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message 1: by Liz (last edited Nov 16, 2016 04:59PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments 3. Europe



United Kingdom: Tower of London
- Read a book set in England - Classics list
- Read a book involving the Tower of London Dissolution, the ravenmaster (audio library)
- Take Home Item – Crown: Read a book with a crown on the cover or the word in the title.

France: Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France – Invisible Bridge, Madame Tuossau
- Read a book about painting - the painter /Inamorata/Girl with Pearl Eearing
- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%
 Middle sex, The Great Forgetting , Life after Life, do androids dream in sheep, six of crows

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


4. Africa

South Africa: Vredefort Dome
- Read a book set in South Africa – Bel Canto
- Read a book in the post-apocalyptic genre - Do androids dream in sheep, Cinder, Station 11
- Take Home Item - Piece of Meteorite: Read a book set in space I robot

5. Asia (mainland)




India: Taj Mahal
- Read a book set in India - Fine Balance, Rebel Queen
- Read a book about a great love The Beast
- 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.- Anagrams, Brave New World, Labyrinths

India: Mountain Railways of India
- Read a book set in India – Fine Balance, Rebel queen
- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period old classics
- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title Girl on the train/ orphan Train


Japan: Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan: The Translator , wind up bird chronicle
- Read a book set in wartime (any war). Salt to the Sea 4/3
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle - Dovekeepers, Wings of Dove


message 2: by Liz (last edited Nov 16, 2016 04:57PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments First site completed. 3/22/3016

New Zealand:
a. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
- set in New Zealand - ----Faces in the Water
- in the fantasy genre Uprooted completed 2/6/2016
- Take Home Item – Chunk of Glacier Ice: where there is snow/ice on the cover: Sister 3/22


message 3: by Liz (last edited Jun 21, 2016 06:06AM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments 2nd site completed 6/20/2016

China: The Great Wall

- Read a book set in China : Women of the Silk 6/20
- Read a book in which there is an army.- The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Stories, #1) by Bernard Cornwell . The Last Kingdom 5/1
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. - The Woman in White. 3/5


message 4: by Liz (last edited Jun 24, 2016 08:50AM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments 3rd site completed 6/24/2016

Italy: Venice and its Lagoon

- Read a book set in Italy - Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran Cleopatra's Daughter 5/8

- Read a book set in Venice- The Passion 6/24

- Take Home Item – Gondolier’s Scarf: Read a book with a predominantly red cover (70%) – I, Robot
I, Robot (Robot, #0.1) by Isaac Asimov Finished 1/23


message 5: by Liz (last edited Nov 16, 2016 04:58PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments 4th site complete 11/16

Chile: Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chili - The House of the Spirits
- Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever 8/20 The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (Bevelstoke, #1) by Julia Quinn

- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys . Salt to the Sea. 4/3/16


message 6: by Liz (last edited Dec 10, 2015 02:27PM) (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Best options using books that are already on my TBR or owned:

Italy, China, France, India, UK, Japan, Chile, Germany, and South Africa.


message 7: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments first book completed...first stop is Venice!


message 8: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47941 comments Liz wrote: "first book completed...first stop is Venice!"

How did you like I, Robot? Did you see the movie and how did the movie compare to the book?


message 9: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments I listened to to book on audio, and think I would've enjoyed it more just reading it. I really liked the short-story format, it worked well for listening during my commute. I haven't seen the movie, but I believe it is told through continuous action rather than the vignettes. I think the short stories gave the robots more "life". Really interesting book., so I supposed I should check out the movie now!


message 10: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47941 comments I didn't realize the book was a collection of short stories. I've only seen the movie. Interesting!


message 11: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Finished first site. New Zealand!!


message 12: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19780 comments Congratulations!

I am 61 pages away from my 1st site in Canada.


message 13: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 47941 comments Awesome, Liz. One down; three to go.


message 14: by Tasha (new)

Tasha yay! great job. :)


message 15: by Liz (new)

Liz   (lizvegas) | 504 comments Finished site #2!


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