24 Tasks: Door 5 - Veterans' / Armistice Day - Tasks

Update - 16.Nov.: Tasks 1 & 2 completed


Task 1:  Using book covers (real or virtual), create a close approximation of your country’s flag (either of residence or birth), OR a close approximation of a poppy.  Take a pic of your efforts and post.


With a little bit of improvisation...




Task 2: Make an offer of peace (letter, gift, whatever) to a book character who has particularly annoyed you this year.


Dear Vic,


It has taken some time to come to terms with your decision to run off with the man in the brown suit, but, in the end, it's your call. Entirely. 

I still think you have a lot more going for you, and maybe someday you'll see that, too.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this peculiar adventure.






Task 3: Tell us: What author’s books would you consider yourself a veteran of (i.e., by which author have you read particularly many books – or maybe even all of them)?


I guess there is a small number of authors that I think I can consider myself a veteran of: Agatha Christie, Carson McCullers and Patricia Highsmith come to mind, but there is also Ian Fleming - the task didn't specify that we needed to like the author. ;D


However, I'm going to go with Graham Greene for this task. As some of you might remember, I dedicated a reading project to Greene in 2014/15 with the goal of reading all of his novels. It was such a fun and enlightening journey to travel in Greene-land. I really miss reading his books for the first time. 



Task 4: Treat yourself to a slice of poppy seedcake and post a photo. If you want to make it yourself, try out this recipe: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/poppy-seed-cake/ … or this one: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1629633/lemon-and-poppy-seed-cake


(Not going to happen. I'm not a fan of poppy seedcake.)


Book:  Read any book involving wars, battles, where characters are active military or veterans, or with poppies on the cover.


I'm going to claim this task for reading The Road Back last week.