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message 1: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Jan 30, 2016 09:17AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 2016 Annual Challenge – Geocaching through the World Heritage Sites

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/

For 2016, we are going to go geocaching through the World Heritage Sites. In order to complete the challenge, you need to visit four World Heritage Sites. By doing so, you will have to read 12 different books total - 4 sites, 3 books per site. Not all sites listed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site Website will be chosen for this challenge. I have picked a sample of sites in which I have hidden Geocache treasures for you to find.

You may repeat the challenge as many times as you want, but this year, we will only award recognition once. When you finish the challenge (4 sites, 12 books in total), you will receive a badge, and then you’re on your own. There is one exception – recognition will be made if you visit at least one site in every continent.

ETA - there are two exceptions - recognition will also be made if you read at least one task in every site! This is in addition to the completion of the challenge. If you read one task from each site without completing the challenge as outlined above, you won't receive the recognition. Although this in itself could be a challenge, it is not THE challenge that we are striving for.

To make this challenge even less restrictive than challenges in the past, you may visit as many or as few of the continents as you wish. You may even stay in one continent for the entire challenge if you wish (thinking of Cherie and her Australian preference). You must, however, visit 4 separate sites. You may not repeat a site.

Six continents (as defined by YLTO's standards)
1. North America
2. South America
3. Europe
4. Africa
5. Asia (mainland)
6. Australia (includes islands south of mainland Asia)

For the purposes of this challenge and in an attempt to even things out (some continents have a plethora of sites while others do not), I drew the boundary at mainland Asia and included all the islands south with Australia. I nixed Antarctica as a continent simply because there are little no sites for Antarctica. Don't get too hung up on boundaries and official definitions, because, as usual, we are defining things YLTO Style.

Each site has three tasks, and you must read all three in order to qualify. Each site requires that – 1) you read a book set in the area, 2) you read a book inspired by the area, and 3) you read a book that will have a take home item (your geocache treasure) as specified in the tasks.

Note: Task two and three of each site are inspired by the site, but the book chosen for the task does not necessarily need to be related to the location unless specified in the task.
General Rules:

1. You must read 12 different books. You may not count one book for two tasks even if the tasks are from different sites.
2. You may not combine books with the Monthly Challenge.
3. The challenge is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. You must start and complete your books within the year AND within the time that you start the challenge. If you are late to start the challenge, you may not count books prior to when you start even if they were started/read after January 1.
4. Books must be at least 175 pages long. They may be any genre (unless specified in a task) and in any format (audiobook, ebook, hardcover/paperback). In the case where the edition you read does not specify page numbers, we will go with the edition from the Goodread’s search function.
5. If a task refers to the title, the subtitle doesn’t count unless specified. Be careful and make sure you read the instructions carefully.
6. If a task refers to the cover, it will be based on the cover of the issue you decide to read.
7. You will need to start your own reporting thread in this folder to track your progress. There will be a thread set up to report your success in completing the challenge and requesting your badge.

Have fun!


message 2: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Dec 13, 2015 06:18PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 1. NORTH AMERICA:


Canada:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)
- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title

b. Glacier Bay
- read a book set in British Columbia
- read a book that has sea life in it (whales or seals)
- Take home item – Glacier Ice: Read a book that is about diamonds. It must be a significant part of the story - i.e. a diamond heist, diamond mines, etc.

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in Quebec
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction)
- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France).

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick)
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.

United States of America:

a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains.
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.

b. Grand Canyon National Park
- read a book set in Arizona or Nevada
- read a book that has a significant river in it.
- Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover.

c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Read a book set in Hawaii
- Read a book about volcanoes
- Take home item – Coconut: Read a book that has coconut in it, whether it’s on the cover, in the title, cooked/baked into food

d. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- Read a book set in New Mexico
- Read a book where caves play an integral part of the story
- Take home item – bat wing: Read a book with the word “Bat” is in the title/subtitle, or on the cover.

Mexico & Caribbean:

a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book about the Mayans.
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle.

b. Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book where agriculture plays a significant role
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Tequila: Read a book where alcohol plays a significant role.

c. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico
- Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect)
- Take Home Item – Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title.

d. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
- Read a book set in the Caribbean
- Read a book where conservation is key.
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word coral is in the title/subtitle, the author’s name, or a character’s name.


message 3: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Mar 18, 2016 10:32PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 2. SOUTH AMERICA:


Brazil:

a. Iguaçu National Park
- Read a book set in Brazil
- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover.

b. Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
- Read a book set in Brazil
- Read a book that has a statue in it.
- Take Home Item - Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer

Argentina:

a. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Argentina
- Read a book where the main character spends a lot of time on the road.
- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover.

b. Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Read a book set in Argentina
- Read a book set in prehistoric times, or about prehistoric times
- Take Home Item – Hand Petroglyph Facsimile: - Read a book with someone’s hand on the cover.

