Holidays

Blog Cooking - Food - Drink Lifestyle

Happy Easter!

And Happy Passover, Happy Hanami, belated Happy Nowruz, Happy Springtime … and whatever else you may be celebrating this time of the year.  I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend — with your loved ones, delicious food, a good book, some time outdoors, and anything else that makes you feel good!     Also: Bad […]

Read More
Blog Lifestyle Linked Items Reblogs

An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “O”

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
Blog

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all, and may it be filled with wonderful books, lots of love and happiness … and then some!  Let’s kick the bad times in the butt once and for all!

Read More
Fun and Games Lifestyle

Treasured Christmas Decorations

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Christmas, Task 1: Post a picture of a holiday decoration that is unique to your Christmas celebration and tell us about it. My mom and I have two sets of Christmas decorations with a special meaning: My set of Mexican and Native American (-styled) decorations, which I brought from […]

Read More
Cooking - Food - Drink Fun and Games Lifestyle Literature

Christmas Pudding

  One of my annual Christmas Eve rereads: Agatha Christie’s The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding. And we actually do have one this year, too:

Read More
Blog

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to One and All!

Read More
Blog

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.

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Lifestyle Linked Items

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 […]

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Linked Items

Happy New Year!

May 2020 be filled with much happiness, love, and great books for us all.  To those of us for whom 2019 was not a good year, may 2020 be infinitely better.  To those who had a good 2019, may 2020 be as good and then some. Happy New Year to one and all!   Original […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Cooking - Food - Drink Fun and Games Lifestyle Linked Items

A Cup of Christmas Goodies

24 Festive Tasks: Door 3 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 4: Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup!  Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously. I’m clean out of energy to prepare any (even simple) desserts or other dishes, so here, in lieu of a New Year’s Eve toast, is the […]

Read More
BookLikes Imports Fun and Games Lifestyle Linked Items

Neighborhood Christmas Decorations

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – Advent, Task 2: Tell us: What is your favorite holiday tradition? I don’t know if I have one particular favorite holiday tradition, but one of my favorite moments occurs on Christmas Eve, when we walk through the silent, festively-decorated night-time streets of our neighborhood on our way to church.  […]

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Linked Items

Season’s Greetings

… and Happy Holidays, which- and however you’re celebrating. May your holiday week be filled with much love and great books!     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2019247/post

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items Literature Music

John Julius Norwich: The Twelve Days of Christmas – Set to Music

Nothing like John Julius Norwich’s version of The Twelve Days of Christmas to get into the proper holiday spirit. Music by Adam Saunders (RTE Concert Orchestra, dir. by Gavin Sutherland); narrated by Joanna Lumley and John Julius Norwich. Enjoy!   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2017549/post

Read More
BookLikes Imports Fun and Games Lifestyle Linked Items

Holiday Comfort Socks

24 Festive Tasks: Door 24 – Epiphany, Task 3: George and Martha Washington were married on Twelfth Night in 1759. She wore purple silk slippers (https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/martha-washington/george-marthas-courtship/ ).  In honor of the first FLOTUS, wear purple socks or slippers and share a picture of them with us. Presenting:  My very special, super-fluffy holiday comfort socks (with […]

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Linked Items

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

Read More
BookLikes Imports Linked Items

Bon 230e Anniversaire, la France. Happy Bastille Day!

Jean-Pierre Houël (1735-1813): La prise de la Bastille   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1918261/bon-230e-anniversaire-la-france-happy-bastille-day

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Linked Items

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

Read More
BookLikes Imports Lifestyle Linked Items Literature Reviews

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express (David Suchet Audio)

Still as much fun as ever.  David Suchet obviously is Poirot — but this is the one audio recording where he is equally obviously having the time of his life with the rest of the cast in an “Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets” manner, and I’m enjoying being along for the ride every […]

Read More
Blog BookLikes Imports Literature

Welcome 2019!

  Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1825004/welcome-2019

Read More
BookLikes Imports Cooking - Food - Drink Fun and Games Lifestyle Linked Items Literature

24 Festive Tasks: Holiday Book Joker

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 2, and Door 24 – Epiphany, Task 2: Tell us: Did you or any kids you know ever have a funny or weird (the good sort of weird) encounter with a department store Santa, um, Hogfather? And: Chalking the door is an Epiphany tradition in some places, to bless […]

Read More