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message 1: by Cherie (last edited Feb 26, 2016 01:03PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments My topic for the 2016 Yearly Geocaching through the World Heritage Sites Challenge.

I was only going to trek downunder, but yeah, I can't just do that, so I changed the title.


message 2: by Cherie (last edited Dec 29, 2016 06:36PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments 6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS

a. Great Barrier Reef
- Read a book set in Australia Matthew Flinders' Cat
✔- Read a book set on/under the ocean The Nutmeg of Consolation read 2/21
- Take Home Item – Coral: Read a book with the word “coral” in the title/subtitle, or author’s name. The Coral Thief

b. Kakadu National Park
- Read a book set in Australia Tim
- Read a book set in the tropics Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
✔- teeth on the cover Jurassic Park read 1/23

c. Lord Howe Island Group - Finished
✔- Read a book set in Australia Burning For Revenge Tomorrow #5 read 5/27
✔- Read a book set on an island The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society read 4/6
✔- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word “Bird” in the title, or a bird on the cover The Redbreast read 5/22

d. Tasmanian Wilderness
✔- Read a book set in Australia The Rainbow and the Rose read 6/8
- Read a book where a penal colony or prison is significant Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
✔- Take Home Item – Tasmanian Devil: Read a Paranormal Fantasy book (think devils, demons, etc) NOS4A2 read 10/17

e. Shark Bay, Western Australia
✔- Read a book set in Australia The Night is For Hunting Tomorrow #6 read 10/30
- Read a book with sharks in it Surrounded By Sharks
- Take Home Item – Shark Tooth: Read a book with the word “Shark” in the title/sub-title, or on the cover. Shark Song (read after Dim)

f. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
✔- Read a book set in Australia I Am the Messenger read 10/24
- Read a book with Aboriginal people in it Mutant Message Down Under
- Take Home Item – Red Stone: Read a book where the cover is predominantly red (70%) Dim or A God in Ruins

g. Sydney Opera House
✔- Read a book set in Australia The Other Side of Dawn read 11/1
- Read a book set in a harbor city Oscar and Lucinda
- Take Home Item – Concert Program: Read a book where a musician is a significant character Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes or My Way or Moon River and Me: A Memoir

h. Macquarie Island
*Macquarie Island lies in the southwest Pacific Ocean, about half-way between New Zealand and Antarctica, at 54° 30' S, 158° 57' E. Politically a part of Tasmania, Australia
- Read a book set in Antarctica Ice Bound: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole
- Read a book about exploration Clancy's Crossing
✔- Take Home Item – Penguin: Read a classic published by Penguin Classics (does not need to be the issue you read). Three Men in a Boat read 7/12

New Zealand
a. Te Wahipounamu – South West New Zealand
✔- Read a book set in New Zealand The Bone People read 8/24
- Read a book in the fantasy genre The Lies of Locke Lamora
- 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. North To The Night: A Spiritual Odyssey In The Arctic

Papua New Guinea:
a. Kuk Early Agricultural Site
- Read a book set in Papua New Guinea Mister Pip
✔- Read a book with death as a significant theme Year of Wonders read 9/14
- Take Home Item – Bird of Paradise Plume: Read a book set in what you perceive as paradise. Moloka'i

Philippines:
a. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
- Read a book set in the Philippines Tall Story
✔- Read a book in which agriculture is a significant theme The Desert of Wheat read 9/10
- Take Home Item – Grain of Rice: Read a book with the word “Rice” in the title, or the author’s name. The Letters by Luanne Rice

Singapore:
a. Singapore Botanical Gardens
- Read a book set in Singapore Fortune Cookie
✔- Read a book in which a garden is a significant location or gardening a significant activity The Garden of Evening Mists read 8/14
- Take Home Item – Orchid: Read a book with the word “Orchid” in the title or on the cover The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession


5. ASIA

Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Read a book set in Afghanistan The Places in Between
- Read a book in which there are caves, or the word “cave” is in the title This Census-Taker
✔- Take Home Item – Blue Tile: Read a book where the cover is predominantly blue (70%) Home by Nightfall read 1/23

China:
a. Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
- Read a book set in China The Ghost Bride or The Last Chinese Chef
✔- Read a book in which there are dragons League of Dragons read 8/24
- Take Home Item – Jade: Read a book with the word “Jade” in the title or subtitle The Jade Widow or The Jade Arrowhead

b. The Great Wall
- Read a book set in China Women of the Silk
- Read a book in which there is an army. Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II
✔- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages. The Twelve read 4/24

c. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains Finished
✔- Read a book set in China Women of the Silk read 7/10
✔- Read a book in which there are endangered animals We Bought a Zoo read 4/12
✔- Take Home Item – Teddy Bear: Read a Middle Grade/Young Adult in which an animal plays a significant role Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures read 4/16

India:
a. Taj Mahal
- Read a book set in India Kim
✔- Read a book about a great love The English Patient read 1/20
- 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. The Winter People

b. Mountain Railways of India
✔- Read a book set in India The Man Who Would Be King & Other Stories read 6/14
✔- Read a book either published between 1800-1899 or set in the time period True Grit read 10/6
- Take Home Item – Train Model: Read a book set on a train, or with the word “train” in the title The Girl From the Train

Iran:
a. Persepolis
- Read a book set in Iran/Persia Empire of Dragons
✔- Read a book with a character who is an archeologist The Mummy Case read 2/3
- Take Home Item – Carpet: Read a book with a multi colored cover, or with the word “Carpet” in the title or subtitle The Carpet People or Hotel of the Saints

Japan:
a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan Norwegian Wood or The Housekeeper and the Professor
✔- Read a book set in wartime (any war) The Siege read 3/12
- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle Diamond Dove or The Plague of Doves or The Black Dove (Holmes On the Range #3)

b. Tomioka Silk Mill and Related Sites
- Read a book set in Japan I Am a Cat
- Read a book with a character that is a seamstress or tailor, or has a clothing sweat shop Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
✔- Take Home Item – Silkworm Egg: Read a book with the word “silk” in the title/sub-title The Girl Who Wrote in Silk read 6/28

Mongolia:
a. Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Mongolia Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
✔- Read a book about nomadic people The Orenda read 11/27
- Take Home Item – Bow from a Morin Khuur (Guitar-like Instrument): Read a book where music is the central theme Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Nepal:
a. Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
- Read a book set in Nepal The Snow Leopard
✔- Read a book where a significant character is Buddhist The Gift of Rain read 10/19
- Take Home Item – Prayer Flag: Read a book with the word “Flag” is in the title/subtitle, or a flag is on the cover. A Flag Full of Stars

Thailand:
a. Ban Chiang Archaeological Site
✔- Read a book set in Thailand Cockroaches read 3/15
- Read a book in which a King is a significant character The Hero and the Crown
✔- Take Home Item – Pottery Shard: Read a book with a bowl or cup on the cover. The Black Mountain read 3/31

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message 3: by Cherie (last edited Dec 05, 2016 01:09PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments 3. EUROPE

France:
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc - Finished
✔- set in France The Nightingale read 2/21
✔- about painting Death of an Artist: A Mystery read 3/14
✔- dark grey or black cover (70%) A Constellation of Vital Phenomena read 5/22

Austria:
a. Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
- Read a book set in Austria A Death in Vienna
- In honour of Mozart, read a book in which a real life famous composer is a character and has a significant presence My Way
✔- Take Home Item – Sachertorte: Read a book that has a cake on the cover. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake read 4/3

Belgium:
a. Stoclet House
- Read a book set in Belgium The Professor
- Read a book with Art Nouveau as a subject Art Nouveau
✔- Take Home Item: Pressed Rose: Read a book with a rose on the cover or as a word in the title The Rose Labyrinth read 11/5

Denmark:
a. Stevns Klint
✔- Read a book set in Denmark The Keeper of Lost Causes read 7/29
- Read a book about meteorites, comets, astroids that have hit the earth or threaten the earth The Last Policeman
- Take Home Item – Fossil: Read a book about fossils. Fossils or The Dinosaur Hunter

Germany:
a. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
- Read a book set in Germany An Elephant in the Garden
- Read a book about the Roman invasion of Europe The Forest House
✔- Take Home Item – Spear: Read a book in which spears were used as weapons. The Last Camel Died at Noon read 4/22

Greece:
a. Archaeological Site of Olympia
- Read a book set in Greece The Corfu Trilogy or The Island
- Read a book based on Greek mythology D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
✔- 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. The Curse of the Pharaohs read 1/11

Iceland:
a. Surtsey
✔- Read a book set in Iceland Last Rituals read 9/30
- Read a book about a volcano Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
- Take Home Item – piece of lava: Read a book with a black rock on the cover. Written in Stone: A Journey Through the Stone Age and the Origins of Modern Language

