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Jan | 14199 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

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We are heading down under to Australia’s ACT territory to visit the nation’s capital, Canberra. Its name comes from the Aboriginal word Kamberra which means “meeting place”. So let’s meet in this unique city and see what is has to offer.

✱ ACT stands for the Australian Capital Territory and is Australia's smallest self-governed territory comprising 2,359KM of bushland with one major city: Canberra.
✱ The site of the capital was chosen in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities.
✱ It is an entirely planned city similar to Washington D.C. in the US, or Brasília in Brazil.
✱ An international contest was held to decide on the architect/designer for the city. American’s Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin were selected and construction commenced in 1913.

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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Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
Commercial Photography
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
Commercial Photography
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Commercial Photography
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Commercial Photography
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
Commercial Photography
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Commercial Photography
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.


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message 3: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Aug 17, 2018 07:50PM) (new)

Jan | 14199 comments My Spot

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE: Dark Matter | Michelle Paver 7/3/18****
Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL: Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima7/21/18*****
Burning Ridge (Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #4) by Margaret Mizushima

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover:
Endangered Species | Nevada Barr 7/3/18****
Endangered Species (Anna Pigeon, #5) by Nevada Barr

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a small book (150 pages): Chasing Ivan | Tim Tigner 7/5/18****
Chasing Ivan (Kyle Achilles #0.5) by Tim Tigner

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS: The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve 7/13/18***
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text (KOALA): Page 115 "with a koala beat clinging to the eucalyptus tree". Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****
Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry


message 4: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Jul 17, 2018 12:16AM) (new)

Patrizia | 1098 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Day Tripper: 4/4 Attractions
Explorer: 6/5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a series book #3
Kathi Daley, The Mother's Day Mishap 6 July
The Mother's Day Mishap (Tess and Tilly #3) by Kathi Daley

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.
Molly MacRae, Scones and Scoundrels 8 July
Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other
Karen Barnett, Where the Fire Falls 16 July
Where the Fire Falls (Vintage National Parks, #2) by Karen Barnett

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.
Gail Oust, Cinnamon Toasted 15 July
Cinnamon Toasted (Spice Shop Mystery #3) by Gail Oust

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Lena Gregory, Murder Made to Order 13 July
Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Bree Baker, Live and Let Chai 11 July
Live and Let Chai (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker


message 5: by Amanda A (last edited Jul 15, 2018 01:45PM) (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
Royally Endowed by Emma Chase 7/13
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean 7/7
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
All You Need is Fudge by Nancy CoCo 7/6
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
The Bodyguard's Prince by Caroline Lee 7/6
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 7/1

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin 7/10


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 699 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6
of 6 Complete

Tasks

✔ 1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.
✱ Read a series book #3 .
The Doll's House - M.J. Arlidge - 7/21/18 - #3 Helen Grace

✔ 2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR.
Red Clocks - Leni Zumas - 7/5/18

✔ 3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other
Blood Will Tell - Dana Stabenow - 7/7/18

✔ 4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.
✱ Read a book with a green cover
Prison Planet - William C. Dietz - 7/9/18
Prison Planet by William C. Dietz

✔ 5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover.
Bloody Mary - J.A. Konrath - 7/19/18
Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mystery, #2) by J.A. Konrath

✔ 6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Blind Descent - Nevada Barr- 7/4/18


message 7: by Connie N. (last edited Aug 04, 2018 09:14AM) (new)

Connie N. | 492 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
Timeframe: 7/1/18 to 7/31/18
6/6

1. Parliamentary Triangle - Series #3 - Spurred On by Sabrina York - 7/11/18 ♥♥♥♥ (#3 Stripped Down)
Spurred On (Stripped Down) by Sabrina York

2. Australian War Memorial - Author’s initials in WAR MEMORIAL - Author Ellery Adams - Peach Pies and Alibis - 7/8/18 ♥♥♥
Peach Pies and Alibis (A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery, #2) by Ellery Adams

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure - Author’s first & last initial in HOT AIR BALLOON - Author Terri Brisbin - Christmas in Kilts - 7/3/18 ♥♥♥♥
Christmas in Kilts by Terri Brisbin

4. Cockington Green Gardens - Author’s first & last initial in COCKINGTON GREEN - Author Nora Roberts - Blood Brothers - 7/30/18 ♥♥♥♥
Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven, #1) by Nora Roberts

