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message 1: by Rachael (last edited Dec 27, 2017 09:00AM) (new)

Rachael (allons-y-bookworm) | 2962 comments PLACES AND SPACES
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018


Through books, we can travel anywhere. We often think of visiting different countries, or even different planets, but books can also take us on topographical journeys. For this challenge, see how many places and spaces you can visit. The place or space should be a primary element of the story or historical account and may include natural, man-made, and imaginary terrains and structures.

Here are some ideas to get you started; however, you may also think of your own:

The beach; an island or peninsula; a body of water; swampland or marsh; the desert; an extraterrestrial surface or environment (e.g., another planet, a star, space, etc.); underground; a cave; a mountains; the woods; a prairie or field; a glacier; a volcano; a single room, building, or other structure; a biological cell or organism; through time (i.e., time travel).

Let us know how many places and spaces you would like to visit.. Remember, the above are only suggestions - you can make your own as well! Excluded: Cities & Countries (e.g., New York City or Kenya).

This challenge was created by Rique and will be led by Blagica.


message 2: by SarahKat, Buddy Reads (last edited Jan 22, 2018 07:44PM) (new)

SarahKat | 2608 comments Complete!

I'm in for at least 3. Planning on reading Lemony Snicket to my kid this year (as we are almost done with Harry Potter).

So intended:

1. A lake: The Wide Window
2. A mill: The Miserable Mill
3. A school: The Austere Academy



message 3: by Mie (last edited Feb 24, 2018 06:42AM) (new)

Mie | 1839 comments I would like to go for 2, please:

COMPLETE ✔️
✅ Desert - Murder in Mesopotamia - 5⭐️
✅ School - Stalky & Co. - 3⭐️


message 4: by Lindsay (last edited Mar 28, 2018 02:59AM) (new)

Lindsay | 1311 comments Sign me up for 6 please.

1 New World Fairy Tales - bayou
2 Claude’s Christmas Adventure - residential street
3 Ready Player One - simulation
4 La Belle Sauvage - priory
5 Caraval - island
6 The Picture of Dorian Gray - theatre
7 Sense and Sensibility - cottage
8 Turtles All the Way Down - school
9 Gone with the Wind - cotton plantation
10 Winter - allotment
11 Mistborn: Secret History - cosmere
12 Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up - home
13 Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - theme park
14 City of Heavenly Fire - faerie court
15 The Secret Olympian: The inside story of the Olympic experience - athletes village
16 The Silkworm - office
17 A War of Gifts - battle school
18 Delicacy - railway station
19 The Hate U Give - store
20 The Fortunate Few - gym
21 The Reader on the 6.27 - public toilets
22 Mansfield Park - parsonage
23 A Wrinkle in Time - vegetable patch
24 The Complaints - police station
25 Fahrenheit 451 - fire station
26 Waiting For Monsieur Bellivier - boulevard
27 Winter - throne room
28 A Wizard of Earthsea - sea
29 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - flat
30 Dead Girls Walking - hotel


message 5: by The Book Girl (new)

The Book Girl (thebookishgirl) | 138 comments I'm in for 3.

*need to figure the books out though


message 6: by Brianna (new)

Brianna (bebecburt) | 375 comments I'll go ahead and try for three!


message 7: by Megan, Challenges (last edited Mar 31, 2018 05:07AM) (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6229 comments I'm going to try for different places, both fictional and real. I'll shoot for 25.

1. Desert - The Eight by Katherine Neville - completed January 2018
2. The Blue House - Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig - completed January 2018
3. The Shore - Distant Shores by Kristin Hannah - completed January 2018
4. Prison - Guilty Wives by James Patterson - completed January 2018
5. NASA - Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterley - completed January 2018
6. The Glass Castle - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas - completed January 2018
7. The Woods - Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay - completed January 2018
8. Welbeck Abbey - The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue by Piu Marie Eatwell - completed January 2018
9. Anderbury - The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor - completed January 2018
10. Dickens - The Sellout by Paul Beatty - completed February 2018
11. The Court - The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life - completed February 2018
12. Crossroads - American Street by Ibi Zoboi - completed February 2018
13. The Tudor - Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld - completed February 2018
14. The Star - A Crown for Cold Silver by Alex Marshall - completed February 2018
15. Fifth Avenue - Still Me by Jojo Moyes - completed February 2018
16. The Tomb - Crown of Midnight by Sarah J.. Maas - completed February 2018
17. Belle of Natchez - The Last Girls by Lee Smith - completed February 2018
18. A private jet - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley - completed February 2018
19. The Ice Court - Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - completed March 2018
20. The Black Veil - Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo - completed March 2018
21. CENTRAL - A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (re-read) - completed March 2018
22. The Internet - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari - completed March 2018
23. Hillview Manor - The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens - completed March 2018
24. The Garden - The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman - completed March 2018
25. Howard University - Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper - completed March 2018
26. Garrison - The Freemason's Daughter by Shelley Sackier - completed March 2018
27. Pistol Pit - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton - completed March 2018
28. Television studio - Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah - completed March 2018

