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message 1: by Kasia (new)

Kasia Yet another great idea coming from Melody. Thanks Melody!!! You're the best. So this is how this challenge works:

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS UNITE! June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)
This summer let's travel together (group discounts, wheee!)...

Option #1:
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

(That's 7-14 books over 3 months...)

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).

Just remember, I'm posting this early - it's only the beginning of May - and the challenge officially starts June 21st. Well, this way you have plenty of time to compile your list, and that's good, just DO NOT start reading yet! But you knew that...


message 2: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited May 03, 2009 04:34PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Armchair travelers unite!
June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)

Option #1:
Around the World in 80 Days:
(Already read the Jules Verne classic novel)
Read a book set somewhere on each continent:

Asia: Now and Zen (S.A.S.S. - Students Across the Seven Seas) by Linda Gerber Japan
Africa: Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx by Max McCoy Egypt
North America: Enemy In Camp (Americana Series: Michigan) by Janet Dailey
South America: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by James Rollins - Peru
Antarctica: Life on the Ice: No One Goes to Antarctica Alone by Roff Smith
Europe: The Sound of Munich by Suzanne Nelson - Germany
Australia: Adopted Outback Baby by Barbara Hannay

Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland). Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.
I am using part ofa Harlequin Presents series from the early 90's called Postcards from Europe.

1. Tower Of Shadows (Postcards from Europe) by Sara Craven - France
2. No Promise Of Love (Postcards from Europe) by Lilian Peake - Switzerland
3. The Alpha Man (Postcards from Europe) by Kay Thorpe - Greece
4. The Touch of Aphrodite (Postcards from Europe) by Joanna Mansell - Cyprus
5. Roman Spring (Postcards from Europe) by Sandra Marton - Italy
6. The Bruges Engagement (Postcards from Europe) by Madeleine Ker - Belgium
7. Designed To Annoy (Postcards from Europe) by Elizabeth Oldfield - Germany

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).


Option 1 add-ons:
Europe: Eating for England The Delights and Eccentricities of the British at the Table by Nigel Slater

Option 2 add-ons:
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (Italy)



message 3: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (ielfling) Cool challenge, cheers to Melody and Kasia! Just been having a look round the net and it seems like Antartica is the perfect spot for your psycho killer to go on holiday :) there are a boatload of crime novels set there - anyone found any Antartican romance?

Option #1:

Read a book set somewhere on each continent:

Asia: Lessons to Learn by Natasha Judd (Korea)
Africa: Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnson (Morocco)
North America: How the Light Gets In by MJ Hyland (USA)
South America: Brasyl by Ian McDonald (Brazil)
Antarctica: Cold Skin by Albert Sánchez Piñol, or if that gets too weird, Dark Winter by William Dietrich
Europe: Fatima's Good Fortune A Novel by Joanne and Gerry Dryansky (France)
Australia: Bought For The Marriage Bed by Melanie Milburn (I just have to read this one for the shy virginal librarian who finds herself mistaken for her LESS shy and virginal twin)



message 4: by Melody (new)

Melody (melos) Wow, ya'll are quick! :O) Guess I'll have to get started...


message 5: by Toni (last edited Aug 08, 2009 04:53PM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Sounds fun! World travel from home. I'm in.

Option #1 - Read a book set on each continent.

Asia - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Suzanne Weyn 7/15
North America - The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 7/6
South America - Amazonia by James Rollins 7/3
Africa - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Europe - Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella 7/31
Antarctia - Dark Winter by William Dietrich 7/14
Australia - Stiff by Shane Maloney 8/8

Option #2 - Tour the Continent (Always wanted to visit Europe) - Read books set in 7 countries in Europe (excluding UK, Ireland, Iceland)

France - The Foriegn Corresponent by Alan Furst
Sweden - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Italy - Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham 7/20
Hungary - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
Germany - The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Spain - Its Not About the Tapas: A Spainish Adventure on Two Wheels by Polly Evans 8/7
Greece - Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner



message 6: by Kasia (last edited Jun 06, 2009 02:14PM) (new)

Kasia Option #1:
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

1. Grotesque (Asia: Japan)
2. Bel Canto (South America)
3. Aztec & The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Central America, Dominican Republic)*
4. Away (North America: Canada)
5. The Thorn Birds (Australia)
6. What Is the What (Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya)
7. Jonathan Strange Mr. Norrell (Europe: UK)



Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Five Quarters of the Orange (France)
2. Hunger (Norway)
3. Dracula (Romania)
4. Night (Poland)
5. Zeno's Conscience (Italy)
6. The King Must Die (Greece)
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sweden)
8. The Shadow of the Wind (Spain)**

