Task 1: Burn a book in effigy. Not that anyone of us would do such a thing, but if you HAD to, which book would be the one you’d sacrifice to the flames (gleefully or not)?
Huh... you know, there are many books that annoy me to no end, or plain give me the shudders, but since I've not been bombarded by any of them or their hype lately, I can be all mellow and skip to appreciating the discussion they spark... but if we are talking sacrifice and "burning this saves all the others" I'll throw the 50 shades ones into the pyre with no tears or lamentation.
Task 2: List your top 3 treasonous crimes against books. Not ones you’ve committed, but the ones you think are the worst.
Lol, I have several book-peccadilloes in my past, but for outright crimes, I'll go with burning, banning and not returning.
Task 3: Share your favorite / most memorable BBQ recollections or recipe, or your favorite recipe for food “flambé” (i.e., doused with alcohol which is then set aflame and allowed to burn off).
That will be flambe apple crepes, but I'll have to search for my notes, because I always made them on instinct.
Here is one pretty close to how I make them (though it is in Spanish, of course)
Task 4: Find 5 uses of the word “gunpowder” in book titles in contexts other than for blowing up things or shooting people (e.g., Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs = tea).
Book: Set in the UK, political thrillers, involving any monarchy or revolution; books about arson or related to burning.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy review