Day: November 7, 2017

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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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An Epitaph for E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 1 – Día de los Muertos Tasks for Día de los Muertos and All Saint’s Day: create a short poem, or an epitaph for your most hated book ever. I decided these two ought to be buried in the same grave, so here we go: Also: And:   […]

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Terry Pratchett: Carpe Jugulum – Reading Progress Update: 175 of 425 Pages

This is one of my left-over Halloween Bingo books; I’m reading it for the Calan Gaeaf part of square 1 of the “16 Tasks of the Festive Season”. I started this book last night because I urgently needed a comfort read after Val McDermid’s disappointing Forensics.  So far, it’s not really doing the job, however […]

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Val McDermid: Forensics

Investigative Journalism and True Crime Writing Masquerading as Science I had long rants going through my head on pretty much every page of this book while I was reading, but bottom line, it just doesn’t deserve the attention of my detailing them.  I like McDermid’s crime fiction (most of it, anyway) and I’d very much […]

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