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Terry Pratchett: Hogfather (Annual Holiday Read)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Hogswatch, Book: Read any Terry Pratchett book or a book with a pig on the cover. So, I listened to Hogfather today … and that’s my Festive Task reads done and dusted! (I may do another couple of non-book tasks tomorrow, though.)  

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Looking Ahead to 2021

Since I posted my 2020 Year in Review post yesterday, I figured I might as well go ahead and follow up with the preview post for next year — again, taking the relevant “Festive Tasks” items as my cues.  So, without further ado:   24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Hanukkah, Task 1: Time to […]

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Heinzelmännchen

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 2: A Cologne legend dating all the way back to the Middle Ages has it that once upon a time, there was a race of busy little household gnomes called Heinzelmännchen who would come at night and secretly do all your work: If there ever has been […]

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Terry Pratchett: Hogfather (Annual Reread)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Book: Any- and everything Terry Pratchett. Aaaand off we go for the grand finale of this year’s Festive Tasks reads!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2018411/24-festive-tasks-door-23-hogswatch-book

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Good Omens: Crowley, Aziraphale — or?

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 4: In Terry Pratchett’s and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens, who do you root more for: Aziraphale or Crowley?  Or another character?  (And in each case: why?)   Oooh — Aziraphale and Crowley.  It’s very simple: The eternal teenager inside me roots for Crowley.  I don’t think I’ll […]

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My Favorite Discworld Subseries World

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 3: If you could spend time in the world of one of the Discworld sub-series (or one of the standalone Discworld novels), which one would you pick – and why? Now, this one really is a no-brainer.  The one Discworld subseries I’d like to spend some time […]

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My Favorite Discworld Characters

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 2: Who is your favorite Discworld character and why? Hmmm.  Until I read Pyramids two months ago, this one would have been a no-brainer.  Then I met You Bastard … OK.  This may be slightly unfair, since Granny simply gets more page time than You Bastard, but: […]

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Hogswatch – Door 23

Reblogged from: Moonlight Snowfall   Yippee!   Door 23:  Hogswatch   Task 1: Glingleglingleglingle: if you could wish any kind of god(dess) or fairy into existence, what would they be in charge of?   Task 2: Who is your favorite Discworld character and why?   Task 3:  If you could spend time in the world of one […]

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24 Festive Tasks: The Eight Final Holidays

  The calendar’s eight final holidays and associated book tasks are: Door 17: Dec. 21 – Winter Solstice (Yule / Yaldā Night / Dongzhi / Soyal) Book: Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves […]

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Pumuckl’s Footprints, or, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?"

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 3: Which children’s myth / mythical character (Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, etc.) did you never believe in even when you were little?   No “still believe” about it for me even by age 5, and by age 7 I was well over them all; Santa, […]

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Glingleglingleglingle

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 1: Glingleglingleglingle – if you could wish any kind of god(dress) into existence, what would they be in charge of? Dusting? Weeding? We’re not aiming high here… tell us!   The Cologne “Heinzelmännchen” fountain: detail A Cologne legend dating all the way back to the Middle Ages […]

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Terry Pratchett: Hogfather — The Boot Menu

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Book One unmissable yearly Christmas tradition: the annual Hogfather reread.  Or relisten (thank Heaven for Nigel Planer’s narration). Much has already been shared this year (and the whole book is one huge piece of quotable writing, of course), but anyway, this is one of my favorite bits not […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch

In Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, the 32nd of December, or the day before the New Year, is known as Hogswatchnight. The name is a pun on “hogwash”, Hogmanay and Watch Night, and possibly on the ancient holiday of Samhain (the Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the […]

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Hogfather Buddy Read

Reblogged from: BrokenTune   Prompted by Themis-Athena’s post about the 24 Festive Tasks stats, it dawned that we’re approaching Hogswatch! So, in the spirit of the season, who’s in for a Hogfather buddy read? When: All through December 2018.  Where: Right here! Please comment below if you fancy to join the buddy read, so we all […]

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24 Festive Tasks: The Seven Final Holidays

As explained in this year’s Rules / Mode of Play post, we’re going to reveal the seven final holidays included in the card and the respective book tasks early on, so as to allow enough time to complete these books. The final holidays and book tasks are: Winter Solstice / Yuletide (December 21): Read any […]

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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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Terry Pratchett: Hogfather — FTB Enabled

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 13 – Hogswatch Night Ponder and his fellow students watched Hex carefully. “It can’t just, you know, stop,” said Adrian ‘Mad Drongo’ Turnipseed. “The ants are just standing still,” said Ponder.  He sighed.  “All right, put the wretched thing back.” Adrian carefully replaced the small fluffy teddy bear […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season – Hogfather Buddy Read

Reblogged from: BrokenTune   Hear ye! Hear ye! I’m just re-posting this as a reminder that our Hogfather Buddy Read is starting this Friday, 1st December.  I set up a Discussion Group here.  Looking forward to it! ——————————————————— Is anyone interested in a Buddy Read of Hogfather in December?? Square # 13 has a Book themes for Hogswatch […]

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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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