Chile:

a. Rapa Nui National Park
- Read a book set in Chile
- Read a book where an extraordinary feat of engineering is key.
- Take Home Item – Feather from a Headdress: Read a book with a feather on the cover, (Feathers on a bird do not count.)

b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chili
- Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.)
- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover.

Cuba:

a. Old Havana and its Fortification System
- Read a book set in Cuba
- Read a book with a dictator in it.
- Take Home Item – Cuban Cigar: Read a book with a cigarette or cigar on the cover, or where the character smokes. 

Peru:

a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in Peru
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.

b. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
- Read a book set in Peru
- Read a book set in space.
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word bird in the title or the author’s name.

c. Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
- Read a book set in Peru.
- Read a book about the Incans
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with pottery on the cover, in the title, or a character in the story is a potter.

Ecuador:

a. Galápagos Islands
- Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book
- Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Turtle, Iguana, Albatross, Pelican, Flamingo, Whale, Dolphin.
- Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker.

b. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador
- Read a book with llamas in the title, on the cover, or a story in which there are working animals (llamas, horses, oxen, dogs, etc)
- Take Home Item – Sarape: Read a book where someone is weaving textiles or there is a blanket of some kind on the cover.


message 4: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Dec 02, 2015 06:28AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 3. EUROPE:


France:
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France
- Read a book about painting
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%)

Austria:
a. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
- Read a book set in Austria
- In honour of Mozart, read a book in which a real life famous composer is a character and has a significant presence.
- Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover.

Belgium:
a. Stoclet House
- Read a book set in Belgium
- Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject
- Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title

Denmark:
a. Stevns Klint
- Read a book set in Denmark
- Read a book about meteorites, comets, astroids that have hit the earth or threaten the earth.
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils.

Germany:
a. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Read a book set in Germany
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe
- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in which spears were used as weapons.

Greece:
a. Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book set in Greece
- Read a book based on Greek mythology
- Take Home Item – Fig Leaf (some of those statues are missing something): Read a book with a statue on the cover or the word is in the title.

Iceland:
a. Surtsey
- Read a book set in Iceland
- Read a book about a volcano
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover.

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- Read a book set in Italy
- Read a book set in Venice
- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%)

Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title
- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover.

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat.
- Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character

Spain:
a. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
- Read a book set in Spain
- Read a book about a pilgrimage
- Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover.

United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
- Read a book set in England
- Read a book involving the Tower of London
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title.

b. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Read a book set in North Ireland or Ireland
- Read a book with a giant in it.
- Take Home Item – Emerald: Read a book with a predominant green cover (70%)

c. New Lanark
- Read a book set in Scotland
- Read a book about child labour.
- Take Home Item - Ball of wool: Read a book with wool or clothing made from wool (i.e. sweater) on the cover, or with the word “Wool” in the title.


message 5: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Dec 01, 2015 06:29PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 4. AFRICA


Botswana:
a. Tsodilo
- Read a book set in Botswana
- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times
- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title.

Democratic Republic of Congo:
a. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Read a book set in the D.R. of Congo
- Read a book with elephant(s) in the story.
- Take Home Item – Feather: Read a book with a feather on the cover or the word in the title.

Ethiopia:
a. Konso Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Ethiopia
- Read a book involving agriculture
- Take Home Item – Small Wood Carving: Read a book with the word “Wood” is in the title, or the author’s last name is “Wood”.

Gambia:
a. Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia
- Read a book involving a fort
- Take Home Item – Ivory: Read a book with the word “Ivory” in the title, or the subject of the book is about ivory. (Please note, no animals have been killed in the pursuit of this geocache item.)

Kenya:
a. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Read a book set in Kenya
- Read a book set near a lake
- Take Home Item – Flamingo Feather: Read a book with the word flamingo in the title, a flamingo on the cover, or the cover is predominantly hot pink (70%).

Madagascar:
a. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
- Read a book set in Madagascar
- Read a book set in a forest
- Take Home Item – Frog: Read a book with the word “frog” in the title, or a frog on the cover

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Read a book set in Mali
- Read a book set in a university
- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books.