____________________________________________________________________
* I'm cheating here and reading on central america instead of Antarctica :/
** Alternative, in case I'd hate one of first seven


message 7: by Annvelwis (last edited Aug 04, 2009 12:32PM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Option #1: Around the World in 80 Days: Read a book set somewhere on each continent

Asia Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu 22-06
Africa The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 16-07
North America All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks 21-06
South America Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan from Hot Blooded anthology 21-07
Antarctica Whiteout by Greg Rucka
Europe Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd 23-06
Australia Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail 21-07

Option #2: Tour the Continent (w/o UK, Ireland, and Iceland): Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Nawiedzony dom by Joanna Chmielewska (Poland) 30-06
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Germany)
3. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spain)
4. You Slay Me Katie MacAlister (France) 10-07
5. Never Kiss a Stranger by Meryl Sawyer (Malta) 30-06
6. Dark Sins by Jenna Maclaine from Strange Brew anthology (Italy) 29-07
7. Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister (Hungary)


message 8: by colleen (last edited Jul 04, 2009 07:20AM) (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Armchair Traveler Challenge
6/21/09 to 9/21/09

Option 1 - Around the World in 80 Days
Asia The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/26/09 (Tibet) mystery
Africa The Last Twilight - Marjorie M. Liu 7/1/09 (Congo) PNR
North America Nothing But The Best - Kristin Hardy 6/22/09 (USA) romance
South America
Antarctica Blood and Ice - Robert Masello 7/4/09
Europe Talking to Addison - Jenny Colgan 6/21/09 (England) chick lit
Australia Mistress By Contract - Helen Bianchin 6/24/09 (Australia) romance

Option 2 - Tour the Continent
(Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.
1 (Andorra) If You Dare - Kresley Cole 6/26/09 romance
2
3
4
5
6
7


Add-on 1 Non-fiction
Asia
Africa
North America Rescue Warriors The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes - David Helvarg 7/2/09
South America
Antarctica
Europe
Australia

Add-on 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7


message 9: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Sep 07, 2009 07:23AM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS UNITE! June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)
This summer let's travel together (group discounts, wheee!)...

Option #1: Completed 31/08/09
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

Asia - (Taiwan) The Ching Lady - Doug Allyn - 30/08/09
Africa -(Egypt) Death In Egypt - Henry T Parry - 31/08/09
North America - (Oregon) Snowbound - Janice Kay Johnson - 14/08/09
South America - (Bermuda) The Alibi - Isaac Asimov - 11/08/09
Antartica - Ice Cave - Emmy Lou Schenk - 06 Aug 2009
Europe - Yesterday's Affair - Sally Wentworth - UK - 05 July 2009

Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Sudden Fire - Elizabeth Oldfield - Portugal - 21 June 2009
2. Roman Spring - Sandra Marton - Rome - Italy - 24 June 2009
3. Tower of Shadows - Sara Craven - France - 07/09/09
4. Touch of Aphrodite - Joanna Mansell - Cyprus - 01 July 2009
5. The Alpha Man - Kay Thorpe - Greece - 06/09/09
6. Dark Sunlight - Patricia Wilson - Spain - 06/09/09
7. Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister - Hungary - 30 July 2009


(That's 7-14 books over 3 months...)

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).

Option 2 add-ons:

A Year in the Merde - Stephen Clarke - France - 02 Aug 2009


message 10: by colleen (last edited Jul 25, 2009 07:56AM) (new)

colleen (colleenfl) | 458 comments RRRC Armchair Traveler Challenge
6/21/09 to 9/21/09

Well, I've completed Option 1. Pretty fun. I'll move on to Option 2.

Option 1 - COMPLETED 7/6/09
Asia The Skull Mantra - Eliot Pattison 6/26/09 (Tibet) mystery
Africa The Last Twilight - Marjorie M. Liu 7/1/09 (Congo) PNR
North America Nothing But The Best - Kristin Hardy 6/22/09 (USA) romance
South America Deep Black Payback - Stephen Coonts 7/6/09 (Peru) thriller
Antarctica Blood and Ice - Robert Masello 7/4/09
Europe Talking to Addison - Jenny Colgan 6/21/09 (England) chick lit
Australia Mistress By Contract - Helen Bianchin 6/24/09 (Australia) romance

The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison The Last Twilight (Dirk & Steele, #7) by Marjorie M. Liu Nothing But The Best (Sex & The Supper Club) (Harlequin Blaze #164) by Kristin Hardy Deep Black Payback (Deep Black) by Stephen Coonts Blood and Ice by Robert Masello Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan Mistress By Contract (Harlequin Presents, No. 2201) by Helen Bianchin