Italy:
a. Venice and its Lagoon
- set in Italy If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
- set in Venice A Thousand Days in Venice
✔- predominately red cover (70%) Death Qualified - A Mystery of Chaos read 3/16

Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
✔- Read a book set in the Netherlands The Miniaturist read 7/1
- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title Reap the East Wind
✔- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover. The Scarlet Pimpernel read 6/12

Poland:
a. Auschwitz Birkenau
✔- Read a book set in Poland The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story read 8/28
- Read a book about WWII where Auschwitz is either the setting, the destination, or the threat The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- Take Home Item – Prayer Shawl: Read a book with a devout character Gilead

Spain:
a. Santiago de compostela (Old Town)
- set in Spain Driving over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía
✔- a pilgrimage The Alchemist read 2/8
- shell on cover - The Shell Seekers or Coastliners

United Kingdom:
a. Tower of Longon
✔- set in London Dodger read 2/14
- involving the Tower of London The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise
✔- crown on cover Dairy Queen read 4/7

b. Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
- Read a book set in North Ireland or Ireland Lovely Is The Lee or Tara Road
- Read a book with a giant in it. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
✔- Take Home Item – Emerald: Read a book with a predominant green cover (70%) The Big Sleep read 9/24

c. New Lanark
✔ - Read a book set in Scotland Letters from Skye read 9/22
- Read a book about child labor Coal River
- 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

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message 4: by Cherie (last edited Dec 29, 2016 06:38PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments 4. AFRICA

Botswana:
a. Tsodilo
✔- Read a book set in Botswana The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine read 10/29
- Read a book set in Prehistoric Times The Origin Of Humankind or Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins
- Take Home Item – Quartz: Read a book where the title begins with the letter Q, or the word Quartz is in the title. Q is for Quarry or Q

Democratic Republic of Congo:
a. Okapi Wildlife Reserve
- Read a book set in the D.R. of Congo The Poisonwood Bible
✔- Read a book with elephant(s) in the story. Hannah's Dream read 10/30
- Take Home Item – Feather: Read a book with a feather on the cover or the word in the title. Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle

Ethiopia:
a. Konso Cultural Landscape
- Read a book set in Ethiopia The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope
- Read a book involving agriculture Hit by a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
✔- 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”. Lottery by Patricia Wood read 11/4

Gambia:
a. Kunta Kinteh Island
- Read a book set in Gambia Trials Elsewhere: Stories of Life and Development in West Africa
- Read a book involving a fort The Siege of Fort William Henry: A Year on the Northeastern Frontier
✔ 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.) Ivory and Bone read 11/5

Kenya:
a. Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley
- set in Kenya - *Circling the Sun or Death in Kenya or The Camel Bookmobile
✔- with a lake in it The Lake House read 3/14
- flamingo on cover or bright pink cover (70%) -The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay

Madagascar:
a. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
- Read a book set in Madagascar Is This the Way to Madagascar?
✔- Read a book set in a forest Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo read 12/29
✔- Take Home Item – Frog: Read a book with the word “frog” in the title, or a frog on the cover Frogs & French Kisses read 11/11

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Read a book set in Mali Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali
- Read a book set in a university Unseen Academicals
✔- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books. The Library at Mount Char read 7/18

Nigeria:
a. Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
- Read a book set in Nigeria Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria or Half of a Yellow Sun
- Read a book with a shrine in the story Foreign Gods, Inc.
✔- 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 Mask Carver's Son read 11/17

Senegal:
a. Island of Gorée
- Read a book set in Senegal God's Bits of Wood
- Read a book with slaves in it Freedom's Landing
✔- 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 Indian Bride read 4/17

South Africa:
a. Vredefort Dome
- set in South Africa - Blood Safari
✔- post-apocalyptic - The Twelve read 5/25
- set in space - Star Trek: The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise

Egypt:
a. Memphis and its Necropolis - Finished
✔- set in Egypt Crocodile on the Sandbank read 1/05
✔- HF about one of the Pharoahs Cleopatra read 5/29
✔- take home item - The Clockwork Scarab read 4/17