Nigeria:
a. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
- Read a book set in Nigeria
- Read a book with a shrine in the story
- Take Home Item – Wooden Mask resembling a Idol: Read a book with a mask on the cover, or the word “mask” in the title

Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Read a book set in Senegal
- Read a book with slaves in it
- Take Home Item – Link of Chain: Read a book that is linked to another because it’s in a series. (Thought you were done with that, didn’t you?)

South Africa:
a. Vredefort Dome
- Read a book set in South Africa
- Read a book in the post-apocalyptic genre
- Take Home Item - Piece of Meteorite: Read a book set in space

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
- Read a book set in Egypt
- Read a historical fiction about one of the Pharoahs
- Take Home Item – Scarab: Read a book with the word “Scarab” in the title or the subtitle

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book set in Morocco
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food.
- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover


message 6: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Jun 07, 2016 07:58AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 5. ASIA:


Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Read a book set in Afghanistan
- Read a book in which there are caves, or the word “cave” is in the title.
- Take Home Item – Blue Tile: Read a book where the cover is predominantly blue (70%)

China:
a. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there are dragons
- Take Home Item – Jade: Read a book with the word “Jade” in the title or subtitle. 
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b. The Great Wall
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there is an army.
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages.

c. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there are endangered animals
- Take Home Item – Teddy Bear: Read a Middle Grade/Young Adult in which an animal plays a significant role

India:
a. Taj Mahal
- Read a book set in India
- Read a book about a great love
- Take Home Item – White Marble: Read a book with a predominantly white cover (70%) and with minimal black on it. No other colours are allowed.

b. Mountain Railways of India
- Read a book set in India
- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period
- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title

Iran:
a. Persepolis
- Read a book set in Iran/Persia
- Read a book with a character who is an archeologist
- Take Home Item – Carpet: Read a book with a multi coloured cover, or with the word “Carpet” in the title or subtitle

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book set in wartime (any war)
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle

b. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book with a character that is a seamstress or tailor, or has a clothing sweat shop
- Take Home Item – Silkworm Egg: Read a book with the word "silkworm" or “silk” in the title/sub-title

Mongolia:
a. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Mongolia
- Read a book about nomadic people
- Take Home Item – Bow from a Morin Khuur (Guitar-like Instrument): Read a book where music is the central theme

Nepal:
a. Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
- Read a book set in Nepal
- Read a book where a significant character is Buddhist
- Take Home Item – Prayer Flag: Read a book with the word “Flag” is in the title/subtitle, or a flag is on the cover.

Thailand:
a. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
- Read a book set in Thailand
- Read a book in which a King is a significant character
- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with a bowl or cup on the cover.


message 7: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Dec 01, 2015 06:30PM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments 6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:



Australia:
a. Great Barrier Reef
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set on/under the ocean
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word “coral” in the title/subtitle, or author’s name.

b. Kakadu National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set in the tropics
- Take Home Item – Alligator Tooth: Read a book with teeth on the cover

c. Lord Howe Island Group
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set on an island
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover

d. Tasmanian Wilderness
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant
- Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc)

e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with sharks in it
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover.

f. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%)

g. Sydney Opera House
- Read a book set in Australia
- Read a book set in a harbour city
- Take Home Item – Concert Program: Read a book where a musician is a significant character

h. Macquarie Island
- Read a book set in Antarctica
- Read a book about exploration
- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read).

New Zealand:
a. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
- Read a book set in New Zealand
- Read a book in the fantasy genre (sorry, can’t help but think of the Lord of the Rings movies)
- Take Home Item – Chunk of Glacier Ice: Read a book where there is snow/ice on the cover, or “snow” or “ice” is in the title.

Papua New Guinea:
a. Kuk Early Agricultural Site
- Read a book set in Papua New Guinea
- Read a book with death as a significant theme.
- Take Home Item – Bird of Paradise Plume: Read a book set in what you perceive as paradise.

Philippines:
a. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
- Read a book set in the Philippines
- Read a book in which agriculture is a significant theme
- Take Home Item – Grain of Rice: Read a book with the word “Rice” in the title, or the author’s name.

Singapore:
a. Singapore Botanical Gardens
- Read a book set in Singapore
- Read a book in which a garden is a significant location or gardening a significant activity
- Take Home Item – Orchid: Read a book with the word “Orchid” in the title or on the cover


message 8: by Janice, Moderator (last edited Jan 30, 2016 09:18AM) (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments CLARIFICATIONS:


1. Northern Ireland - Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast:
You may read a book set in Northern Ireland or Ireland.

