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text 2018-12-18 15:30
Human Rights Day-24 Tasks

Human Rights Day

Hey first day that I feel a little bit back to normal so decided to check in and finish up as many tasks as I can for the day before back to sleep and soup. 

-Blue

 

Task 1:  Book hunt for human rights:  Search your shelves for books with titles containing human rights words such as (but not limited to): hope, friendship, equality, justice, love, liberty, etc.  Put them in a stack and take a picture for posting.  (5 book minimum).

 

 

I also put in my picture of the Sailor Moon wand I have. We all know she's about the power of love. 

 

Task 2:  This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Find 3 books on your shelves with protagonists or other key characters who are -- or can reasonably be assumed to be -- 70 years or older.

 

Based on my read shelf on Goodreads, I went with these three:

 

Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) The Mercy Thompson has vampires and werewolves that are older than 70 years old. I pick Bran the Marrok who is several hundred years old and pops up in this one. I would also include Stefan, Samuel, etc. who are older.

 

The Sleeper and the SpindleIn the Sleeper and the Spindle we have an unnamed Queen (Snow White) off to rid her and other kingdoms of a sleeping spell. She confronts an old woman who is not what she seems, and also is older than 70. 

 

DraculaDracula. Enough said he's older than 70 years old. I was also thinking of selecting Salem's Lot cause we know the vampire in that one is several hundred years old. 

 

Task 3: The symbol of Human Rights Day is the dove, which in its incarnation as a homing pigeon is also renowned for its navigational skills. – Tell us: Did you ever get so thoroughly lost (either in the days before GPS or because GPS, for whatever reason, was of no use to you) that you wished you had a homing pigeon to guide you?

 

Oh yes. When I moved to Virginia to start my job in D.C. back in 2003 I was hopelessly lost all of the time. This was before smart phones people and if I was going to make a trip, I had to print out instructions from MapQuest. Whatever happened to MapQuest? The worst was me trying to find a home in DC my friend was living in while the owners were away. I still remember the flop sweat that broke out on my body when the street I was supposed to turn onto had a freaking detour. I was in a total panic when I realized that I was driving around and around and could not find this street I needed to get to. I ended up trying to call three friends before someone finally picked up. I had to pull over, get myself under control, and then one of my friends guided me there. 

 

Task 4: Human Rights Day was declared by the U.N. General Assembly, whose seat is in New York City. Treat yourself to a Manhattan (classic recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/manhattan-2/ ; virgin [non-alcoholic] recipes: https://www.anallievent.com/virgin-manhattan/ , http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/800238/cocktail-virgin-manhattan.html and https://www.liquor.com/recipes/not-manhattan/ ) or to a bagel or pastrami sandwich and share a photo with us.

 

Hmm I may be able to do the bagel this weekend. I may be up for a walk at that point. No drinking though. 

 

Book: Read any book with strong female characters, or written by an author from any minority group; any story about a minority overcoming their oppressors either individually or as a group. OR: A book set in New York City.

 

This should be easy to do. I feel well enough to read again and have some reviews to post. 

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text 2018-12-12 19:28
24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 - Human Rights Day, Task 1 (Human Rights Keywords in Book Titles)

Since I just recently restored order to my physical shelves, I'm reluctant to upset that particular apple cart all over again -- but here are screenshots of some of my search results on my BookLikes shelves (both read and TBR) for the keywords "human," "rights," "freedom," "justice," "liberty," "peace," "sanctuary," "truth," "equal," "happiness," "protect," and "vision":

 

... as well as the little "European Enlightenment" corner of my philosophy shelf (the American authors are part of my Library of America collection):

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text 2018-12-12 17:17
24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 - Human Rights Day, Task 2 (70+ Year Old Characters)
Miss Marple Omnibus Vol. 1 - Agatha Christie
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson
The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens,Norman Page
The Final Solution - Michael Chabon

Admittedly fairly obvious choices, but anyway:

 

1. Miss Marple -- who may or may not have cracked 70 at the beginning of the series (The Murder at the Vicarage, 1930) but is an elderly lady even then and must have been over 90 by the time the last book about her was published, some 46 years later (Sleeping Murder).

2. Allan Karlsson -- the eponymous protagonist of The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared.

3. Little Nell's Grandfather in The Old Curiosity Shop.

 

Honorary mention:

 

Sherlock Holmes -- who has retired and is keeping bees in the South Downs in The Final Solution, which is set in 1944.

 

 

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Babylon Mysticism

 

Amorites and North Africa's Advanced Civilizations

 

Amorites first fighters for Justice Freedom Equality 2000 BC

 

Following Humanity's fight for 

You must have heard of Babylon, the city that was pillaged numerous times and was officially "damned" by God, with its name written within our official copies of the Bible, the most published book of all times!

 

The lovers of LOVE will rejoice hearing that Babylon founder were indeed called Amorites.

 

by Nataša Pantović

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The Queen of the Night relief The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar Babylonian goddess of sex and love

The Queen of the Night relief. The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Babylonian goddess of sex and love. Enciclopedia Brittanica

 

Tower of Babel

Babylon Mysticism

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