Option 2 - Tour the Continent
(Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.
1 (Andorra) If You Dare - Kresley Cole 6/26/09 romance
2 (Greece) Gates of Fire An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Steven Pressfield 7/19/09
3 (Russia) Love Rules - Barbara Cartland 7/25/09
4
5
6
7


Add-on 1 Non-fiction
Asia
Africa
North America Rescue Warriors The U.S. Coast Guard, America's Forgotten Heroes - David Helvarg 7/2/09
South America
Antarctica The Coolest Race on Earth Mud, Madmen, Glaciers, and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon - John Hanc 7/10/09
Europe
Australia

Add-on 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7



message 11: by Annvelwis (last edited Aug 09, 2009 04:43AM) (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Option #1: 7/7 Completed ;]
Option #2: 6/7

Option #1:
Tiger Eye (Dirk & Steele, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu [image error] [image error] Hot Blooded (Includes Carpathians, #14; Midnight Upyr, #4; Mageverse, #1) by Christine Feehan Whiteout by Greg Rucka [image error] Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail

Option #2:
Nawiedzony dom by Joanna Chmielewska The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón [image error] Never Kiss a Stranger by Meryl Sawyer Strange Brew by P.N. Elrod Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey Guardian, #2) by Katie MacAlister

Option #1: Around the World in 80 Days: Read a book set somewhere on each continent

Asia Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu 22-06
Africa The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 16-07
North America All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks 21-06
South America Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan from Hot Blooded anthology 21-07
Antarctica Whiteout by Greg Rucka 04-08
Europe Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd 23-06
Australia Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail 21-07

Option #2: Tour the Continent (w/o UK, Ireland, and Iceland): Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Nawiedzony dom by Joanna Chmielewska (Poland) 30-06
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Germany) 09-08
3. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Spain)
4. You Slay Me Katie MacAlister (France) 10-07
5. Never Kiss a Stranger by Meryl Sawyer (Malta) 30-06
6. Dark Sins by Jenna Maclaine from Strange Brew anthology (Italy) 29-07
7. Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister (Hungary) 06-08


message 12: by Toni (new)

Toni | 255 comments 6/7 read.

Option #1 - Read a book set on each continent.

Asia - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Suzanne Weyn 7/15
North America - The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 7/6
South America - Amazonia by James Rollins 7/3
Africa - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
Europe - Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella 7/31
Antarctia - Dark Winter by William Dietrich 7/14
Australia - Stiff by Shane Maloney 8/8

Waiting on the last one from the library.


message 13: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments You are on a roll, Annvelwis. Congrats on finishing this one.

Toni, one more to go.


message 14: by Annvelwis (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Thanks, Yz :) But I still have one country to go ;) Not sure if I'll read Zefon for Spain, though.


message 15: by Toni (new)

Toni | 255 comments Finally got the last one from the library. Hopefully it won't take to long.


message 16: by Toni (new)

Toni | 255 comments Update 3/7

Option #2 - Tour the Continent (Always wanted to visit Europe) - Read books set in 7 countries in Europe (excluding UK, Ireland, Iceland)

France - Black Girl in Paris
Sweden - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Italy - Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham 7/20
Hungary - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
Germany - The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Spain - Its Not About the Tapas: A Spainish Adventure on Two Wheels by Polly Evans 8/7
Greece - Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner 8/24



message 17: by Jane(Janelba) (last edited Aug 31, 2009 12:27PM) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS UNITE! June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)
This summer let's travel together (group discounts, wheee!)...

Option #1: Completed Option #1 - 31/08/09
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

Asia - (Taiwan) The Ching Lady - Doug Allyn - 30/08/09
Africa -(Egypt) Death In Egypt - Henry T Parry - 31/08/09
North America - (Oregon) Snowbound - Janice Kay Johnson - 14/08/09
South America - (Bermuda) The Alibi - Isaac Asimov - 11/08/09
Antartica - Ice Cave - Emmy Lou Schenk - 06 Aug 2009
Europe - Yesterday's Affair - Sally Wentworth - UK - 05 July 2009

Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Sudden Fire - Elizabeth Oldfield - Portugal - 21 June 2009
2. Roman Spring - Sandra Marton - Rome - Italy - 24 June 2009
3. Tower of Shadows - Sara Craven - France
4. Touch of Aphrodite - Joanna Mansell - Cyprus - 01 July 2009
5. The Alpha Man - Kay Thorpe - Greece
6. Dark Sunlight - Patricia Wilson - Spain
7. Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister - Hungary - 30 July 2009


(That's 7-14 books over 3 months...)

