Day: December 31, 2018

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My Personal Literary Canon, Part 2: “Veteran” Readership

24 Festive Tasks, Door 5, Task 3: Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)? The authors by whom I’ve read the most books don’t coincide exactly, but substantially with those that I’d also consider […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Holiday Book Joker

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 2, and Door 24 – Epiphany, Task 2: Tell us: Did you or any kids you know ever have a funny or weird (the good sort of weird) encounter with a department store Santa, um, Hogfather? And: Chalking the door is an Epiphany tradition in some places, to bless […]

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Dinner for One

Reblogged from: Themis-Athena’s Garden of Books I know I’ve posted this before, but it simply isn’t New Year’s Eve without it hereabouts …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1824964/post

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Christmas Dinner with Mark Twain (the fictitious, all you can eat version.)

24 Festive Tasks: Doors 9 – Thanksgiving, Task 2 and Door 20 – Christmas, Task 2: Describe your perfect meal.  What would you cook for the perfect celebration, or, what would you have your imaginary personal chef cook for you? And:  Tell us: If you could share Christmas dinner with any author (dead or alive), […]

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Three Wishes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 15 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 2: You are King / Queen for the day and can have 3 ‘wishes’:  one for yourself, one for your community (any version) and one for the world: What are they? My three wishes, as we close out the old year and begin the […]

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A Miracle? Maybe.

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – Hanukkah, Task 1: Have you had any miracles in your life?  (Kids are a given.)  Just enough change for tolls?  Just enough gas to get you to the station?  Been tragically late for a flight only to find the flight was even more tragically delayed?  Nothing is too small […]

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2018 Reading in Review, or, The Year of Listening to Mystery Audiobooks by Women Writers

24 Festive Tasks: Door 22 – New Year’s Eve, Task 2: 2018 Reading Year in Review.  Tell us about your year in books:  happy? disappointed?   2018 Statistics Total number of books read in 2018: 225 Number of as-yet unread books added to “owned books” TBR in 2018: 240 — plus the 100 or so […]

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A Book (Figuratively) Burned in Effigy

24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 – Guy Fawkes Night, Task 1: Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)? The book I’m burning in effigy is the same as […]

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