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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “E”

This is a post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. As always, the only thing linking the two items mentioned in this post in my mind is that they both start with the […]

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Literature Reviews

A.S. Byatt: Ragnarok

I decided to go with Byatt’s take on Ragnarök for the “Doomsday” Halloween Bingo square, because let’s face it, doomsday doesn’t get anymore terrifying than in Norse mythology — and I am glad that Byatt, for one, didn’t try to humanize the Norse deities, as so many other authors do in their attempt to make […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: The Rest of the Game and Wrap-Up

Sooo, that’s another bingo game behind us already!  Many thanks to our game hosts for successfully moving the game from BookLikes to a new venue and organizing one heck of a game despite that venue’s built-in limitations.  I had a great time and would only have wished I could have participated more throughout the game […]

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Favorite Trolls and Gnomes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 3: Trolls, gnomes, dwarves and similar beings (some evil, some less so, almost all of them mischievous) are a staple of Scandinavian mythology and folklore, as well as other folklores and mythologies around the world and, of course, fantasy and speculative fiction.  Who is your […]

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Favorite Dragons from Fiction and Mythology

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Bon Om Touk, Task 3: Dragons and dragon-like serpents (imugi) are important to Korean mythology (as they are to that of other Asian peoples).  So – which are your favorite literary dragons (fictional, mythological, whatever)?   First things first: shout-out to the resident Fierce and Friendly Dragon! And speaking […]

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Books Shipped Long Distance

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 4: The historic (3d century AD) St. Lucia was Italian; yet, like those of many other saints (including, e.g., St. Andrew and St. Nicholas), the most important celebrations of her holiday don’t occur in her place of origin but somewhere else in the world. List […]

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Agatha Christie: Star Over Bethlehem

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Book: Read a book featuring three main characters, about traveling on a journey to a faraway place, a book that’s part of a trilogy, with a star on the cover, with the word “twelve” or “night” in the title, or concerning kings or spices.   Well, most of […]

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Books With Antonyms in Their Titles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Bon Om Touk, Task 4: The South Korean flag features images of ying / yang (the blue and red circle in the center) and four sets of three black lines each representing heaven, sun, moon and earth and, in turn, the virtues humanity, justice, intelligence and courtesy.  Compile a […]

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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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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Blackout! (And bingos Nos. 12 and 13.)

  Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! Witih today’s call, I’ve blacked out my card, in addition to collecting my final bingos (nos. 12 and 13). Somewhat to my surprise, after completing my books for my […]

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Bingo call: 10/29/19 – Fear the Drowning Deep

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Fear the Drowning Deep: books with sea-related elements: sea creatures, ships, and sharks. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1979523/bingo-call-10-29-19

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Bingo Call: 10/28/2019 – Magical Realism

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Magical Realism: a style of fiction that paints a realistic view of the modern world while also adding magical elements Book list linked here. Supernatural square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1979039/bingo-call-10-28-2019

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Bingo call: 10/27/19 – Shifters

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Shifters: werewolves, skin-walkers and all other therianthropes. Book list linked here. Supernatural square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1978737/bingo-call-10-27-19

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Bingo Call: 10/24/2019 – Doomsday

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Doomsday:  anything related to the end of the world, doomsday cults, or a post-apocalypse world. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1977033/bingo-call-10-24-2019

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Bingo call: 10/23/19 – Aliens

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Aliens: any mystery, horror, suspense or supernatural book that includes aliens, either here on earth, or in space. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1976150/bingo-call-10-23-19

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Bingo Call: 10/22/2019 – Grave or Graveyard

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Grave or Graveyard: Books that have a grave or graveyard on their covers, in their titles, or any book primarily set in a graveyard. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1974989/bingo-call-10-22-2019

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Bingo call: 10/17/19 – Thirteen

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Thirteen (13): any book that relates to bad luck, superstition, or the number 13, either in the title/book/series/page count. Booklist linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1971750/bingo-call-10-17-19

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Bingo Call: 10/16/2019 – Monsters

Reblogged from: Obsidian Blue   Monsters: This square covers any crytpozoological or mythological creature that isn’t a vampire, werewolf, or demon. Or zombie. Book list linked here. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1971023/bingo-call-10-16-2019

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Bingo call: 10/15/19 – New Release

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   New Release: mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural that was published after 10/31/18. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1969946/bingo-call-10-15-19

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Bingo call: 10/11/19 – Cryptozoologist

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Cryptozoologist: any supernatural creature, from Ammit to Ziz. Check out the book lists for monsters, vampires, shifters, or deadlands. Supernatural square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1967686/bingo-call-10-11-19

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