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Footsteps in the Dark
Georgette Heyer
Progress: 197/352pages
Slightly Married
Mary Balogh

Reading progress update: I've read 197 out of 352 pages.

Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer

I adore Charles.

Reading progress update: I've read 94 out of 352 pages.

Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 342 pages.

Slightly Married - Mary Balogh

I have this in mind for:

 

 

Book: Read a book involving a war, battle, or where characters are active military or veterans, or with poppies on the cover, or honor the ‘unknown soldier’ of your TBR and read the book that’s been there the longest.

 

It's a Regency Era historical romance in which the hero is a English Colonel.

Reading progress update: I've read 58 out of 352 pages.

Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer

It's early days, but I'm enjoying this so far!

(Audiobook) And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Fifth time reading this book, and the second time this year!

 

No review, but here are links to my previous posts about the book:

 

First read in April of 2016

Read Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook for 2016 HW Bingo

Read Dan Stevens-narrated audiobook for 2018 HW Bingo

Read print copy for 2019 HW Bingo

 

And this makes the third time I've listened to the audiobook!

Reading progress update: I've read 100%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Read for:

 

 

Book: Read a book by a Korean author or set in Korea, that takes place at sea or on a river, where the plot involves a festival, where the moon or rain plays a pivotal role in the plot, or with rain, water or the moon on the cover.

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #8

 

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 1) - Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 2) - If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 3) - Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Book) - Reread a favorite book by a deceased author or from a finished series, or read a book set in Mexico or a book that either has a primarily black and white cover or all the colors (ROYGBIV) on the cover, or a book featuring zombies.

 

Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Task 3) - Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

(+ 1 Bonus point for successfully completing the crane)

Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Book) - Read a graphic novel or a book set in a school or academic setting

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 2) - Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 3) - Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 4) - Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.

 

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Make a list of the top 3 treasonous crimes against books that an author can commit.

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - Start a revolution: What one thing would you change about the book reading world? (Be it publishing, distribution, editing, cover art, bookstores – anything having to do with books.)

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4) - How do you order the books on your shelves?

 

Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 1) - List / tell us about your favorite rainy day reads.

Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 3) - Dragons and dragon-like serpents (imugi) are important to Korean mythology (as they are to that of other Asian peoples). So – which are your favorite literary dragons (fictional, mythological, whatever)?

Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 4) - The South Korean flag features images of ying / yang (the blue and red circle in the center) and four sets of three black lines each representing heaven, sun, moon and earth and, in turn, the virtues humanity, justice, intelligence and courtesy. Compile a list or stack – 4 books minimum – composed of books that either have opposing words in their titles (e.g., war / peace; asleep / awake – not necessarily both words in the same title), or that feature the words “heaven,” “sun,” “moon,” “earth,” “humanity,” “justice,” intelligence,” and / or “courtesy.

 

Total points: 17

24 Festive Tasks - Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 3)

 

Task 3: Dragons and dragon-like serpents (imugi) are important to Korean mythology (as they are to that of other Asian peoples). So – which are your favorite literary dragons (fictional, mythological, whatever)?

 

This is probably not a very original answer, but I'd have to say the dragons in the Harry Potter books, with Norbert/Norberta getting an extra shout-out.

24 Festive Tasks - Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 1)

 

Task 1: List / tell us about your favorite rainy day reads.

 

I don't necessarily have favorite rainy day reads, but I do like to sometimes read books that sort of suit the weather.

 

Like today, for example. I arrived home from work to find out that high winds had knocked the power out. The temperature was dropping outside, it was rainy, and extremely windy. It was the absolute perfect time to continue my reread of the audiobook of And Then There Were None.

 

(And fortunately, the power was only out for about an hour an a half.)

Reading progress update: I've read 78%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

In the Library (Date unknown) by Francesco Ballesio (1860-1923) [x]

Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Did I just reread this in September? Yes, I did (the print version). Am I going to reread the audiobook now for the 24 Festive Tasks? Yes, I am.

 

This is for:

 

 

Book: Read a book by a Korean author or set in Korea, that takes place at sea or on a river, where the plot involves a festival, where the moon or rain plays a pivotal role in the plot, or with rain, water or the moon on the cover.

 

Also, BookLikes is being horrendously slow for me right now.

24 Festive Tasks - Door 5: Bon Om Touk (Task 4)

 

Task 4:The South Korean flag features images of ying / yang (the blue and red circle in the center) and four sets of three black lines each representing heaven, sun, moon and earth and, in turn, the virtues humanity, justice, intelligence and courtesy. Compile a list or stack – 4 books minimum – composed of books that either have opposing words in their titles (e.g., war / peace; asleep / awake – not necessarily both words in the same title), or that feature the words “heaven,” “sun,” “moon,” “earth,” “humanity,” “justice,” intelligence,” and / or “courtesy.

 

So, this isn't exactly a stack, but there are labels on the spines of two of the books, right where the titles are, of course, and so I opted for this instead:

 

 

Books containing the words, "sun," "moon," "heaven", and "earth."

 

And then just for funsies, I also made a digital stack of book opposites.

 

 

all / none

dark / light

day / night

hot / cold

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #7

 

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 1) - Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 2) - If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to a favorite dish – and / or make yourself a margarita – and share a photo.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Task 3) - Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1: Día de Los Muertos (Book) - Reread a favorite book by a deceased author or from a finished series, or read a book set in Mexico or a book that either has a primarily black and white cover or all the colors (ROYGBIV) on the cover, or a book featuring zombies.

 

Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Task 3) - Try your hand at folding a paper crane. Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paper-Crane-1/

(+ 1 Bonus point for successfully completing the crane)

Door 2: Japanese Culture Day (Book) - Read a graphic novel or a book set in a school or academic setting

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 2) - Roses are the official flower of Flemington Race Track; write your own “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue” poem for one of your favorite or most hated books of all time.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 3) - Aussies shorten everything, so Melbourne Cup Day is just called “Cup Day” – post a picture of your favorite cup or mug for your daily fix of coffee, tea or chocolate.

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 4) - Prepare your favorite dessert – in a cup! Post a photo of it for us to enjoy vicariously.

 

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Make a list of the top 3 treasonous crimes against books that an author can commit.

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - Start a revolution: What one thing would you change about the book reading world? (Be it publishing, distribution, editing, cover art, bookstores – anything having to do with books.)

Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4) - How do you order the books on your shelves?

 

Total points: 14

24 Festive Tasks - Door 4: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 4)

 

Task 4:

 

 

 

How do you order the books on your shelves?

 

They're grouped by author, then, if part of a series, in order from first to most recent. My media tie-books are grouped together, then grouped again by the show/movie if I have more than one tie in for a particular show or movie. Also, books by an author and any pseudonyms they use are also grouped together. My book cabinet tends to follow the same set of rules for the most part.