28/25 - challenge completed!!!


message 8: by Marissa (last edited Mar 19, 2018 04:07PM) (new)

Marissa | 265 comments I'm in for 10!

Places and Spaces
Duration: 01/01/2018 - 03/31/2018
✔️Progress: 10/10 Places✔️

1. Space - 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke (01/07/18)
2. Island - The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners by Luanne Rice (01/13/18)
3. Mars - The Martian by Andy Weir (01/21/18)
4. Heaven - The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (01/29/18)
5. Suburbs - Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen (02/05/18)
6. Forest - The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (02/08/18)
7. Underworld - Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter (02/25/18)
8. Apartment Building - Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (02/25/18)
9. Underwater - BioShock: Rapture by John Shirley (02/28/18)
10. Virtual Reality - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (03/13/18)

✔️Completed on 03/13/18✔️


Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Megan wrote: "I'm going to try for different countries, both fictional and real. I'll shoot for 25.

0/25"


Megan, we excluded countries from this challenge to make this challenge different from the many we ran last year. This challenge focuses on topography. Do you maybe want to adjust your number?


message 10: by Sahira (new)

Sahira | 220 comments I'm in for 6 places but not sure which ones yet. :)


message 11: by Inkeri (last edited Dec 27, 2017 11:56AM) (new)

Inkeri Cool challenge!
I will try to read four books for this challenge.

PLACES AND SPACES
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018


1. SPACE - Linnunradan käsikirja liftareille by Douglas Adams
(in English: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

2.

3.

4.


message 12: by Paula (last edited Feb 04, 2018 02:10AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 141 comments I would like to try for five books please!

PLACES AND SPACES
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018 >


Running Total: 5/5 COMPLETED!
1. Military Hospital: Walking Wounded by Sheila Llewellyn (03/01/18)
2. Apartment: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday (09/01/18)
3. Ballroom: The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara (21/01/18)
4. Tundra: The Word for Woman is Wilderness by Abi Andrews (29/01/18)
5. Church: A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr (03/02/18)



message 13: by Amanda (last edited Mar 26, 2018 02:15PM) (new)

Amanda | 526 comments I think I'm going to go for 7.

5/7

1. High School in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
2. Forest, Mountains, Caves (take your pick) in The Hobbit
3. White House in Transfer of Power
4. Camazotz (other planet) in A Wrinkle in Time
5. Uintah Mountains Wilderness in The Mountain Between Us
6.
7.


message 14: by Amanda (last edited Mar 17, 2018 02:45PM) (new)

Amanda R (fairyteapot) | 1346 comments Places and Spaces
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018


1. Five Get into Trouble by Enid Blyton Completed 7/1/18 Rating 4 stars
Countryside

2. Wonder by R. J. Palacio Completed 9/1/18 Rating 4 stars
School

3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Completed 22/1/18 Rating 4 stars
Courtroom

3/3

Challenge completed


message 15: by ReadingByTheSea (last edited Jan 25, 2018 01:47PM) (new)

ReadingByTheSea | 20 comments I'll aim for 5 :)

5/5

1. The River Between, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o - two mountain ridges *** 1/1/18
2. The Student, Iain Ryan - a university campus ***6/1/18
3. The Dark Forest, Liu Cixin - in space *****9/1/18
4. Death of a River Guide, Richard Flanagan - a waterfall ****11/1/18
5. Knife of Dreams, Robert Jordan - medieval-style fantasy realm :) ***24/1/18


message 16: by Gretchen (last edited Jan 18, 2018 12:13PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 496 comments I'm in for 5.
1.) On the Moon
Artemis
2.) The Desert
The Drowning King
3.) Medieval France
Prince of Darkness
4.) An English Priory
The Proud Sinner