Morocco:
a. Medina of Marrakesh
✔- Read a book set in Morocco Destination Unknown read 9/8
- Read a book that is about food, glorious food. Recipes from an Edwardian Country House: Classic Tastes from the Aristocratic English Kitchen
- Take Home Item – Olive: Read a book with the word “Olive” in the title, or pictured in a drink on the cover Olive Kitteridge

✔ read


message 5: by Cherie (last edited Dec 13, 2016 12:33PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments 1. NORTH AMERICA

Canada:
a. Dinosaur Provincial Park - Finished
✔in Alberta - Under This Unbroken Sky read 3/3
✔dinosaurs - The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science read 3/26
✔bone in title - The Bone Garden read 2/27

b. Glacier Bay
- set in British Columbia The Long Way Home
- sea life (whales or seals) Songs of the Humpback Whale
✔- diamonds The Moonstone: A Novel read 12/13

c. Historic District of Old Québec
- read a book set in Quebec Still Life
- read about immigrants coming to the new world (could be historical fiction or nonfiction) Star of the Sea
✔- Take home item - French Food: Read a book that has French food it in (bring home a taste of old France). French Milk read 3/18

d. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
- read a book set in Maritime Canada (Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick) A Whale for the Killing
✔- read a book where fishing or whaling is a large part of the story People of the Whale read 7/20
- Take home item – Fiddle: Read a book that has a musical instrument in it. Corelli's Mandolin

USA
a. Yellowstone National Park
✔- set in Wyoming, Montana or Idaho - The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America read 6/1
- a vacation in the mountains Descent
- wildlife on cover They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

b. Grand Canyon National Park
✔- set in Arizona or Nevada The Bean Trees read 9/20
- a river in it When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes
- First Nations life - House of Rain: Tracking a Vanished Civilization Across the American Southwest or arrowhead on cover The Jade Arrowhead

c. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
- set in Hawaii Micro or Moloka'i or The Money Dragon
- about volcanoes Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
✔- coconut in or on cover - cooked/baked into food - The Coincidence of Coconut Cake read 9/13

d. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
- set in New Mexico Wall of Glass
- where caves play a central part White Fire
✔- bat in title or cover - The Bat read 2/21

Mexico & Caribbean
a. Ancient Maya City and Protected Tropical Forests of Calakmul, Campeche
✔- Read a book set in Mexico Like Water for Chocolate read 6/25
✔- Read a book about the Mayans. The World of the Ancient Maya read 11/19
- Take Home Item – Mayan Calendar: Read a book with the word Calendar in the title/subtitle. Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials or Mapping Time: The Calendar and Its History

b. Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
- Read a book set in Mexico Under the Volcano
- Read a book where agriculture plays a significant role Blackberry Wine
✔- Take Home Item – Bottle of Tequila: Read a book where alcohol plays a significant role. The Girl on the Train read 4/19

c. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
- Read a book set in Mexico Days of the Dead
- Read a book about migration (human, animal, insect) From Rum to Roots
✔- Take Home Item – Butterfly: Read a book where a butterfly is on the cover or the word is in the title. Huysman's Pets read 3/19

d. Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
✔- Read a book set in the Caribbean A High Wind in Jamaica read 8/27
- Read a book where conservation is key The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
- 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

✔ read


message 6: by Cherie (last edited Dec 13, 2016 12:35PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Sites Finished

1. NORTH AMERICA
Canada - Dinosaur Provincial Park
1 Under This Unbroken Sky
2 The Gilded Dinosaur: The Fossil War Between E.D. Cope and O.C. Marsh and the Rise of American Science
3 The Bone Garden

3. EUROPE
France - Decorated Cave of Pont d'Arc
1 The Nightingale
2 Death of an Artist: A Mystery
3 A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

4. AFRICA
Egypt - Memphis and its Necropolis
1 Crocodile on the Sandbank
2 Cleopatra
3 The Clockwork Scarab

6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS
Australia - Lord Howe Island Group
1 Burning For Revenge Tomorrow #5
2 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
3 The Redbreast

Applied for 1st badge on 5/29.

2. SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina: - Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
1 Perla
2 In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road
3 Ruby Holler

5. ASIA
China: - Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
1 Women of the Silk
2 We Bought a Zoo
3 Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Applied for 2nd badge 7/11

1 book for all sites badge applied for on 12/13
All books have ✔ and read date.


message 7: by Cherie (last edited Nov 18, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments 2. SOUTH AMERICA

Brazil:
a. Iguaçu National Park
- Read a book set in Brazil Through the Brazilian Wilderness or Bonded In Brazil or The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
✔- Read a book with that has a waterfall on the cover or in the story The Price of Silence read 7/10
- Take Home Item – Rainbow: Read a book with a rainbow on the cover.The Gate to Women's Country or A Corner of White or The Driving Lesson or The Son of Nine Sisters or *Tasmanian Rainbow

b. Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
- Read a book set in Brazil Sea of Death
- Read a book that has a statue in it Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
✔- Take Home Item - Photograph of Christ the Redeemer Statue: Read a book where a main character is a photographer Trail of Broken Wings read 9/27

Argentina:
a. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System Finished
✔- Read a book set in Argentina Perla read 6/10
✔- Read a book where the main character spends a lot of time on the road In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road read 6/25
✔- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover. Ruby Holler read 7/4

b. Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas
- Read a book set in Argentina Needle in a Haystack
- Read a book set in prehistoric times, or about prehistoric times Transcendence or The Gathering Night
✔- Take Home Item – Hand Petroglyph Facsimile: - Read a book with someone’s hand on the cover. MaddAddam read 3/20

Chile:
a. Rapa Nui National Park
- Read a book set in Chile Eva Luna or I Lived on Butterfly Hill
- Read a book where an extraordinary feat of engineering is key The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 or
✔- Take Home Item – Feather from a Headdress: Read a book with a feather on the cover, (Feathers on a bird do not count.) The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender read 6/16

b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chili Of Love and Shadows one of the MC is a photographer
- Read a book that is a Rita Award winner or nominee. (You’ve got to know where this inspiration comes from.) First Grave on the Right
✔- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover. The Truelove read 2/24

Cuba:
a. Old Havana and its Fortification System
✔- Read a book set in Cuba Telex from Cuba read 11/09
✔- Read a book with a dictator in it King of Cuba DNF
- Take Home Item – Cuban Cigar: Read a book with a cigarette or cigar on the cover, or where the character smokes Queenpin

Peru:
a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in Peru The Clue in the Crossword Cipher
- Read a book set in a mountainous area. With No Remorse
✔- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover. In the Best Families read 3/30

b. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana
- Read a book set in Peru Eight Feet in the Andes: Travels with a Mule in Unknown Peru
✔- Read a book set in space The Android's Dream read 7/19
- Take Home Item – Bird: Read a book with the word bird in the title or the author’s name. Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird or The Birds and Other Stories or The Painted Bird or The Bird Sisters

c. Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
- Read a book set in Peru Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
- Read a book about the Incans Temple
✔- 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. Tell the Wolves I'm Home read 5/20

Ecuador:
a. Galápagos Islands
✔- Read a book about the Galápagos Islands, or are featured in a book Galápagos read 8/01
- Read a book with one of the following animals/birds on the cover or in the title: Turtle, Iguana, Albatross, Pelican, Flamingo, Whale, Dolphin Galapagos: A Natural History
- Take Home Item – Egg: Read a book where the main character is a cook or baker. I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking

b. Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System
- Read a book set in Ecuador Roses 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) The Daniel Boone Wagon Train--A Journey Through 'The Sixties'
✔- Take Home Item – Sarape: Read a book where someone is weaving textiles or there is a blanket of some kind on the cover. Weaving a Navajo Blanket read 8/13

✔ read


message 8: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10359 comments Not exhausted Australia yet?


message 9: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49982 comments Almeta wrote: "Not exhausted Australia yet?"

The Aussie writers are saying, "You write it; she'll read it."


message 10: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Nope, plenty to read there, Almeta! I might just stay there all year once I get started. Eight tasks will let me finish a series I started. It will be fun to see how many other series books I can fill in with. That's my plan so far, but I need to keep my focus on killing two more levels before I can do any more gophering. By then, you will have books assigned to everything and I can steal titles. I already added a couple to my TBR from Camilla and TJ and Janice.

I am hoping to see a new book from an author that Rusalka threw my way. A visiting professor left her two books because they wouldn't fit in his suitcase when he was packing to go home. I don't know if she ever read them. I did and liked them.


message 11: by Almeta (last edited Dec 03, 2015 05:58AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10359 comments Have you read any Bryce Courtenay?

I have Matthew Flinders' Cat at home and always intend to get to it and never do. Plus the cat on the cover is a spitting image of one of my favorite cats. The book's size intimidates me.

