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message 1: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Apr 27, 2018 11:21AM) (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Mexico's Capital: Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

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Mexico City is going through a cultural renaissance and is fast becoming one of the top global destinations to visit. Let’s join the throng of eager travelers and explore this bustling yet artistic city.

✱ MC is the 6th largest city in the world with over 20 million people calling it home.
✱ It is also the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
✱ Founded in 1325 as the capital of the Aztec Empire, it is the oldest capital city of the Americas and one of two founded by Native Americans.
✱ Built on a former lake site, the city sinks nearly 10 inches per year.
✱ It is known globally as the city with the most museums with over 160 museums dedicated to history, culture, art, and even chocolate and tequila.

Choose a level and enjoy your visit!
Day Tripper: 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

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Attractions

1. Zócalo
Commercial Photography
Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.

✱ Read a book that has a square object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.

2. National Museum of Anthropology
Commercial Photography
This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.

✱ Read a book that has a circular object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place before the year 1492 (pre-Columbian) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.

3. Xochimilco
Commercial Photography
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan
Commercial Photography
Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.

✱ Read a book that has a blue cover OR
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in COYOACAN.

5. Teotihuacán
Commercial Photography
One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains some impressive structures, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. Be sure to climb the pyramid for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.

✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Commercial Photography
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!

✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover OR
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.


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Jan | 14232 comments Participants

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message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited May 28, 2018 05:31PM) (new)

Jan | 14232 comments My Spot

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
5/6

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 5/7/18****
The Boleyn King (Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Quicksand by Gigi Pandian 5/2/18***
Quicksand (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #3) by Gigi Pandian

3. Xochimilco

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover: Under Lock & Key by Sam Short 5/4/18****
Under Lock & Key (Water Witch Cozy Mystery #1) by Sam Short

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman 5/2/18****
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page: Better Off Read by Nora Page 5/27/18***
Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery #1) by Nora Page


message 4: by Denise (last edited May 19, 2018 04:08PM) (new)

Denise | 2575 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
4/6

Attractions

√1. Zócalo

√✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present The Hanging Girl by Jussi Adler-Olsen 5.9.18


√2. National Museum of Anthropology

√✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. Suzanna Gregory The Cheapside Corpse 5.7.18

3. Xochimilco
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

√4. Coyoacan

√✱ Read a book that has a blue cover The Delicate Storm (John Cardinal and Lise Delorme Mystery, #2) by Giles Blunt by Giles Blunt 5.4.18


5. Teotihuacán
One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains some impressive structures, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. Be sure to climb the pyramid for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.

✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.

√6. Cafebreria El Pendulo

√✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO. Rebecca Cantrell A City of Broken Glass 5.12.18


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Jan | 14232 comments Welcome Denise!


message 6: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited May 15, 2018 05:58AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1100 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Day Tripper: 4/4 Attractions
Explorer: 6/5-6 Attractions

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Ellie Alexander, Death on Tap 13 May
Death on Tap (A Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Amanda Flower, The Final Reveille 5 May
The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book with an X in the title
Kathi Daley, Sixth Cabin 15 May
Sixth Cabin (Writer's Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, Natural Thorn Killer 2 May
Natural Thorn Killer (Rose City Mystery #1) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover
M.K. Coker, Dead News 7 May
Dead News (A Dakota Mystery Book 5) by M.K. Coker

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover AND
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page
Kym Roberts, Lethal Literature 11 May
Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery, #4) by Kym Roberts


message 7: by Olivermagnus (last edited May 31, 2018 04:09AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 699 comments I'll go for Explorer: 0/5-6 Attractions

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6
of 6 Complete

Attractions

✔ 1. Zócalo
Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Blackbird Fly - Lise McClendon - 5/2/18 - LM

✔ 2. National Museum of Anthropology
This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller - 5/11/18 - MM

✔ 3. Xochimilco
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover
Endangered Species - Nevada Barr - 5/21/18
Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon, #5) by Nevada Barr

✔ 4. Coyoacan
Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.

✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting.
Desert Noir - Betty Webb - 5/28/18

✔ 5. Teotihuacán
One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains some impressive structures, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. Be sure to climb the pyramid for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Long Lost - Harlan Coben - 5/31/18 - HC

✔ 6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!

✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover
Murder Past Due - Miranda James - 5/18/18
Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, #1) by Miranda James


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Jan | 14232 comments Have fun Patrizia & Lynda!!


message 9: by Kathryn (last edited May 20, 2018 05:54PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 541 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6/6


Day Tripper: 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book that has a square object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR. New York Edward Rutherfurd 5/3/2018

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book that has a circular object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place before the year 1492 (pre-Columbian) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The Devil's Highway: A True Story Luis Alberto Urrea 5/4/2018

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title Texas by Barbara A. Somervill 5/7/18
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner Susan Meissner 5/8/18
OR
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in COYOACAN.

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN. Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me 5/5/2018

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover OR
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page Murder, She Barked Krista Davis 5/4/2018 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.


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Jan | 14232 comments Have fun Kathryn!!


message 11: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Dec 30, 2018 07:18PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 315 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6/6


Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer Remember to Forget Ashley Royer 05/03/18

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Feed by M.T. Anderson Feed M.T. Anderson 05/09/18

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book with an X in the title
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 05/14/18

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Openly Straight (Openly Straight, #1) by Bill Konigsberg Openly Straight Bill Konigsberg 07/03/18

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico
The Devil's Highway A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea The Devil's Highway: A True Story Luis Alberto Urrea 06/11/18

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page
A Scone to Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna A Scone to Die For H.Y. Hanna 07/15/18


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Jan | 14232 comments Welcome Bev!!


message 13: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jun 02, 2018 04:08PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 814 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
5/6


Attractions

1. Zócalo
Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR. - High Country Bride Linda Lael Miller - 5/3
High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller

2. National Museum of Anthropology
This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. - Mackenzie's Pleasure Linda Howard - 5/2
Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard

3. Xochimilco
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO. - Torn Carian Cole - 5/9
Torn (Devil's Wolves, #1) by Carian Cole

4. Coyoacan
Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover - Exclusive Sandra Brown - 5/30
Exclusive by Sandra Brown

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO. - Love Another Day Lexi Blake - 5/15
Love Another Day (Masters and Mercenaries, #14) by Lexi Blake


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Jan | 14232 comments Enjoy the challenge Karen!


message 15: by Michelle's Empty Nest (last edited May 23, 2018 12:26AM) (new)

Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6



***FINISHED 5-22-2018***


Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell 5-4-2018 | 4*

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu 5-1-2018 | 3*

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 5-22-2018 | 3*

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells Girl Underwater by Claire Kells 5-21-2018 | 4*

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 5-7-2018 | 3*

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews 5-16-2018 | 4*


message 16: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited May 06, 2018 03:08PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 177 comments Mexico's Capital: Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018


Mexico City is going through a cultural renaissance and is fast becoming one of the top global destinations to visit. Let’s join the throng of eager travelers and explore this bustling yet artistic city.

✱ MC is the 6th largest city in the world with over 20 million people calling it home.
✱ It is also the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.
✱ Founded in 1325 as the capital of the Aztec Empire, it is the oldest capital city of the Americas and one of two founded by Native Americans.
✱ Built on a former lake site, the city sinks nearly 10 inches per year.
✱ It is known globally as the city with the most museums with over 160 museums dedicated to history, culture, art, and even chocolate and tequila.

Choose a level and enjoy your visit!
Day Tripper: 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Challenge Rules: All forms of books are accepted as long as they are 100 pages or more. When posting updates of completed books, please include a link to the title and author’s name, along with the date you finished reading the book. Please post cover if it is task appropriate. When you have completed the challenge, please copy and paste your entire challenge and repost in a new message, letting us know it is completed.

********************************************************************
Attractions

1. Zócalo

Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.

✱ Read a book that has a square object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.

2. National Museum of Anthropology

This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.

✱ Read a book that has a circular object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place before the year 1492 (pre-Columbian) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.

3. Xochimilco

The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan

Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.

✱ Read a book that has a blue cover OR
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in COYOACAN.

5. Teotihuacán

One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains some impressive structures, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. Be sure to climb the pyramid for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.

✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!

✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover OR
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page OR Raspberry Danish Murder, Joanne Fluke...06 MAY 2018
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.


Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke


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Jan | 14232 comments Welcome Michelle and Sallie!!


message 18: by Marina H (last edited May 24, 2018 11:09AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
Date: May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Level: Explorer
Completed: 6/6


✔ 1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
Fyrmesteren by Camilla Läckberg 05/05/18

✔ 2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 03/05/18

✔ 3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Løvetæmmeren by Camilla Läckberg

✔ 4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Havfruen (Patrik Hedström, #6) by Camilla Läckberg by Camilla Läckberg 01/05/18

✔ 5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Ligblomsten by Anne Mette Hancock 24/05/18

✔ 6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Englemagersken by Camilla Läckberg 08/05/18


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Jan | 14232 comments Have fun Marina!


message 20: by Book Concierge (last edited Jun 28, 2018 07:41PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Capital of the Month - MEXICO CITY
Begins: 01May18 / Ends: 31May18



6 / 6 completed


1. Zócalo ✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEMPLO MAYOR - A.T. - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18

2. National Museum of Anthropology✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY - A M S - Alexander McCall Smith / Espresso Tales ✔ – 29May18

3. Xochimilco ✱ River on the cover - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham ✔ – 01May18


4. Coyoacan ✱ Blue cover - Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown ✔ – 10May18


5. Teotihuacán ✱ Sun on the cover - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry ✔ – 11June18

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo ✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO - L.B. - Lorraine Bartlett / Dead, Bath, and Beyond ✔ – 27May18


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Jan | 14232 comments Welcome BC!


message 22: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments I have to say that this is one of my favorite destinations. It's everything I hate - dirty, crowded, noisy, polluted ...

But ...

I feel so ALIVE when I'm there!


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Jan | 14232 comments I've heard that before BC!! Must be something in the air!


message 24: by Amanda A (last edited May 14, 2018 07:34AM) (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
Completed: 6/6


Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book that has a square object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates 5/5

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book that has a circular object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place before the year 1492 (pre-Columbian) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
World After by Susan Ee 5/1

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Her Guardian Angel by Larissa Ione 5/13

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover OR
Happily Ever After by Kelly Oram 5/12
Happily Ever After (Cinder & Ella, #2) by Kelly Oram
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in COYOACAN.

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Getting Out of Hand by Erin Nicholas 5/14

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover OR
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page OR
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay 5/8
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.


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Jan | 14232 comments Enjoy Mexico City Amanda!


message 26: by Tanya (last edited May 31, 2018 10:24AM) (new)

Tanya | 19 comments Mexico's Capital: Mexico City
May 1st-May 31st
Completed: 6/4

I'll try to be a Day Tripper. Complete four attractions:

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 05/25/18 **** (A, C in Zocalo)

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Royal Service by Leslie North 05/23/18 **** (L, N)

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO
Jordan by Lindsey Hart 05/25/18 ***** (L, H)

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 05/11/18 **** Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson
I hope that this cover is blue enough, if not let me know.

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Irresistible SEAL Book 1 by Amanda Heartley 05/26/18 ** (A, H)

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Dressed for Death by Donna Leon 05/23/18 *** (D, L)


message 27: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Enjoy Mexico City Tanya!!


message 28: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Thanks, Jan!
Completed: 6/6

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
The Rancher's Baby by Maisey Yates 5/5

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
World After by Susan Ee 5/1

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Her Guardian Angel by Larissa Ione 5/13

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Happily Ever After by Kelly Oram 5/12
Happily Ever After (Cinder & Ella, #2) by Kelly Oram

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Getting Out of Hand by Erin Nicholas 5/14

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page
Book, Line and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay 5/8


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Jan | 14232 comments Terrific job Amanda!!


message 30: by Patrizia, Contributor (new)

Patrizia | 1100 comments I just finished...

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Ellie Alexander, Death on Tap 13 May
Death on Tap (A Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Amanda Flower, The Final Reveille 5 May
The Final Reveille by Amanda Flower

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book with an X in the title
Kathi Daley, Sixth Cabin 15 May
Sixth Cabin (Writer's Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery #6) by Kathi Daley

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting
Kate E. Dyer-Seeley, Natural Thorn Killer 2 May
Natural Thorn Killer (Rose City Mystery #1) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover
M.K. Coker, Dead News 7 May
Dead News (A Dakota Mystery Book 5) by M.K. Coker

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover AND
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page
Kym Roberts, Lethal Literature 11 May
Lethal Literature (A Book Barn Mystery, #4) by Kym Roberts


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments WTG, Amanda & Patrizia!