5.)


message 17: by Territadlock06 (new)

Territadlock06 | 14 comments I will aim for 4.


message 18: by Diane T. (last edited Jan 07, 2018 10:59AM) (new)

Diane T. (tickledpink49) | 52 comments Count me in for 6 :)


PLACES AND SPACES
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
2/6 read


1. Another planet (in this case Freijia) - Baby Butterfly Kisses (Purple People Book 3) by Rena Marks Baby Butterfly Kisses by Rena Marks ★★★★★ 01/01/18
2. Unnamed island in the Bermuda Triangle - The Island In The Mist by C.G. Mosley by C.G. Mosley ★★★ 01/06/18
3.
4.
5.
6.


message 19: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Rose | 258 comments I'll try for 10 please.


message 20: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (last edited Apr 03, 2018 02:03PM) (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments PLACES AND SPACES
Duration: January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Participants

The Book Girl (Andrea) | 0/3
Brianna | 0/3
Inkeri | 0/4
Amanda | 5/7
Gretchen | 4/5
Diane T. | 2/6
Territadlock06| 0/4
Agnieszka| 0/9
Brittany | 0/6
Clare L| 2/6
Lois 0/TBD
Anissa | 0/3
Aj| 0/4
Carri| 3/5
Candice| 0/5
Arushi | 2/3
Loulou| 1/2
Claire| 13/15
Anne Hawn| 0/12
Julie | 6/20
Rachel| 0/2
Kiriko| 0/2

Completed
Sahira | 19/6
ReadingByTheSea| 5/5
Claire| 3/3
Lindsay | 30/6
Paula | 5/5
Martina| 9/6
Sherry | 3/3
Claire| 15/15
Kacey | 3/3
SarahKat | 6/6
Jennifer | 6/3
Shala | 6/6
Tahera| 2/2
Greg| 14/12
Mie| 2/2
Berit | 25/25
Eirelyn | 7/6
Leah | 5/5
Megan | 28/25
⚜Chalmation⚜| 3/3
Lady | 15/15
Marissa | 10/10
Amanda (OM 14) | 3/3
Ula| 3/3
Aoife | 4/4
Janine | 12/12
Stephanie| 16/10


message 21: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Welcome Everyone!


message 22: by Agnieszka (last edited Dec 27, 2017 03:38PM) (new)

Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 629 comments I'll start with 9 and go from there:

ocean / ocean boat: Der Klang des Pianos lit. translation The Sound of Piano
lake: Cabin by the Lake
museum / island: Awakening (two different time and story lines)
ranch: Just Beyond the Clouds
school: Unlocked
church: Persecuted: I Will Not Be Silent
work place / security company building: Wrong Question, Right Answer
manor house: Georgiana Darcy's Diary
production company (movies or TV): Herzklopfen und kalte Füsse - lit. tranlsation Palpitations and Cold Feet
Wonderland: Alice the Assassin (Malice in Wonderland #1)
floating casino: Tampa Star
Venezuelan jungle: Starfish Prime
ruins of a fortress: Nielegalni - lit. translation: The Illegal (pl.)
university campus: Cold Hearted (Cold Justice #6)
Hollywood: "A" is for Actress
coastal town: Night Passage


message 23: by Brittany (new)

Brittany | 460 comments Love this
Ill go for 6

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message 24: by Clare L (last edited Apr 04, 2018 10:59AM) (new)

Clare L McMahon | 112 comments I will go for 6.

6/6

1. An Island: On the Island
2. Boat on the Ocean: Day Four
3. Outer space: Iron Gold
4. School: Hate List New Boy
5. Paranormal Town/City: The Awakening What the Hell Did I Just Read
6. Wizarding World: Harry Potter et le prisonnier d'Azkaban


message 25: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6229 comments Kadijah Michelle wrote: "Megan wrote: "I'm going to try for different countries, both fictional and real. I'll shoot for 25.

0/25"

Megan, we excluded countries from this challenge to make this challenge different from th..."


