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A Cornucopia of Holiday Stories

Turns out I already knew five of the ten stories in this anthology: Ellis Peters’s The Trinity Cat Julian Symons’s The Santa Claus Club Ian Rankin’s No Sanity Clause G.K. Chesterton’s The Dagger With Wings and Marjorie Bowen’s Cambric Tea. So I skipped those (though I do really like the stories by Ellis Peters, Julian […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 1 – Calan Gaeaf

Tasks for Calan Gaeaf: […] Make a cozy wintertime dish involving leeks (the national plant of Wales) and post the recipe and pictures with your thoughts about how it turned out. Well, this is more Wales going oriental, but anyway — fried noodles, ham sausage, bits of boiled egg, leeks, and oodles of Stokes sweet […]

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Terry Pratchett: Carpe Jugulum

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 1 – Calan Gaeaf Nemo Granny & Greebo Impune Lacessit* Well, I guess that’s what happens if you p*$$ off Granny Weatherwax (however unintentionally) and make her take to a cave in the Lancrastian mountains … next thing you know, you have vampires moving into the castle, and […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates

I’ll be tracking my completed books, tasks, and points comprehensively here.   The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   The Squares, Books and Other Tasks: Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf Book themes for Día de Muertos and […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 1 – Día de los Muertos

Tasks for Día de los Muertos and All Saint’s Day: create a short poem, or an epitaph for your most hated book ever. I decided these two ought to be buried in the same grave, so here we go: Also: And:     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1614996/16-tasks-of-the-festive-season-square-1-dia-de-muertos

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Terry Pratchett: Carpe Jugulum – Reading Progress Update: 175 of 425 Pages

This is one of my left-over Halloween Bingo books; I’m reading it for the Calan Gaeaf part of square 1 of the “16 Tasks of the Festive Season”. I started this book last night because I urgently needed a comfort read after Val McDermid’s disappointing Forensics.  So far, it’s not really doing the job, however […]

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The Festive Tasks in Calendar Form – November

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   I’m a visual person, and after all the planning, writing up and editing, I’ve long lost track of which book themes and which tasks are associated with which holidays, so I made this up for myself.  I’m posting it here in case anyone else might find it useful. December […]

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The 16 Tasks of the Festive Season: First Square: All Saints Day, Día de Muertos and Calan Gaeaf

Reblogged from: Murder by Death This is a post from Themis-Athena; due to scheduling issues in Real Life, and Time Zones, she was worried it wouldn’t get posted at the right time, so I’m posting it for her.   1st Square: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de Muertos All Saints’ Day (also known as All […]

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