The Potato Factory is in my sight often, as well.


message 12: by Cherie (last edited Dec 03, 2015 03:12PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments The only one I have read is Jack of Diamonds (his last book before he passed), but I have half a dozen more on my TBR. Just no time. I think the number of pages has deterred me too. I really should read more of his others. Maybe for this challenge, finally. This book would work for the musician task. It is also set in Canada.


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Janice (jamasc) | 49982 comments It wasn't one of his better ones, in my opinion.


message 14: by Cherie (last edited Dec 04, 2015 07:50PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Almeta - I added Matthew Flinders' Cat to a task.

Janice - I decided to keep my challenge to Australia only and modified the title. Hopefully, I can get most of the books them from the library. I only own 4 books that I applied to the list.

Your last entry under Australia threw me. I had added a book set in Australia under the "h" site and had to go look up where it was, when I realized that it said "a book set in Antartica".


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Peggy (pebbles84) | 15384 comments You have some great places to visit in Australia, Cherie!


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Lori (glitzyrebel) | 433 comments I have read the The Power of One and The Potato Factory. Both were good but The Power of One was my favorite.


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Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Thanks, Peggy. I am looking forward to the Australia reads.

Lori - I think both of these are set in South Africa, but I want to read them some day. I'm not sure if I will get to South Africa this year. I need to see what else I have that fits, if I can get all the other continents filled in. I have a few but still need to find more titles to fit.


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Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Cherie wrote: "I am hoping to see a new book from an author that Rusalka threw my way. A visiting professor left her two books because they wouldn't fit in his suitcase when he was packing to go home. I don't know if she ever read them. I did and liked them. "

You and your memory! Netflix in Aus has the ABC versions of his Jack Irish Bad Debts series. Have you read? Or watched? Has Guy Pearce as Jack Irish. Watched the 3 telemovies and they are quality Aussie productions and always make me want to run away to Melbourne.


message 19: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Oh and The Potato Factory is part of his Australian trilogy, so I assume it's set here. I'll get off my arse and walk 7 steps and check at some point.


message 20: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49982 comments Power of One is set in South Africa. Potato Factory is set in Australia for the most part.


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Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Rusalka, I wasn't sure where his Jack Irish book was set. I will add it to my list. I have not seen any of the series on TV. I've pretty much given that up.

I think my Australia "challenge" is going to be how many books I can get through my library. The Tomorrow books have all been available as ebooks, but I have looked for others and not been able to find them, except to buy. I have plenty of books to swap out, if needed.

I was looking up books with elephants in them and found 6 on my TBR list and found a spot for them all but one.

Can't find a book with a black rock in the cover at all.


message 22: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7... may be useful.

I thought I found a promising one from Almeta's favourite author, https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/..., but looks a bit green when enlarged.


message 23: by Almeta (last edited Dec 09, 2015 03:40AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10359 comments Rusalka wrote: "...I thought I found a promising one from Almeta's favourite author, https://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/..., but looks a bit green when enlarged...."

Fun story, but it is an Emerald on the cover.☻


message 24: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments Dammit. Thanks for the clarification.


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Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments Cherie, Black Rock White City looks like it might work. Those black spots on the cover are black rocks it seems. Looks like a good book.


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Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments Hmm, maybe not tho. They look like they're inside of a white flower. Oh well!


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message 28: by Tejas Janet (new)

Tejas Janet (tejasjanet) | 3513 comments Another option is Black Throne Conspiracy by K.M. Johnson-Weider . Not set in Australia but looks good and the story features the black rock depicted on the cover.


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Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Rusalka wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7... may be useful."

It looks like the cover of the Wilkie Collins book will fit The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins BUT the copy on my Nook is this one The Moonstone A Novel by Wilkie Collins .


message 30: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Tejas Janet wrote: "Cherie, Black Rock White City looks like it might work. Those black spots on the cover are black rocks it seems. Looks like a good book."

I looked at this one last night, TJ, but I thought the black specks were the center of the flower.

I will keep looking. Thanks!


message 31: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Janice wrote: "The Thief The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner"

Oh, God! You had to give me another first in series book???? I would not have found this because I was looking for rocks or stones. I've marked it as TBR and will keep it in mind, IF I do the task where it is located.


message 32: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Tejas Janet wrote: "Another option is Black Throne Conspiracy by K.M. Johnson-Weider. Not set in Australia but looks good and the story features the black rock depicted on the cover."

