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message 1: by Lori Z (last edited Dec 28, 2016 05:31PM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Possible Destinations:


1. NORTH AMERICA:

Canada:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
- Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils) Jurassic Park
✔- Take home item – Piece of petrified bone: Read a book that has the word “bone” in the title Ink and Bone 2/13/16

b. Glacier Bay
✔- read a book set in British Columbia If Looks Could Kill 12/10/16
- 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 Still Life 5/3/16
- 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) Anne of Avonlea 6/3/16
- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story Dead Angler or The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it.

United States of America:

a. Yellowstone National Park COMPLETED
✔- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho 600 Hours of Edward (MT) 2/21/16
✔- read a book about a vacation in the mountains. The Gamble 3/16/16
✔- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover.
Murder Passes the Buck (Gertie Johnson, #1) by Deb Baker 2/3/16

b. Grand Canyon National Park
- read a book set in Arizona or Nevada Waking Up Married (NV) or Dance of the Winnebagos (AZ)
✔- read a book that has a significant river in it. Flames across the Susquehanna 5/24/16
- 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 The Coincidence of Coconut Cake 5/7/16

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. Bats and Bones 8/21/16

Mexico & Caribbean:

a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
✔- Read a book set in Mexico The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border 5/18/16
- 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 A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die 7/2/16
- 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) GI Brides: The Wartime Girls Who Crossed the Atlantic for Love 11/26/16
- 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. Coral Sea Affair 12/28/16


message 2: by Lori Z (last edited Dec 26, 2016 11:12AM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 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 Whisper On The Water or Tempting Texas Treasure
- 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 Overexposed

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. Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World 12/26/16
- 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.
Such Wicked Friends (Sandy Reid Mysteries #3) by Rod Hoisington 6/18/16

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.)
Feather on the Moon by Phyllis A. Whitney 9/8/16

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.
The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan 9/19/16

Cuba:

a. Old Havana and its Fortification System
✔- Read a book set in Cuba Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba 10/23/16
- 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 COMPLETED
✔- Read a book set in Peru The Clue in the Crossword Cipher 1/14/16
✔- Read a book set in a mountainous area. Freefall 1/22/16
✔- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.
One Bad Apple (Orchard, #1) by Sheila Connolly 1/31/16

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. Birds of a Feather 7/19/16

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.
A Killer Collection (A Collectible Mystery, #1) by J.B. Stanley 9/5/16

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. Assault and Batter 6/24/16

b. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador
- Read a book with llamas in the title, on the cover, or in the 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.
Murder in Merino (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #8) by Sally Goldenbaum 10/7/16


message 3: by Lori Z (last edited Oct 16, 2016 11:54AM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 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 Storm Winds or Fleur de Lies
- Read a book about painting The Lost Wife
✔- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%)
102 Minutes The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers by Jim Dwyer 9/11/16

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.
A Sheetcake Named Desire (A Piece of Cake Mystery, #1) by Jacklyn Brady 9/16/16

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 He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not

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. The Last Policeman 7/16/16
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils.

Germany:
a. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
✔- Read a book set in Germany Stella: One Woman's True Tale of Evil, Betrayal and Survival in Hitler's Germany 10/14/16
- 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 The Olympus Killer or Seven Days of Friday
- 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 Ashfall 8/6/16
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover.

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon COMPLETED
✔- Read a book set in Italy Pasta Imperfect 2/8/16
✔- Read a book set in Venice The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad 3/12/16
✔- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%)
A Murder Moist Foul (A Frosted Love Cozy Mystery #1) by Carol Durand 3/9/16

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.
Trouble in Spades (A Nina Quinn Mystery, #2) by Heather Webber 8/13/16

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
- Read a book set in Poland Schindler's List
✔- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat. The Auschwitz Escape 9/3/16
- Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character Pope Joan

Spain:
a. Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
✔- Read a book set in Spain The Shadow of the Wind 7/12/16
- 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 The Matters at Mansfield: Or, The Crawford Affair 1/24/16
- 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 Buried in a Bog 9/24/16
- 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 Off Kilter
- 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.
The Girl in the Green Sweater A Life in Holocaust's Shadow by Krystyna Chiger 6/19/16


message 4: by Lori Z (last edited Nov 29, 2016 09:17PM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments 4. AFRICA


Botswana:
a. Tsodilo COMPLETED
✔- Read a book set in Botswana The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 4/11/16
✔- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times The Dinosaur Four 4/8/16
✔- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title. Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch 4/2/16

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. The Yellow Feather Mystery 4/16/16

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”. The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods 6/13/16

Gambia:
a. Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia
- Read a book involving a fort The Haunted 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.) Mystery of the Ivory Charm 10/23/16

Kenya:
a. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- Read a book set in Kenya The Camel Bookmobile
- 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
Enchanted, Inc. (Enchanted, Inc., #1) by Shanna Swendson 8/26/16

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. The Book of Speculation 10/22/16

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 The Clue of the Velvet Mask 4/19/16

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?) The Intrigue at Highbury: Or, Emma's Match (Mr & Mrs Darcy Mystery Series) 2/15/16

South Africa:
a. Vredefort Dome
- Read a book set in South Africa
✔- Read a book in the post-apocalyptic genre Pines 11/29/16
- Take Home Item - Piece of Meteorite: Read a book set in space

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
✔- Read a book set in Egypt Crocodile on the Sandbank 6/27/16
- 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 The Clockwork Scarab

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
- Read a book set in Morocco
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food. Finger Lickin' Dead
✔- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover The House on Olive Street 11/13/16


message 5: by Lori Z (last edited Dec 17, 2016 11:08AM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 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%)
Easter Bunny Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #19) by Leslie Meier 4/17/16