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).

Option 2 add-ons:

A Year in the Merde - Stephen Clarke - France - 02 Aug 2009


message 18: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Just three books left for option#2 to complete this challenge !


message 19: by Kim (new)

Kim I haven't done very well with this challenge yet- although I intend to keep going with it. I've even set up a reading journal for next year to complete another round the world type reading challenge!


message 20: by Kasia (last edited Sep 01, 2009 02:27PM) (new)

Kasia I'm done with option 2 (yay!). I haven't given up on option 1 yet, but things are a little shaky on that ground. Anyways...
Option #2:

1. Story of the Eye (Spain)
2. Venus in Furs (Austria)
3. Necroscope (Romania)
4. Night (Hungary/Poland)
5. A Hunger Like No Other (France)
6. For the Good of the Cause (Russia)
7. Bluebird: A Memoir (Bosnia)


message 21: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Way to go, Kasia!


message 22: by Toni (last edited Sep 03, 2009 07:31AM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Update 7/7 read. Completed on 9/3.

Option #1 - Read a book set on each continent.

Asia - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Suzanne Weyn 7/15
North America - The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger 7/6
South America - Amazonia by James Rollins 7/3
Africa - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 9/3
Europe - Shopaholic and Sister by Sophie Kinsella 7/31
Antarctia - Dark Winter by William Dietrich 7/14
Australia - Stiff by Shane Maloney 8/8




message 23: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments Good job, Toni!


message 24: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Completed 07/09/09

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS UNITE! June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)
This summer let's travel together (group discounts, wheee!)...

Option #1: Completed 31/08/09
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

Asia - (Taiwan) The Ching Lady - Doug Allyn - 30/08/09
Africa -(Egypt) Death In Egypt - Henry T Parry - 31/08/09
North America - (Oregon) Snowbound - Janice Kay Johnson - 14/08/09
South America - (Bermuda) The Alibi - Isaac Asimov - 11/08/09
Antartica - Ice Cave - Emmy Lou Schenk - 06 Aug 2009
Europe - Yesterday's Affair - Sally Wentworth - UK - 05 July 2009

Option #2:
Tour the Continent: (Europe excluding the UK, Ireland, and Iceland)
Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Sudden Fire - Elizabeth Oldfield - Portugal - 21 June 2009
2. Roman Spring - Sandra Marton - Rome - Italy - 24 June 2009
3. Tower of Shadows - Sara Craven - France - 07/09/09
4. Touch of Aphrodite - Joanna Mansell - Cyprus - 01 July 2009
5. The Alpha Man - Kay Thorpe - Greece - 06/09/09
6. Dark Sunlight - Patricia Wilson - Spain - 06/09/09
7. Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister - Hungary - 30 July 2009


(That's 7-14 books over 3 months...)

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).

Option 2 add-ons:

A Year in the Merde - Stephen Clarke - France - 02 Aug 2009


message 25: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments There is a positive side to having swine flu ! You get a week off work and time to read as you don't have any energy to do anything else ! !


message 26: by Annvelwis (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Option #1: 7/7 Completed ;]
Option #2: 7/7 Completed ;]

Option #1:
Tiger Eye (Dirk & Steele, #1) by Marjorie M. Liu [image error] [image error] Hot Blooded (Includes Carpathians, #14; Midnight Upyr, #4; Mageverse, #1) by Christine Feehan Whiteout by Greg Rucka [image error] Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail

Option #2:
Nawiedzony dom by Joanna Chmielewska The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Władca Barcelony by Chufo Llorens [image error] Never Kiss a Stranger by Meryl Sawyer Strange Brew by P.N. Elrod Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey Guardian, #2) by Katie MacAlister

Option #1: Around the World in 80 Days: Read a book set somewhere on each continent

Asia Tiger Eye by Marjorie M. Liu 22-06
Africa The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 16-07
North America All I Want for Christmas Is a Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks 21-06
South America Dark Hunger by Christine Feehan from Hot Blooded anthology 21-07
Antarctica Whiteout by Greg Rucka 04-08
Europe Well Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd 23-06
Australia Eucalyptus A Novel by Murray Bail 21-07

Option #2: Tour the Continent (w/o UK, Ireland, and Iceland): Read books set in 7 countries scattered around Europe.

