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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

The Bungalow Mystery
P.M. Carlson, Russell H. Tandy, Carolyn Keene
The Remains of the Day
Kazuo Ishiguro, Simon Prebble
Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo
Jeff Long
Progress: 11/431 pages
The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Carolyn Keene
I am No One You Know
Joyce Carol Oates
The Return of the King
J.R.R. Tolkien, Rob Inglis
Progress: 13 %

16 Festive Tasks: PM's Tracking Post #4


Marker Key:

Total Points: 14


Square 1: November 1st:


All Saints Day / Día de los Muertos


Calan Gaeaf


Square 2: November 5th:


Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night/Fireworks Night)


Bon Om Touk (Cambodian Water Festival)


Square 3: November 11th:


St. Martin’s Day (11th)


Veterans’ Day / Armistice Day (11th)


Square 4: November 22nd and 23rd:


Penance Day (22nd)


Thanksgiving (23rd) 


Square 5: December 3rd and following 3 Sundays:




Square 6: December 5th-6th and 8th:


Sinterklaas / Krampusnacht (5th) / St. Nicholas Day (6th) 


Bodhi Day (8th)


Square 7: December 10th & 13th:


International Human Rights Day (10th)


St. Lucia’s Day (13th) 


Square 8: December 12th - 24th:


Hanukkah (begins 12th, ends 20th)


Las Posadas (begins 16th, ends 24th) 


Square 9: December 21st:


Winter Solstice / Yaldā Night






Square 10: December 21st:


World Peace Day

  • In Progress (Sq10 or Sq14): Book: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb (Hardcover)


Pancha Ganapati begins (ends 25th)


Square 11: December 21st-22nd:


Soyal (21st)


Dōngzhì Festival (22nd) (China)


Square 12: December 23rd




Saturnalia ends (begins 17th)


Square 13: December 25th






Square 14: December 25th


Dies Natalis Solis Invicti


Quaid-e-Azam’s Day

  • In Progress (Sq10 or Sq14): Book: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb (Hardcover)


Square 15: December 25th-26th:


Newtonmas (25th)


St. Stephen's Day/Boxing Day (26th)


Square 16: December 26th-31st:


Kwanzaa (begins 26th, ends 31st)


New Year’s Eve / Hogmanay / St. Sylvester’s Day / Watch Night