12 Tasks of Holiday Season - update #3

Task #4 Gift Card

  • Read a book that you either received as a gift or have given as a gift.
  • Give a book to a friend and post a picture of the wrapped present.


Lee Child – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Bought it as a gift for my son. He asked for it. He enjoys the series but he didn’t like the movie. In his head, Jack Reacher doesn’t resemble Tom Cruise at all, the actor doesn’t tally with the character.


Task #9 Happy New Year

  • Every year you get a little bit older! Read a coming of age novel or any old favorite comfort read to start the new year right.
  • If you're feeling brave, post a holiday picture of yourself from your childhood or misspent youth.


I decided to be brave and for this one, I’m posting a picture of myself. Not in youth or childhood – I don’t have digital versions of those and no scanner at home – but of one of the more recent New Year celebrations. This one was in the folder New Year 2011. I don’t look nearly so good now, even though I didn’t dress up for the occasion. I celebrated at home, and my son took the picture.