Nope, I’ll keep the number


message 26: by Greg (new)

Greg (lupercross) | 1513 comments I will give this a shot. Put me down for 12 books.


message 27: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments welcome everyone best of luck


message 28: by Claire (last edited Jan 31, 2018 07:44PM) (new)

Claire  (claire6452) | 684 comments Hi Blagica! Please add me for 3 books:

1. The afterlife: Three Souls - completed
2. The past: Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist - completed
3. The future: Floyd 5.136: The MAC Series -- Book 1 - completed

Challenge complete!


message 29: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Hi Claire! Nice to see you jump in best of luck!


message 30: by Lois (new)

Lois | 112 comments This challenge sounds interesting. will need to do more work on it

0/TBD


message 31: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Welcome everyone & Happy New Year!


message 32: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 1311 comments Update msg 5

Bayou - New World Fairy Tales

1/6


message 33: by Eirelyn (last edited Jan 01, 2018 11:29PM) (new)

Eirelyn (ladyeirelyn) | 1151 comments I'm in for 6. :D


message 34: by Janine (new)

Janine | 1031 comments Sign me up for 6 :)


message 35: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Lindsay wrote: "Update msg 5

Bayou - New World Fairy Tales

1/6"


congratulations on your first book!


message 36: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Welcome Janine and Eirelyn


message 37: by Kadijah Michelle (new)

Kadijah Michelle (kadmich) | 2176 comments Megan wrote: "Kadijah Michelle wrote: "Megan wrote: "I'm going to try for different countries, both fictional and real. I'll shoot for 25.

0/25"

Megan, we excluded countries from this challenge to make this ch..."


Right on!


message 38: by Jennifer (last edited Jan 02, 2018 11:54AM) (new)

Jennifer | 632 comments This will be my first challenge other than Let's Turn Pages. I will start with three and go from there.

1. The sky: Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

2. The ocean: Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

3. An island: The Song Of The Dodo: Island Biogeography In An Age Of Extinctions

Happy New Year everyone!


message 39: by Greg (new)

Greg (lupercross) | 1513 comments Just finished The Veteran and one of the locations, or open spaces, was The Pryor Mountains in Montana. So, my first result for this challenge.

1/12


message 40: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (last edited Jan 02, 2018 04:18PM) (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Greg wrote: "Just finished The Veteran and one of the locations, or open spaces, was The Pryor Mountains in Montana. So, my first result for this challenge.

1/12"


Congratulations on completing your first book for this challenge.


message 41: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Jennifer wrote: "This will be my first challenge other than Let's Turn Pages. I will start with three and go from there.

1. The sky: Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

2...."


Welcome to the challenge


message 42: by Megan, Challenges (new)

Megan (lahairoi) | 6229 comments Just completed my first place, the desert - The Eight by Katherine Neville. I love books that make me think and books that teach me something. It's even better when it's entertaining. This book accomplished all three! My only critique is that there were portions that were confusing and could have been edited a touch better. Definitely worth reading! 4.5 stars

1/25


message 43: by Anissa (new)

Anissa Michaud | 225 comments I’m in for 3.

Places and Spaces
Duration: January 1, 2018-March 31, 2018

Progress: 0/3


message 44: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Anissa wrote: "I’m in for 3.

Places and Spaces
Duration: January 1, 2018-March 31, 2018

Progress: 0/3"


Welcome to the challenge!


message 45: by Blagica , Cheerleader! (new)

Blagica  | 11903 comments Megan wrote: "Just completed my first place, the desert - The Eight by Katherine Neville. I love books that make me think and books that teach me something. It's even better when it's entertaining...."
Congrats on your first read.


message 46: by Arlo (new)

Arlo | 83 comments I'll go with four, not sure where as of the moment though.


message 47: by Sahira (last edited Jan 06, 2018 09:39PM) (new)

Sahira | 220 comments 3 books read and 3 places done.

The Staff of Serapis - beach
Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo - park
Freaks - morgue

(3/6 places)


message 48: by Carri (last edited Jan 27, 2018 11:39PM) (new)

Carri | 316 comments I am in for 5.
3/5 done
1.Netherfields Park - Pride and Predjuice
2. Hospital - Maybe in Another Life
3. A Book Store - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
4.
5.


message 49: by Candice (last edited Jan 03, 2018 08:10PM) (new)

Candice I'm in for 5.

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5.


message 50: by Eva (last edited Mar 28, 2018 08:10AM) (new)


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