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Jan | 14232 comments Yay Patrizia! Great job :)


Michelle's Empty Nest (mlundy5) | 141 comments Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6



***FINISHED 5-22-2018***


Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold by Ellen O'Connell 5-4-2018 | 4*

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu 5-1-2018 | 3*

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid 5-22-2018 | 3*

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Girl Underwater by Claire Kells Girl Underwater by Claire Kells 5-21-2018 | 4*

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
Lord of the Flies by William Golding 5-7-2018 | 3*

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews 5-16-2018 | 4*


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Jan | 14232 comments Great job Michelle!


message 35: by Marina H (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Done 😊

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
Date: May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Level: Explorer
Completed: 6/6


✔ 1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
Fyrmesteren by Camilla Läckberg 05/05/18

✔ 2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel 03/05/18

✔ 3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.
Løvetæmmeren by Camilla Läckberg

✔ 4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Havfruen (Patrik Hedström, #6) by Camilla Läckberg by Camilla Läckberg 01/05/18

✔ 5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Ligblomsten by Anne Mette Hancock 24/05/18

✔ 6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Englemagersken by Camilla Läckberg 08/05/18


message 36: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Terrific job Marina!!


message 37: by Olivermagnus (last edited May 31, 2018 04:15AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 699 comments ~~~ Completed ~~~

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6
of 6 Complete



✔ 1. Zócalo
Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Blackbird Fly - Lise McClendon - 5/2/18 - LM

✔ 2. National Museum of Anthropology
This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller - 5/11/18 - MM

✔ 3. Xochimilco
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover
Endangered Species - Nevada Barr - 5/21/18
Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon, #5) by Nevada Barr

✔ 4. Coyoacan
Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.

✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting.
Desert Noir - Betty Webb - 5/28/18

✔ 5. Teotihuacán
One of many UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Mexico City region, Teotihuacán contains some of the largest pre-Columbian pyramids in all of Mexico. The site contains some impressive structures, including the Palace of the Plumed Butterfly, which showcases various columns of winged creatures, and the awesome Pyramid of the Sun, which sits at the heart of the small city. Be sure to climb the pyramid for a bird's-eye view of the massive complex.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Long Lost - Harlan Coben - 5/31/18 - HC

✔ 6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!

✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover
Murder Past Due - Miranda James - 5/18/18
Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks, #1) by Miranda James


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Tanya | 19 comments Completed!

Actually I got all 6 of these, so I guess I'm an Explorer after all!

Mexico's Capital: Mexico City
May 1st-May 31st
Completed: 6/4

I'll try to be a Day Tripper. Complete four attractions:

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie 05/25/18 **** (A, C in Zocalo)

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Royal Service by Leslie North 05/23/18 **** (L, N)

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO
Jordan by Lindsey Hart 05/25/18 ***** (L, H)

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 05/11/18 **** Undead and Unwed (Undead, #1) by MaryJanice Davidson
I hope that this cover is blue enough, if not let me know.

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN.
Irresistible SEAL Book 1 by Amanda Heartley 05/26/18 ** (A, H)

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.
Dressed for Death by Donna Leon 05/23/18 *** (D, L)


message 39: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Terrific job Lynda & Tanya!!


message 40: by Kathryn (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 541 comments Just noticed that I forgot to post when I finished!

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6/6


Day Tripper: 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book that has a square object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in both the past and present OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR. New York Edward Rutherfurd 5/3/2018

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book that has a circular object on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place before the year 1492 (pre-Columbian) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. The Devil's Highway: A True Story Luis Alberto Urrea 5/4/2018

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title Texas by Barbara A. Somervill 5/7/18
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner Susan Meissner 5/8/18
OR
✱ Read a book with a "neighborhood" setting OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in COYOACAN.

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that has a butterfly or the sun on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN. Ta-Nehisi Coates Between the World and Me 5/5/2018

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book that has book shelves or stairs on the cover OR
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page Murder, She Barked Krista Davis 5/4/2018 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO.


message 41: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Nice job Kathryn!


message 42: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 814 comments Thanks for a great Challenge!

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
5/6


Attractions

1. Zócalo
Formally called the Plaza de la Constitución, this massive main square is the center from which the rest of the city sprawls outward. Beneath the worn cobblestone mobbed with tourists and locals lies the remnants of its past life as the Aztec capital. To the right of the baroque Catedral Metropolitana which has housed the city's spiritual core for centuries, are the well-preserved ruins of Templo Mayor. Walking among the open-air remains while hearing the sounds of car horns vividly unites past and present.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR. - High Country Bride Linda Lael Miller - 5/3
High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1) by Linda Lael Miller

2. National Museum of Anthropology
This well-loved museum is rich with fascinating history and offers a look at how tradition, culture and life were formed in all regions of Mexico. It boasts one of the world’s largest collections of pre-Columbian relics, artifacts and art. The museum covers almost 20 acres, featuring 23 separate exhibition rooms and several gardens so plan on spending the whole day exploring the many collections and exhibits.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY. - Mackenzie's Pleasure Linda Howard - 5/2
Mackenzie's Pleasure by Linda Howard