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 His Majesty's Dragon 10/30/16
- 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 Spring Moon: A Novel of China
✔- Read a book in which there is an army. Christmas Bells 9/28/16
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. Shadow of Night

c. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
✔- Read a book set in China Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter 6/21/16
- 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 An Assembly Such as This 12/17/16
- 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. In the Woods

b. Mountain Railways of India COMPLETED
✔- Read a book set in India Q & A 3/25/16
✔- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued 3/27/16
✔- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title The Girl on the Train 4/5/16

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

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
✔- Read a book set in wartime (any war) The Absolutist 1/11/16
- 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 “silk” in the title/sub-title Caress of Silk

Mongolia:
a. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Mongolia All This Belongs to Me: A Novel
- 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 The Cellist of Sarajevo 6/23/16

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.
Lincoln's Last Days The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O'Reilly 10/16/16

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.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin 10/25/16


message 6: by Lori Z (last edited Dec 04, 2016 11:02PM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 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 Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost at Sea
- 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 Tomorrow, When the War Began 12/4/16
- 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 Mai Tai One On 10/1/16
- 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 G'Day to Die 8/17/16
- 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 COMPLETED
✔- Read a book set in Australia The Husband's Secret 4/28/16
✔- Read a book with sharks in it Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in An Age of Innocence 4/23/16
✔- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover. Surrounded By Sharks 4/13/16

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%)
Sweet Suspects (Donut Shop Mystery, #12) by Jessica Beck 6/25/16

g. Sydney Opera House
✔- Read a book set in Australia Big Little Lies 11/20/16
- Read a book set in a harbour city The Apprentice
- 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 Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
✔- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read). The Outsiders 6/20/16

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. Snow Way Out 8/1/16

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. Hula Done It? 5/30/16

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. Cloud Nine by Luanne Rice 8/28/16

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 Dream of Orchids 6/9/16


message 7: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47179 comments Looks like you're all set, Lori!


message 8: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Thanks, Janice! Looking forward to my around the world adventure!


message 9: by Delitealex (new)

Delitealex | 336 comments Looking at your list helped me to remember some books on my kindle I haven't read that will fit. Have you planned where you are gonna start?


message 10: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Glad I could help jog your memory. I'm thinking I might start with Peru since there aren't any choices to make. 3 tasks 3 books easy peasy, lol


message 11: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16709 comments Lori Z wrote: "- Read a book set in Australia G'Day to Die"

Oh, so much to cringe about in that blurb lol. I hope you enjoy it!


message 12: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Rusalka wrote: "Lori Z wrote: "- Read a book set in Australia G'Day to Die"

Oh, so much to cringe about in that blurb lol. I hope you enjoy it!"


Oops, sorry I didn't respond to you sooner, Rusalka! I'm sure I'll enjoy it, I like this series a lot.


message 13: by Lori Z (last edited Apr 28, 2016 02:16PM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments COMPLETED SITES


SOUTH AMERICA
Peru:
a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
-Read a book set in Peru The Clue in the Crossword Cipher 1/14/16
-Read a book set in a mountainous area. Freefall 1/22/16
-Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover. One Bad Apple 1/31/16

EUROPE
Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
-Read a book set in Italy Pasta Imperfect 2/8/16
-Read a book set in Venice The Venice Experiment: A Year of Trial and Error Living Abroad 3/12/16
-Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%) A Murder Moist Foul 3/9/16

NORTH AMERICA
United States of America:
a. Yellowstone National Park
- read a book set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho 600 Hours of Edward (MT) 2/21/16
- read a book about a vacation in the mountains. The Gamble 3/16/16
- Take home item – Bear Tooth Pendant: Read a book that has wildlife (bear, deer, moose, elk, or wolf) on the cover. Murder Passes the Buck 2/3/16

ASIA
India:
b. Mountain Railways of India
-Read a book set in India Q & A 3/25/16
-Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period Georgiana Darcy's Diary: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continued 3/27/16
-Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title The Girl on the Train 4/5/16

AFRICA
Botswana:
a. Tsodilo
-Read a book set in Botswana The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 4/11/16
-Read a book set in Prehistoric Times The Dinosaur Four 4/8/16
-Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title. Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch 4/2/16

AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS
Australia:
e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Read a book set in Australia The Husband's Secret 4/28/16
- Read a book with sharks in it Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in An Age of Innocence 4/23/16
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover. Surrounded By Sharks 4/13/16


message 14: by Lori Z (last edited May 28, 2016 03:42AM) (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments I'm going to try to complete 1 task for each site. I'll be checking them off as I complete them, in messages 1 thru 6.


message 15: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19584 comments Congratulations on finishing your four sites, Lori. I have The Gamble in my list too. How was it?


message 16: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Cherie wrote: "Congratulations on finishing your four sites, Lori. I have The Gamble in my list too. How was it?"

Thanks Cherie!
I enjoyed The Gamble very much and gave it 4 stars. It's a romance with a mystery and fair warning the romance includes some steamy scenes, so it may not be for everyone. I also have to say that at times I had problems with some of the characters behavior, but overall it was a good read.


message 17: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19584 comments If and when I get to it, I am looking forward to it then, Lori. ^-^


message 18: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Lol, Cherie!


message 19: by Lori Z (new)

Lori Z | 1806 comments Well, I finished my last book for this challenge. I was going for 1 book for each site but unfortunately I came up 8 books short. On the brighter side, I really enjoyed my travels and got 2 out of 3 badges so I'm happy. This challenge also had me reading books I probably wouldn't have read otherwise which included six 4 star reads and three 5 star reads, so I would have really missed out. Also, took some off my tbr pile, so that's a plus.
Anyway, thanks for a fun and rewarding challenge! Now looking forward to my 2017 challenge!


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