5. Canberra Glassworks - Author’s first & last initial in GLASSWORKS - Author Lisa Scottoline - I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses - 7/25/18 ♥♥♥♥
I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, #9) by Lisa Scottoline

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - Author’s first & last initial in TIDBINBILLA - Author Donna Andrews - Six Geese A-Slaying - 7/15/18 ♥♥♥♥
Six Geese A-Slaying (Meg Langslow, #10) by Donna Andrews

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 7/30/18*****


message 8: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14199 comments Welcome Amanda, Patrizia, Lynda & Connie!!


message 9: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Dec 31, 2018 12:47PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 312 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018


Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover.
Come August, Come Freedom The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel by Gigi Amateau Come August, Come Freedom: The Bellows, The Gallows, and The Black General Gabriel Gigi Amateau 07/05/18

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it)
Return to Tradd Street (Tradd Street, #4) by Karen White Return to Tradd Street Karen White 07/04/18

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil John Berendt 07/07/18

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne 07/17/18 136 pages

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Macbeth by William Shakespeare Macbeth William Shakespeare 07/09/18

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai Listen, Slowly Thanhha Lai 07/04/18


message 10: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14199 comments Enjoy your visit Bev!


message 11: by Kathryn (last edited Jul 21, 2018 08:06PM) (new)

Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 541 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
5/5-6

Day Tripper" 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a series book #3

Love You Stacy Finz 7/6/18 ****

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

Little Town on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder 7/17/18 ***

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other

Brownies and Broomsticks Bailey Cates 7/2/18 ***

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

✱ Read a book with a green cover

The Gates of Evangeline (Charlotte Cates, #1) by Hester Young Hester Young 7/10/18 ****

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind

The Map of Salt and Stars Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar 7/5/18 **

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.


message 12: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14199 comments Welcome Kathryn!


message 13: by Karen ♐ (last edited Jul 18, 2018 07:33PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 813 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/6


Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE. - Insidious Aleatha Romig - 7/12
Insidious (Tales from the Dark Side, #1) by Aleatha Romig

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) - A Rancher's Song Vivian Arend - 7/6
A Rancher's Song (Heart Falls, #2) by Vivian Arend

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover - The Switch Sandra Brown - 7/3
The Switch by Sandra Brown

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) - Three Years Lili St. Germain - 7/3
Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5) by Lili St. Germain

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover
- Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night Lexi Blake - 7/9
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites Girls Night by Lexi Blake

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA. - A Clean Sweep Tymber Dalton - 7/10
A Clean Sweep (Suncoast Society, #8) by Tymber Dalton


message 14: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14199 comments Enjoy the challenge Karen!


message 15: by Heather (last edited Jul 23, 2018 06:09PM) (new)

Heather | 4 comments Day Tripper

4/4

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises
Bizarre London Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises by David Long
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
Stolen, Smuggled Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures
Stolen, Smuggled Sold On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures by Nancy Moses
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind
Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia A Novel of Georgia O'Keeffe by Dawn Tripp

OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
The Montana Medicine Show's Genuine Montana History
The Montana Medicine Show's Genuine Montana History by B. Derek Strahn
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA


FINISHED!


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Jan | 14199 comments Welcome to the challenge Dee & Heather!!


message 17: by Slytherpuff (last edited Jul 24, 2018 03:35PM) (new)

Slytherpuff Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR Eclipse
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR- Sing, Unburied, Sing
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA


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Jan | 14199 comments Have fun Slytherpuff!


message 19: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 03, 2018 07:51PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1457 comments Australia's Capital: Canberra
Begins: 01July18 / Ends: 31July18


LEVEL: Day Tripper

6 / 4 tasks completed

1. Parliamentary Triangle ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE - L.G. - Lisa Genova / Left Neglected ✔ – 02July18

2. Australian War Memorial✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR - Road, The ✔ – 10July18

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON - L.H. - Lawrence Hill / Someone Knows My Name ✔ – 19July18

4. Cockington Green Gardens ✱Green cover - The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings ✔ – 13July18

5. Canberra Glassworks ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS - - Alexander McCall Smith / My Italian Bulldozer ✔ - 03Aug18

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ✱ Wild animal on cover - The Best of Friends Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship by Sara James ✔ - 23July18


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Jan | 14199 comments Enjoy your visit BC!


message 21: by Chrystal (last edited Sep 06, 2019 10:54AM) (new)

Chrystal | 149 comments Hoping for Explorer, but we will see :)

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
0/6

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.


✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE. Changeling by Philippa Gregory finished 8/30/18

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.


✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL. Underground Man by Milton Meltzer finished 7/25/18

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!


✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON. Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford finished 8/2/18

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.


✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN. The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan finished 9/18/18

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.


✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys finished 8/5/18

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.


✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover Hatchet (Brian's Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen Hatchet by Gary Paulsen finished 5/26/2019


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Jan | 14199 comments Good luck Chrystal!


message 23: by Marina H (last edited Jul 31, 2018 03:26AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
Date: July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6


✔ 1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.
For at kunne leve - En nordkoreansk piges rejse mod friheden by Yeonmi Park 17/07/18

✔ 2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover
Den farlige leg (Anders Knutas, #8) by Mari Jungstedt by Mari Jungstedt 07/07/18

✔ 3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover - Birds
Den dobbelte tavshed (Anders Knutas, #7) by Mari Jungstedt by Mari Jungstedt 01/07/18

✔ 4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover
Rachels ferie (Walsh Family, #2) by Marian Keyes by Marian Keyes 17/07/18

✔ 5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Den niende grav by Stefan Ahnhem 31/07/18

✔ 6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat
"They wrinkle their brows as they struggle to rhyme wombat" 33%
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 23/07/18


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Jan | 14199 comments Enjoy your visit Marina!


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 173 comments I’m in. I’ll post later


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Jan | 14199 comments Great Sallie!


message 27: by Hannah (last edited Jul 30, 2018 09:57AM) (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 72 comments I'm in!

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Explorer: 6/5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3
Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink 7/24/18 (Gold Country Cowboys #3)
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.
Vanished in the Night by Lynette Eason 7/23/18

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
Called to Protect by Lynette Eason 7/15/18
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long)
The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon by Angela R. Watts, 132 pages 7/4/18
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer, 7/8/18 Author's initials KS

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA
The Outlaw's Second Chance by Angie Dicken 7/30/18


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Jan | 14199 comments Welcome to your first Wanderlust challenge Hannah!!!


message 29: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 72 comments Thanks, Jan!


message 30: by Queenie (last edited Jul 17, 2018 09:21AM) (new)

Queenie | 3 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Day Tripper: 4/4 Attractions
Explorer: 4/5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

✔️2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it)
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett, 03-07-2018 | ★★★★★
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

✔️3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, 17-07-2018 | ★★★★
OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

✔️4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.
How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo, 05-07-2018 | ★★★★

✔️5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, 06-07-2018 | ★★★★★

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.


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Jan | 14199 comments Glad you found a challenge Queenie...have fun!


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Slytherpuff Use for flies on the cover

Sorry for extra comment


message 33: by Claire (last edited Jul 17, 2018 07:52AM) (new)

Claire  | 73 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

✔️1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

I Am Number Four I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Pittacus Lore 465 p. 11 july 2018 3 stars
Initials PL

✔️2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
Dead Man's Grip Dead Man's Grip (Roy Grace, #7) by Peter James Peter James 544 p. 15 july 2018 3 stars
Dome on the cover

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

✔️3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
De hondenmoorden De hondenmoorden (Oxen, #1) by Jens Henrik Jensen Jens Henrik Jensen 384 p. 6 july 2018 3 stars
2 OO
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

✔️4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

Read a book with a green cover
Little Fires Everywhere Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Celeste Ng 336 p. 3 july 2018 4 stars OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

✔️5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit Anna and the Swallow Man Gavriel Savit 256 p. 13 july 2018 5 stars
Initials GS

✔️6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Hot Milk Deborah Levy 221 p. 15 july 2018 4 stars


message 34: by Jan, Moderator (new)

Jan | 14199 comments Welcome to the challenge Claire!


message 35: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A | 264 comments Australia's Capital - Canberra
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
Royally Endowed by Emma Chase 7/13
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean 7/7
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
All You Need is Fudge by Nancy CoCo 7/6
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
The Bodyguard's Prince by Caroline Lee 7/6
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See 7/1

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
What My Sister Knew by Nina Laurin 7/10


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Jan | 14199 comments Way to go Amanda! That was fast ;)


message 37: by Patrizia, Contributor (new)

Patrizia | 1098 comments i finished my visit...

