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Festivus Scale of Strength: Weighty Books

  24 Festive Tasks: Door 20 – Festivus, Task 2: The Scale of Strength: Pick 3 of your weightiest tomes and place them on a scale.  Tell us the total weight. I used Shakespeare’s Complete Works, my copy of the illustrated guide to Houses of the National Trust, and Eye to Eye, a collection of […]

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Christmas Tea, a Book, and a Candle

24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 – Guy Fawkes Night, Bonus Task #2: Host a traditional English tea party, or make yourself a nice cup of tea and settle down with a good book to read. A mug of Christmas Tea with a Yuletide candle and this year’s final (recently republished) Golden Age mystery, Brian Flynn’s […]

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My Reviewing and Rating Philosophy / Use of (Half-)Star Ratings

24 Festive Tasks: Door 12 – World Philosophy Day, Task 1 & Bonus Task: Task 1: What is your reviewing / rating policy?  Do you accept book review requests? Bonus Task: Half star ratings or not?  Tell us what you think and whether you use them. My rating philosophy is set out HERE — tl;dr […]

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$3.2 million worth of rare stolen books have been found under a house in rural Romania.

When a group of thieves stole $3.2 million worth of rare books from a London warehouse in 2017, including seminal scientific texts by Isaac Newton … $3.2 million worth of rare stolen books have been found under a house in rural Romania.

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Books and the Bottom Line

24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 – Guy Fawkes Night, Task 2: Start a revolution: What one thing would you change about the book reading world? (Be it publishing, distribution, editing, cover art, bookstores – anything having to do with books. The one “revolution” I would like to see happening in the book world is that […]

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Books Shipped Long Distance

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 4: The historic (3d century AD) St. Lucia was Italian; yet, like those of many other saints (including, e.g., St. Andrew and St. Nicholas), the most important celebrations of her holiday don’t occur in her place of origin but somewhere else in the world. List […]

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An “Out of My Reach” Book Wishlist to St. Nick

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 1: Write a book wish list to St. Nick / Santa Claus for books that you’ve been eyeing but can’t justify the expense of purchasing.  (E.g., art books? Collector’s editions? Boxed sets?)   Dear Saint Nick, it would be really nice if one […]

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My Reading, Rating, and Reviewing Philosophy

24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 – World Philosphy Day, Tasks 1 and 2: Share your reading philosophy with us – do you DNF?  If so, do you have a page minimum to read before you declare it a DNF? And: Share your reviewing philosophy with us – how do you rate a book?  Do you […]

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24 Festive Task Players: Meet Charlie – our adopted Book Bus

Reblogged from:  Murder by Death   And “Charlie” wrote a letter too: Marian, the woman I’ve been speaking to, also passed along this message: Of course our reading volunteer scheme is open this year in Livingstone, Zambia from 1st July to 6th September. We are always looking for people who are passionate about books and […]

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24 Festive Tasks: It’s Giving Time (Part 2)

… or rather, giving back time — giving back to all of you for the enthusiasm and creativity you brought to the 2018 version of 24 Festive Tasks! As MbD said, there are many deserving charities with many deserving individual projects out there, and a heartening number of them are book-related.  My choice this year, […]

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24 Festive Tasks Players: We adopted a book bus!

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   As Themis-Athena said earlier, the 24 Festive Tasks of 2018 was a runaway success!  We amassed 1105 points between us, and from all reports so far, everybody enjoyed doing it.  I can’t thank Themis-Athena enough for partnering with me and co-hosting the game; I think we have two very different skill sets that complement each […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Final Tally

The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed Joker cards used:   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 All Saint’s Day: A book that […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates / Blackout

I’ve yet to read at least one book for some of the squares, but I’ve completed a minimum of either one book or one task for all of the squares, and in several cases, more.     The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   […]

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The 5 Things I’m Most Grateful For in Life

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Thanksgiving Tasks for Thanksgiving Day: List of 5 things you’re grateful for. Three days late, but anyway, here we go: 1.) My mom.  Life wasn’t always a bed of roses for her, but she brought me up never once letting me feel it.  Praise was always […]

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Hay-on-Wye

… minus the book festival, but anyway.  Book town writ large. So there I was, nicely pacing myself (read: trying hard at least not to enter every single book store I was passing) — … but then this happened, and my self-control was toast: I left the store with, among other things, the better part […]

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Love the smell of old books? Kristen Twardowski can tell you why.

Reblogged from: Audio Book Junkie Take a look at “Subliminally Stoking A Hunger : The Scent Of A Boook” from Kristen Twardowski on WordPress if you want to know the chemistry behind the smell of books and why it reminds you of good things. Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1469387/love-the-smell-of-old-books-kristen-twardowski-can-tell-you-why

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