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message 1: by Ariane (last edited Dec 02, 2015 02:22AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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.


message 2: by Ariane (last edited Apr 12, 2016 11:56AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments North America:

Canada:

a. Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Read a book set in Alberta
✔ Read a book about dinosaurs (living or fossils) Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton Jurassic Park ★★★★
- 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 Les Filles de l'ouragan
- 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) La Treizième colonie
- 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. Le don du loup

1. b. Grand Canyon National Park
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✔ read a book set in Arizona or Nevada The Host ★★★
✔ read a book that has a significant river in it. La rivière du sixième jour ★★★★
✔ Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover. Dernière semaine d'un reptile ★★★

c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- Read a book set in Hawaii
- Read a book about volcanoes L'amant Du Volcan
- 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. L'homme chauve-souris

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 La Dernière Récolte
- 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 Ariane (last edited Aug 05, 2016 08:41AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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 Illusions
- 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 Anatomie de la stupeur
- 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 La mort lente de Luciana b.
- 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. Neverwhere

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
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✔ Read a book set in Chile Maya's Notebook ★★
✔ Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.) Wicked Lovely ★★
✔ Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. Gray Mountain ★★★★

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. Bird Box

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. Breakthrough
- 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 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


message 4: by Ariane (last edited Mar 04, 2016 03:07AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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%) La Fille du bourreau

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
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✔ Read a book set in Belgium De regrettables incidents ★★★★
✔ Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject Clemence Picot ★★★
✔ Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title La Couleur pourpre ★★★★

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. Le Capitaine Fracasse

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 A la grâce des hommes
- 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 Les héritières de Rome
- 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. Cranford

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 Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi
- Take Home Item – Scallop Shell: Read a book with shells on the cover. Here with You

United Kingdom (Britain, North Ireland & Scotland):
a. Tower of London
✔ Read a book set in England 221b Baker Street ★★★★
- 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%) The Heavens Rise

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. The Friday Night Knitting Club


message 5: by Ariane (last edited May 23, 2016 02:49AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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 La Dernière Récolte
- 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 Dust
- 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 La Cité des dieux sauvages
- 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. L'Ombre du vent

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 L'impératrice lève le masque

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?) Frémissements

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

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
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✔ Read a book set in Egypt Death on the Nile ★★★★★
✔ Read a historical fiction about one of the Pharaohs Les Soleils de Néfertari ★★★★
✔ 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.
- 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 Ariane (last edited Mar 20, 2016 01:42PM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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%) L'Homme aux cercles bleus ★★★★

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 Le Réveil des Dragons
- Take Home Item – Jade: Read a book with the word “Jade” in the title or subtitle. La maison de jade: Roman

b. The Great Wall
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✔ Read a book set in China Fleur de neige ★★★★
✔ Read a book in which there is an army. Moi, Malala, Je Lutte Pour L'Education Et Je Resiste Aux Talibans ★★★★★
✔ Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. Le livre perdu des sortilèges ★★★

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 Charlotte's Web

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. 1984

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 Tess d'Urberville
- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title Le Crime de l'Orient-Express

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 La Rebelle

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book set in wartime (any war) Le dernier royaume
- 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

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. La Mystérieuse Affaire de Styles


message 7: by Ariane (last edited Apr 12, 2016 11:56AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 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 Le Fleuve Secret
- 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 Le Messager
- 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
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✔ Read a book set in Australia Une vie entre deux océans ★★★★★
✔ Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant La servante écarlate ★★★★
✔ Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc) Crépuscule ★★★

e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Read a book set in Australia The Lieutenant
- 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). Dracula

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) Crépuscule
- 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. Memnoch le démon ★★★

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 Blood Orchids


message 8: by Ariane (last edited Aug 05, 2016 08:40AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments Progression
Unites States of America
b. Grand Canyon National Park
✔ read a book set in Arizona or Nevada The Host ★★★
✔ read a book that has a significant river in it. La rivière du sixième jour ★★★★
✔ Take home item - Arrowhead: Read a book about First Nations life where arrows were used. Will accept arrowheads on the cover. Dernière semaine d'un reptile ★★★

Chile
b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
✔ Read a book set in Chile Maya's Notebook ★★
✔ Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.) Wicked Lovely ★★
✔ Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. Gray Mountain ★★★★

Belgium:
a. Stoclet House
✔ Read a book set in Belgium De regrettables incidents ★★★★
✔ Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject Clemence Picot ★★★
✔ Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title La Couleur pourpre ★★★★