Australia's Capital - Canberra
Explorer: 6/5-6 Attractions

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a series book #3
Kathi Daley, The Mother's Day Mishap 6 July
The Mother's Day Mishap (Tess and Tilly #3) by Kathi Daley

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.
Molly MacRae, Scones and Scoundrels 8 July
Scones and Scoundrels (Highland Bookshop Mystery #2) by Molly MacRae

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other
Karen Barnett, Where the Fire Falls 16 July
Where the Fire Falls (Vintage National Parks, #2) by Karen Barnett

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.
Gail Oust, Cinnamon Toasted 15 July
Cinnamon Toasted (Spice Shop Mystery #3) by Gail Oust

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Lena Gregory, Murder Made to Order 13 July
Murder Made to Order by Lena Gregory

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Bree Baker, Live and Let Chai 11 July
Live and Let Chai (Seaside Café Mysteries) by Bree Baker


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Jan | 14199 comments Great job Patrizia! Hope you enjoyed it :)


message 39: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 73 comments Finished

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

✔️1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3 OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

I Am Number Four I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore Pittacus Lore 465 p. 11 july 2018 3 stars
Initials PL

✔️2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
Dead Man's Grip Dead Man's Grip (Roy Grace, #7) by Peter James Peter James 544 p. 15 july 2018 3 stars
Dome on the cover

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

✔️3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
De hondenmoorden De hondenmoorden (Oxen, #1) by Jens Henrik Jensen Jens Henrik Jensen 384 p. 6 july 2018 3 stars
2 OO
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

✔️4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

Read a book with a green cover
Little Fires Everywhere Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng Celeste Ng 336 p. 3 july 2018 4 stars OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

✔️5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit Anna and the Swallow Man Gavriel Savit 256 p. 13 july 2018 5 stars
Initials GS

✔️6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Hot Milk Deborah Levy 221 p. 15 july 2018 4 stars


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Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6/6


Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE. - Insidious Aleatha Romig - 7/12
Insidious (Tales from the Dark Side, #1) by Aleatha Romig

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) - A Rancher's Song Vivian Arend - 7/6
A Rancher's Song (Heart Falls, #2) by Vivian Arend

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover - The Switch Sandra Brown - 7/3
The Switch by Sandra Brown

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long) - Three Years Lili St. Germain - 7/3
Three Years (Gypsy Brothers, #5) by Lili St. Germain

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover
- Master Bits & Mercenary Bites: Girls Night Lexi Blake - 7/9
Master Bits & Mercenary Bites Girls Night by Lexi Blake

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA. - A Clean Sweep Tymber Dalton - 7/10
A Clean Sweep (Suncoast Society, #8) by Tymber Dalton


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 541 comments Finished, with 5 out of 6. I really doubt I will be reading anything for the last task anytime soon.

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
5/5-6

Day Tripper" 4 Attractions
Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.

✱ Read a series book #3

Love You Stacy Finz 7/6/18 ****

2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.

✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.

Little Town on the Prairie Laura Ingalls Wilder 7/17/18 ***

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!

✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other

Brownies and Broomsticks Bailey Cates 7/2/18 ***

4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.

✱ Read a book with a green cover

The Gates of Evangeline (Charlotte Cates, #1) by Hester Young Hester Young 7/10/18 ****

5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.

✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind

The Map of Salt and Stars Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar 7/5/18 **

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.

✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.


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

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
6
of 6 Complete

Tasks

✔ 1. Parliamentary Triangle
The Parliamentary Triangle, encompasses some of Australia's most important buildings. Tour the Parliament House and then take the 3.5 kilometer Parliament House Walk with its informative interpretive signs. Wander through the National Gallery located in the Old Parliament House, challenge your mind at Questacon, the Science and Technology Center then relax by Canberra’s sparkling jewel, Lake Burley Griffin and listen to the bells of The National Carillon.
✱ Read a series book #3 .
The Doll's House - M.J. Arlidge - 7/21/18 - #3 Helen Grace

✔ 2. Australian War Memorial
Inaugurated during WWII, the massive Byzantine style monument commemorates Australia's war fatalities and is one of Canberra's most poignant attractions. The Courtyard at the entrance is a haunting introduction to an excellent museum, art gallery, and library. Inscribed in bronze on the walls of the colonnades are the names of every Australian who has died in war since 1885. If you're visiting near the end of the day, stay for the Last Post, a moving tribute to the fallen played at 4:55pm daily.
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR.
Red Clocks - Leni Zumas - 7/5/18

