International Day for Tolerance

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When Charlie Tried to Rearrange My Office Shelves …

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 1: If you have kids or pets, tell us about something “bad” they did that was so funny you couldn’t help but forgive (“pardon”) them.  If you have neither kids nor pets, was there such an event in your own childhood – or with […]

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Ellis Peters: The Raven in the Foregate

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – International Day for Tolerance, Book: Read a book about tolerance, or outside your comfort zone, set in Paris (seat of UNESCO), by or about a Nobel Peace Prize winner, or about a protagonist (fictional or nonfictional) who has a reputation as a peacemaker.   Earlier this month I reread […]

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Isabel Allende: Cuentos de Eva Luna (The Stories of Eva Luna)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 2: Name a redeeming trait of a book that you DNF’d this year.     This is an easy one for me this year: One of the relatively few books I DNF’d in 2020 was Isabel Allende’s Stories of Eva Luna.  And there’s nothing […]

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Isabel Allende: The Stories of Eva Luna

DNF @ just over 40%. Meh.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with these stories, but I’m interminably bored — I just may be over Allende at this point.  So, I’m just going to cash in on the 40% I’ve listened to and roll for BookLikes-opoly again.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2609139/dnf-just-over-40

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BL-opoly, Pandemic Edition – First Roll

Another pandemic month, another game, thanks to Moonlight Reader!  I’m glad we’re making this a low-key version, and I don’t know how often I’ll want to roll, but anyway … here we go.  Like last year, I’ll have my two little helpers by my side helping me pick my books — and in keeping with […]

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My Lost pre-U.S.-Sojourn Library

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance: Task 3 The French expression for tolerance towards others is “laisser faire, laisser aller” (roughly: “let them do as they want, let it go”).  Have you ever “let go” a book (e.g., given it away or decided not to yield to the temptation to buy […]

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A Childhood Diary … and a Scare

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 2 — AND — Door 11 – Thanksgiving, Task 1: Door 7, Task 2: Share a story about yourself, or a story about your family that’s survived the generations, or share a particular tradition your family has passed on from generation to generation and […]

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Machu Picchu

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 4: If you were offered an all-expenses-paid trip to one (one only!) of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites, which one would you pick (and why)?   I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to visit a fair number of World Heritage Sites already — […]

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Redeeming Renée Ahdieh’s “The Wrath and the Dawn”

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 1: Find a redeeming quality in a book you read this year and didn’t like.   I’ve never understood the rave reviews that this book is getting, but then, I’m not its target audience; and I suppose if you read it as a straight-up […]

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Chris Ewan: The Good Thief’s Guide to Paris

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance, Book: Read a book about tolerance, or outside your comfort zone, or set in Paris (seat of UNESCO).   What a timely recommendation by Tigus!  How can I possibly resist?   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1994148/24-festive-tasks-door-7-international-day-for-tolerance-book

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – International Day for Tolerance

  Door 7:  International Day for Tolerance   Task 1: Find a redeeming quality in a book you read this year and didn’t like.   Task 2: Share a story about yourself, or a story about your family that’s survived the generations, or share a particular tradition your family has passed on from generation to generation and […]

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A Very French Christmas

24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – International Day for Tolerance, Book: Read any fiction/non-fiction about tolerance or a book that’s outside your normal comfort zone.  (Tolerance can encompass anything you generally struggle with, be it sentient or not.)  OR Read a book set in Paris. An anthology of French Christmas short stories, from 19th century […]

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John Bude: The Lake District Murder — Book Redemption

24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 1: Find some redeeming quality in the book you liked least this year and post about it.   Looking back through my “read” shelf, one of the books I liked least this year was John Bude’s Lake District Murder.  I felt the book missed […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – International Day for Tolerance

  The International Day for Tolerance — observed on November 16 — is an annual holiday intended to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It was declared by UNESCO in 1995, the UN’s fiftieth anniversary year, which in turn was declared the United Nations Year for Tolerance. Every year since then, on November […]

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