Day: November 16, 2018

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Ken Bruen: The Guards

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Kwanzaa, Book Ken Bruen’s Jack Taylor series has been on my radar ever since I watched the first episode of its TV adapatation, starring Iain Glen.  The Guards provides as gut-punch an opener as is conceivable to the series; we see how and why Taylor is dismissed from the […]

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Patricia Wentworth: The Clock Strikes Twelve

  24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Book This came with high praise from both Tigus and Moonlight, so I knew I had a lot to look forward to — and I was certainly not disappointed!  This is a New Year’s Eve story and the “family patriarch publicly announces ‘I know someone here has […]

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Dick Francis: Field of Thirteen

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Book I’ve owned this collection of short stories since forever and decided our Melbourne Cup Day book task was the perfect occasion to pull it out and finally read it.  Candidly, I’m not sure why Dick Francis didn’t write more short stories: both his style of […]

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The German Flag, Made from Book Covers

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Veterans’ / Armistice Day, Task 1: Using book covers (real or virtual), create a close approximation of your country’s flag (either of residence or birth), OR a close approximation of a poppy.  Take a pic of your efforts and post. Not anywhere as creative as some of the flags […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – International Day for Tolerance

The International Day for Tolerance — observed on November 16 — is an annual holiday intended to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It was declared by UNESCO in 1995, the UN’s fiftieth anniversary year, which in turn was declared the United Nations Year for Tolerance. Every year since then, on November 16, […]

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