Day: December 23, 2018

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Glingleglingleglingle

24 Festive Tasks: Door 23 – Hogswatch, Task 1: Glingleglingleglingle – if you could wish any kind of god(dress) into existence, what would they be in charge of? Dusting? Weeding? We’re not aiming high here… tell us!   The Cologne “Heinzelmännchen” fountain: detail A Cologne legend dating all the way back to the Middle Ages […]

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Anne Perry: A Christmas Guest

24 Festive Tasks: Doors 16 – Human Rights Day, 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. The third book in Anne Perry’s series […]

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Skandinavische Weihnachten

  24 Festive Tasks: Door 17 – St. Lucia’s Day, Book: Read a book that is set in Scandinavia / Northern Europe, or by a Northern European / Nordic author, or a book newly released in November or December of this year. A charming anthology of Christmas short stories and poems from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, […]

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Oscar Wilde: A Woman of No Importance & Model Millionaire

24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 – Festivus, Book(s): Read any comedy, parody, or satire. Wilde’s second play; an acerbic take on the narrowness of fin de siècle English morality; or more particularly, supremely hypocritical perceptions of women’s role in society.  Unlike in Wilde’s later plays, the beginning comes across as a bit of an over-indulgence […]

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