16 Tasks of the Festive Season: Square 8 – Hanukkah – and Square 3 – St. Martin’s Day
Tasks for Hanukkah: Light nine candles around the room (SAFELY) and post a picture. –OR– Play the Dreidel game to pick the next book you read.
Assign a book from your TBR to each of the four sides of the dreidel:
Spin a virtual dreidel: http://www.torahtots.com/holidays/chanuka/dreidel.htm
– then tell us which book the dreidel picked.
OK, here we go:
נ (Nun) = James D. Doss: The Shaman Laughs
ג (Gimel) = Michael Jecks: The Devil’s Acolyte
ה (He) = Kazuo Ishiguro: An Artist of the Floating World
ש (Shin) = John-Henri Holmberg (ed.): A Darker Shade
Alright — Ishiguro it is. And this will also give me my book themes for St. Martin’s Day (square 3): Read a book set on a vineyard, or in a rural setting, –OR– a story where the MC searches for/gets a new job. –OR– A book with a lantern on the cover, or books set before the age of electricity. –OR– A story dealing with an act of selfless generosity (like St. Martin sharing his cloak with a beggar).