3. Xochimilco
The southern borough of Xochimilco is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying Mexican culture, food and music. Travelers visit this largely agricultural town for its long stretches of picturesque canals. You can board the colorful open-air boats, called trajineras, to take a trip down the waterways to a wildlife preserve and floating gardens. Music boats with mariachi bands float down the canal beside you, many of them selling tacos, corn and tortillas, so bring a little extra cash for some refreshments.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO. - Torn Carian Cole - 5/9
Torn (Devil's Wolves, #1) by Carian Cole

4. Coyoacan
Coyoacan, which means “the place of coyotes”, is another ancestry neighborhood that dates back to colonial days and is a favorite of visitors. Visit the lush Vivero Coyoacan Park, explore the art of the famous Mexican couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at The Blue House, and walk the campus of the National University of Mexico, the largest university south of the US. Coyoacan is also where you’ll find some of the most delectable street food in all of Mexico City.
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover - Exclusive Sandra Brown - 5/30
Exclusive by Sandra Brown

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
Part bookstore, part cafe, and part forest - this amazing place will stir your imagination with its wooden floors, balconies with curvy handrails, and living plants that seem to protrude from the shelves of tantalizing books. The cafe portion gets less formal with each floor - table dining on the ground floor, sofas for the cafe on the first floor, and a trendy bar on the second floor. Sounds like a book lovers paradise!!
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO. - Love Another Day Lexi Blake - 5/15
Love Another Day (Masters and Mercenaries, #14) by Lexi Blake


message 43: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Great job Karen!


message 44: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments I'm calling this one done with 5 attractions. I don't see me getting the last one anything soon.

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
5/6

Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR: The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen 5/7/18****
The Boleyn King (Boleyn Trilogy, #1) by Laura Andersen

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: Quicksand by Gigi Pandian 5/2/18***
Quicksand (Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery, #3) by Gigi Pandian

3. Xochimilco

✱ Read a book that has a boat, a river or a canal on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with an X in the title OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in XOCHIMILCO.

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover: Under Lock & Key by Sam Short 5/4/18****
Under Lock & Key (Water Witch Cozy Mystery #1) by Sam Short

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEOTIHUACAN: Nightbird by Alice Hoffman 5/2/18****
Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page: Better Off Read by Nora Page 5/27/18***
Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery #1) by Nora Page


message 45: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1458 comments Update message # 20 - Challenge Completed - 11June18


Capital of the Month - MEXICO CITY
Begins: 01May18 / Ends: 31May18



6 / 6 completed


1. Zócalo ✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in TEMPLO MAYOR - A.T. - Anne Tyler / A Spool of Blue Thread ✔ – 15May18

2. National Museum of Anthropology✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY - A M S - Alexander McCall Smith / Espresso Tales ✔ – 29May18

3. Xochimilco ✱ River on the cover - The Rooster Bar by John Grisham ✔ – 01May18


4. Coyoacan ✱ Blue cover - Origin (Robert Langdon, #5) by Dan Brown ✔ – 10May18


5. Teotihuacán ✱ Sun on the cover - Days Without End by Sebastian Barry ✔ – 11June18

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo ✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in CAFEBRERIA EL PENDULO - L.B. - Lorraine Bartlett / Dead, Bath, and Beyond ✔ – 27May18


message 46: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14232 comments Wonderful job BC!!


message 47: by Bev(baglady) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 315 comments finished

Mexico's Capital - Mexico City
May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018
6/6


Attractions

1. Zócalo
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in ZOCALO or TEMPLO MAYOR.
Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer Remember to Forget Ashley Royer 05/03/18

2. National Museum of Anthropology
✱ Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY.
Feed by M.T. Anderson Feed M.T. Anderson 05/09/18

3. Xochimilco
✱ Read a book with an X in the title
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1) by Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams 05/14/18

4. Coyoacan
✱ Read a book that has a blue cover
Openly Straight (Openly Straight, #1) by Bill Konigsberg Openly Straight Bill Konigsberg 07/03/18

5. Teotihuacán
✱ Read a book that takes place in Mexico
The Devil's Highway A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea The Devil's Highway: A True Story Luis Alberto Urrea 06/11/18

6. Cafebreria El Pendulo
✱ Read a book tagged COZY MYSTERY on its GR Home Page
A Scone to Die For (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries #1) by H.Y. Hanna A Scone to Die For H.Y. Hanna 07/15/18


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Jan | 14232 comments Fantastic job Bev!! And it looks like you are getting all you updating done :)


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