Día de los Muertos

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Mexican Food

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 4: If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to your favorite dish and share a photo of it.   Mini beef tortillas with potato wedges, sourcream, and a dip that’s half salsa and half guacamole. Ordered in, not my own creation … I couldn’t […]

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24 Festive Tasks 2018: Master Update Post

MARKERS: Books: Meteor Tasks: Bows     DOOR 1: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Book: Agatha Christie: Miss Marple – The Complete Short Stories (audio version, narrated by Joan Hickson, Isla Blair and Anna Massey) Task 1: Task 2: Favorite epitaph (William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon) Task 3: Sherlock Holmes altar Task 4:   Points: 3   DOOR […]

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Agatha Christie: Miss Marple — The Complete Short Stories (audio)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Book Audio revisit courtesy of Joan Hickson (who reads almost all of the stories), as well as Isla Blair and Anna Massey (who read one story each). Original review of the print edition HERE. The audio is excellent and contains an extra (and somewhat sinister) […]

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An Altar for Sherlock Holmes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 3: Create an altar (either digital or physical) for your favorite book, series, or book character, and post a picture of it.  Inclusion of book cover encouraged. Not exactly a tribute to my photography skills, but, geez, I finally need to make a start […]

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William Shakespeare’s Epitaph

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 2: Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one). To a Shakespeare fan, there can be only one …     Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos (November 1)

And here is our calendar’s very first opened door: Día de los Muertos! To learn more about this holiday, see our post from last year: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/1613175/the-first-square-all-saints-day-dia-de-muertos-and-calan-gaeaf Tasks and Book Task 1: Write a silly poem or limerick poking fun at the fiction character of your choice. Task 2: Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know […]

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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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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: 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 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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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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Introducing the 16 Tasks of the Festive Season!

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books and I have put together a little something to celebrate the festive season we hope you’ll like.  Our goal was to represent as many of the festive holidays and traditions that happen at this time of year around the world as we reasonably could, and […]

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