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WINTER CHALLENGE 2013 > 25.6 - Elizabeth B's Task: Sochi 2014 - Hot. Cool. Yours.

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message 1: by Dlmrose (last edited Dec 02, 2013 11:10AM) (new)

Dlmrose | 17484 comments Mod
25.6 - Elizabeth B's Task: Sochi 2014 - Hot. Cool. Yours.

The XXII Olympic Winter Games are scheduled to take place 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia

Read 2 books

Each book should be set for at least 50% of the book in one of the countries participating at the Winter Olympics. (see post 2 for countries as the list in the link is subject to change)
Olympic Participants

~You may not choose a book set in the country you are currently living in.

~You must select countries from 2 different continents. Use this list to determine continents: Countries by Continent i.e. Russia = Europe, Uzbekistan = Asia, etc.

Required: Include the name of the country where you’re currently living when you post.
Identify the book's setting if it is not obvious in the book's GR description


message 2: by Elizabeth (last edited Feb 11, 2014 12:04AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Here's a list of the countries per continent
Asia
Armenia
Azerbaijan
China
Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
Cyprus
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Iran
Israel
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Mongolia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
South Korea
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Turkey
Uzbekistan

Europe
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Macedonia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine

North America
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada
Cayman Islands
Jamaica
Mexico
Puerto Rico
U.S.A.
U.S. Virgin Islands

South America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Paraguay
Peru

Oceania
Australia
New Zealand
Tonga

Africa
Algeria
Morocco
South Africa
Togo
Zimbabwe


message 3: by Elizabeth (last edited Jan 08, 2014 11:10PM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Australia: True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Great Britain: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks Lady Pamela by Clare Darcy Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
Japan: Ring (Ring, #1) by Koji Suzuki Shame in the Blood A Novel by Tetsuo Miura
Portugal: The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt


message 4: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17484 comments Mod
This help thread is open!


message 5: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments cool task and hopefully a way for me to knock a couple more countries off my around the world journey


message 6: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Is my phone acting wacky? The link doesn't take me to a list of participating countries


message 7: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments i'm seeing it Susan - it might be your phone - its a wikipedia page


message 8: by Susan A (new)

Susan A Ill check at home. I see the page and number of countries participating but no link to list of countries


message 9: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments the full list is towards the bottom of the page - try scrolling down


message 10: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Susan from your phone open The Games link and you can see the participating commitees


message 11: by Julie (new)

Julie If anyone is having trouble finding books that fit, you can search Listopia by just typing in the name of the country. I found a lot that would fit the task that way!


message 12: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments there is also this group - https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... - it has threads for each of the countries...personal pet peeve (view spoiler)


message 13: by Susan A (new)

Susan A I'm home now. Clearly it was a phone thing. Thanks for your help


message 14: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Congratulations Elizabeth - nice task. I just want to clarify that it is OK that one of the countries is on the same continent that you live, right? I live in the US and wanted to use Canada for one of my books


message 15: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Sheila wrote: "Congratulations Elizabeth - nice task. I just want to clarify that it is OK that one of the countries is on the same continent that you live, right? I live in the US and wanted to use Canada for ..."

Thanks Sheila! Yes, you can use Canada or any other country in America except of the US. And then you should find another country from a different continent.


message 16: by Sheila (new)

Sheila (sheilaj) | 2244 comments Thanks Elizabeth that is of course exactly what the task said - duh.


message 17: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 412 comments Would this work for one of my books? Year of Wonders Set in UK.


message 18: by Jenifer (new)

Jenifer (jensamaha) | 365 comments I'm a little bored tonight and compiled the two lists:

Asia
China
Chinese Taipei
Georgia
Hong Kong
Israel
Japan
Kazakstan
Philippines
South Korea
Turkey
Uzbekistan

Europe
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine

North America
Canada
Mexico
U.S.A.

Oceania
Australia
New Zealand

South America
Brazil

*let me know if I've missed any*


message 19: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments thanks Jenifer!


message 20: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments Elizabeth - can it be noted that chinese taipei is also referred to as Taiwan - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_...


message 21: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Valerie wrote: "Would this work for one of my books? Year of Wonders Set in UK."

It works!


message 22: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 01, 2013 06:55AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Jenifer wrote: "I'm a little bored tonight and compiled the two lists:

Wow! Thank you so much Jenifer!!


message 23: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Dee wrote: "Elizabeth - can it be noted that chinese taipei is also referred to as Taiwan - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_..."