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis
✔ Read a book set in Egypt Death on the Nile ★★★★★
✔ Read a historical fiction about one of the Pharaohs Les Soleils de Néfertari ★★★★
✔ Take Home Item – Scarab: Read a book with the word “Scarab” in the title or the subtitle The Clockwork Scarab ★★★

China
b. The Great Wall
✔ Read a book set in China Fleur de neige ★★★★
✔ Read a book in which there is an army. Moi, Malala, Je Lutte Pour L'Education Et Je Resiste Aux Talibans ★★★★★
✔ Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. Le livre perdu des sortilèges ★★★

Australia
d. Tasmanian Wilderness
✔ Read a book set in Australia Une vie entre deux océans ★★★★★
✔ Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant La servante écarlate ★★★★
✔ Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc) Crépuscule ★★★


message 9: by Ariane (last edited Feb 03, 2016 08:50AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments My Goals:

- read books I own
- and books from the library
- read books written by women (well, as much as I can)
- travel in every continent
- see if the books I'll read this year match every site?


message 10: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I started my trip in Africa with Death on the Nile, a classic to begin a great adventure!


message 11: by Ariane (last edited Jan 08, 2016 01:17PM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie was great, better than the movie, with more characters and more in the story too


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Ariane | 697 comments I've been in Australia, with Une vie entre deux océans by M.L. Stedman , and it was beautiful, emotional, perfect.


message 13: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I have read Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton and loved it even if it was quite like the movie


message 14: by Ariane (last edited Jan 22, 2016 12:52AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I read La rivière du sixième jour by Norman Maclean ; it was beautifully written, with humour and very emotional. A beautiful story of siblings.
I am not sure if I'll use it for the Montana goal or the river.


message 15: by Sarah, Moderator (new)

Sarah | 18116 comments You're off to a good start!


message 16: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments Yeah, and so many good books so far!


message 17: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments Made a trip in ancient China with Fleur de neige by Lisa See ; it was very well documented on the lives of women in China and there was a whole passage on the foot binding and the odd pride that women took of it, that was interesting.


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Janice (jamasc) | 47159 comments Ooh, I like that cover, Ariane. Our bookclub read that book a few years back and we were all fascinated and repulsed with the foot binding section. I have a Chinese friend and I asked her about it. She was non-committal, "Oh yeah. That." I really liked the relationship between the girls and the whole bit about the secret language of women was fascinating.


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Ariane | 697 comments I went back to Belgium and read De regrettables incidents by Armel Job ; another very good book from Armel Job. It always feels weird to read something mentioning places you know ;)


message 20: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I will try to read one book from every site, this is why I have relocated some books, we'll see if I can manage that...


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Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments I don't know what it says for that red cover book, but the French words look so cool!


message 22: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 16706 comments If I'm not wrong (which is a strong possibility with my dodgy French) I think it means "Regrettable Incidents", Cherie.


message 23: by Ariane (last edited Feb 03, 2016 04:03AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments You're absolutely right Rusalka :)
It is about an amateur troupe that goes up a play in a small village and dirty secrets will be revealed ...


message 24: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47159 comments Ariane wrote: "I will try to read one book from every site, this is why I have relocated some books, we'll see if I can manage that..."

Don't forget that you need to read 4 complete sites to get the additional recognition for one book per site.


message 25: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47159 comments Ariane wrote: "You're absolutely right Rusalka :)
It is about an amateur troupe that goes up a play in a small village and dirty secrets will be revealed ..."


Sounds intriguing!


message 26: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments Janice wrote: "Ariane wrote: "I will try to read one book from every site, this is why I have relocated some books, we'll see if I can manage that..."

Don't forget that you need to read 4 complete sites to get t..."

Yep, I know, I'm still working on that...


message 27: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I am reading Clemence Picot by Régis Jauffret ; I thought it was a sweet story but she's a real psycho, so weird


message 28: by Ariane (last edited Feb 17, 2016 02:21AM) (new)

Ariane | 697 comments I went to Egypt again and read Les Soleils de Néfertari by Michelle Moran ; it was beautiful. I missed books about pharaos and that was good.


message 29: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments 2016-08-05: I finished the 6 continents! Yay!


message 30: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19580 comments The Continent badge is beautiful. Wait until you see it on your wall!

I see you only gave 2 stars to the Isabel Allenede book you read for Chile. I have four or five of her books on my TBR list, but not read anything yet. Was it the subject matter or writing style that got it only 2 stars?


message 31: by Ariane (new)

Ariane | 697 comments the subject was too depressing for me; I'm sure I'll read another one from her soon and I'll like it more.


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