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An Alphabet of My Likes and Dislikes: “N”

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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When Charlie Tried to Rearrange My Office Shelves …

24 Festive Tasks: Door 13 – International Day for Tolerance, Task 1: If you have kids or pets, tell us about something “bad” they did that was so funny you couldn’t help but forgive (“pardon”) them.  If you have neither kids nor pets, was there such an event in your own childhood – or with […]

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Staying Zen in Stressful Times

24 Festive Tasks: Door 12 – World Philosophy Day, Task 2: How do you stay zen / sane over the holidays or in other stressful periods?  And / Or: How did you manage to stay (more or less) zen throughout 2020 … if you did? This, too (like my favorite rainy day reads can easily […]

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Hygge!

24 Festive Tasks: Door 8 – St. Lucia’s Day, Task 1: Get your Hygge on — light a few candles if you’ve got them, pour yourself a glass of wine or hot chocolate / toddy, roast a marshmallow or toast a crumpet, and take a picture of your coziest reading place. Post a picture.   […]

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Halloween Bingo 2020: TA’s Game Preparation Post

Note When updating this post during the game, the books actually selected will be highlighted in bold print and with a check mark (√) next to them. Updates Spell invoked: Bingo Flip with Lora — STONE COLD HORROR replaced by READ BY FLASHLIGHT OR CANDLELIGHT Also, as our game hosts have made it clear that […]

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Creature Comforts

24 Festive Tasks: Door 9 – World Philosphy Day: Task 3 How do you stay zen / sane over the holidays or in other stressful periods? My only salvation in stressful times: Creature comforts.  Lots of them.  And BookLikes! 2019 was a hell of a year in virtually every respect, and I don’t mean that […]

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With a little help from my friends…

Working late last night — the boys decided to lend a paw … … at least until Charlie got bored and decided chasing his brother’s tail was vastly more exciting.  Not that I could blame him …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1968113/with-a-little-help-from-my-friends

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Halloween Bingo 2019: My Markers

Of course Sunny and (in particular) Charlie will be part of this game, but I also wanted to include the wonderful gifts I received just in time for this year’s bingo.  So this is what I’ve come up with: Called Squares:   My marker for called squares is inspired by LA’s beautiful Halloween-themed handmade bookmark. […]

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If Muhammad won’t come to the mountain … (the feline version).

While Sunny and Charlie are having great fun helping me pick books for BL-opoly (and enjoying their repeated snack breaks), they’ve had to do without me in their favorite parts of our home a lot lately because I was spending long hours at my desk.  So they decided they needed to check out what exactly […]

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@MbD and BT: Obviously it really WAS only a matter of time …

Charlie was the first (and seems more interested in the boxes currently sitting in my hallway overall), but Sunny has been observed sitting in one of them today, too — unfortunately, when I didn’t have a camera anywhere in reach. ETA: … and now here he is as well:   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1830334/mbd-and-bt-obviously-it-really-was-only-a-matter-of-time

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Nine Candles

24 Festive Tasks: Door 14 – Hanukkah, Task 2: Light 9 candles each representing something you’re thankful for (share a picture with us; sharing anything else is optional).   Some of the things for which I am grateful this holiday season: My mom and the fact that, at age 80 (just this year) she is […]

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Christmas Gifts: Books and Cat Stuff

My BFF happily raided my wishlist again … and found a few cat-related things to go with the books.  The placemat is part of a set (the rest of which I left at my mom’s apartment, since we’ll both be using these). And predictably, within minutes: “What do you mean, your Christmas stocking?  I sits […]

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Festivus Pole: The Feline Version

24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Festivus, Task 2: Take a picture of your Festivus Pole (and remember this is a family site).   There is only one Festivus pole in this household, and it is entirely owned by the resident felines (even if the right of possession is sometimes subject to minor dispute):   […]

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Fancy Food Shopping Splurge; or, the Cats and the Candle

My BFF and I took a trip down to Frankfurt yesterday, to stock up supplies at our favorite tea and spice store; and while we were there, we also took a look at Frankfurt’s newly-restored (pseudo-)medieval quarter (whose medieval buildings were destroyed in WWII and were now finally restored from scratch, some 70+ years later […]

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A Paper Boat … and Cats. Because there can’t ever be too many cat pictures in the world.

24 Festive Tasks: Door 10 – Bon Om Touk, Task 1: Make a paper boat and post a picture of it. Instructions, if needed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiAWx8odStA   I confess I needed the instructions — when I was a kid I could have done this in my sleep, but that was a long time ago and I haven’t […]

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Meet Charlie and Sunny (aka He Who Used to be Named Clint)!

  Some of you may remember that in summer 2017 I adopted this beautiful boy (photo left) and ultimately named him Teddy — unfortunately, he was not even destined to stay with me for an entire year; I lost him in April 2018 and my heart is still bleeding for him. You may also remember […]

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