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Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

Currently reading

Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel
Debbie Macomber
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor
Lisa Kleypas
You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
Phoebe Robinson, Jessica Williams
Together: Our Community Cookbook
Hubb Community Kitchen
The Round House
Louise Erdrich
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DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS!-24 TASKS

 

TASKS AND BOOK

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

 

Ode to Mary Yellan (Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier)

 

She arrives at her family's inn

And is almost beaten and done in

By her uncle who is a nasty guy 

While her aunt stands idly by

She realizes that she is not on stable ground

And proceeds to walk all around

Meeting men wherever she goes

And finding out a secret that leaves her low

She eventually makes it out alive

And runs off with Jem who is vile



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

 

I adore the below because of the pettiness involved. 

 




 

 

May eternal damnation be
Upon those in Whaling Port.
Who, without knowing me,
Have maliciously vilified me.
May the curse of God 
Be upon them and theirs.

According to local folklore, Mary was at odds with her neighbors in Whaling Port over the number of cats she owned. The neighbors went to court to try to get this headstone changed or removed, but the stone carver had a signed contract and payment in full, so he had to fulfill Mary's wishes.

 

https://www.capecodtimes.com/article/20131027/NEWS/310270332

 

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.

 

Apologies for how this turned out!

 

 

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

 

 

Ordered this for my lunch today! Yum! Spicy mini tacos. I could have eaten 6 more.