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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “F”

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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Looking Ahead to 2021

Since I posted my 2020 Year in Review post yesterday, I figured I might as well go ahead and follow up with the preview post for next year — again, taking the relevant “Festive Tasks” items as my cues.  So, without further ado:   24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Hanukkah, Task 1: Time to […]

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2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We’re still a month away from the end of the year, but my reading will probably consist mainly of Christmas books in December, and I hope and pray that life won’t come up and throw anything else at me in the final month of the year, either.  So I might as well post my “Year […]

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Yule Candles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 – Winter Solstice, Task 1 (Yule – Germany / Scandinavia): Burn a Yule log – or if you don’t have a fireplace, light a candle to chase away the winter and welcome in the longer days.  If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, light a candle to mourn the slow […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 – Winter Solstice (Yule / Yaldā Night / Dongzhi / Soyal)

  Door 17:  Winter Solstice (Yule / Yaldā Night / Dongzhi / Soyal):   Task 1: Yule task (Germany / Scandinavia): Burn a Yule log – or if you don’t have a fireplace, light a candle to chase away the winter and welcome in the longer days. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, light a […]

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24 Festive Tasks: The Eight Final Holidays

  The calendar’s eight final holidays and associated book tasks are: Door 17: Dec. 21 – Winter Solstice (Yule / Yaldā Night / Dongzhi / Soyal) Book: Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves […]

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24 Festive Tasks: PSA – Gävle Goat, Holiday Book Joker, 2019 Reading Plan and Reading Year in Review Posts, etc.

First things first: The Gävle Goat did survive this year!  Here are the website, Twitter, and Instagram pages to prove it.  So, I am going to add a bonus point to the score of everybody who guessed correctly.  (If you did, please respond to this post or in the Bingo Group to confirm and make […]

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Jill McGown: Murder at the Old Vicarage

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Winter Solstice / Yuletide, Task 2: Tell us: What book did you read this year that felt like it was never going to end?   I’m going with the book I read yesterday for this: Mind you, this is by no means a bad book (I gave it 3 […]

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A Book Cover Herd of Reindeer

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Winter Solstice / Yuletide, Task 3: Round up a herd of reindeer on book covers and in book illustrations.   … well — and a bunch of boars.  Can’t let this one go without a bow to Sir Terry, after all!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1820163/24-festive-tasks-door-18-winter-solstice-yuletide-task-3-book-cover-herd-of-reindeer

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Bibliomancy

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Winter Solstice / Yuletide, Task 1: Bibliomancy: Grab one of your larger books and flip to the indicated page and line number to answer the following questions – then post those answers for us: Will I read all the books on my TBR?  (page 378, line 29) Will any […]

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Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale

24 Festive Tasks: Door 18 – Winter Solstice / Yuletide, Book Somewhat too self-involved for my taste, though in a first novel dealing with identity and the autobiographies we create for ourselves that probably shouldn’t have come as a total surprise … and I’ll grant Setterfield that it doesn’t exactly have “first novel” written right […]

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24 Festive Tasks: The Seven Final Holidays

As explained in this year’s Rules / Mode of Play post, we’re going to reveal the seven final holidays included in the card and the respective book tasks early on, so as to allow enough time to complete these books. The final holidays and book tasks are: Winter Solstice / Yuletide (December 21): Read any […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Final Tally

The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed Joker cards used:   The Squares, Books and Other Tasks: Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf Book themes for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day: A book that […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Visitor

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 9 Reads — Yuletide Book themes for Yuletide: Read a book set in the midst of a snowy or icy winter. Anne Perry’s Christmas novellas are spin-offs of her major Victorian series (Thomas & Charlotte Pitt, and William Monk, respectively), featuring supporting characters from those series as their […]

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Ngaio Marsh: Colour Scheme

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 9 Reads — Winter Solstice Book Joker Bonus Holiday Book Joker as Bonus Joker: A book set on Winter Solstice (or Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) One of my favorite mysteries from Ngaio Marsh’s Roderick Alleyn series, here served up in an unabridged reading by Ric Jerrom.  […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates / Blackout

I’ve yet to read at least one book for some of the squares, but I’ve completed a minimum of either one book or one task for all of the squares, and in several cases, more.     The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates

I’ll be tracking my completed books, tasks, and points comprehensively here.   The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   The Squares, Books and Other Tasks: Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf Book themes for Día de Muertos and […]

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The Festive Tasks in Calendar Form – December

Reblogged from: Murder by Death   Posting this just in case anyone else finds it useful. November is here.     Square 5:  Book themes for Advent: Read a book with a wreath or with pines or fir trees on the cover –OR– Read the 4th book from a favorite series, or a book featuring 4 […]

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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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