Thanks Dee!!


message 24: by Valerie (new)

Valerie | 412 comments I decided to go with 2 other books. If one book is set in both Canada and Japan......do I just choose the country I'd like to use it for?


message 25: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Valerie wrote: "I decided to go with 2 other books. If one book is set in both Canada and Japan......do I just choose the country I'd like to use it for?"

At least 50% of the book should be set in the country you're going to use it for.


message 26: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1332 comments Do I have this correct.
I live in the U.S.

Lady Pamela by Clare Darcy set in London, UK
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo set in Malaysia, Asia


message 27: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 01, 2013 07:32AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Deborah wrote: "Do I have this correct.
I live in the U.S.

Lady Pamela by Clare Darcy set in London, UK
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo set in Malaysia, Asia"


Sorry Deborah, Malaysia is not one of the participating countries. The first book is OK.


message 28: by Dee (last edited Dec 01, 2013 07:21AM) (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments Yep ;)

Edit / ok weird my comment abt Malaysia just ended up in my thread moved...hmmm


message 29: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 01, 2013 08:34AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Dee wrote: "Except that Malaysia wasn't on the list was it?"

Oops! You're absolutely right Dee! I don't know were is my mind!


message 30: by Kristine (new)

Kristine (kristinekae) | 258 comments True History of the Kelly Gang for Australia.......in case anyone needs an idea :)


message 31: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1332 comments Sorry,
How about Ring (Ring, #1) by Koji Suzuki takes place in Japan


message 32: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Deborah wrote: "Sorry,
How aboutRing (Ring, #1) by Koji Suzuki takes place in Japan"


Yes, of course!


message 33: by Deborah (new)

Deborah | 1332 comments Thanks:)


message 34: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 243 comments It looks like the list on Wikipedia got an update, there are 83 countries listed now and there were definitely 40-some last time I checked!


message 35: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 7540 comments i think someone went in and edited that...according to stuff I can find only 35 countries have qualified - not the 80 some listed


message 36: by Vicky (last edited Dec 01, 2013 06:14PM) (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 243 comments It's not finalized yet, 35 is awfully low. The Vancouver games in 2010 had 82 nations participate.


message 37: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3400 comments So Shame in the Blood: A Novel set in Japan (Asia)
and Children of the Revolution set in the UK(Europe are acceptable, No?


message 38: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Andy wrote: "So Shame in the Blood: A Novel set in Japan (Asia)
and Children of the Revolution set in the UK(Europe are acceptable, No?"


Yes! Enjoy!


message 39: by Dlmrose (new)

Dlmrose | 17484 comments Mod
Vicky wrote: "It looks like the list on Wikipedia got an update, there are 83 countries listed now and there were definitely 40-some last time I checked!"

The 44 are back now at the link.
For now we'll use the countries in post 2
As it changes, we'll update


message 40: by Andy (new)

Andy Plonka (plonkaac) | 3400 comments Elizabeth wrote: "Andy wrote: "So Shame in the Blood: A Novel set in Japan (Asia)
and Children of the Revolution set in the UK(Europe are acceptable, No?"

Yes! Enjoy!"

Thanks!


message 41: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1720 comments The Two Hotel Francforts take place in Portugal. I assume this will work for one book?


message 42: by Cindie (new)

Cindie | 1720 comments ok i am a little dense, but Portugal is not on the above list. Does this mean Portugal is not going to participate in the Olympics?


message 43: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15683 comments Mod
Cindie wrote: "ok i am a little dense, but Portugal is not on the above list. Does this mean Portugal is not going to participate in the Olympics?"

Portugal is on the list in post 2.


message 44: by JennRenee (new)

JennRenee (jennreneeread) | 1332 comments will these work

Aquifer- australia

Meant to Be- United Kingdom


message 45: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments JennRenee wrote: "will these work

Aquifer- australia

Meant to Be- United Kingdom"


Yes! Enjoy!


message 46: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 15683 comments Mod
FYI, Argentina (SA) now appears on the Wikipedia list, with 9 qualified athletes.


message 47: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Sandy wrote: "FYI, Argentina (SA) now appears on the Wikipedia list, with 9 qualified athletes."

Thanks Sandy:)


message 48: by Claire (new)

Claire (proud-mum) | 1091 comments I live in the UK.

I am going to read:

Australia - True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

United States - House Rules by Jodi Picoult


message 49: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 1183 comments Claire wrote: "I live in the UK.

I am going to read:

Australia - True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

United States - House Rules by Jodi Picoult"


Ok,Claire :)


message 50: by Kaora (new)

Kaora (ophelja) | 1126 comments The Husband's Secret takes place in Australia. Not sure what my second book will be.


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