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Not so much a blog; just lots of books

Currently reading

The Grace Year
Kim Liggett
The New Voices of Science Fiction
Jamie Wahls, Sarah Pinkser, Vina Jie-Min Prasad, Rebecca Roanhorse, S. Qiouyi Lu, Darcie Little Badger, Kelly Robson, Nino Cipri, Amal El-Mohtar, Sam J. Miller, E. Lily Yu, Alice Sola Kim, Suzanne Palmer, Alexander Weinstein, Rich Larson
Progress: 13%
Engineering Animals: How Life Works
Alan Mcfadzean, Mark Denny
Progress: 125/314pages
The Rise of Yeast: How the Sugar Fungus Shaped Civilization
Nicholas P. Money
Conservation of Shadows
Yoon Ha Lee
Progress: 22%
Le premier jour
Marc Levy
Progress: 180/496pages
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)
Herman Melville
Manifold: Time
Stephen Baxter, Chris Schluep
Progress: 99/480pages
The Long War
Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett
Progress: 68/501pages

Four-in-one Festive Tasks

(Square 14) Task for Dies Natalis Solis Invicti: Find the sunniest spot in your home, that’s warm and comfy and read your book. I did this yesterday:

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Of course, a certain feline character insisted I move the books I'd bought the day before to make room for him before he went off to chase a ball of yarn:


I picked up a couple pomegranates the other day so I thought I'd  use them to complete a task for square 9 (Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night) - eat a watermelon or pomegranate for good luck and health in the coming year:

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I decided to cheat for square 15's task for St. Stephen’s Day/Boxing Day: If you have a cat, post a picture of your cat in a box. My cat doesn't really climb into boxes (he's weird), so I'm using a picture of my sister's cat:

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I had put her gift in that box, naturally, so it became two gifts in one (one for her, one for her cat).


Finally, I wasn't planning on completing a task for Square 5 (Advent) but I saw this at the grocery store and figured it was perfect:

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Total points scored to date:  8 (previous) + 4 (this post) = 12