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2021 Book Buying Plans

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: The odds-on favorite to win this year is Anthony van Dyck, with a betting amount of $8.50. If given that amount of money, what anticipated book(s) coming out in 2021 would you spend it on? (Note: Pony name(s) and betting amount(s) to be added once the […]

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Festive Tasks 2020: … aaaand we’re off!

Door 14 – Reveal & Task 1, Door 15 – Book, and Door 16 – Task 1 The king is dead; long live the king … with Halloween Bingo behind us, Festive Tasks is already well under way!  Since we ran a poll this year to determine which holidays were to be included in the […]

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Ross Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Shakespeare, Much Ado

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: Write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.   Roses are red, violets are blue; Shakespeare nailed it without Much Ado. (Well, OK, this is more of a tribute to […]

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Mug Shots

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 3: Task: Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.   My Cheshire Cat heat changing mug has quickly established it as […]

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Ellis Peters: The Rose Rent

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Book: Read a book about horses, with a horse or with roses on the cover, about gardening, set in Australia or by an Australian author.   For this one, inspired by Moonlight, I decided to revisit one of my all-time favorite series … with a book […]

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24 Festive Tasks, Door 3 – Task 1: Pick Your Ponies Results

Reblogged from: Darth Pedant   Thanks to all who participated in Task 1: Pick Your Ponies. The race is over, results are in, and points have been won! Please be sure to record your task participation and any bonus points in the Task Reporting Form which can be found on any official Holiday post, such […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day

  Door 3:  Melbourne Cup Day Task 1: Pick your ponies.*   Task 2: Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.   Task 3: Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called […]

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24 Festive Tasks, Door 3: SUPER OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE TASK 1 PREVIEW!!!

Reblogged from: Darth Pedant   CORRECTION: Cup Day is Door 3 this year, please pardon the goof and my further breaking of MbD’s spiffy formatting. Please excuse the caps. It’s my first Festive Tasks guest post. I’m a tad excited. Ahem! This is a partial opening of Door 3, Melbourne Cup Day, because there’s no challenge […]

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Dick Francis: Field of Thirteen

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Book I’ve owned this collection of short stories since forever and decided our Melbourne Cup Day book task was the perfect occasion to pull it out and finally read it.  Candidly, I’m not sure why Dick Francis didn’t write more short stories: both his style of […]

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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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Hats

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: Cup day is all about the hats. Post a picture of your favorite hat, whether it’s one you own or not. As a general rule, I don’t do hats … or caps, or any other kind of headgear. The sole (occasional) exception being this […]

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CHIO Aachen (2013)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 4: Have you ever been to or participated in a competition involving horses (racing, jumping, dressage, whatever)? Tell us about it. Photos welcome, too! The very first equestrian tournament I ever went to as a kid was the Hamburg Derby (see 2019 trailer here), which […]

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