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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “Z”

This is the final post belonging to a new blogging project — the title is pretty much self-explanatory, I think; the project’s introductory post can be found HERE.  Credit for the idea: BeetleyPete. As always, the only thing linking the two items mentioned in this post in my mind is that they both start with […]

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February and March 2021: Reading Recap

Well, go figure.  The first quarter of 2021 is already behind us, never mind that I’m still having to remind myself on occasion to write “2021” instead of “2020” … (and we’re even a week into April already, but let that go). Anyway, since I never got around to doing a “February in review” post, […]

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Graham Greene: The Third Man (and The Fallen Idol)

If you’re coming to this book from having watched the movie starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton, Alida Valli and Trevor Howard (as you arguably should — Greene wrote the novella as a preliminary exercise for the screenplay), probably the first thing that is going to stand out to you is the changed perspective:  Whereas the […]

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Classic Christmas Mystery Movie Binge

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Christmas, Bonus Task #2: Watch a favorite Christmas movie. I binge-watched three of my annual favorite Christmas movies last night — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, The Theft of the Royal Ruby (aka The Christmas Pudding), both starring David Suchet, and the Sherlock Holmes episode The Blue Carbuncle, starring Jeremy Brett and David Burke.   […]

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Shaken *and* Stirred: R.I.P. Sean Connery — and Thank You!

He was, of course the first James Bond (and will always remain my favorite one). He was the original Highlander (there can be only one, and it sure as heck ain’t Christopher Lambert).  He was Indie’s father.  He was Col. Arbuthnot in the 1974 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express.  He was a lot […]

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Game of Thrones, Avengers Star Diana Rigg Dies at 82

(LONDON) — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series The Avengers to fantasy juggernaut Game of … Game of Thrones, Avengers Star Diana Rigg Dies at 82   R.I.P. What a loss, not just to the world of the performing arts.

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My Annual Christmas Movie Double Feature: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas & A Christmas Carol

24 Festive Tasks: Door 20 – Christmas, Task 2: Watch a favorite Christmas movie. Watching my traditional Christmas Eve double feature:   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2019321/24-festive-tasks-door-20-christmas-task-2

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Calling all Agathytes: Death on the Nile in May

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader   Themis, BrokenTune & I are planning to revisit Death on the Nile next month, around May 18th! Death on the Nile is a particularly delicious Christie puzzle mystery, with lots of delightful side plots, some romantic intrigue, a bit of espionage, and appearances both by Monsieur Poirot, our favorite Belgian, and the enigmatic Colonel […]

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Good Omens …

Armageddon is coming to a screen near you on May 31! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1855536/post   Related Posts: Good Omens Book Review Good Omens Screen Adaptation Review Good Omens: Favorite Characters   Narrativium: Where the Falling Angel Meets the Rising Ape – Terry Pratchett and Discworld Project Page Reviews and Blog Posts

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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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Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” (starring Patrick Stewart): A Favorite Christmas Movie — and Ignorance and Want

24 Festive Tasks: Door 20 – Christmas, Task 3: Watch a favorite Christmas movie. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol was published 175 years ago today: I’ve marked the occasion by honoring one of my personal annual Christmas traditions and rewatching the 1999 screen adaptation starring Sir Patrick Stewart.  (Review HERE.)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   Ignorance and […]

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Stay Inside Festival!

“The Books” should be featured larger of course, and personally I can do without video games — but other than that, seeing as it’s raining outside …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1765394/post

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My Home City: Bonn!

Not in the least related to books — but I just came across this on YouTube and absolutely love it.  That’s my city, everybody … Video credit: Tim Kuetzler Source of top image here   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1735380/post

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Dinner for One

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/1628304/post

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Frances Hodgson Burnett: Little Lord Fauntleroy

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 6 – Sinterklaas / St. Nicholas’s Day / Krampusnacht Can you say angelic? Book themes for Sinterklaas / St. Nicholas’s Day / Krampusnacht: A story involving children or a young adult book. I was introduced to this story by its 1980s TV adaptation starring Alec Guinness and Ricky […]

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Dinner for One

No New Year’s Eve without this one – ever!

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The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — Grand Finale and BLACKOUT!

Snow Globes: Reads Bells: Activities I intend to also read a book for the Kwanzaa square and try to get as many of my as-yet missing activities done (Holiday Down Under, Movie Ticket, and Holiday Party), but since completing either activities or reads qualifies for completing a square, as far as the game itself is […]

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Frances Hodgson Burnett: Little Lord Fauntleroy

  Task the Eighth: The Movie Ticket: – Read a book that has been adapted to a holiday movie. It took me about three seconds to make up my mind about this one, and I never stopped to think twice – this just had to be one of my all-time favorite stories, which also happens […]

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Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol (performed by Patrick Stewart)

A “Christmas Carol” for the 21st Century Part of my annual Christmas ritual – and since this year I’m indulging by way of Patrick Stewart’s splendid audio version and the TV adaptation it inspired, here’s my review of the latter … with the added note that my comments on Stewart’s performance in the movie also […]

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The Twelve Tasks of the Festive Season — At the Halfway Point

 Snow Globes: Reads Bells: Activities   Task the First: The Winter Wonderland: – Reading: A book that is set in a snowy place. – Activity: Take a walk outside and post a picture of something pretty you encountered on your way. => A Visit to Cologne Cathedral Christmas Market   Task the Second: The Silent […]

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