First of all, I of course got to unwrap the mystery pacakge from a totally unexpected early visit by Santa back in November … … which turned out to contain a set of absolutely gorgeous quilted mug rugs that will go perfectly with my tableware, living room furniture and just about everything else. Thank you […]Read More
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, […]Read More
An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “Y”
This is a 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 the […]Read More
Christmas Book Gifts
24 Festive Tasks: Door 20 – Christmas, Task 3: Did your Christmas celebrations include books? Share your book haul pictures with us! Trust Gaby to raid my wishlist and add to my book collection come gift giving time! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2022193/24-festive-tasks-door-20-christmas-task-3Read More
@BT: Thank you!
… aaand a Books and Beans bookmark as well! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2016090/bt-thank-youRead More
@LA: Thank you so much — it’s beautiful! (As well as perfect for Halloween …)
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Bookish friends are the best: Thank you so much, BT!!
Hand-delivered by my postman this morning. Woohoo! I love the design, and I love how sturdy and yet lightweight it is. AND it’s even got a lid with an open / shut setting for letting some steam get out while still keeping the contents hot … thank you once more! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1846798/bookish-friends-are-the-best-thank-you-so-much-bt As […]Read More
Christmas Gifts: Books and Cat Stuff
My BFF happily raided my wishlist again … and found a few cat-related things to go with the books. The placemat is part of a set (the rest of which I left at my mom’s apartment, since we’ll both be using these). And predictably, within minutes: “What do you mean, your Christmas stocking? I sits […]Read More
BD gifts: My mom gave me a ticket for Bonn Opera’s production of Händel’s Xerxes — a simply riveting, tongue in cheek production setting the story in a dictatorial fairy tale puppet theatre (yes, there is such a thing) — and my BFF raided my Ammy wishlist … as well as adding a few things […]Read More
They’re here and looking phantastic — thank you so much, Tigus!! Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1766126/postRead More
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 […]Read More
Holiday Splurge 2015
The way things have been shaping up in the recent couple of months, the holiday season ending today was most likely my last real reprieve from fairly major (not to say time-consuming and persistent) work-related unpleasantness for the foreseeable future. This being the case, I naturally decided to make the most of it: I […]Read More