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Halloween Bingo 2020: TA’s Game Preparation Post

Note When updating this post during the game, the books actually selected will be highlighted in bold print and with a check mark (√) next to them. Updates Spell invoked: Bingo Flip with Lora — STONE COLD HORROR replaced by READ BY FLASHLIGHT OR CANDLELIGHT Also, as our game hosts have made it clear that […]

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Crowdsourced BookList: A Shorthand Quickie Towards the 1001 (Part 2: Mysteries / Crime Writing)

Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver series (The Clock Struck Twelve, Latter End) Sharyn McCrumb: The Ballad of Frankie Silver Georgette Heyer: Envious Casca Martha Grimes: Man With a Load of Mischief, Old Fox Deceiv’d, Jerusalem Inn, Old Silent (Inspector Jury) Elizabeth George: A Great Deliverance, For the Sake of Elena (Inspector Lynley) John Grisham: A Time […]

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Crowdsourced BookList: A Shorthand Quickie Towards the 1001 (Part 1)

While I’m working on completing the spreadsheet, for the time being I’m going to do a quickie and just list my “towards the 1001” additions — I’ll come back and comment on the individual books later; but there’s only so much I can accomplish at any given time.  So here goes: Part 1, General Fiction […]

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Crowdsourced: More Books with a Difference — Fiction

You asked, Moonlight Reader?  To quote from one of my additional entries below:  “As you wish …” Without any further ado: Hilary Mantel: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies When Lillelara added A Place of Greater Safety to her list, I could have kicked myself —  because Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell books were definitely among […]

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Books With a Difference

Responding to Moonlight Reader’s “call for papers (= titles / authors)” — there are quite a number of excellent lists out there already; anyway, here’s my contribution … or a first draft, at least.  Links go to my reviews (or status updates / summary blog posts / author pages) to the extent I’ve posted any. […]

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Books With a Difference

Responding to Moonlight Reader’s “call for papers (= titles / authors)” — there are quite a number of excellent lists out there already; anyway, here’s my contribution … or a first draft, at least.  Links go to my reviews (or status updates / summary blog posts / author pages) to the extent I’ve posted any. […]

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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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REBLOG: The Flat Book Society: 6 more days until our first offical group read!

Reblogged from: Murder by Death Just a reminder that in addition to all the Halloween Book Bingo fun, The Flat Book Society’s first read starts September 1st.   Thankfully, it’s a 60 day read, something I think all us Bingo participants will appreciate. Anyone seeing this for the first time – you’re welcome to join […]

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REBLOG: The Flat Book Society: Our First (and Second) Reads!

Reblogged from: Murder by Death Voting for the first two books came to an end today and we have two books tied at 7 votes each, so they’re our first two reads. Starting September 1st and running through October 31st: The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the […]

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Nonfiction Science Book Club Reading List

You may have seen MbD’s posts on the new nonfiction book club and the suggestions for future reads floating down the dashboard in the last couple of days: There’s now a list containing all the books that have been suggested so far: http://booklikes.com/apps/reading-lists/799/nonfiction-science-book-club-reading-list The discussion group is currently still named for the buddy read that […]

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Nonfiction Science Book Club: Some More Suggestions

… just because there are already plenty to choose from anyway! 🙂 Mainly, but not exclusively “history of science” entries here.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1578635/nonfiction-science-book-club-some-more-suggestions Merken Merken Merken

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REBLOG: 15 authors to read based on your favorite drinks

Reblog of a July 2015 BookLikes post.     No matter if it’s a cup of tea or coffee, lemonade or a glass of wine, books and drinks go well together. This universal truth has been discovered not only by avid readers but also writers, some of whom became as well known for their drinking habits as for their literary achievements. Taking […]

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TA’s Halloween Book Bingo Reading List

    Read by Candlelight or Flashlight – E.T.A. Hoffmann: Das Fräulein von Scuderi (Mademoiselle de Scuderi) (novella) Magical Realism – Isabel Allende: La casa de los espíritus (The House of the Spirits) (novel) Witches – Terry Pratchett: Wyrd Sisters (or possibly Terry Pratchett / Neil Gaiman: Good Omens) (novel) Genre: Horror – Edgar Allan […]

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The President’s Summer Reading List

Check out what President Obama is reading this summer. President Barack Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia shop for books at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C., on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Today, President Obama shared his official summer reading list – a mix of fiction […]

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Books With Numbers in the Title

Shout-out to URL Phantomhive for the idea! All of these are taken from my “Read” shelf.  Sometimes, the numbers are in the subtitle.  Books with several numbers (e.g., history books with a date range in their title) are entered for all numbers.   One                            […]

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