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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “R”

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. I took a hiatus from this project in February in order to finish some blog cleanup operations, but yesterday’s post by BookStooge reminded […]

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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “L”

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 […]

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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “G”

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 […]

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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “F”

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 […]

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Quotes and Poppies for Veterans’ / Armistice Day

24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 – Veterans’ / Armistice Day, Task 1: Post a quote or a piece of poetry about the ravages of war. Here are three quotes from E.M. Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front: “Comrade, I did not want to kill you. . . . But you were only an idea […]

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The View from My Kitchen Window

#StayatHome blossoms — this is the view from my balcony and kitchen window at the moment. And by way of a bonus image, a pair of ducks (visitors from the banks of the Rhine, which is just a few 100 metres from my home) that were making a ruckus round about the front hedge while […]

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An Easter Walk

… or Passover, or Spring Festival, or whatever else you are celebrating these days. Easter walks are very much a German tradition (Goethe even immemorialized them in his Faust), and it turns out not even the Corona pandemic can do away with this.  Unlike last weekend, people were out only (or almost only) in family […]

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Ross Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Shakespeare, Much Ado

  24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: Write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.   Roses are red, violets are blue; Shakespeare nailed it without Much Ado. (Well, OK, this is more of a tribute […]

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Ellis Peters: The Rose Rent

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Book: Read a book about horses, with a horse or with roses on the cover, about gardening, set in Australia or by an Australian author. For this one, inspired by Moonlight, I decided to revisit one of my all-time favorite series … with a book that […]

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Happy Easter & Passover

… to everybody here on BookLikes.  Have a wonderful weekend, whichever holiday you’re celebrating!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1874686/happy-easter-passover

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A Mother’s Day Memory

24 Festive Tasks: Door 11 – Russian Mother’s Day, Task 2: Do you have a favorite Mothers’ Day memory that you are happy to share?  Photos welcome but optional. I usually give my mom a bouquet of flowers and take her out for lunch or dinner on Mother’s Day.  One occasion I remember particularly well […]

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Elizabeth von Arnim: The Solitary Summer – Reading Progress Update: 131 of 190 Pages

Lupins! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summary post HERE. Further reading progress updates: 3 / 190 pages 9 / 190 pages 14 / 190 pages 22 / 190 pages 30 / 190 pages 41 / 190 pages 46 / 190 pages 55 / 190 pages 62 / 190 pages 65 / 190 pages 67 / 190 pages 69 / […]

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Elizabeth von Arnim: The Solitary Summer – Reading Progress Update: 83 of 190 Pages

So Elizabeth loves sweet peas! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Summary post HERE. Further reading progress updates: 3 / 190 pages 9 / 190 pages 14 / 190 pages 22 / 190 pages 30 / 190 pages 41 / 190 pages 46 / 190 pages 55 / 190 pages 62 / 190 pages 65 / 190 pages 67 / […]

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Happy Mothers’ Day!

In other news, my BFF and I went shopping at that store again yesterday … (and yes, the white chocolate tartufi and Florentine cookies I got my mom for Mothers’ Day are from there as well).   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1668508/happy-mothers-day

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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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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: Square 6 – Bodhi Day

Tasks for Bodhi Day: Post a picture of your pet, your garden, or your favourite, most peaceful place in the world. Hello Mom — why are you sitting at your desk?  Can’t we please go play? There are all those treats that are calling for me to hunt them … And: Our garden … an […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 3 – Armistice Day / Veterans’ Day

Tasks for Veteran’s Day/Armistice Day: Make, or draw a red poppy and show us a pic of your red poppy or other symbol of remembrance –OR– post a quote or a piece of poetry about the ravages of war.     “The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.” […]

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England (the Southern / Central Part), from East to West and Back: Bookish Souvenirs

The Trip: * Chiltern Hills and Thames Valley (to mystery lovers, aka “Midsomer County” — though given that this is an area chock-full of quintessential(ly) English villages, it’s no surprise that it also routinely provides locations for other series, such as Inspector Morse, The Vicar of Dibley, and of course, adaptations of Agatha Christie’s mysteries […]

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