Day: November 7, 2021

Fun and Games Literature Reviews

Martha Grimes: The Dirty Duck

  Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Festive Tasks, Door 5 – Animals, Book: Read a book that has an animal on the cover, or involves someone who works in conservation. I reread the first two books from Martha Grimes’s Richard Jury series — The Man With a Load of Mischief and The Old […]

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Akashic Noir Series: Helsinki Noir

  Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE Festive Tasks, Door 6 – Color(s), Book: Read a book with a cover that is more than 50% red or green. Ugh.  I thought I’d seen the most cynically sordid that Scandi-noir is able to produce after I’d read Jo Nesbø and Arnaldur Indriðason, but some of the […]

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Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Gifts

  Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Task 1: Are you a fan of gift giving, or is it a burden? Have you figured out a way to balance the commercialization of the season with the desire for a sense of meaning (whether religious or not)? Tell us about it and, if you want, […]

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