Day: December 5, 2019

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Festivus Feat of Strength: Leo Tolstoy: Anna Karenina vs. Astrid Lindgren: Pippi Longstocking

24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Festivus, Task 2: Battle of the Books:  pick two books off your shelf (randomly or with purpose); in a fair fight, which book would come out on top?  The fight can be based on the merits of the book itself, its writing, or full-on mano a mano between two […]

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Sleigh Rides

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 2: Compile a list of five or more carols, poems, short stories, novels or other pieces of writing that feature sleigh rides.   On the minus-twentieth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … Two Christmas carols, one orchestral dance, one fairy tale, […]

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Joy Ellis: Five Bloody Hearts

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Book: Read a book with an orange or red cover, set in the Netherlands or Germany, by a Dutch or German author, or with nuts, chocolate, coins, canals or beer on the cover.   Well, this may be stretching the spirit of the holiday […]

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Ann Cleeves: White Nights

24 Festive Tasks: Door 12 – St. Andrew’s Day, Book: Read a book set in Scotland.   Rather easy choice, this one … And notwithstanding the fact that there’s a fairly obvious giveaway to the “who” very early on — and I’m beginning to clue in on Cleeves’s approach in terms of construction, writerly perspective […]

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Some thoughts on dealing with Spam – UPDATED

Reblogged from: Peregrinations   (Updated 12/4/19 with additional thoughts shared in the comments) I’ve been thinking about this.   Spam is the bane of our existence. We all hate it. We all want it to go away.   Spammers love our attention, whether it be positive or negative. The more we respond to spammers, the […]

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