Task 1: Make two “prophesies” you think will come to fruition in 2019 in your personal or reading life.
1. I will take on reading challenges at the start of the year, downsize them by the middle of the year and still panic about finishing them by the end it.
2. I will manage to get through about 100 books off of my TBR yet mysteriously not make any dent in my TBR numbers as they will be magically replaced by new books.
Task 2: The Five Pillars of Islam include almsgiving and the pilgrimage to Mekka. Tell us: Have you ever donated books or rescued them from (horror of horrors) being trashed? Alternatively: Is there a book-related place that is a place of pilgrimage to you?
I like to have a clear out now and then and remember donating books to friends, family and charity before I left for overseas. I also had a few massive clear outs before coming back, the charity shop near me got a few books out of that. Out of everything I would get rid of books are something I'm reluctant to let go of as you form attachments to them.
Task 3: Prophets are messengers. Tell us: Which book characters are your favorite messengers (no matter whether humans, angels, (demi)gods, etc.)?
Hedwig from the Harry Potter series would be the one that springs to mind. A source of comfort for Harry I cried when she was killed.
Task 4: Muhammad was a merchant before becoming a religious leader. List 5 books on your shelves in which a key character makes / undergoes a radical career change.
Kricket (Under Different Stars) - Janiter/bar person to Priestess and Royal advisor
Meg (The Others Series) Blood Prophet to Human Liaison officer
Angel (White Trash Zombie series) Low level store worker to morgue attendant
Fitz (Mythbreaker: Gods and Monsters - Crooked accountant to Chronicler and Prophet
Gala (Mount) Carer to Jockey
Book: If you can find a copy, read Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Or read any book about a leader of a movement, nation, religion or large group, OR read a book with a green cover OR with a half moon on the cover.
3.5* read 20/11.
I'm hoping this is green enough for the challenge.
5 points earned for Door 7
Total = 30 points