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WINTER CHALLENGE 2013 > 5.9 - In the Cellar

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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 15, 2013 08:51PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
5.9 -- In the Cellar
In the game of Clue, the cellar holds the envelope with the solution to the mystery. In real life, many cellars hold wine. Read a book set in one of the top 10 countries for wine consumption. For the purposes of this task, we'll use this list of countries: Top 10 countries for wine consumption


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Alison | 186 comments Lady Chatterley's Lover has Italy listed as a setting. Can I use this book for this challenge?


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Claire (proud-mum) | 1091 comments I am going to read Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert set in France.


message 7: by Sara ♥ (new)

Sara ♥ (saranicole) | 1136 comments Just a couple recommendations...

Funny Contemporary Romance: Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot (Italy)

YA Romance: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (France)


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Prajakta | 150 comments Would The Scarlet Pimpernelwork? There are two settings listed England and France on GR


message 9: by Bea (last edited Nov 17, 2013 03:54AM) (new)

Bea | 3872 comments I have been trying to get to Foucault's Pendulum for several seasons. Perhaps this task will do it.

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Changed my mind! I will be reading The Honorary Consul instead. It is set in Argentina.


message 11: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
If I recall correctly, Lady Chatterley's Lover is set mostly in England but it's been years since I read it. If you read it and find that at least half of the book is set in Italy it would work, but if not it won't.


message 12: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
If at least half of the The Scarlet Pimpernel is set in France, it will work.


message 13: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 412 comments I'm assuming The Paris Wife will work?


message 14: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Valerie wrote: "I'm assuming The Paris Wife will work?"

Yes, that works.


message 15: by Susan A (last edited Nov 20, 2013 09:18AM) (new)

Susan A House of Phineas This book is set in ancient Rome. Does this work? Thanks


message 16: by Kristina Simon (last edited Nov 20, 2013 12:57PM) (new)

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Susan A wrote: "House of Phineas This book is set in ancient Rome. Does this work? Thanks"

Sure. Rome works. Time period doesn't matter.


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Bec (foreverfnm) | 135 comments Wondering if I could read Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld - the blurb says "In a contested, lawless region between Moldova and Ukraine known as Transnistria, a tightly knit group of "honest criminals"—exiled there by Stalin-live according to strict codes of ritualized respect and fierce loyalty."

So will a contested region work... I'm pretty sure the area is actually considered Moldova... does anyone actually know? But I haven't read anything from there so I'd love to!


message 18: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Bec wrote: "Wondering if I could read Siberian Education: Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld - the blurb says "In a contested, lawless region between Moldova and Ukraine known as Transnistria, ..."

It does appear that Transnistria is an unrecognized state claimed by Mondova. I don't know what's going on with the political situation in Transnistria but for the purposes of this task, the book will work. Please note that the book was approved when you claim it so Sandy won't have to rethink it.


message 19: by Alison (new)

Alison | 186 comments Will The Light in the Ruins work? It doesn't have a setting listed under that heading but the description gives Italian cities and genre has Cultural>Italy.


message 20: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1720 comments what about The Supreme Macaroni Company? It looks like it takes place in Italy


message 21: by Sandy (new)

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Alison wrote: "Will The Light in the Ruins work? It doesn't have a setting listed under that heading but the description gives Italian cities and genre has Cultural>Italy."

I've read this one - it takes place completely in Italy. Really good book, too.


message 22: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Alison wrote: "Will The Light in the Ruins work?"

"Sandy wrote: "I've read this one - it takes place completely in Italy."


That'll work, Alison. Hope you enjoy it!


message 23: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Cindie wrote: "what about The Supreme Macaroni Company? It looks like it takes place in Italy"

The description says Greenwich Village, New Orleans, and Italy. If the characters spend at least half the book in Italy, it'll work. If not, then it won't. Since it's not obvious, you'll need to make it clear when you post how much of the book takes place in Italy.


message 24: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1720 comments Kristi (Passion for the Page) wrote: "Cindie wrote: "what about The Supreme Macaroni Company? It looks like it takes place in Italy"

The description says Greenwich Village, New Orleans, and Italy. If the characters sp..."


thanks! I am planning on reading it anyway -- i can figure out if and what task it fits then!


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Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments Cindie - if you haven't read her first book (Big Stone Gap) - it works for Kate's task (first book and most recent) - cause i'm using it


message 27: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 30, 2013 05:24PM) (new)

Would this work--> The Wife of Martin Guerre ?


message 28: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Prajakta wrote: "Will The Elegance of the Hedgehog work?"

Yes, that works.


message 29: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Delmy =^.^= wrote: "Would this work--> The Wife of Martin Guerre ?"

Yes, that works.


message 30: by Soelo (new)

Soelo | 118 comments The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man doesn't have any locations listed, but 4 of the 7 collected issues take place in Donostia prison in Southern France. Can I get approval for this? Thanks!


message 31: by Kristina Simon (last edited Dec 01, 2013 05:31PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) | 10897 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man doesn't have any locations listed, but 4 of the 7 collected issues take place in Donostia prison in Southern France. Can I get approval for this? Th..."

The first sentence of the book's description says "In this volume, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France...." - so you're good.


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