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Jan | 11559 comments Ring of Fire Tour
3 Months from Start

Let's visit some of the World's National Parks that are located in the Ring of Fire.
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The area called the Ring of Fire is home to the top five countries with the most volcanoes. We are going to visit a national park in each of those five countries.

Choose a level and start exploring!
Observer: Complete 10 tasks (2 tasks for each Park)
Guide: Complete all 15 tasks.

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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1. USA: Katmai National Park
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The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.

🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
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🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
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🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
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Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.

🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
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🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
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🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
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Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.

🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
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🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
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🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).


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4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
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Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.

🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
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🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
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🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
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We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.

🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
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🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
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🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).


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message 4: by Jan, Moderator (last edited Oct 08, 2018 02:24PM) (new)

Jan | 11559 comments My Spot

Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover. Off Kilter | Glen Robins 9/5/18***
Off Kilter by Glen Robins

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS (Bryan). Micronesian Blues by Cynthia Morris & Bryan Vila 9/19/18***
Micronesian Blues by Bryan Vila

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK. Murder at the Painted Lady | Barbara Warren 9/24/18***
Murder at the Painted Lady by Barbara Warren

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover Blitzcat | Robert Westall 8/21/18***
Blitzcat by Robert Westall

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS (Ivy). The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA. The Valentine Mystery | Kathi Daley 9/22/18****
The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) by Kathi Daley

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR. Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr 9/15/18**
Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU (Eleanor). Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU. The Museum of Mysteries | Steve Berry 8/31/18**
The Museum of Mysteries (Cotton Malone, #13.5) by Steve Berry

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA. A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles 8/2/18****
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA (Gandalf). The Fellowship of the Ring | J.R.R. Tolkien 8/3/18****
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN. The Serpent's Shadow | Mercedes Lackey 10/7/18***
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover. It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight | April O'Brien 9/27/18**
It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight by April O'Brien

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES (Annabelle). Murder at the Mansion | Alison Golden 8/8/18**
Murder at the Mansion (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery, #1) by Alison Golden

🌋 Read a book there the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK. A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***
A Piece Of Normal by Maddie Dawson


message 5: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Oct 25, 2018 02:00AM) (new)

Patrizia | 951 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Annelise Ryan, Dead in the Water 29 August

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Sam and Kara- Michelle Karl, Wilderness Pursuit 2 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Sofie Kelly, A Tale of Two Kitties 12 August

Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan ; Wilderness Pursuit (Mountie Brotherhood #1) by Michelle Karl ; A Tale of Two Kitties (A Magical Cats Mystery, #9) by Sofie Kelly

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Sheila Connolly, Golden Malicious 8 September

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
Pamela- Peggy Ehrhart, Murder, She Knit 20 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
Mary Marks, Knot My Sister's Keeper 14 August

Golden Malicious (Orchard, #7) by Sheila Connolly ; Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart ; Knot My Sister's Keeper (A Quilting Mystery, #6) by Mary Marks

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Sofie Ryan, Telling Tails 6 October

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
Emily- Ginger Bolton, Survival of the Fritters 3 September

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Monica McCarty, Off the Grid 4 October

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery, #4) by Sofie Ryan ; Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut Mystery #1) by Ginger Bolton ; Off the Grid (The Lost Platoon, #2) by Monica McCarty

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Allyson K. Abbott, Murder with a Twist 10 September

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Mercy- Kendra Elliot, A Merciful Silence 16 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 8 August

Murder with a Twist (Mack's Bar Mystery, #2) by Allyson K. Abbott ; A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4) by Kendra Elliot ; Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
Kathi Daley, The Thanksgiving Trip 24 October

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Caitlyn- H.Y. Hanna, Witch Chocolate Bites 10 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 6 August

The Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 5) by Kathi Daley ; Witch Chocolate Bites (Bewitched by Chocolate, #4) by H.Y. Hanna ; The Light Keeper's Legacy (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3) by Kathleen Ernst


message 6: by Claire (last edited Oct 12, 2018 05:05PM) (new)

Claire  | 73 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
✔️Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Peter of New Amsterdam: A Story of Old New York Peter of New Amsterdam A Story of Old New York by James Otis James Otis 168 p. 9 september 2018 1 star
Boat on the cover

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.

Zwarte dageraad Zwarte dageraad (Rönning & Stilton Book 3) by Cilla Börjlind Cilla Börjlind 433 p. 14 september 4 stars
MC: Olivia starts with O

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

Keer niet terug Keer niet terug by Clare Donoghue Clare Donoghue 304 p. 6 august 2018 3 stars
KNT is in the given word

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
✔️Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.

Zomertijd Zomertijd by Suzanne Vermeer Suzanne Vermeer 245 p. 9 august 2018 2 stars
Initials SV

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.