1. Nawiedzony dom by Joanna Chmielewska (Poland) 30-06
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Germany) 09-08
3. Władca Barcelony by Chufo Llorens (Spain) 10-09
4. You Slay Me Katie MacAlister (France) 10-07
5. Never Kiss a Stranger by Meryl Sawyer (Malta) 30-06
6. Dark Sins by Jenna Maclaine from Strange Brew anthology (Italy) 29-07
7. Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister (Hungary) 06-08


message 27: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Congratulations on finishing this challenge Annvelwis !


message 28: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Kasia wrote: "I'm done with option 2 (yay!). I haven't given up on option 1 yet, but things are a little shaky on that ground. Anyways...
Option #2:

1. Story of the Eye (Spain)
2. [book:Venus i..."


Well done Kasia !



message 29: by Annvelwis (new)

Annvelwis | 671 comments Thank you, Jane :)


message 30: by Jane(Janelba) (new)

Jane(Janelba) (janelba) | 769 comments Toni wrote: "Update 7/7 read. Completed on 9/3.

Option #1 - Read a book set on each continent.

Asia - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Suzanne Weyn 7/15
North America - The Devil Wears Prada by L..."


Belated congratulations Toni !


message 31: by Toni (last edited Sep 22, 2009 09:43AM) (new)

Toni | 255 comments Update 5/7 -- Didn't make this one.

Option #2 - Tour the Continent (Always wanted to visit Europe) - Read books set in 7 countries in Europe (excluding UK, Ireland, Iceland)

France - Black Girl in Paris 9/21
Sweden - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Italy - Playing for Pizza: A Novel by John Grisham 7/20
Hungary - The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter 9/19
Germany - The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Spain - Its Not About the Tapas: A Spainish Adventure on Two Wheels by Polly Evans 8/7
Greece - Nobody's Princess by Esther Friesner 8/24



message 32: by Toni (new)

Toni | 255 comments Yz wrote: "Good job, Toni!"

Thanks


message 33: by Toni (new)

Toni | 255 comments Jane wrote: "Toni wrote: "Update 7/7 read. Completed on 9/3.

Option #1 - Read a book set on each continent.

Asia - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom by Suzanne Weyn 7/15
North America - The Devil Wea..."



Thanks


message 34: by Kasia (last edited Sep 22, 2009 10:05AM) (new)

Kasia Toni wrote: "Update 5/7 -- Didn't make this one."

But you made a big dent in it. Good job. And if it's of any consolation. I did not make this one either:

Option #1:
Around the World in 80 Days:
Read a book set somewhere on each continent (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia).

1. Beauty and Sadness (Asia: Japan)
2. Bel Canto (South America)
3. Icebound* (Arctic)
4. Geek Love (North America: Portland, USA)
5. Crap at the Environment (Australia)
6. Half of a Yellow Sun (Africa)
7. Welcome To The Real World (Europe: UK)
____________________________________________________________________
* Arctic instead of Antarctica, and I did not even finish it! It was supposed to be a gripping horror, but I hated the premise and was bored to death with the storyline. Sigh.


message 35: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Sep 22, 2009 12:11PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Armchair travelers unite!
June 21 - Sept 21 (first & last days of summer)

Option #1:
Around the World in 80 Days:
(Already read the Jules Verne classic novel)
Read a book set somewhere on each continent:

Asia:
Africa:
North America: The Quilter's Kitchen An Elm Creek Quilts Novel with Recipes by Jennifer Chiaverini 7/16/09
South America: The Alibi by Isaac Asimov 9/13/09
Antarctica: Ice Cave by Emmy Lou Schenk 7/11/09
Europe: The Girl on the Dock A Dark Fairy Tale by G. Norman Lippert England 7/14/09
Australia: The Interview by Elizabeth Rose 9/13/09

Add-ons:
For the seasoned traveler:
Read a 2nd book for each continent (or country), non-fiction (or based on a true story/person).


Option 1 add-ons:
Option 2 add-ons:
1. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (Italy - memoir) 6/29/09
2. Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love, and the Search for Home by Kim Sunée (France - memoir) 7/9/09


I read 7 books, but didn't fully complete either option. I listed them as add-on's for option 2 because they were non-fiction memoir's. I fully intended to read more for this but my brother's unexpected death made reading difficult for awhile.


message 36: by Yz the Whyz, Moderator (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 9327 comments *******************************************************
Challenge is officially closed!
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Armchair Travelers Challenge
June 21, 2009 - Sept 21, 2009

Option 1:

colleen
Annvelwis
Jane
Toni


Option 2:

Annvelwis
Kasia
Jane


Option 3:


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