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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “Q”

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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2020: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

We’re still a month away from the end of the year, but my reading will probably consist mainly of Christmas books in December, and I hope and pray that life won’t come up and throw anything else at me in the final month of the year, either.  So I might as well post my “Year […]

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To my American friends …

… and to everyone who celebrates: It’s been a difficult year for many of us, but I hope you all still have things to be thankful for! And for being my friends and for making a difference in my life, this year perhaps more than ever.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your turkey, pie, family gathering, books, movies, TV, and whichever other way you’re spending the day (and evening)! And thank you all for being such a wonderful community, online or otherwise. Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2001771/happy-thanksgiving

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@Linda: They’re here — thank you so much (again)!

They’re beautiful — and actually bigger than I thought … what a wonderful surprise! As I said in my PM, I know they will be treasured, both by me and by the friend who’ll be receiving one of them as a present.   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2000071/linda-they-re-here-thank-you-so-much-again   Beyond the 100th Meridian Project Page Reviews and […]

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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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Nine Candles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – Hanukkah, Task 2: Light 9 candles each representing something you’re thankful for (share a picture with us; sharing anything else is optional).   Some of the things for which I am grateful this holiday season: My mom and the fact that, at age 80 (just this year) she is […]

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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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The Women I Respect the Most

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 14 – Quaid-e-Azam Tasks for Quaid-e-Azam: Pakistan’s first leader – Muhammad Ali Jinnah – was a man, but both Pakistan and neighboring India were governed by women (Benazir Bhutto and Indira Gandhi respectively) before many of the major Western countries. Tell us: Who are the present-day or historic […]

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An early Christmas present!

… my beautiful, magical physical “16 Festive Tasks” card, courtesy of MbD and her husband, which got here just in time for Christmas all the way from Australia.  Thank you both — it’s beyond gorgeous, and I’m just sooo happy!  This will be a much-treasured memento of our mad dash putting together and hosting this […]

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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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The 5 Things I’m Most Grateful For in Life

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 4 – Thanksgiving Tasks for Thanksgiving Day: List of 5 things you’re grateful for. Three days late, but anyway, here we go: 1.) My mom.  Life wasn’t always a bed of roses for her, but she brought me up never once letting me feel it.  Praise was always […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

… to all of my online friends.  Have a wonderful holiday, and thank you for being you!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1499657/happy-thanksgiving

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