Thuis mag ik niet meer zeuren by Sylvia Witteman Thuis mag ik niet meer zeuren Sylvia Witteman 192 p. 6 august 2018 3 stars
SYLVIA


✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
One to Hold One to Hold (One to Hold, #1) by Tia Louise Tia Louise 3 october 2018 198 p. 2 stars


3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
✔️Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
An Unkindness of Ravens by Ruth Rendell An Unkindness of Ravens Ruth Rendell 355 p. 4 october 2018 3 stars
RR

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
La Chanson de Roland by Unknown La Chanson de Roland Unknown 452 p. 3 october 2018 4 stars
R of Roland

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
The Green Road The Green Road by Anne Enright Anne Enright 320 p. 11 september 2018 3 stars
TGR

4.✔️ Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Prijs van de waarheid by Tess Gerritsen Prijs van de waarheid Tess Gerritsen 334 p. 30 september 2018 3 stars
TG

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Shiver Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Maggie Stiefvater 434 p. 27 september 2018 2 stars
Grace

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
The Secret Garden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett 260 p. 15 september 2018 4 stars
TSG

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
✔️Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
The Copenhagen Connection The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters Elizabeth Peters 358 p. 12 october 2018 3 stars

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Dragonfly in Amber Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon 947 p. 4 stars 9 october 2018
Claire

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Varanen, orang-oetans en paradijsvogels Varanen, orang-oetans en paradijsvogels by Alexander Reeuwijk Alexander Reeuwijk 285 p. 12 september 2018 3 stars
VOP


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Jan | 11559 comments Welcome to our trip Patrizia & Claire!!


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jingles | 227 comments WC: Ring of Fire
Date: 08/01/18 - 10/31/18
Level: Observer
10/10 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Ring of Rire

✔1. USA: Katmai National Park:
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
One Tiny Miracle...|Carol Marinelli|08.19.18|★★★★|{Ben}
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The Lost Order|Steve Berry|08.10.18|★★★★
One Tiny Miracle... by Carol Marinelli The Lost Order A Novel by Steve Berry

✔2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka:
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Too Close to Breathe|Olivia Kiernan|08.03.18|★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★|{Natalie}
Too Close to Breathe (Frankie Sheehan, #1) by Olivia Kiernan Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko

✔3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park:
🌋 Read a where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Edward Rutherfurd|Paris|12.06.18|★★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
The Heretic Queen|Michelle Moran|08.16.18|★★★★|{Ramesses II}
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

✔4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park:
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Isabel Allende|Island Beneath the Sea|09.14.18|★★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Alex Cross, Run|James Patterson|08.06.18|★★★|{Alex}
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

✔5. Chile: Villarrica National Park:
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★|{Stevie}
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
A Killer Plot|Ellery Adams|08.22.18|★★★
No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 12/06/18☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


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Jan | 11559 comments Have fun jingles!!


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 577 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Guide: Complete all 15 tasks

15
of 15 Complete

1. USA: Katmai National Park
The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Murder on Union Square - Victoria Thompson - 9/23/18 - VT

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Dead Stop - Barbara Nickless - 8/27/18 - Sydney Parnell - S

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Mark of the Lion - Suzanne Arruda - 9/20/18 - MOTL

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
QB VII - Leon Uris - 8/2/18 - LU

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
The Obsession - Nora Roberts - 9/28/18 - Naomi Bowes - N

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
The Hypnotist's Love Story - Liane Moriarty - 9/22/18 - THLS

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Final Witness -Simon Tolkien - 9/7/18 - ST

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon - 9/19/18 - Meyer Landesman - M

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Blueberry Muffin Murder - Joanne Fluke - 8/25/18 - BMM

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Artemis - Andy Weir - 8/30/18 - AW

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Gale Force - Owen Laukkanen - 8/10/18 - McKenna Rhodes - M

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
✔🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
The Judas Strain - James Rollins -10/10/18

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas - 8/27/18 - RT

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris - 9/25/18 - Sookie - S

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn - 8/7/18 - ATC


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Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Oct18


15 / 15 completed


1. USA: Katmai National Park
Accessed by plane or boa
🌋 Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA - N.R. - Nora Roberts / Shelter in Place ✔ – 06Sep18

Brown bears 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS - Sira is a m.c. in The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK - T.P.T. - The Pearl Thief ✔ – 28Aug18


2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Klyuchevskoy Nature park
🌋 Fire on the cover - Dark of the Moon (Virgil Flowers, #1) by John Sandford ✔ - 13Oct18

Nalychevo Nature Park 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS - Paul is m.c. in My Italian Bulldozer ✔ – 03Aug18

