Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
These are short lists, so I'm cramming them into a single post. Here are my 4-5 star reads for squares 7 & 8 for the 16 Tasks of the Festive Season.
International Human Rights Day: Read a book originally written in another language (i.e., not in English and not in your mother tongue),
–OR– a book written by anyone not anglo-saxon,
–OR– any story revolving around the rights of others either being defended or abused.
–OR– Read a book set in New York City, or The Netherlands (home of the UN and UN World Court respectively).
Saint Lucia's Day: Read a book set in Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden - and Finland for the purposes of this game) or a book where ice and snow are an important feature.
Book themes for Hanukkah: Any book whose main character is Jewish, any story about the Jewish people –OR– where the miracle of light plays a significant part in the stories plot.
Book themes for Las Posadas: Read a book dealing with visits by family or friends, or set in Mexico, –OR– with a poinsettia on the cover. –OR– a story where the main character is stranded without a place to stay, or find themselves in a 'no room at the Inn’ situation.