24 Festive Tasks Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night

Tasks 1, 2, and 3 completed. Book read. Points = 4


Task 1:  Burn a book in effigy.  Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)? 


Okay, my soul rebels at the thought of burning books, but if the Apocalypse comes and the power goes out and never comes back on again, the first book I'm throwing on the fire when I run out of other combustibles is Terry Goodkind's The Law of Nines. It will probably smell like pretentious white male and lack of self-awareness as it burns.


Task 2:  List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books.  Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.


1. Burning books.

2. Censoring books (actual censoring, not authors whining about "censorship" when they're called out on problematic content and/or shitty writing).

3. Borrowing a book and then reading it on the toilet. (Keep your poo particles to yourself, people!)


Task 3:  Share your favorite / most memorable BBQ recollections or recipe, or your favorite recipe for food “flambé” (i.e., doused with alcohol which is then set aflame and allowed to burn off). 


My favorite BBQ recipe is s'mores, and before you tell me s'mores are a campfire thing and not a BBQ thing, you should know that resourceful children who got a lame backyard BBQ instead of a weekend camping trip don't care if you don't want melted marshmallow all over your grill. (This may also tie in to one of my favorite BBQ memories...)


Task 4:  Find 5 uses of the word “gunpowder” in book titles in contexts other than for blowing up things or shooting people (e.g., Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs = tea). ~Might come back to this one. It's going to take more research than I initially thought.


Book:  Set in the UK, political thrillers, involving any monarchy or revolution; books about arson or related to burning.


Book read: On the Java Ridge