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24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #11

 

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (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- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

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/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (+1 Bonus Point)

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 6 - Veterans / Armistice Day (Task 1)Sunrise services are a staple of this day: Take a picture of the sunrise where you live and share it with us.

 

Door 17 - Winter Solstice (Book): Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

Door 18 - Hanukkah (Book): Read a book about light, miracles, featuring Jewish characters, set in Israel, that is the second book in a series, with the word “two” in the title, or with a light on the cover.

 

Door 20 - Christmas (Book): Read a Christmas book.

 

Total Points: 19 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 18: Hanukkah (Book)

Door 18: Dec. 22 – Hanukkah

Book: Read a book about light, miracles, featuring Jewish characters, set in Israel, that is the second book in a series, with the word “two” in the title, or with a light on the cover.

 

It the second book in the series of Winter, Montana

 

You can enter to win a copy of this book or the world series. You have from today 11/12/19 - 11/19/19 to enter. Here is link to enter: https://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/11/book-review-ted-friendly-frog-and-santa.html

Book Review: Ted the Friendly Frog and Santa Frog

Reblogged from Nighttime Reading Center:
Ted the Friendly Frog and Santa Frog - Scott K McCall

This book is set during the Christmas season. The family is getting ready for Christmas. Ted's father gets up to tell a story of meeting Santa Frog. As the story is being told, children will get to learn to rhyme some words. The series continues to teach children to read.

Ted and his brother Brad seem excited about Santa Frog. Will they get to meet Santa Frog? What will Santa Frog bring them and how many presents? There is still the meaning behind the story. There seem to be an important meaning behind the story. Though this one will not know until the end of the book. What matters most is that Family Matters.

I got the feeling of The Night before Christmas feeling with this story. As if you read. Though with the teaching of the meaning of Christmas and family being the center of the story. Though that is my thoughts on it.

The author still gets the children to learn to read with the rhyming theme as you read. This is good as this helps with children and good to have parents pick up the series. It does teach lessons and meanings that are important for children to learn.

Book Review: The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society

The Society of Extraordinary Raccoon Society - Randall Goodgame

The book is about sharing and giving. It is done well. Children will learn some rhyme as well with this book. Though the book is about learning what is right and wrong. There is also the lesson of giving to though that need it more.

The author does this well. Show it tough the pictures. The pictures do tell the story. Learning about giving to others is the most important thing. This book is more showing you around the secret society but also what they do.

God wants us do be a giver and share too though who needs the stuff. I enjoy the way the story is story or meaning of the story is told. Teaching children the meaning and telling about giving your stuff away to though that need it. Teaching children to share as well.

Rhyming is a part of the theme in this book. Children can learn words as well. It is fun to read. It also enjoys and can make your child or children laugh as well.

Book Review: Ted the Friendly Frog and Santa Frog

Ted the Friendly Frog and Santa Frog - Scott K McCall

This book is set during the Christmas season. The family is getting ready for Christmas. Ted's father gets up to tell a story of meeting Santa Frog. As the story is being told, children will get to learn to rhyme some words. The series continues to teach children to read.

Ted and his brother Brad seem excited about Santa Frog. Will they get to meet Santa Frog? What will Santa Frog bring them and how many presents? There is still the meaning behind the story. There seem to be an important meaning behind the story. Though this one will not know until the end of the book. What matters most is that Family Matters.

I got the feeling of The Night before Christmas feeling with this story. As if you read. Though with the teaching of the meaning of Christmas and family being the center of the story. Though that is my thoughts on it.

The author still gets the children to learn to read with the rhyming theme as you read. This is good as this helps with children and good to have parents pick up the series. It does teach lessons and meanings that are important for children to learn.

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #10

 

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (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- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

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/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (+1 Bonus Point)

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? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

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

 

Door 6 - Veterans / Armistice Day (Task 1)Sunrise services are a staple of this day: Take a picture of the sunrise where you live and share it with us.

 

Door 17 - Winter Solstice (Book): Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

Door 20 - Christmas (Book): Read a Christmas book.

 

Total Points: 18 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 6: Veterans (Task 1)

 

Task 1: Sunrise services are a staple of this day: Take a picture of the sunrise where you live and share it with us.

 

Well the sunrise come up around my backyard / side yard. The pictures are not great but this was and is probably the best I will get during a November sunrise in my area where I live. My sunrise for today was at 7:01. I was out there before that. Where you see the light in sky is the sunrise. Looking over the hillside and though the trees.

 

  

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #9

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (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- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

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/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (+1 Bonus Point)

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? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

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

 

Door 17 - Winter Solstice (Book): Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

Door 20 - Christmas (Book): Read a Christmas book.

