Half time

Aka time for an overview of my completed tasks:



Square 1: November 1st: All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos & Calan Gaeaf

Book themes for Calan Gaeaf:
Read any book involving witches, hags, or various types of witchcraft

The Five Daughters of the Moon


Tasks for Día de Muertos and All Saint’s Day:
create a short poem, or an epitaph for your most hated book ever.


Epitaph for Queen of the Tearling

2 points

Square 3: November 11th: St. Martin’s Day & Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day


Tasks for Veteran’s Day / Armistice Day:
Make, or draw a red poppy and show us a pic of your red poppy or other symbol of remembrance

A knitted poppy

1 point (3 total)

Square 5: December 3rd and following 3 Sundays: Advent

Book themes for Advent:
Read a book featuring 4 siblings.

Blood Sisters

Tasks for Advent:
Post a pic of your advent calendar. (Festive cat, dog, hamster or other suitable pet background expressly encouraged.)

Juicy Advent Calendar



2 points (5 total)

Square 6: December 5th-6th and 8th: Sinterklaas / Krampusnacht (5th) / St. Nicholas Day (6th) & Bodhi Day (8th)

Book themes for Sinterklaas / St. Martin’s Day / Krampusnacht:
A story involving children



1 point (6 total)

Square 7: December 10th & 13th: International Human Rights Day (10th) & St. Lucia’s Day (13th)

Book themes for International Human Rights Day:
Read any story revolving around the rights of others either being defended or abused.

Hamilton’s Battalion


Tasks for Saint Lucia’s Day:
Get your Hygge on — light a few candles if you’ve got them, pour yourself a glass of wine or hot chocolate/toddy, roast a marshmallow or toast a crumpet, and take a picture of your cosiest reading place.

Hot chocolate and cozy reading spot (+moose)

2 points (8 total)

Square 8: December 12th – 24th: Hanukkah (begins 12th, ends 20th) & Las Posadas (begins 16th, ends 24th)

Book themes for Las Posadas:
Read a story where the main character is stranded without a place to stay, or find themselves in a ‘no room at the Inn’ situation.


Tasks for Hanukkah:
Play the Dreidel game to pick the next book you read.


Unfortunately my lion picked badly

2 points (10 total)

Square 9: December 21st: Winter Solstice / Mōdraniht / Yuletide & Yaldā Night

Book themes for Winter Solstice and Yaldā Night:
Read a book where the cover is a night-time scene.



An Unseen Attraction

1 point (11 total)

Square 13: December 25th Christmas & Hogswatch

Book themes for Christmas:
Read a book whose protagonist is called Mary, Joseph (or Jesus, if that’s a commonly used name in your culture) or any variations of those names (e.g., Maria or Pepe).


The Secret Diary of a Princess

1 point (12 total)

Square 15: December 25th-26th: Newtonmas (25th) & St. Stephen’s Day / Boxing Day (26th)


Tasks for Newtonmas:
Take some time out to enjoy the alchemical goodness of a hot toddy or chocolate or any drink that relies on basic chemistry/alchemy (coffee with cream or sugar / tea with milk or sugar or lemon, etc.). Post a picture of your libations and the recipe if it’s unique and you’re ok with sharing it.

Hot Chocolate


1 point (13 total)

Square 16: December 26th-31st: Kwanzaa (begins 26th, ends 31st) & New Year’s Eve / St. Sylvester’s Day


Tasks for Kwanzaa:
Create a stack of books in the Kwanzaa color scheme using red, black and green and post your creation and post a photo (or post a photo of a shelfie where black, red and green predominate).

Lots of trilogies (or parts of them)

1 point (14 total)

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