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Festive Tasks: Door 7 – Gifts

  Festive Tasks Master Update Post HERE   Task 1: Are you a fan of gift giving, or is it a burden? Have you figured out a way to balance the commercialization of the season with the desire for a sense of meaning (whether religious or not)? Tell us about it and, if you want, […]

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Snakes and Ladders Poll: TA’s Final Book to Read? – Decision

OK, executive decision time then! Of the two books that are ahead of the others by just about a nose (1 vote) at this point — namely, Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi’s Sister of my Heart and Rosario Ferré’s House on the Lagoon — Ferré’s House on the Lagoon is calling more to me at this point.  […]

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Snakes and Ladders Poll: TA’s Final Book to Read?

I’ve made it to square 100 (yey!), which calls for letting the BookLikes crowd decide my next read.  So, please vote: Which book should I read next? Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi: Sister of My Heart                   Rosario Ferré: The House on the Lagoon Alexandra Fuller: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Elif Shafak: Three […]

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Did some last minute Christmas shopping …

… including shopping for book gifts.  Inevitably, I ended up also getting a few books for myself …   Original post: ThemisAthena.booklikes.com/post/1821353/did-some-last-minute-christmas-shopping

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The Telegraph: Unesco’s new World Heritage Sites – 2015 – Travel

This year’s additions to the list of Unesco World Heritage sites, from Edinburgh’s Forth Bridge to a pie factory in Uruguay.   Ephesus, Turkey What Unesco says: “Located within what was once the estuary of the River Kaystros, Ephesus comprises successive Hellenistic and Roman settlements founded on new locations, which followed the coastline as it […]

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