 

Total Points: 17 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 20: Christmas (Book)

 

Book: Read a Christmas book.

 

I am choosing this book cause it got a Christmas theme on this book. It about Christmas Eve  as well.

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

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

 

My favorite rainy day reads can fall anywhere. There no preset of books that i choose. If it just drearily I will either pick up the book i am currently reading. If I want I will pick a book if the mood strikes.

 

These raining day will be days I will just pick from TBR stack if I do not have book currently reading and my mood is not striking. i will just pick up a book decide that way and start a book to read and stay warm.

Book Review: Ted the Friendly Frog and the Race at Golden Lake

Ted the Friendly Frog and the Race at Golden Lake - Scott K McCall

Ted is getting ready for the big race at the Golden Lake. He seems hungry and follows a fly. As does he get lost in the woods. Though he meets new friends in the woods. They all help him get back in time for the race.

There a decision he got to make when he in second place. Should he help his friend that in trouble or should he win? This is where the important lesson comes in Helping a friend in need or winging the race?

The author does this with the book along with the rhyming of words. Children will learn to read with this book as well. Learn about friendship as well. Learning about helping a friend rather than wining.

Book Review: Ted The Friendly Frog and the Tale of The Diamond

Ted the Friendly Frog and the Tale of the Diamond - Scott McCall

We get introduced to Ted. We find out how he spends his day. Though in the first adventure he has. It when his grandfather asks him to watch a diamond of his.

As you read. You find out that Ted as a mishap? Will he tell his grandfather. Will Ted learn his lesson. You can learn from your mistakes. I enjoy how the author does this. Children will learn about making mistakes. Will they learn to listen to their parents and friends?

The author does well with this. The pictures are done well. I love how the story is told with the pictures. There even rhyming going on throughout the book. Children can learn to read as well.

Book Tour: Snowfall at Moonglow

Snowfall at Moonglow - Deborah Garner

This was done well. It seems everyone is waiting for a big snowstorm that is to be predicted. As some of the guests arrive for the holiday season. Mist just let them all settle in and get to know them at their own pace.

This seems to be a special activity that Mist seems to have pulled together for the guest at the hotel. That she gets some of the townsfolk to help out. What is this activity she has planned? Well, you will need to find out by reading.

The guests are Clara and Andrew, Michael, Max and Kinsley and Allison and the Professor. The story is heartfelt and sweet. It is a fun and enjoyable read. It loves it. Deborah Garner does a wonderful job of creating a special time for getting together.

24 Festive Tasks 2019 - Update #8

 

 

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 1): Compose a limerick or short poem in honor of a favorite book character.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muetos (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- Dia De Los Muetos (Task 3): Write an epitaph for the book you most disliked this year.

Door 1- Dia De Los Muertos (Task 4): Do you have any traditions or mementos of happy memories of a loved one that you feel like sharing?

 

Door 2- Japanese Culture Day (Task 1)Tell us about a cultural festival or event in the area where you live.

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/

 

Door 3 - Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1)Pick your Ponies (Il Paradiso placed 3rd) - one of the horses I picked. (+1 Bonus Point)

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? *I will report in the form as soon as I know it listed under the Festive Door task in main form.

 

Door 17 - Winter Solstice (Book): Read a book that takes place in December, with ice or snow on the cover, where all events take place in a single day or night, that revolves around the solstice, set in Persia / Iran, China or the American Southwest or prominently featuring Persian / Iranian, Chinese or Native American characters, or a collection of poetry.

 

Total Points: 15 Points

24 Festive Task - Door 4: Gay Fawkes Night (Task 2)

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.)

 

The one thing I wold change would be that book Tagging. Ever notice that some books fit in more then one Genre / audience tag? But the book could be for young adult and children. You have to choose one category?

 

I find it hard to choose sometimes. I just add mine to my review posts. I found this to happen to few of my book I am reading this year . Below is a few books that fit in more then one audience Tag

 

 

24 Festive Task - Door 4: Gay Fawkes Night (Task 1)

Task 1: Make a list of the top 3 treasonous crimes against books that an author can commit.

 

1. When they giveaway the killer way to early or you can guess who it is right away after a few chapters.

2. Knowing how something going to end after just reading a few chapters. This is for some authors that do not put twists or surprises in to there books. You just have a feeling that ending going to be after one or two chapters.

3. Making a plot really bad. To where I do not understand it at all or where it going. (This happen to me two times in the last 8 years of reviewing books) Horse Camp was bad.

Currently reading

The Perfect Christmas
Bell Renshaw
Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Twelve Days
Teresa Hill
Charles Towne Belles Trilogy
MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall
Progress: 963/960 pages