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Q1 / 2022 Reading Recap

Well, as it turned out 2022 began as 2021 had ended — all work and no play, albeit with the addition of a hospital detour to boot.  (Nothing serious, just way more painful and, all told, protracted, than it had any right to be.)  So I’m back to posting one summary post for the first […]

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Literature Reviews

Dana Stabenow: A Cold Day for Murder

Blurb: Eighteen months ago, Aleut Kate Shugak quit her job investigating sex crimes for the Anchorage DA’s office and retreated to her father’s homestead in a national park in the interior of Alaska. But the world has a way of beating a path to her door, however remote. In the middle of one of the […]

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Karen Baugh Menuhin: Murder at Melrose Court

Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Door 12 — Northern Hemisphere: Read something with snow or ice on the cover or read a ghost story. I read the second book of this series, The Black Cat Murders, as my (you guessed it) “Black Cat” square book for this year’s Halloween Bingo, and while there […]

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Festive Tasks: Door 12, Task 2 – Snow Covers

Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Task 2: Make us a collage or display of your favorite snowy book covers. Prepare to be snowed in …

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Winter Storm & Flood

Sooo, the better part of Germany — everything from our general area northward — was hit by a major winter storm over the weekend and has been looking like this ever sind: (Image sources here, here, here and here) … as a result of which, trains, planes, and public transport aren’t operational, streets aren’t passable for […]

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Snow!

Excuse my excitement, but I love snow, and we don’t get to see much of it in winter where I live — rarely more than a day on average each winter. Well, it seems like this was this particular winter’s occasion: Last night, when I was already on the point of going to bed, I […]

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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “F”

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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Snow

I know friends elsewhere in the world are suffering with Arctic temperatures (and climate) at the moment, but snow is rare enough hereabouts (we only get it a few times, if that, for a day at a time each winter), and I’ve blessedly had time to take a stroll yesterday and enjoy the beauty that […]

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A Miracle? Maybe.

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – Hanukkah, Task 1: Have you had any miracles in your life?  (Kids are a given.)  Just enough change for tolls?  Just enough gas to get you to the station?  Been tragically late for a flight only to find the flight was even more tragically delayed?  Nothing is too small […]

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Umm. Happy St. Patrick’s Day … I suppose?

(In our street earlier today — and yes, it’s still snowing.  I hope the poor daffs are going to make it … and there we were, only a few days ago, basking in the early springtime sun and hoping winter was finally over!)     Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1650846/umm-happy-st-patrick-s-day-i-suppose

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I realize that one snowflake does not yet make a White Christmas

… and we’re still 2 weeks away, and for all I know this may be all we’re do this winter, but I can’t help tacitly getting my hopes up. This is what our garden and our neighborhood looked like this afternoon:   (The last two photos are the view from my living room window towards […]

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White Fairy Dust

Our garden, earlier today.  Just a teeny tiny bit of white dust, and it won’t last — in fact, it’s raining again already, and the white coating of the fir trees is already gone again.  But for it to snow at all here all the way at the bottom of the Rhine valley is not […]

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16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 6 – Bodhi Day

Tasks for Bodhi Day: Post a picture of your pet, your garden, or your favourite, most peaceful place in the world. Hello Mom — why are you sitting at your desk?  Can’t we please go play? There are all those treats that are calling for me to hunt them … And: Our garden … an […]

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Simon’s Cat: Guide to Winter

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