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So I’m Compiling My Halloween Bingo Book List …

… while summer has finally decided to make an appearance and outside it’s actually like this.  (In Fahrenheit, we’re talking temps up to 93F and more in the afternoon, and still almost 80F at 11pm.)  In Germany.  At the end of August. Right … So anyway, about Halloween … (eyeroll).   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1457014/so-i-m-compiling-my-halloween-bingo-book-list

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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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Lake Constance: Lindau and Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ at the Bregenz Opera Festival

Back from a wonderful weekend: We’ve been going to Lake Constance to attend the Bregenz Opera Festival more or less regularly for some 10 years now, and almost every time I’ve come home claiming this was the best thing they ever produced.  This year was no exception.    We left home shortly after 6:00 AM […]

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Turandot

I’ll be off over the weekend to see this year’s open air event at the Bregenz Opera Festival on Lake Constance – Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot, complete with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, 27 x 72 m (89 x 236 ft) Chinese Wall and terracotta army stage, and Chinese acrobats (click on any of the images to find […]

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