2. When you are allowed to use a subtitle for a task, you may count the series title as a subtitle.

3. I am assuming the omission of A, An and The for "title begins with". CORRECT!

4. For a book to be considered as "set in", at least 60% of the book needs to be set in that country/location.

Special recognition added: recognition will also be made if you read at least one task in every site! This is in addition to the completion of the challenge. If you read one task from each site without completing the challenge as outlined above, you won't receive the recognition. Although this in itself could be a challenge, it is not THE challenge that we are striving for.


message 9: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments reserved for good measure


message 10: by Kristie, Moderator (new)

Kristie | 12962 comments Oh!! It's up, it's up!! :D Holy moly! Lots of details.... Thank you for putting in so much effort, Janice. Very creative!


message 11: by Jannene (new)

Jannene | 2768 comments Ohhh, this one is interesting. I typically read all books set in the USA. This will expand horizons.


message 12: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie This will be fun!!!! Thanks, Janice!! Hope you are feeling better :)


message 13: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9190 comments Wow... just wow...


message 14: by Almeta (last edited Dec 01, 2015 09:03PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10021 comments Wow!! What a lot of work that you put into this!☺

Wonderful idea Janice!


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments I hope you all enjoy it.


message 16: by Lanelle (new)

Lanelle | 3045 comments I wonder how many people will read Around the World in 80 Days for this challenge. (assuming that they can find a version with enough pages)

Thanks (again) for a great challenge, Janice!


message 17: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10021 comments Lanelle wrote: "I wonder how many people will read Around the World in 80 Days for this challenge. (assuming that they can find a version with enough pages)!"

Every year I add The Journeyer, to travel the world, and every year I avoid the 1024 page book.


message 18: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Wow, Janice, this is great! It must have taken so much time, thank you!

Now, I'm thinking I'll be gophering the first 6 months and reading the 2nd 6 months, lol.


message 19: by Anne (Booklady) (new)

Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo (wwwgoodreadscomAnneMolinarolo) | 1282 comments Wow! Need to gopher for books. Great idea!


message 20: by Peggy, Moderator (last edited Dec 02, 2015 12:18AM) (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14602 comments Janice, can I just say this is absolutely brilliant? I love travel, unesco and did geocaching for a while too. I also love the amount of gophering involved!

Thanks for putting so much effort in! I can't wait to get started!


message 21: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14602 comments A question already: if I start the Dutch windmills site, do I have to read all three books before I can visit the next site, or can I zip between places and come back to the Netherlands later?


message 22: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee correct me if I'm wrong, all the three tasks should match in one book!


message 23: by Peggy, Moderator (new)

Peggy (pebbles84) | 14602 comments CFDeeDee, you have to read different three books for each site. One book for each task. So, if you do the first:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils)
- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title

You read 1 book that is set in Alberta, a different book that is about dinosaurs, and yet another book that has 'bone' in the title.


message 24: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18118 comments CFDeeDee, You read one book for each of the tasks within your chosen site. So each site, you'll read 3 books.


message 25: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18118 comments I'm excited about this challenge. Going to spend my day off tomorrow gophering my owned books and working out my strategy.


message 26: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18118 comments Good question Peggy!


message 27: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Wow! Fantastic challenge Janice! I cannot wait to plan and gopher for this! :)


message 28: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments This challenge is absolutely brilliant, so much gophering to do, I love it, thank you Janice!!


message 29: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1951 comments This will be... challenging...

If we need guidance on what is accepted for each task, should we ask it here or will there be a separate thread for questions?


message 30: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16719 comments I think ask away here Camilla in the meantime. Janice will tell us if we need to go somewhere else later on.

So looking forward to this! I need a good gopher to keep me sane at the moment.


message 31: by Teanka (new)

Teanka Oh, wow! This looks complicated and fun :) You did a lot of work to come up with this list, thank you Janice!


message 32: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16719 comments I have a question sorry.

Ireland book. You have it under UK, and the site is in Northern Ireland, so far, so good. Will only a Northern Ireland book, or can we also count Ireland reads as well?

Just two different countries so thought I would clarify.


message 33: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19594 comments You got me hooked for sure, Janice!

I agree with Sandra. Wow, just...wow!


message 34: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Thanks guys ..

