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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Las Posadas

Tasks for Las Posadas: Which was your favorite / worst / most memorable hotel / inn / vacation home stay ever? Tell us all about it! I think I am going to divide the honors three ways here — and very fittingly, two of the three hotel stays in question were in Spanish speaking countries. […]

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Nine Candles

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Hanukkah: Take 2 Tasks for Hanukkah: Light nine candles around the room (SAFELY) and post a picture. –OR– Play the Dreidel game to pick the next book you read. I already let the dreidel pick my next read for Hanukkah, so this won’t get me an […]

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C.H.B. Kitchin: Crime at Christmas

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Hanukkah Murder on Hampstead Heath Book themes for Hanukkah: Any book whose main character is Jewish, any story about the Jewish people –OR– where the miracle of light plays a significant part in the story’s plot. Well, “miracle” is putting it a bit strongly, maybe, but […]

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Francis Duncan: Murder for Christmas

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Las Posadas A Christmas House Party, the Murderous Way Book themes for Las Posadas: Read a book dealing with visits by family or friends. Christmas house parties were definitely “a thing” with the Golden Age mystery writers — small wonder since they are, in essence, nothing […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Eighth Square – Hanukkah and Las Posadas

Hanukkah (December 12th – 20th) Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid (Macedonian Greek) Empire (167 to 160 BC).  Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev according […]

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The Dreidel Pick

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Hanukkah – and Square 3 – St. Martin’s Day Tasks for Hanukkah: Light nine candles around the room (SAFELY) and post a picture. –OR– Play the Dreidel game to pick the next book you read. Assign a book from your TBR to each of the four […]

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The Festive Tasks in Calendar Form – December

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   Posting this just in case anyone else finds it useful. November is here.     Square 5:  Book themes for Advent: Read a book with a wreath or with pines or fir trees on the cover –OR– Read the 4th book from a favorite series, or a book featuring 4 […]

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