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Deborah Crombie: Dreaming of the Bones

24 Festive Tasks: Door 4 – Japanese Culture Day, Book: Read a book that is set in Japan or featuring Japanese characters; or read a graphic novel or a book set in a school or academic setting.   I’m claiming the audiobook I listened to yesterday and the day before, Deborah Crombie’s Dreaming of the […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 4: The historic (3d century AD) St. Lucia was Italian; yet, like those of many other saints (including, e.g., St. Andrew and St. Nicholas), the most important celebrations of her holiday don’t occur in her place of origin but somewhere else in the world. List […]

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Michael Innes: Death at the President’s Lodging

24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 – Japanese Culture Day, Book: Read a graphic novel, a book set in a school or academic setting, or a book set in Japan or by a Japanese author.   I swear I didn’t come up with this book task, but yey, what a great opportunity to squeeze in yet […]

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Halloween Bingo: Book Selections – UPDATED

Like virtually all of my book consumption this year, my Halloween Bingo books are more or less necessarily going to have to be primarily audiobooks.  So I had a look at my Audible and CD collections what might fit the bill for my card, and here’s what I’ve come up with (mostly new-to-me books but […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Blackout! (And bingos Nos. 12 and 13.)

  Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! Witih today’s call, I’ve blacked out my card, in addition to collecting my final bingos (nos. 12 and 13). Somewhat to my surprise, after completing my books for my […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019: Tracking Post — Bingo No. 3 and Reading Blackout

* Triple Bingo Happy Dance * Well, that went by much faster than I had anticipated … Many thanks to Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue for hosting this game for the fourth year in a row, bigger and better than ever before! I’ll continue tracking my bingos of course — and since we now have […]

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Bingo call: 9/23/19 – Dark Academia

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder   Dark Academia: Any mystery, suspense, supernatural or horror that takes place at a school – high school, college, boarding school, etc. Non-genre-specific square.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1956523/bingo-call-9-23-19

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Halloween Bingo 2019: The First Week

So, on the plus side, despite serious RL interventions progress on my card is well under way, with four squares (including the centre / free / raven square) marked “called and read”; three of these in a row — plus reading for the remaining two squares of that row also in progress — and several […]

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James Hilton: Was it Murder?

  My 2019 pre-bingo read and actually a fairly decent start into the game.  And yes, this is “the” James Hilton of Goodbye Mr. Chips and Lost Horizon — actually, in a number of ways this book was probably Hilton’s dry run for Goodbye Mr. Chips. Hilton’s protagonist jokingly describes writing a novel a young […]

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Reading progress update: I’ve read 100%: Happy Halloween Bingo Everybody!

  Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1944849/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-100-happy-halloween-bingo-everybody

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Reading progress update: I’ve read 99.9%.

    Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1944800/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-99-9

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Halloween Bingo 2019: The Game Is Afoot!

MM has rung the starting bell … and we’re off! My pre-reading book is James Hilton’s Was It Murder? (aka Murder at School), which I’m reading of course for the “Dark Academia” square.     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1942095/halloween-bingo-2019-the-game-is-afoot

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All 61 squares revealed: 1 through 18 (New Squares & Horror)

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader   All of the new squares (and scares) have been revealed, and I got these posts put together over the past few days, so I’m ready to reveal ALL OF THE SQUARES! Buckle up, butter cup. A note on book lists: where we have already got a working book list, I’ve […]

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New space #5: Dark Academia

Reblogged from: Moonlight Reader     Any mystery, suspense, supernatural or horror that takes place at a school – high school, college, boarding school, etc.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1930792/new-space-5

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The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained

(2019). The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained. Romance Studies. Ahead of Print.   Source: The Language and Writing System of MS408 (Voynich) Explained

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Bristol academic cracks Voynich code, solving century-old mystery of medieval text | EurekAlert! Science News

News Release 15-May-2019 IMAGE: Vignette A illustrates the erupting volcano that prompted the rescue mission and the drawing of the map. It rose from the seabed to create a new island given the name… view more  Credit: Voynich manuscript A University of Bristol academic has succeeded where countless cryptographers, linguistics scholars and computer programs have failed – […]

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Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic | Ancient Origins

It seems there was no ‘code’ to crack as such, just an extinct and previously unknown language to recognize, plus a lot of abbreviations and some complicated diphthongs.   Source: Voynich Manuscript Is Solved And This Time It’s Academic | Ancient Origins

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From Twitter (for the resident Aficionados): Eurovision Acts as Early Modernists

Hooked up at SAA. Are *that* couple in the reading room. Rare Books, but have no reason to be in there specifically. pic.twitter.com/txBpSEHIOL — Kirsty Rolfe (@avoiding_bears) May 12, 2018   Extremely pure of heart. Works on Shakespeare but doesn’t understand why Shakespeareans can be so mean to one another. Excellent student evaluations. Journals room […]

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