Day: November 25, 2018

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Six Characters Who Made a Career Change

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Mawlid, Task 4: Muhammad was a merchant before becoming a religious leader.  List 5 books on your shelves in which a key character makes / undergoes a radical career change.   1. Brother Cadfael: A career change can hardly get any more radical than going from crusading soldier to […]

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Two Prophecies About My Reading Life in 2019

24 Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Mawlid, Task 1: Make two “prophesies” you think will come to fruition in 2019 in your personal or reading life. My two prophecies for 2019 are: 1. Audiobooks have become an indelible part of my reading life in the past couple of years, and have greatly contributed to the […]

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The Mother of All Writerly Sins

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 1: Tell us: What is the mother of all writerly sins in your book (tropes, grammar mistakes, telling instead of showing, etc.)? The mother of all writerly sins, in my book, is simply to annoy or to bore me.  I know that sounds awfully general, […]

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Three Moonlighting Book Characters

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Bon Om Touk, Task 4: Which are your 3 favorite books where a key character is “moonlighting”?   Three moonlighting characters: 1. Dr. John Watson:  The good doctor actually has a full-time practice as an MD — which doesn’t stop him from routinely going sleuthing with London’s self-declared “only […]

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Bad Hair Day

24 Festive Tasks: Door 8 – Penance Day, Task 3: In centuries gone by, penance would often end up in what might be described as a very extended bad hair day (complete with sackcloth and ashes).  Tell us: What’s a bad hair day to you – and what (if anything) do you do about it? […]

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Rainy Day Reading

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Bon Om Touk, Task 3: Bon Om Touk celebrates the end of the rainy season.  Tell us: What’s your favorite type of rainy day book – and do you have a favorite drink or snack to go with your rainy day reading?  Photos welcome! Any book that gives me […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May, and complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father’s […]

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Favorite Sports Teams and Pennants

24 Festive Tasks: Door 8 – Penance Day, Task 2: It’s “Pennants” day according to MbD’s husband:  post a picture of your favorite team’s logo/mascot and the last time they’ve won a championship (or not).   QUIDDITCH First things first (though I’m not the first here to post about this) — as a proud Gryffindor, […]

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