmas Mystery is one of my favorite ways of counting down to Dec. 24th ❤❤❤ @Reallifereading

TrishB Lovely pic 👍🏻 2y
Godmotherx5 I love the flower in the teapot. I might steal that idea. 2y
HannaPolkadots Steal it @Godmotherx5 ! 😁 2y
Godmotherx5 Thank you ☺️ 2y
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AnneCecilie
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This is my bookish calendar counting down to Christmas. I have read this book at least three times.

Every chapter is a day in December and it tells the story of Joakim who come across a special calendar in the bookstore.

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annamatopoetry
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Of all my #christmassyreads, I think The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder is the most christmassy. It's a calender book, with twenty-four chapters and a story within the story, about Joachim and his magic advent calender, and Elisabeth who follows the little lamb...
Other christmassy reads include Through A Glass, Darkly, also by Gaarder (they both feature an angel called Yriel. Hmm) & Christmas In Noisy Village (Astrid Lindgren).

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MyBookSwapClub
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I'm sure this same sentence can be applied to many other religions! #17thDayofAdventCalendar #BookSwap.
Really enjoying this book. One chapter per day :)

That-Bookish-Hiker So true! 3y
melbeautyandbooks So true! 3y
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Ange44
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My current chapter in this nice little Christmas Story.

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Ange44
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With only two weeks to go, it's time for a Christmas book! I love Jostein Gaarder but I haven't read this one yet. Now is the perfect time.

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MyBookSwapClub
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I ❤️ this book. This is my 📚 Advent calendar..so many times I just want to read ahead but i am keeping the mystery going till 24th Dec

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BookswithTea
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I've had this book forever, but haven't read it! Seems like a good time to start. 🎄📚

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Sapphire
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History is like a big pile of pancakes where each pancake is a new map of the world.

MyNamesParadise Omg now im craving pancakes. 3y
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Sapphire
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Joachim knew that Jesus loved everyone, but in his dream he had been fond of chocolate too.

Zelma I haven't read this one yet, but I absolutely love A Solitaire Mystery. 😍 3y
Sapphire @Zelma I adored Sophie's World and have Maya on my tbr. This is an amazing author. I don't know if he uses the same translator all the time. This is an easy read. 3y
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MyBookSwapClub
The Christmas Mystery | Jostein Gaarder, Elizabeth Rokkan
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#Christmas #AmReading #BookSwap #1stDecember #BookventCalendar. This is a great 📚, Thanks to my BookSwap club I found Jostein Gadder (now one of my fav author).

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Sapphire
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I am finishing one print and one kindle book this weekend. Looking forward to my December TBR, with some Christmas titles too (thanks to this group).

christineandbooks I have The Husband's Secret on my stack too... and my kids love The Greenglass House and keep telling me I should read it... 3y
Bloomingjen The Greenglass House looks interesting. I must investigate. 3y
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MyBookSwapClub
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I'm starting to read my #Christmas list. Do you make #Festive #ReadingList. If you do, please share it here. #AmReading #BookSwap #BookReviews #BookGiveAways coming soon :) 🎁🎁🎁📚📚📚

Sapphire I have not read this book, but love this author. 3y
MyBookSwapClub @Sapphire snap! Me too. He's amazing - I was in love with Sophie's World. Amazing book. Thanks to my #BookSwap I came to know about his books :) 3y
BibliophileMomma I love reading Christmas books during December. 3y
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Sapphire @MyBookSwapClub ; just ordered this from Powells along with the lemony snicker Christmas book: the Latke that would not screaming. So Apparently I will be reading children's Christmas books in December this year! 3y
MyBookSwapClub @Tiffness83 same here! Gets you into festive spirit :) 3y
MyBookSwapClub @Sapphire 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 The Christmas Mystery book, explains each day of Christmas - so you can read one chapter starting from 1st Dec. 3y
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