24 Festive Tasks: Door 19 Festivus





hosted by Murder by Death, Themis-Athena, and Moonlight Snow







Task 1:  It’s the annual airing of grievances!  Time to list the top 5 books that disappointed you the most this year and let us know why!


Crossed #0 - Garth Ennis 


Was looking forward to a gory graphic read from Garth Ennis but his usual attention to story and characters were missing from this. 


King of the Perverts - Steve Lowe 


Man competes in sex contest, this started out well but I thought the end was feel good and a cop out.


While You Sleep - Stephanie Merritt 


Frustrating read where just when you think something is going to happen the author ends the chapter, along with any tension built, and starts the next chapter on something different. 400 pages that was a bit of a snoozefest.


The Shadow, Vol. 1: The Fire of Creation - Aaron Campbell,Garth Ennis 


Wasn't a fan of the art, too many of the characters looked alike and the story wasn't that strong (at least in my opinion, I realise this gets a lot of love from fans). Enjoyed it more towards the end but too little too late.


Night - Marion Wiesel,Elie Wiesel 


As horrific as Mr Wiesel's story is I just found it to be too 'bitty' and fragmented. I can't help but feel that when your publishers make you condense an 800 page book to something about 125 pages the result is going to be a book that doesn't flow well.




Task 2:  Take a picture of your Festivus Pole (and remember this is a family site).


Skipping this as I don't have anything I could use as a Festivus pole.


Update - at Themis-Athena's suggestion, here is my Festivus pole with bonus appearance of Boo.



Task 3: Have your household scales perform a feat of strength: Place 10 of your heaviest books in a stack on your scales and tell us what their total weight comes to.



10 books weighed 33.8kg, Boo is curious about the activity and decides to come over for a sniff.





Task 4: Google the word “Festivus” and tell us or take a screenshot of what you see at the left border of the results page.




Book: Read any comedy, parody, or satire.




 Dead Clown Barbecue Expansion Pack - Jeff Strand  


4* read 30/12


 5 points earned for Door 19 


Total - 85