✔ 3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
Each morning, Canberra’s skies are dotted with splashes of color as the silhouettes of hot air balloons make their path high above the ground. Hot air ballooning is an institution in Canberra, highlighted by its annual “Balloon Spectacular” event. It’s only fitting to take your own adventure with one of the local ballooning companies. It’s a unique take on the typical “city tour” and seeing the sun rise over Canberra while passing through the serene, quiet air is an experience that’s hard to match!
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other
Blood Will Tell - Dana Stabenow - 7/7/18

✔ 4. Cockington Green Gardens
Cockington Green is a unique and charming way to spend the afternoon. Venture into the delightful and fascinating display of meticulously crafted miniature buildings featuring houses and monuments from more than 30 different countries. You’ll be captivated by this enchanting world of tiny people and tiny structures. The obvious attention to detail in the constructions and surrounding gardens is remarkable, and the miniature steam train ride is fun for everyone.
✱ Read a book with a green cover
Prison Planet - William C. Dietz - 7/9/18
Prison Planet by William C. Dietz

✔ 5. Canberra Glassworks
As Australia’s only cultural center dedicated singularly to modern glass art, Canberra Glassworks is a hub for glass artists and art lovers and provides visitors with a fun hands on experience with art. Sign up for a group or individual workshop and make yourself a memorable souvenir of your visit. Or take a tour and hear the stories of the artists and the amazing creative inspiration happening at the facility.
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover.
Bloody Mary - J.A. Konrath - 7/19/18
Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mystery, #2) by J.A. Konrath

✔ 6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
Outside of Canberra, next to Namadgi NP, lies Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, a 55 square kilometer area of protected bush. Teeming with wildlife and traces of Aboriginal history, it is a perfect place for bushwalking, biking and picnicking. Start your day at the Visitor Center, where you’ll find up to date information about walks and ranger guided activities. While there, challenge yourself to spot these five native animals that call the area home: the koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu and wombat.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA.
Blind Descent - Nevada Barr- 7/4/18


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Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 72 comments I'm done!

I'm in!

Australia's Capital - Canberra
July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Explorer: 6/5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book that has an object shaped like a triangle on the cover OR
✱ Read a series book #3
Cowboy Bodyguard by Dana Mentink 7/24/18 (Gold Country Cowboys #3)
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.

2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in WAR (you can use A or AN or ignore it) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in WAR MEMORIAL.
Vanished in the Night by Lynette Eason 7/23/18

3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a double L or double O in the title - the two letters must be next to each other OR
Called to Protect by Lynette Eason 7/15/18
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in HOT AIR BALLOON.

4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover OR
✱ Read a small book (between 100 and 150 pages long)
The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon by Angela R. Watts, 132 pages 7/4/18
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in COCKINGTON GREEN.

5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book that has something made of glass on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Main Character that is an artist of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer, 7/8/18 Author's initials KS

6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book with a wild animal on its cover OR
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TIDBINBILLA
The Outlaw's Second Chance by Angie Dicken 7/30/18


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Jan | 14199 comments Terrific job Hannah!!


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Marina H | 327 comments Yay, I made it just in time!

Australia's Capital - Canberra
Date: July 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6


✔ 1. Parliamentary Triangle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in PARLIAMENTARY TRIANGLE.
For at kunne leve - En nordkoreansk piges rejse mod friheden by Yeonmi Park 17/07/18

✔ 2. Australian War Memorial
✱ Read a book that has a building with arches or a dome on the cover
Den farlige leg (Anders Knutas, #8) by Mari Jungstedt by Mari Jungstedt 07/07/18

✔ 3. Hot Air Balloon Adventure
✱ Read a book with something that flies on the cover - Birds
Den dobbelte tavshed (Anders Knutas, #7) by Mari Jungstedt by Mari Jungstedt 01/07/18

✔ 4. Cockington Green Gardens
✱ Read a book with a green cover
Rachels ferie (Walsh Family, #2) by Marian Keyes by Marian Keyes 17/07/18

✔ 5. Canberra Glassworks
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in GLASSWORKS
Den niende grav by Stefan Ahnhem 31/07/18

✔ 6. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
✱ Read a book that has one of the following animals found in the text: koala, platypus, kangaroo, emu or wombat
"They wrinkle their brows as they struggle to rhyme wombat" 33%
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 23/07/18


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Jan | 14199 comments Yay Marina! And you found a wombat too...good for you!


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