Ahhh, this is what I had in mind. This looks like obsidian. I did not see this when I was searching last night. Good one!!!!


message 33: by Cherie (last edited Dec 09, 2015 08:24PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I guess I do not need Iceland, if I already have France, Italy, Netherlands and Ireland filled in with books but I might now. I was looking for books for Britian tonight.


I am still going through my books that I own and if I find a task for them, I am compelled to fill in the rest.


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Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments This is me whispering. "I hate you, Janice!"


message 35: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 1135 comments Cherie wrote: "I guess I do not need Iceland, if I already have France, Italy, Netherlands and Ireland filled in with books but I might now. I was looking for books for Britian tonight.


I am still going throug..."


I know what you mean about feeling "compelled to fill in the rest"! I went through all the books I currently own and posted the challenges that had those books in all three categories. But, I did fill in the rest, searching for interesting books to fill the holes. Sigh. I've found so many good books, my TBR list just got much longer!


message 36: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I know how you are feeling Suzanne. I don't know how many books I have added.


message 37: by Cherie (last edited Nov 08, 2018 02:01PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I am in Italy reading The English Patient and I've been in Egypt reading Amelia Peabody series books.

Starting my first official Australia read today with Jurassic Park although I could use The Nightingale for Lord Howe Island Group too. It will fit in several places, so, I am not sure yet.

I have too many books for some tasks and only one in too many others. Can anyone tell I have no control? It seems to be all or nothing for me. No need to reply - I just needed to write it. sigh...


message 38: by Cherie (last edited Jan 23, 2016 10:59PM) (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I finished a book for Italy, two books for Egypt and finally finished my first book for Australia. Seems like I can't just finish my Aussie trek first. Other books call to me, so I figured I should list them.


message 39: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 2461 comments Sometimes it's nice to take a detour, Cherie...


message 40: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 49982 comments Go where the books call, Cherie!


message 41: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Thanks, Ladies! That seems to be where it is happening and I am going with the flow.


message 42: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17557 comments And to be fair, that's a very Aussie thing to do. So you're in the spirit.


message 43: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I posted in the movie section that I watched The English Patient tonight. I really did like it and now I am torn with using the book for India as "a great love" vs. using it as "set in Italy".

Maybe Philly Beth has the right idea. Read a book and list all of the catagories it could fit into.

I had no idea the movie was so beautiful!


message 44: by Lilisa (last edited Feb 01, 2016 04:46AM) (new)

Lilisa | 2461 comments Cherie wrote: "I posted in the movie section that I watched The English Patient tonight. I really did like it and now I am torn with using the book for India as "a great love" vs. using it as "set in Italy".

Ma..."


I loved the movie Cherie. It's of the the Oscar-winning movies I actually enjoyed! Anyone planning to watch the Oscars later this month? Added: have you read the book? I own and have to squeeze reading it some time this year.


message 45: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Lilisa - LOL, I saw what you wrote in the "What have you just watched?" thread. Yes, I did read the book and yes, I always watch the Oscars - well almost always. I think I missed them last year.


message 46: by Lilisa (new)

Lilisa | 2461 comments Cherie wrote: "Lilisa - LOL, I saw what you wrote in the "What have you just watched?" thread. Yes, I did read the book and yes, I always watch the Oscars - well almost always. I think I missed them last year."




message 47: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I finished listening to my 3rd Amelia Peabody book set in Egypt, so I think I am done there for a while. I still have three other books for Egypt that I want to get off of my book shelf. Moving on.


message 48: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments Oh, detour. Both of the books for Canada are available for me to pick up from the library according to the email I just received.


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Cherie wrote: "I finished listening to my 3rd Amelia Peabody book set in Egypt, so I think I am done there for a while. I still have three other books for Egypt that I want to get off of my book shelf. Moving on."

That is funny Cherie, I just started the audio of Crocodile on the Sandbank. I am only 40 minutes in but I love Amelia.

I am 3rd on a waiting list for The Nightingale, For another group read, glad to know I can count it towards this too.


message 50: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20272 comments I am still making my way through The Nightingale.

Amelia is a crack-up! I really liked the 3rd book and could have jumped right to the next one, but I am anxiously waiting to listen to the 14th Aubry/Maturin book - as soon as the slowpoke who has it now is done. It will apply to one of my Australia tasks.

I picked up two books for Canada at the library tonight too.


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