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You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures
Alan Cumming
Progress: 31%
Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy)
Nora Roberts
Silver Master
Jayne Castle

24 Festive Tasks 2018 - Update #6

 

Door 1: Día de los Muertos (Task 2) - Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).

 

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)?

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies!  MbD has posted the horses scheduled to race; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).

 

Door 4: Diwali (Task 1) - Share a picture of your favorite light display.

Door 4: Diwali (Task 4) - During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

Door 4: Diwali (Book) - Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

 

Door 5: Armistice/Veteran's Day (Task 3) - Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by which author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)?

Door 5: Armistice Day/Veteran's Day (Task 1) - Using book covers (real or virtual), create a close approximation of your country’s flag (either of residence or birth), OR a close approximation of a poppy.  Take a pic of your efforts and post.

 

Total points: 9

24 Festive Tasks - Door 5: Armistice/Veteran's Day (Task 1)

 

Task 1:  Using book covers (real or virtual), create a close approximation of your country’s flag (either of residence or birth), OR a close approximation of a poppy.  Take a pic of your efforts and post.

 

Ok...I did my best here. Thankfully, I have a lot of books with red and white covers, lol.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 31%.

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming

24 Festive Tasks 2018 - Update #5

 

Door 1: Día de los Muertos (Task 2) - Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).

 

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)?

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies!  MbD has posted the horses scheduled to race; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).

 

Door 4: Diwali (Task 1) - Share a picture of your favorite light display.

Door 4: Diwali (Task 4) - During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

Door 4: Diwali (Book) - Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

 

Door 5: Armistice/Veteran's Day (Task 3) - Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by which author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)?

 

Total points: 8

24 Festive Tasks - Door 5: Armistice/Veteran's Day (Task 3)

 

Task 3: Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by which author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)?

 

Nora Roberts

 

If you add together the books I've under her name and her pseudonym, J.D. Robb, you get a total of 76...with plans to read many more.

 

I'm currently reading one of her books now, so that total will go up soon.

 

Honorable mention goes to Jayne Ann Krentz. Combined total of books under her name and her pseudonyms, Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, you get a total of 45.

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 352 pages.

Bay of Sighs (Guardians Trilogy) - Nora Roberts

I will be using this one to fill the Epiphany book task:

 

Epiphany (January 6): Read a book with three main characters OR a book about traveling on a journey to a faraway place OR a book that’s part of a trilogy OR with a star on the cover OR with the word “twelve” or “night” in the title OR or concerning kings or spices.

 

I will edit in the holiday pic once it's released.

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 296 pages.

Silver Master - Jayne Castle

The covers of some of these books are not the greatest. :

Woman Reading with an Italian Greyhound at her Side (Date unknown) by Vittorio Reggianini (1858-1938) [x]

24 Festive Tasks 2018 - Update #4

I have my first triple layer snowflake!

 

 

Door 1: Día de los Muertos (Task 2) - Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).

 

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)?

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies!  MbD has posted the horses scheduled to race; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).

 

Door 4: Diwali (Task 1) - Share a picture of your favorite light display.

Door 4: Diwali (Task 4) - During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

Door 4: Diwali (Book) - Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

 

Total points: 7

Reading progress update: I've read 367 out of 367 pages/[24 Festive Tasks - Door 4: Diwali (Book)]

Dark Light - Jayne Castle

Not sure if I'll be reviewing this book, so I'll be using this post as proof I completed the book task.

 

 

Book: Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

Reading progress update: I've read 282 out of 367 pages.

Dark Light - Jayne Castle

Stopping for now to continue watching Harrow on Hulu. Ioan Gruffudd, y'all.

Reading progress update: I've read 16%.

You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures - Alan Cumming

The audio version comes with a pdf file that has all the pictures.

Reading progress update: I've read 42 out of 367 pages.

Dark Light - Jayne Castle

Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 367 pages.

Dark Light - Jayne Castle

I will be using this for the Book Task for Door 4 - Diwali:

 

Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)

 

24 Festive Tasks 2018 - Update #3

 

Door 1: Día de los Muertos (Task 2) - Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).

 

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 1) - Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)?

Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.

 

Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies!  MbD has posted the horses scheduled to race; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).

 

Door 4: Diwali (Task 1) - Share a picture of your favorite light display.

Door 4: Diwali (Task 4) - During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

 

Total points: 6

24 Festive Tasks - Door 4: Diwali (Task 4)

 

Task 4: During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.

 

This is where being a romance reader comes in handy! This one was really easy for me, lol.