Día de los Muertos

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Mexican Food: Chili and Cheese Nuggets, and Beef Enchilada

24 Festive Tasks: Door 15 – Día de los Muertos, Task 2: Have some Mexican food! Decluttering operations last night caused all of my (not very generously-dimensioned) kitchen counters to be taken over entirely by cat food bowls and various storage containers, so I decided on a quick-fix dinner consisting of a combination of ready-made […]

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Ruth Rendell: A Judgement in Stone – Epitaph

24 Festive Tasks: Door 15 – Día de los Muertos, Task 1: Create an epitaph for the worst book you read in 2020.   Ruth Rendell, A Judgement in Stone:   From my “DNF” post: “”Illiterate” (read: dyslexic) working class home help kills her well-meaning but utterly clueless upper class employers.  The end.  (And because it’s […]

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Festive Tasks 2020: … aaaand we’re off!

Door 14 – Reveal & Task 1, Door 15 – Book, and Door 16 – Task 1 The king is dead; long live the king … with Halloween Bingo behind us, Festive Tasks is already well under way!  Since we ran a poll this year to determine which holidays were to be included in the […]

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Chili con Carne & Fresh Pineapple

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos / All Saints’ Day, Task 2 & Door 13 – Advent, Task 3: If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo. AND: Prepare an apple cider wassail bowl or […]

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An Epitaph for Sam Kean’s “The Disappearing Spoon”

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos / All Saints’ Day, Task 3: Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1989403/24-festive-tasks-door-1-dia-de-los-muertos-all-saints-day-task-3

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A Memory: Mexico and Guatemala with my BFF, my Mom and a Cousin

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos / All Saints’ Day, Task 4: Task: Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?   OK — I decided to keep it topical for this task and talk about a trip to Mexico […]

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Miss Marple: A Limerick

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos / All Saints’ Day, Task 1: Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.   There once was a spinster named Marple Whose sleuthing skills were of the sharpest. Thus they did not need In St. Mary Mead Scotland Yard […]

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Ngaio Marsh: Death and the Dancing Footman

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos / All Saints’ Day, Book: Reread a favorite book by a deceased author or from a finished series, or read a book set in Mexico or a book that either has a primarily black and white cover or all the colors (ROYGBIV) on the cover, […]

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Día De Los Muertos

Reblogged from: Moonlight Murder     Door 1:  Dia de Los Muertos   Task 1: Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.    Task 2:  If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo. […]

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Mexican Food

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 4: If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to your favorite dish and share a photo of it.   Mini beef tortillas with potato wedges, sour cream, and a dip that’s half salsa and half guacamole. Ordered in, not my own creation … I […]

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24 Festive Tasks 2018: Master Update Post

MARKERS: Books: Meteor Tasks: Bows     DOOR 1: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Book: Agatha Christie: Miss Marple – The Complete Short Stories (audio version, narrated by Joan Hickson, Isla Blair and Anna Massey) Task 1: Task 2: Favorite epitaph (William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon) Task 3: Sherlock Holmes altar Task 4:   Points: 3   DOOR […]

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Agatha Christie: Miss Marple — The Complete Short Stories (audio)

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Book Audio revisit courtesy of Joan Hickson (who reads almost all of the stories), as well as Isla Blair and Anna Massey (who read one story each). Original review of the print edition HERE. The audio is excellent and contains an extra (and somewhat sinister) […]

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An Altar for Sherlock Holmes

24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 3: Create an altar (either digital or physical) for your favorite book, series, or book character, and post a picture of it.  Inclusion of book cover encouraged. Not exactly a tribute to my photography skills, but, geez, I finally need to make a start […]

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William Shakespeare’s Epitaph

  24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos, Task 2: Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one). To a Shakespeare fan, there can be only one …   Good friend for Jesus’ sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And […]

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24 Festive Tasks: Door 1 – Día de los Muertos (November 1)

And here is our calendar’s very first opened door: Día de los Muertos! To learn more about this holiday, see our post from last year: http://jenn.booklikes.com/post/1613175/the-first-square-all-saints-day-dia-de-muertos-and-calan-gaeaf Tasks and Book Task 1: Write a silly poem or limerick poking fun at the fiction character of your choice. Task 2: Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Final Tally

The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed Joker cards used:   The Squares, Books and Other Tasks: Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf Book themes for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day: A book that […]

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A Cornucopia of Holiday Stories

Turns out I already knew five of the ten stories in this anthology: Ellis Peters’s The Trinity Cat Julian Symons’s The Santa Claus Club Ian Rankin’s No Sanity Clause G.K. Chesterton’s The Dagger With Wings and Marjorie Bowen’s Cambric Tea. So I skipped those (though I do really like the stories by Ellis Peters, Julian […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates / Blackout

I’ve yet to read at least one book for some of the squares, but I’ve completed a minimum of either one book or one task for all of the squares, and in several cases, more.     The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read       Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Updates

I’ll be tracking my completed books, tasks, and points comprehensively here.   The Markers: Stack of Books: Books read Red Bows and Ribbons: Other Tasks completed   The Squares, Books and Other Tasks: Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf Book themes for Día de Muertos and […]

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An Epitaph for E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 1 – Día de los Muertos Tasks for Día de los Muertos and All Saint’s Day: create a short poem, or an epitaph for your most hated book ever. I decided these two ought to be buried in the same grave, so here we go: Also: And:   […]

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