TCL’s #EightCandleBookTag Link Party – Eighth Candle for 2019 – The Complete Miracle!


00 Eight Candle Book TagAs you already know from my post last week (where you’ll find the concept and the topics), I invented a new meme to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah with all of my book blogging friends, of all races, creeds, religions, genders, and whatever. I’m calling it…

The Chocolate Lady’s

Eight Candle Book Tag Link Party!

This post is being published just as Jews in Israel light the eighth and last candle to mark the start of the eighth and last day of Hanukkah. I have chosen one book for each night on bookish topics (the topics and rules can be found on this post, here). Also, you will find my Link Party at the bottom of each of these posts so anyone who wants to can join in the fun.

Remember, you don’t have to be Jewish to participate!

Here is my choice for:

🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️Eighth Candle🕯️🕯️🕯️🕯️
The Complete Miracle:

A book that made you say “WOW” when you’d finished reading it.

29245653There are lots of options for this one, and I could always fall back on something by Ondaatje, or talk about the only book I’ve read more than once (“Catch-22“). But I’ve done that before on other posts. Instead, I’m going to go with Margaret Atwood and her novel “Hag-Seed“. This book was one of the 2016 Hogarth Shakespeare Series books to commemorate 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death, and they’re supposed to be re-imaginings of his plays. The thing is, Atwood (being the creative genius that she is), didn’t just write a modern version of the play “The Tempest,” and instead she writes about putting on a unique production the play novel, while having the essence of that play parallel the action of the story. Yeah… WOW!

8th Candle

That was fun (if I do say so myself)!

What book would you choose for this subject?

If you write a post for this meme, I hope you’ll put your link to that post into the link party tool here (or just put your choice in a comment on this post), so we can all see it!


The link party will run from 6:00am Israel time (GMT +2) on December 22 through midnight December 30!

Happy Holidays!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

13 thoughts on “TCL’s #EightCandleBookTag Link Party – Eighth Candle for 2019 – The Complete Miracle!

  1. “Smash All the Windows” by Jane Davis is a WOW book. The research she must have done, the deftness with which she wove the story of so many people, the skill she has to bring us to the heart of the catastrophe such that we feel we were there. Davis is incredibly gifted and all of her books (that I’ve read so far) are of the highest calibre.

    PS Thank you for the Eight Days. I have enjoyed reading your posts and responding in kind.

    Happy New Year.

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    1. Absolutely agree about “Smash” by Jane Davis! I swear, I’ll never ride the Tube the same way again. In fact, last time we were faced with crowds there, and the security people wouldn’t let us through the ticket turnstiles, I told other passengers that this was a good thing and if they want to find out why, they should read Jane’s book!


      1. Actually I checked the dates of Hanukkah earlier today to see if it overlaps with Christmas in 2020!!! It doesn’t so that will be better! It’s earlier in December and won’t run into end of year posts! Next year if you do it, I may try it all in one post to see how that goes. Did you get a good response? I received many many happy Hanukkah wishes! 😂😂 (mainly on instagram!)

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