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24 Festive Tasks: Wrap-Up Post

 

My personal wrap-up -- I'll post a wrap-up post for the game as such separately (probably tomorrow), as soon as the hosts have conferred on the charity donation(s).

 

 

 

MARKERS:

Books: Falling Star / Meteor

Tasks: Bows

 

 

 

DOOR 1: DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Book:  Agatha Christie: Miss Marple - The Complete Short Stories (audio version, narrated by Joan Hickson, Isla Blair and Anna Massey)

Task 1:

Task 2: Favorite Epitaph (William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon)

Task 3: Sherlock Holmes Altar

Task 4: Mexican Food

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 2: GUY FAWKES NIGHT

Book: Georgette Heyer: Behold, Here's Poison

Task 1: Book Burned in Effigy

Task 2: Book-Related Crimes

Task 3: Favorite Food "Flambé" (Vanilla Ice Cream and Hot Cherries)

Task 4: "Non-Explosive" "Gunpowder" Titles

 

Points:  5

 

 

DOOR 3: MELBOURNE CUP DAY

Book: Dick Francis: Field of Thirteen

Task 1: Pick your ponies: A Prince of Arran, The Cliffsofmoher, Sound Check  (=> 1 point for participation + 1 point for getting 1 horse right)

Task 2: Hats

Task 3:

Task 4: Hamburg Derby & CHIO

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 4: DIWALI

Book: Terry Pratchett: The Light Fantastic

Task 1: Bonn Leuchtet / Bonn Shines (Favorite Light Display)

Task 2: Shelf Organization / Tea Shelves

Task 3:

Task 4: Book Covers (Girls Holding Flowers)

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 5: VETERANS' / ARMISTICE DAY

Book: Colin Dexter: The Riddle of the Third Mile

Task 1: Book Cover Flag of Germany

Task 2:

Task 3: "Veteran" Readership / Personal Literary Canon

Task 4: Poppy Seedcake

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 6: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE

Book: Various Authors: A Very French Christmas (anthology)

Task 1: Redeeming Element of Low-Rated Book

Task 2:

Task 3:

Task 4:

 

Points: 2

 

 

DOOR 7: MAWLID

Book: Joanne Fluke / Laura Levine / Leslie Meier: Candy Cane Murder

Task 1: Book-related prophecies

Task 2: Book Rescue & Book-Related Travel / Pilgrimages

Task 3:

Task 4: Characters Who Made a Career Change

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 8: PENANCE DAY

Book: Barbara Vine: The Brimstone Wedding

Task 1: Comfort reads

Task 2: Favorite Sports Teams and Their Pennants

Task 3: Bad Hair Day

Task 4: In the Desert (Egypt)

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 9: THANKSGIVING

Book: Donna Andrews: Six Geese A-Slaying

Task 1: Books I am "most thankful" for / Favorite Books of 2018

Task 2: Christmas Dinner with Mark Twain

Task 3: A Book Full of Stuffing

Task 4: Book Harvest

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 10: BON OM TOUK

Book: Simon Brett & Certain Members of the Detection Club: The Sinking Admiral

Task 1: Paper Boat (and Cats)

Task 2: Rhein in Flammen / The Rhine on Fire (festive boat procession)

Task 3: Rainy Day Books

Task 4: "Moonlighting" Book Characters

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 11: RUSSIAN MOTHER'S DAY

Book: Michael Connelly: Dark Sacred Night

Task 1: The Mother of All Writerly Sins

Task 2: Mother's Day Memory

Task 3: Favorite Shoes

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 12: ST. ANDREW'S DAY

Book: Michael Connelly: The Late Show

Task 1:

Task 2:

Task 3: Cloud Formations

Task 4: Books Featuring Golf

 

Points: 3

 

 

DOOR 13: ADVENT

Book: Neil Gaiman: A Study in Emerald

Task 1:

Task 2: Holiday Traditions

Task 3: Wassail Bowl

Task 4:

 

Points: 3

 

 

DOOR 14: HANUKKAH

Book: Michael Connelly: Two Kinds of Truth

Task 1: A Miracle? Maybe.

Task 2: 9 Candles

Task 3: Donut

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 15: ST. NICHOLAS' DAY

Book: J.A. Jance: Desert Heat

Task 1: Book Wishlist

Task 2: Three Wishes

Task 3: Holiday Treats

Task 4: Books Featuring Children Rescued from Peril

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 16: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Book: Anne Perry: A Christmas Guest

Task 1: Human Rights Keywords in Bok Titles

Task 2: 70+ Year Old Book Characters

Task 3:

Task 4:

 

Points: 3

 

 

DOOR 17: ST. LUCIA'S DAY

Book: Various Authors: Skandinavische Weihnachten

Task 1: Book Flood

Task 2:

Task 3: Book Cover Crown of Light

Task 4: Gävle Goat guess (=> 1 point for participation + 1 point for correct guess)

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 18: WINTER SOLSTICE / YULETIDE

Book: Diane Setterfield: The Thirteenth Tale

Task 1: Bibliomancy

Task 2: Neverending Book

Task 3: Book Cover Herd of Reindeer

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 19: FESTIVUS

Book: Oscar Wilde: A Woman of No Importance, and Model Millionnaire

Task 1: Airing of Grievances (Least Favorite Books of 2018)

Task 2: CatFestivus Pole

Task 3: Book Stack / Scales Feat of Strength

Task 4: "Festivus" Google Search Screenshot

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 20: CHRISTMAS

Book: Martin Edwards (ed.), Various Authors: The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories

Task 1: Christmas Decorations

Task 2: Christmas Dinner with Mark Twain

Task 3: Favorite Christmas Movie: A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart, 1999)

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 21: KWANZAA

Book: Ken Bruen: The Guards

Task 1: Favorite Book Heroes and their Nemeses

Task 2: Misdirection in Books

Task 3: Visiting Africa

Task 4: Kwanzaa / Vegetable Dinner

 

Points: 5

 

 

DOOR 22: NEW YEAR'S EVE

Book: Stephen Brusatte: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

Task 1: 2019 Book Goals

Task 2: 2018 Reading in Review

Task 3: Book Lottery

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 23: HOGSWATCH

Book: Terry Pratchett: Hogfather

Task 1: Glingleglingleglingle: Cologne Heinzelmännchen / Household God(dess)

Task 2: Holiday Book Joker

Task 3: Pumuckl's Footprints, or, "Do you believe in Santa Claus?"

Task 4:

 

Points: 4

 

 

DOOR 24: EPIPHANY

Book: Patricia Wentworth: The Clock Strikes Twelve

Task 1: Favorite Trilogy

Task 2: Holiday Book Joker

Task 3: The Twelve Days of Christmas / Images

Task 4: Favorite Spicy Drink

 

Points: 5

 

 

 

BOOK JOKER

Used for:

Hogswatch, Task 2 (Various Authors: Murder for Christmas - anthology)

Epiphany, Task 2 (Various Authors; John Julius Norwich (ed.): An English Christmas - anthology)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Score:

 

 100 points