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Favorite Rainy Day Reads

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Bon Om Touk, Bonus Task: List / tell us about your favorite rainy day reads. I suppose it only takes one look at my list of read books this year to determine my favorite rainy day books, as 2020 was essentially one extended rainy day: Golden Age mysteries and […]

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The Halloween Creatures Book Tag

Rules: Answer all prompts. Answer honestly. Tag 1-13 people. Link back to this post. ( For me it was SnoopyDoo!) Remember to credit the creator. (Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward)< Have fun!   Witch A Magical Character or Book Terry Pratchett’s witches, particularly Granny Weatherwax. And DEATH (preferably in his Hogfather incarnation). No contest.   […]

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Favorite Dragons from Fiction and Mythology

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Bon Om Touk, Task 3: Dragons and dragon-like serpents (imugi) are important to Korean mythology (as they are to that of other Asian peoples).  So – which are your favorite literary dragons (fictional, mythological, whatever)?   First things first: shout-out to the resident Fierce and Friendly Dragon! And speaking […]

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Books Published Under Two or More Different Titles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 3 St. Nicholas is a man of many names in English alone – Santa Claus, Saint Nick, Father Christmas … although in the English speaking world he only comes once (at Christmas, not also on December 6 – whereas in Germany and the […]

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My Rainy Day Reads

24 Festive Tasks: Door 5 – Bon Om Touk, Task 1: List / tell us about your favorite rainy day reads.   Any- and everything that — with or without a mug of hot tea and some chocolate or other snacks — makes me feel all warm and comfortable (while still engaging my brain cells, […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/06 (Day 6): Favorite Seasonal Covers — the Harry Potter Edition

Covers of other books to come separately!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1931373/halloween-bingo-2019-preparty-question-for-08-05-day-5-favorite-seasonal-covers-the-harry-potter-edition  

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/05 (Day 5): Favorite Series with Supernatural Elements

Hmmm, are we talking “series” as in “including trilogies and quartets” here, or does it have to be more than that number?  Also, what about works that were intended as one (very long) book but are traditionally broken up into several parts that are published separately (like Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings) and books originally […]

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My Personal Literary Canon, Part 2: “Veteran” Readership

24 Festive Tasks, Door 5, Task 3: Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)? The authors by whom I’ve read the most books don’t coincide exactly, but substantially with those that I’d also consider […]

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Favorite Book Heroes and Their Nemeses

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Kwanzaa, Task 1: “Africa” was originally the name of the Roman province originating from the North African empire of Carthage, which was mythologically founded by Queen Dido and blossomed into Ancient Rome’s only lasting opponent and nemesis (until it was finally conquered by Rome in the Punic Wars). So: […]

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Favorite Sports Teams and Pennants

24 Festive Tasks: Door 8 – Penance Day, Task 2: It’s “Pennants” day according to MbD’s husband:  post a picture of your favorite team’s logo/mascot and the last time they’ve won a championship (or not).   QUIDDITCH First things first (though I’m not the first here to post about this) — as a proud Gryffindor, […]

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My Favorite Books of 2018

24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 – Thanksgiving, Task 1: List the 3 books you’ve read this year you’re most “thankful” for (your favs) or the one book you’ve ever read that changed your life for the better.   2018 was an excellent reading year for me, both in terms of quantity and quality — yet, […]

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My KYD Reads … or: Harry Potter, and What Else I read in March 2018

A big thank you to Moonlight Reader for yet another fun, inventive BookLikes game!  I had a wonderful time, while also advancing — though with decidedly fewer new reads than I’d origianlly been planning — my two main reading goals for this year (classic crime fiction and books written by women). Harry Potter – The […]

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Kill Your Darlings – Team MbD / Lillelara / TA: Summary of the Team’s Additional Cards & Points Claimed

Lillelara: Severus Snape as a victim from the red game play. Book read: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. => 10 points Green Dragon Pub as a crime scene from the yellow game play. Book read: Cocaine Blues. => 10 points => 20 extra points Themis-Athena: Val McDermid: The Distant Echo => Suspect: Arthur […]

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Kill Your Darlings – Team MbD / Lillelara / TA: Claiming Additional Cards

  Since we solved all crimes in the green rounds, I’ve read and listened to the above books, for which I’m claiming extra cards on behalf of Team MbD / Lillelara / TA as follows:   Val McDermid: The Distant Echo => Suspect: Arthur Conan Doyle (genre: mystery) – Red Round => 10 points Agatha […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for Maycomb County Courthouse

Maycomb County Courthouse: the crime scene that fits most obviously with our game’s murderer (and unlike her own characters as victims, it’s not off limits to her per se). Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is genre YA and features two characters who are fathers — Mr. Weasley and Mr. Diggory (plus an honorary […]

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KYD Green Round: Suspect Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for J.K. Rowling

Obviously, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban ticks off all three tasks associated with this particular suspect card … 🙂   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1649466/kyd-green-round-suspect-card-guess-team-mbd-lillelara-ta

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Guess, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for Planet Camazotz

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets matches at least 2 of the tasks for the Planet Camazotz crime scene card: “set in a different dimension of this world” and “published between 1918 and 2007”.  If you award an “assist” to Hermione Granger for, inter alia, stealing the recipe for and concocting the polyjuice potion, […]

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KYD Green Round: Crime Scene Card Claim, Team MbD / Lillelara / TA – J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone for Gryffindor Common Room

Since I was already fairly far advanced in the book I’d been reading / listening to for this card when Nighttime Reading Center posted her guess (congrats again on getting there first! 🙂 ), the team agreed I’d just finish my book and claim the card for the points awarded for a crime scene already […]

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J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Reading Progress Update: A Cautionary Word on Cats

(I’m about 35-40% in now, but going back to the very beginning — I listened to this in the car today:) “Mr Dursley blinked and stared at the cat.  It stared back.  As Mr Dursley drove around the corner and up the road, he watched the cat in his mirror.  It was now reading the […]

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