24 Festive Tasks Door 9: Thanksgiving Day

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


Task 1:  List the 3 books you’ve read this year you’re most “thankful” for (your favs) or the one book you’ve ever read that changed your life for the better.


The three books I five-starred this year (excepting re-reads) in the order I read them:


1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Everyone should read this. It should be taught in American classrooms instead of To Kill a Mockingbird.

2. Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon. Quite possibly the best coming of age novel I've ever read. I've still got boot prints where it kicked me in the feels.

3. The Eye of Argon by Jim Theis. This is one of those "so bad it's good" things. Highly recommended for aspiring writers, seasoned writers, or fans of The Room.


Task 2:  Describe your perfect meal.  What would you cook for the perfect celebration, or, what would you have your imaginary personal chef cook for you?


My perfect meal is beyond my capabilities, so my imaginary chef will be called upon to prepare me a sushi and sashimi feast.



Task 3:  Name a book you’ve read this year that you thought was full of “stuffing”.


Though I enjoyed it, I'd have to say James Luceno's Darth Plagueis is full of "stuffing". It is so stuffed with Extended Universe references and midichlorian musings that the meat-to-stuffing ratio is all out of whack and the cooking time adversely affected.


Task 4:  Show us your 2018 book “harvest” – the books you newly acquired this year, regardless whether bought, received as gift or in whichever other way.


In order to do this, I would have to confront my book-buying habits and just how much money I've spent, and I'm simply not mentally equipped to handle the consequences. So that's a big old SKIP!!! for my own peace of mind. :P


Book:  Autumnal covers, set in New England, or a turkey shows up in the story.


Book read: The Handmaid's Tale (set in New England)