Door 1: Día de los Muertos (Task 2) - Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).
Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (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)?
Door 2: Guy Fawkes Night (Task 2) - List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books. Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.
Door 3: Melbourne Cup Day (Task 1) - Pick your ponies! MbD has posted the horses scheduled to race; everyone picks the three they think will finish (in any order).
Door 4: Diwali (Task 1) - Share a picture of your favorite light display.
Door 4: Diwali (Task 4) - During Diwali, people pray to the goddess Lakhshmi, who is typically depicted as a beautiful young woman holding a lotus flower. Find 5 books on your shelves (either physical or virtual) whose covers show a young woman holding a flower and share their cover images.
Door 4: Diwali (Book) - Read a book with candles on the cover or the word “candle” or “light” in the title; OR a book that is the latest in a series; OR set in India; OR any non-fiction book that is ‘illuminating’ (Diwali is Sanskrit for light/knowledge and row, line or series)
Door 5: Armistice/Veteran's Day (Task 3) - Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by which author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)?
Door 5: Armistice Day/Veteran's Day (Task 1) - Using book covers (real or virtual), create a close approximation of your country’s flag (either of residence or birth), OR a close approximation of a poppy. Take a pic of your efforts and post.
Door 6: International Day for Tolerance (Task 1) - Find some redeeming quality in the book you liked least this year and post about it.
Door 6: International Day for Tolerance (Task 2) - Tell us: What are the tropes (up to 5) that you are not willing to live with in any book (i.e., which are absolutely beyond your capacity for tolerance) and which make that book an automatic DNF for you? (Insta-love? Love triangles? First person present narrative voice? Talking animals? The dog dies? What else?)
Total points: 11