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Murder by Death

I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

24 Festive Tasks: Door 2 - Guy Fawkes Night (November 5th)

Time to see what's behind Door #2... Guy Fawkes Night

 


Guy Fawks Night

dio de los meurtos

 

    Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!

 

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual holiday, primarily in Great Britain, commemorating the events of November 5th, 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

 

Tasks and Books

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)?

 

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

 

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).

 

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).

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

 

Previous door's tasks are "beneath the fold"

 

 

Door 1:  Dia de Los Muertos

 

Task 1:  Write a silly poem or limerick poking fun at the fiction character of your choice.

 

Task 2:  Share your favorite gravestone epitaph (you know you have one).

 

Task 3:  Create an altar (either digital or physical) for your favorite book, series, or book character, and post a picture of it.  Inclusion of book cover encouraged.

 

Task 4: If you like Mexican food, treat yourself to your favorite dish and share a photo of it.

 

Book:  Re-read an old favorite from a now-deceased author, a book from a finished (dead) series, or a book set in Mexico.