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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “T”

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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This is good to see – please pass it on to anyone who might find it useful

Reblogged from: Mike Finn   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/2091994/this-is-good-to-see-please-pass-it-on-to-anyone-who-might-find-it-useful

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An “Out of My Reach” Book Wishlist to St. Nick

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 1: Write a book wish list to St. Nick / Santa Claus for books that you’ve been eyeing but can’t justify the expense of purchasing.  (E.g., art books? Collector’s editions? Boxed sets?)   Dear Saint Nick, it would be really nice if one […]

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Teriyaki Chicken

24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 – Japanese Culture Day, Task 4: If you like Japanese food, treat yourself to a favorite dish. I’m not a major fan of sushi (because I’m not much of a fish eater generally), but I’m easily persuaded to have a bowl of teriyaki chicken: In the interest of full disclosure, […]

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More Favorite / Essential Historical Fiction: Towards the 200!

OK, so I did get to another full list after all.  Here goes, without any further ado: Virginia Woolf: Orlando I’m happy I’m getting another shot for this book alone — could have kicked myself for leaving it off my first list.  I’m not a big fan of either time travel or main character sex […]

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My Historical Fiction Essentials

Finally getting around to this — as per Chris’s invitation, here’s my list (in no particular order, and with major reliance on Chris’s dictum that it’s “fine to list a whole author’s work or series and have it count as one entry”): Hillary Mantel’s historical fiction I’ve yet to try her contemporary writing, but both […]

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Min Jin Lee: Pachinko (Allison Hiroto Audio)

Why on God’s green earth does the audio version of every other book written by an Asian or Latina woman and putting women’s histories front and center have to be read by a woman with a super-high voice and a style of narration dripping with saccharine????  This is beginning to drive me nuts — particularly […]

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Shizuko Natsuki: Murder at Mt. Fuji

Christie-esque? Hardly. Ugh.  If I believed the publisher’s hype that this is among the best that Japanese crime fiction has to offer, I’d be done with Japanese crime fiction here and now. Natsuki knows how to write “atmosphere”, but how she could ever have become (according to her American publisher) “one of Japan’s most popular […]

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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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Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 3 – St. Martin’s Day A Post-WWII Japan Vignette My completist quest regarding Kazuo Ishiguro’s novels and short stories (begun long before he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature) took me back to one of his earlier works — I only had An Artist of the Floating […]

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The Dreidel Pick

16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Hanukkah – and Square 3 – St. Martin’s Day Tasks for Hanukkah: Light nine candles around the room (SAFELY) and post a picture. –OR– Play the Dreidel game to pick the next book you read. Assign a book from your TBR to each of the four […]

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Kazuo Ishiguro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature 2017

www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/awards-and-prizes/article/74966-nobel-prize-in-literature-2017.html             Yey!  I wasn’t totally enamored with The Buried Giant and Nocturnes (and I’ve yet to read The Unconsoled and An Artist of the Floating World), but I’m a fan of his on the basis of Never Let Me Go, The Remains of the Day, and When We were Orphans […]

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Your favorite authors, reimagined as breakfast cereal mascots

Source: mashable.com/2015/07/09/authors-breakfast-cereal-mascots/#phGTK4KehZqD     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1444717/your-favorite-authors-reimagined-as-breakfast-cereal-mascots

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Books With Numbers in the Title

Shout-out to URL Phantomhive for the idea! All of these are taken from my “Read” shelf.  Sometimes, the numbers are in the subtitle.  Books with several numbers (e.g., history books with a date range in their title) are entered for all numbers. Note: Updated as of March 2021.   Zero / None     Half […]

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