24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 Human Rights Day





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Task 1:  Book hunt for human rights:  Search your shelves for books with titles containing human rights words such as (but not limited to): hope, friendship, equality, justice, love, liberty, etc.  Put them in a stack and take a picture for posting.  (5 book minimum).


Spread Vol. 1: No Hope - Kyle Strahm,Justin Jordan,Felipe Sobreiro 

Hope for the Wicked (Larry Laughlin, #1) - Edward Lorn 

Lumberjanes Vol. 2 -  Noelle Stevenson

Love & Zombies - Eric Shapiro 

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft - Joe Hill,Gabriel Rodríguez 

Love Lies Dying - Steve Gerlach 










Task 2:  This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Find 3 books on your shelves with protagonists or other key characters who are -- or can reasonably be assumed to be -- 70 years or older.




Dracula - Bram Stoker  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré  The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl  


Dracula - Hundreds of years old.


Harry Potter - Dumbledore thought to be around 150 years old.


The Notebook - Noah was 31 when he returned from WW2, book setting is modern day (written in 1995/6) so presume him to be in his eighties


Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Grandpa Joe is 96 and a half.



Task 3: The symbol of Human Rights Day is the dove, which in its incarnation as a homing pigeon is also renowned for its navigational skills. – Tell us: Did you ever get so thoroughly lost (either in the days before GPS or because GPS, for whatever reason, was of no use to you) that you wished you had a homing pigeon to guide you?



I had met a friend for lunch in Yarraville, Melbourne. I was pretty confident about getting back but somehow missed the turn off to the west gate bridge and found myself taking another road further on which took me up to Northern Melbourne and added another hour onto my trip. I had to stop several times to consult my maps to see where I was, I would have loved for someone to guide me home that day.



Task 4: Human Rights Day was declared by the U.N. General Assembly, whose seat is in New York City. Treat yourself to a Manhattan (classic recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/manhattan-2/ ; virgin [non-alcoholic] recipes: https://www.anallievent.com/virgin-manhattan/ , http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/800238/cocktail-virgin-manhattan.html and https://www.liquor.com/recipes/not-manhattan/ ) or to a bagel or pastrami sandwich and share a photo with us.


I'm skipping this just now might come back to it later.



Book: Read any book with strong female characters, or written by an author from any minority group; any story about a minority overcoming their oppressors either individually or as a group. OR: A book set in New York City.


Bitch Planet Volume 2: President Bitch - Kelly Sue DeConnick 


4.5* read 20/12


4 points earned for Door 16


Total = 71