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Wardrobe Decluttering

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – Diwali, Bonus Task: Cleaning is a big part of this holiday: Choose one of your shelves, real or virtual, book or other shelf, and tidy / organize it.  Give us the before and after photos.   I spent the past couple of days decluttering my wardrobe shelves — trust […]

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Book Charities

As a follow-up to our charity picks for 24 Festive Tasks, I thought I’d share a few of the lists and websites I consulted when making my choice, and reproduce the brief descriptions of the organizations presented there, in case anybody here on BookLikes should be interested in following up with one of them.  Most […]

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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 Festive Tasks – The Prize (Part 2)

… and following (almost) straight on the heels of MbD’s post, here is part 2 of your prize and our donation: So, not only did you all earn enough points to furnish a mobile library in Africa with almost 30 books, the points you earned also make it possible to teach a child in Africa […]

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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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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 5 – Advent

Tasks for Advent: Post a pic of your advent calendar. The cat wasn’t in a festive mood (he thought it safer to watch my photo antics from under the living room table and wait ’till I was done), so a red background will have to do. Anyway, the Lions’ Club branch of a small town […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: The Charities

In the spirit of this game, Murder by Death and I agreed that we wanted to support charities working internationally, in countries where reading is still a challenge to many.  We looked at charities active in various parts of the world, in a number of different ways and with different focuses, and eventually chose two […]

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