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2021 Book Buying Plans

24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 – Melbourne Cup Day, Task 2: The odds-on favorite to win this year is Anthony van Dyck, with a betting amount of $8.50. If given that amount of money, what anticipated book(s) coming out in 2021 would you spend it on? (Note: Pony name(s) and betting amount(s) to be added once the […]

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The Millions: 28 Books You Should Read If You Want To

Source: 28 Books You Should Read If You Want To – The Millions   Image via Abee5/Flickr By Janet Potter Earlier this month Amazon released a list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime. It joins Esquire’s 80 Books Every Man Should Read, The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read, Huffington Post’s more manageable […]

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So I had to go to the bookstore today …

… because I needed a “design your own” blank-page calendar to create a birthday present for my mom, and one of the large local bookstores happens to be my go-to place to get such a thing. (I create a calendar as a BD present for my mom every year.) Obviously, this being a bookstore, it […]

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Halloween Bingo 2019 PreParty — Question for 08/13 (Day 13): New Releases?

One recommendation and three expectations: Ann Leckie – The Raven Tower: That rare beast of a newly-released book that worked for me on every level despite all the hype attached to it.  Fantasy / supernatural, but without the usual menagerie of magical beasts: instead, an alternative early medieval society and its (very much alive) gods, […]

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My Book Wishlist

24 Festive Tasks: Door 15 – St. Nicholas’ Day / Sinterklaas, Task 1: Write a book wish list to St. Nick.   Ummm … St. Nick, are you sure you are up for this one? (http://themisathena.booklikes.com/shelf/wishlist?by=date&order=desc) Actually, dear St. Nicholas — if you’d just pick one of these (and I mean any one), I would […]

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Birthday Gifts

BD gifts: My mom gave me a ticket for Bonn Opera’s production of Händel’s Xerxes — a simply riveting, tongue in cheek production setting the story in a dictatorial fairy tale puppet theatre (yes, there is such a thing) — and my BFF raided my Ammy wishlist … as well as adding a few things […]

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… and then there were books.

In addition to the books acquired upon my departure for Hamburg, that is.  Go figure, they had bookstores at Hamburg Airport and Hamburg Central Station as well … and I had way too much time on my hands ahead of my return flight to Cologne.  * whistles innocently *   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1799055/and-then-there-were-books

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This happened today.

// TA decides to pack light because, after all, she’s only leaving for a 2-day business trip.  Then agonizes a half hour over which one of several 100 books on physical TBR to take on the trip. // // Leaving home, finds book in mailbox that was delivered yesterday but which for reasons unknown she […]

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Leonardo’s "To-Do" List

Source: www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2011/11/18/142467882/leonardos-to-do-list     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1781285/leonardo-s-to-do-list

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New York Times Book Your Calendar

Reblogged from: Yodamom Finds her Force   Keep up with the latest and greatest in books. The New York Times Book Review has curated a calendar of must-know literary events in 2018, including new books, festivals, film adaptations, and more. Add the calendar on Google or iOS https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/books-calendar.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=nyt-books Source: www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/books/books-calendar.html?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=nyt-books   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1626141/new-york-times-book-your-calendar

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Bibliophile Easter Eggs 2015

… courtesy, mostly, of an extended visit to the new Foyles flagship store in Charing Cross Road, plus Easter gifts, plus assorted other places: Everyman Library Classics – London Stories Simon Callow – Charles Dickens Paula Byrne – The Real Jane Austen Bill Bryson – The Mother Tongue Mikhail Bulgakov – A Country Doctor’s Notebook […]

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