I do have a long reading list!
But not sure if I should join in or not !


message 35: by Camilla (new)

Camilla | 1951 comments Question about North America:
Read a book about volcanoes: how large a part should the volcano have? Would something like Kaiju Winter: An End Of The World Thriller work, it says "The Yellowstone super volcano has begun to erupt, sending North America into chaos and the rest of the world into panic. People are dangerous and desperate to escape the oncoming mega-eruption, knowing it will plunge the continent, and the world, into a perpetual ashen winter. But no matter how ready humanity is, nothing can prepare them for what comes out of the ash: Kaiju!"

Question about South America:
Read a book set in prehistoric times, or about prehistoric times: is something like The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story acceptable?

I'm sure I'll come up with more questions once I start gophering.


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Tasha Fun! Great challenge, Janice. Thanks for all the work you put into it.


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Lilisa | 2383 comments Fantastic and unique challenge Janice! This is so creative - thanks for all the hard work - now for some planning...


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Susan Guard | 695 comments This looks like so much fun. What a great challenge! I think I'm in.


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Sarah | 18118 comments It might be a real challenge for me what with all my fantasy books set it made up worlds. I'm looking forward to the challenge though and I'm sure to find some interesting reads outside of my normal reading. I can see I might have to buy some books to fit specific tasks though. Oh well, that can't be helped! :-)


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Peggy wrote: "A question already: if I start the Dutch windmills site, do I have to read all three books before I can visit the next site, or can I zip between places and come back to the Netherlands later?"

No, you can read the books in any order. You can read one from the Dutch windmills, then one from Dinosaur Provincial Park before going back to the windmills.


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Peggy (pebbles84) | 14602 comments I already see so many more tasks I would love to complete than I could possibly manage. It's going to be hard to choose.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments CFDeeDee wrote: "correct me if I'm wrong, all the three tasks should match in one book!"

Sorry, but you are incorrect. You have to read three separate books for each task. Just follow the directions - if you pick Dinosaur Provincial Parks, you have to read ONE book set in Alberta, ANOTHER book about fossils, and a THIRD book with "bone" in the title.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Peggy wrote: "CFDeeDee, you have to read different three books for each site. One book for each task. So, if you do the first:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinos..."


Hehehe - I should read all messages before I start posting. I see you had me covered. Thanks.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Camilla wrote: "This will be... challenging...

If we need guidance on what is accepted for each task, should we ask it here or will there be a separate thread for questions?"


There's a separate thread for getting help on selecting specific books. If you need clarification on something to do with the challenge, this thread would be the place.


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Camilla | 1951 comments Question:
- Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover.
Is a cupcake considered a cake?


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Camilla | 1951 comments Janice wrote: "There's a separate thread for getting help on selecting specific books. If you need clarification on something to do with the challenge, this thread would be the place."

I don't need help with selecting specific books (at least not yet), my questions are more about how to interpret the tasks. E.g. if the task requires that the word "Wood" in the title, is the plural of the word (i.e. "Woods") acceptable?


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Rusalka wrote: "I have a question sorry.

Ireland book. You have it under UK, and the site is in Northern Ireland, so far, so good. Will only a Northern Ireland book, or can we also count Ireland reads as well?
..."


Oh crap! My geography isn't the best, obviously. I wasn't thinking about Ireland being two separate countries. Let's just say either country will work for this challenge - it's YLTO Ireland. (I hope I don't insult anyone with that.)


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Camilla wrote: "Question about North America:
Read a book about volcanoes: how large a part should the volcano have? Would something like Kaiju Winter: An End Of The World Thriller work, it says "T..."


Both books you've suggested would be fine. If I've specified that a book be about a subject or have a specific item in it, I'm looking for more than a mere mention. The volcano should be significant.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments CFDeeDee wrote: "Thanks guys ..

I do have a long reading list!
But not sure if I should join in or not !"


I tried to set up the challenge so that it would be flexible enough to cover a number of genres and opportunities to fit in the books individuals want to read. Thus, there are lots of things that involve titles, covers, genres, subjects etc. Part of any challenge is figuring out how to fit your books into the tasks.

None of the activities we do are mandatory. We just hope that people want join in on the fun, but we are also understanding when people opt out.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47234 comments Sarah wrote: "It might be a real challenge for me what with all my fantasy books set it made up worlds. I'm looking forward to the challenge though and I'm sure to find some interesting reads outside of my norma..."

Being a fantasy lover myself, I tried to fit in several tasks where fantasy would work. By the way, there are a couple of tasks where you can read Jurassic Park - Dinosaur Provincial Park and there's another one that specifies teeth on the cover - can't remember which one.


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