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15.7 - Don't Leave Fingerprints
World Chocolate Day is July 7. Celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate.
Read a book set at least 50% in a location where cacao beans are grown: Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Lucia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, Florida USA, Hawaii USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela.
Required: If the setting is not evident on the book's main page include a reference or quote from the book when you post.


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Shree | 120 comments Just a quick question about Live and Let Die.

The goodreads setting says New York City, Jamaica, and St. Petersburg Florida. It lists New York City twice. I haven't read the book to tell if it took place at 50% of the time in Jamaica and Florida but since 50% of the settings are listed as those areas, would it qualify for this challenge?


message 6: by Dlmrose (new)

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Shree wrote: "Just a quick question about Live and Let Die.

The goodreads setting says New York City, Jamaica, and St. Petersburg Florida. It lists New York City twice. I haven't read the book to t..."


You would need to read the book to determine if 50% of the action takes place in the target area.


message 7: by Sally (new)

Sally (sallysimply) | 541 comments I wanted to help out anyone considering the Dominican Republic for their book because the info on Goodreads isn't always accurate, and there aren't that many books where 50% of the action takes place there. Didn't want anyone to start reading and then be bummed that they can't use the book!

DON'T WORK:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Drown by Junot Diaz reference D.R. a lot, but are primarily based in the U.S. (certainly more than 50%).

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents isn't listed as set in D.R. on Goodreads but often comes up in lists of books set there. It's far less than 50%.

DO WORK:
Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies and Before We Were Free are both fully set in D.R. and are quite good. (The former is one of my all-time favorite books - I strongly recommend it.)

The Feast of the Goat is also fully set in D.R.

Hope this helps someone!


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Wanda (oma1229) | 1672 comments Just wondering if this book would be acceptable for Florida, USA- It is a cookbook but has information about Florida culture and events.

Florida Bounty: A Celebration of Florida Cuisine and Culture


message 9: by Dlmrose (new)

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Wanda wrote: "Just wondering if this book would be acceptable for Florida, USA- It is a cookbook but has information about Florida culture and events.

[book:Florida Bounty: A Celebration of Florida Cuisine and ..."


yes


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Blueberry (blueberry1) | 493 comments State of Wonder is set more than 50% on the Amazon River which is in Brazil. But in the metadata the Amazon is stated not Brazil. Is it ok?


message 11: by Dlmrose (new)

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Blueberry wrote: "State of Wonder is set more than 50% on the Amazon River which is in Brazil. But in the metadata the Amazon is stated not Brazil. Is it ok?"

Yes, that would work.


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