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message 1: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Wooohooo First year challenge ..
Pretty excited about this :D


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa (lisathebooklover) | 9244 comments Glad you decided to join in CFDeeDee :) I hope you enjoy your first yearly challenge!


message 3: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Thanks Lisa ..
I'm sure it'll be fun


message 4: by Sandra (new)

Sandra (sanlema) | 9422 comments Great! You'll see how fun is to participate, even if you don't complete it. (I didn't kill any series yet!!)


message 5: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Sandra wrote: "Great! You'll see how fun is to participate, even if you don't complete it. (I didn't kill any series yet!!)"

I'm a slow reader .. really slow reader, but I sure hope I finish the challenge by time.

Thanks for the encouragement :D


message 6: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48767 comments If you try to fit one book in a month, you'll have it covered in the year. :) Glad you decided to join us.


message 7: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Ooh such a great tip Janice .. That didn't even cross my mind. Thanks


message 8: by CFDeeDee (last edited Jul 17, 2016 02:52PM) (new)

CFDeeDee First draft reading plan:

2. SOUTH AMERICA:

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.
Cold Mountain
The Gunslinger

- Take Home Item – Pin of Argentina’s Flag: Read a book with a sun on the cover.

Chile:

b. Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works
- Read a book set in Chili
My Documents

✓ 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.
Shadow Divers

Peru:

a. Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Read a book set in Peru
- Read a book set in a mountainous area.
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

- Take Home Item – Ceremonial Knife: Read a book with a knife on the cover.

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3. EUROPE:

France:
a. Decorated Cave of Pont d’Arc, known as Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
- Read a book set in France
A Discovery Of Witches
All the Light We Cannot See

- Read a book about painting
The Da Vinci Code

- Take Home Item: - Piece of Charcoal: Read a book with a dark grey or black cover (70%)
Reckless
The Godfather


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
The Storyteller


Netherlands:
a. Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout
- Read a book set in the Netherlands
The Miniaturist

- Read a book with the word “Windmill”, “Wind” or “Mill” in the title
The Name of the Wind

- Take Home Item – Tulip: Read a book with several flowers on the cover.
Poison Study oops .. I've got a different cover gotta find another book !

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4. AFRICA

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Read a book set in Mali
✓ Read a book set in a university
A Discovery Of Witches

- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books.
The City of Dreaming Books

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?)
Second Grave on the Left
Inkdeath
Hollow City

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5. ASIA:


Afghanistan:
a. Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
- Read a book set in Afghanistan
A Thousand Splendid Suns

- 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%)
Fearless
Pines

China:

b. The Great Wall
- Read a book set in China
- Read a book in which there is an army.
- Take Home Item – Brick: Because the Great Wall is colossal and made of bricks, read a chunkster that is more than 500 pages.
The Godfather
Inkdeath

Japan:
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a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
- Read a book set in wartime (any war)
The Book Thief

- Take Home Item – Dove: Read a book in which a dove is on the cover, or in the title/subtitle

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6. AUSTRALIA/SOUTH SEA ISLANDS:

Australia:

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

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

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)
I hope to get through The Return of the King

- 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.
Alive!

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.
First Grave on the Right
Second Grave on the Left

- Take Home Item – Bird of Paradise Plume: Read a book set in what you perceive as paradise.


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I repeated some books over different sites just to see which one I could cover and set as my main site.

looks like I need a lot more books XP


message 9: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48767 comments CFDeeDee wrote: "I repeated some books over different sites just to see which one I could cover and set as my main site."

That's fine as long as it's a planning tool and that you don't intend on reading the same book for two tasks. That would not work so well. :)


message 10: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Yeah I have to be careful this time, I already got a book with the wrong cover !


message 11: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 19985 comments Good list so far, CFDeeDee. I never thought of Cold Mountain for the "on the road" task and didn't know First Grave... won a Rita. Alive definitely fits the mountain task. Can't wait to see what you have to say about it!


message 12: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Ooh thanks Cherie :D
I just tried to fit my TBR list and the books already setting there in my shelf into the tasks before I could add new books in it .. So far this what I got..

I didn't know about The First Grave too, I checked the site of Rita's winning books and it was there .. Lucky me ;)


message 13: by CFDeeDee (last edited Nov 19, 2016 07:03AM) (new)

CFDeeDee Accomplishments

2. SOUTH AMERICA:

Chile:

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.)
First Grave on the Right ~> Started at 20th January. Finished at 27th January

- Take Home Item – Bottle of Water: Read a book that has water on the cover.

4. AFRICA

Mali:
a. Timbuktu
- Read a book set in Mali
- Read a book set in a university
A Discovery Of Witches~> Finish at 14th of May.

- Take Home Item – a Book: Read a book about books.

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?)
Hollow City ~> Finished 17th July

ASIA:
Japan:
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a. Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome)
- Read a book set in Japan
Botchan

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


message 14: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17067 comments Yay!


message 15: by Janice, Moderator (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 48767 comments One down! Super.


message 16: by CFDeeDee (new)

CFDeeDee Thanks guys :D


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