Kronotsky 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA - T.C.M. - The Cruelest Month ✔ – 09Aug18


3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Located in East Java
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR - N.S. - Nicholas Sparks / The Notebook ✔ – 16Aug18

Mount Semeru 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU - Sophie is the m.c. in The Diva Serves High Tea ✔ – 07Aug18

Madakaripura Waterfalls 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU - O T E - Over the Edge ✔ – 20Sep18


4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Tanigawa Mountain Chain
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA - A.T. - Anne Tyler / Digging to America ✔ – 01Aug18

Shiga Kogen 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA - Anna is main char in The Wonder ✔ – 15Aug18

Japanese macaques 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN - T.I.J. - The Incredible Journey ✔ - 30Oct18


5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
The Andes
🌋 Snow covered mountain on cover Heidi by Johanna Spyri ✔ - 22Oct18

Villarrica volcanic caves 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES - Sylvia in Up the Down Staircase ✔ – 18Aug18

Bright red boardwalk 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK- C.R.A. - Crazy Rich Asians ✔ – 14Aug18


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 611 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
14 Completed


1. USA: Katmai National Park
The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA. - Rocky Ride Vivian Arend - 8/26
Rocky Ride (Thompson & Sons #2; Rocky Mountain House #8) by Vivian Arend

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS. - Bryce - Satisfaction K.M. Golland - 8/2
Satisfaction (Temptation, #2) by K.M. Golland

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum). - On the Island Tracey Garvis Graves - 8/22
On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis Graves

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY. - Unleashed Cherrie Lynn - 8/2
Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS. - Schyler - Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown - 8/4
Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum). - Stone Cold Love Colleen Charles - 9/18
Stone Cold Love (Dangerous Futures Book 1) by Colleen Charles

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR. - Alexei Roxie Rivera - 8/24
Alexei (Her Russian Protector, #8) by Roxie Rivera

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU. - Riley - Ruthless Lexi Blake - 8/8
Ruthless (Lawless, #1) by Lexi Blake

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum). - One Sexy Ride Vivian Arend - 9/15
One Sexy Ride (Thompson & Sons #3; Rocky Mountain House #10) by Vivian Arend

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA. - Alexis - Fulfillment K.M. Golland - 8/9
Fulfillment (Temptation, #3) by K.M. Golland

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum). - In His Silks Patricia D. Eddy - 9/26
In His Silks (Restrained, #1) by Patricia D. Eddy

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION - Hard to Handle Nicole Edwards - 8/30
Hard to Handle (Caine Cousins, #2) by Nicole Edwards

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES. - Callie - The Cowboy Joan Johnston - 8/2
The Cowboy (Bitter Creek #1) by Joan Johnston

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum). - Let It Ride Vivian Arend - 10/22
Let It Ride (Thompson & Sons #4; Rocky Mountain House #12) by Vivian Arend


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Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 219 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15


1. USA: Katmai National Park
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
A Cold Dark Place (Cold Justice, #1) by Toni Anderson A Cold Dark Place Toni Anderson 12/20/2018

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2) by Michael Shaara The Killer Angels Michael Shaara 10/11/18
Main Character Name: Robert E. Lee

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine The Last Mrs. Parrish Liv Constantine 10/10/2018

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
It by Stephen King It Stephen King 11/02/18

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
In Their Footsteps (Tavistock Family, #1) by Tess Gerritsen In Their Footsteps Tess Gerritsen 08/02/2018
MC named- Richard Wolf

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
Thief of Hearts by Tess Gerritsen Thief of Hearts Tess Gerritsen 08/05/2018

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park .
🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
God Gave Me You by Tricia Seaman God Gave Me You Tricia Seaman 09/05/2018

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose Closer Than You Think Karen Rose 08/28/2018 MC named- Detective Scarlett Bishop

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts Everybody's Got Something Robin Roberts 08/11/2018

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving 10/17/2018

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Play Dead (Andy Carpenter #6) by David Rosenfelt Play Dead David Rosenfelt 08/23/18
MC named - Andy

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
Silent in the Grave (Lady Julia Grey, #1) by Deanna Raybourn Silent in the Grave Deanna Raybourn 11/13/18

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
The Noel Diary (The Noel Collection, #1) by Richard Paul Evans The Noel Diary Richard Paul Evans 12/16/18

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Root of the Tudor Rose by Mari Griffith Root of the Tudor Rose Mari Griffith 08/05/2018 MC named - Catherine de Valois

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The People vs. Alex Cross (Alex Cross, #25) by James Patterson The People vs. Alex Cross James Patterson 08/27/2018



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Marina H | 327 comments Ring of Fire Tour
Date: August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Completed: 15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
- Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Sarahs Nøgle by Tatiana de Rosnay 17/08/18

- Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS: Sunny
My Brother's Keeper: A Mystery by Donna Malane 06/08/18

- Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty 19/08/18

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
- Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Bogen om dig by Claire Kendal 09/08/18

- Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS: Gemma
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 16/08/18

- Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf 01/08/18

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
- Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout 21/10/18

- Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU: Ethan
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 01/08/18

- Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Toms Sawyers eventyr by Mark Twain 11/08/18

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
- Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Inden vi blev jeres by Lisa Wingate by Lisa Wingate 08/08/18

- Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA: Anna
Er der nogen? by Marian Keyes 03/08/18

- Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 20/11/18

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
- Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
Klog Mand Tisser Ikke Mod Vinden by Tim Oxager 30/10/18

- Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES: Claire
Between Sisters by Kristin Hannah 22/08/18

- Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 30/12/18


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 245 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1 - October 31
Completed: 15/15


1. USA: Katmai National Park
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch 8/11
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb 8/1

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Apple Pie a la Murder by Kate Bell & Kathleen Suzette 9/30

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka

🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas 8/2

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 8/15

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani 8/12

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 8/8

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
Slow Dance in Purgatory by Amy Harmon 8/10

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts 9/27

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park

🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews 9/4

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie 8/6

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry 8/16

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park

🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
Tallulah's Temptation by Robyn Peterman 9/4

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel 8/23

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker 8/27


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Sunshine✰✰✰ | 114 comments Ring of Fire Tour
Duration: Aug 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Guide: 15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park

The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
🌋 Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill 9/1/18

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS. - Sophie
House Beneath the Bridge by Iain Rob Wright 8/9/18

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Truffles and Troubadours by Leena Clover 2/22/19

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King 8/21/18

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS. - Nina
Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy 8/16/18

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA
The Magical Curiosity Shoppe by Ani Gonzalez 8/7/18

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Beauty and the Beast by Shoshanna Evers 10/16/18

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU. - Maggie
Fairytale Ambrosia by Liz Schulte 8/11/18

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU
Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky 8/13/18

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Focus by Alyssa Rose Ivy 8/8/18

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA. - Amelia
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens 8/3/18

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
There's Snow Escape by Milly Taiden 11/23/18

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon by P.N. Elrod 11/7/18

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES. - Cicely
Night Myst by Yasmine Galenorn 8/2/18

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Ashes to Ashes by Karina Halle 3/7/19


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1. USA: Katmai National Park
The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.
🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 534 comments I lost all my progress for this challenge, so I'm just bowing out on this!


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 534 comments { could go back and check which of my past books meet the challenges, but my time has been so limited lately, I'd rather be more productive and do something I need to do PAY BILLS or want to do read or just enjoy the weather before it becomes to cold to do things outside.


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Jan | 11559 comments No worries Kathryn! Cross it off your list and spend some time relaxing.


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Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover. Off Kilter | Glen Robins 9/5/18***
Off Kilter by Glen Robins

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS (Bryan). Micronesian Blues by Cynthia Morris & Bryan Vila 9/19/18***
Micronesian Blues by Bryan Vila

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK. Murder at the Painted Lady | Barbara Warren 9/24/18***
Murder at the Painted Lady by Barbara Warren

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover Blitzcat | Robert Westall 8/21/18***
Blitzcat by Robert Westall

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS (Ivy). The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA. The Valentine Mystery | Kathi Daley 9/22/18****
The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) by Kathi Daley

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR. Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr 9/15/18**
Miranda Bay by Susan Tarr

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU (Eleanor). Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU. The Museum of Mysteries | Steve Berry 8/31/18**
The Museum of Mysteries (Cotton Malone, #13.5) by Steve Berry

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA. A Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles 8/2/18****
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA (Gandalf). The Fellowship of the Ring | J.R.R. Tolkien 8/3/18****
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN. The Serpent's Shadow | Mercedes Lackey 10/7/18***
The Serpent's Shadow (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover. It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight | April O'Brien 9/27/18**
It Doesn't Get Dark Until Midnight by April O'Brien

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES (Annabelle). Murder at the Mansion | Alison Golden 8/8/18**
Murder at the Mansion (Reverend Annabelle Dixon Mystery, #1) by Alison Golden

🌋 Read a book there the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK. A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***
A Piece Of Normal by Maddie Dawson


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 577 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Guide: Complete all 15 tasks

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1. USA: Katmai National Park
The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Murder on Union Square - Victoria Thompson - 9/23/18 - VT

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Dead Stop - Barbara Nickless - 8/27/18 - Sydney Parnell - S

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Mark of the Lion - Suzanne Arruda - 9/20/18 - MOTL

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
QB VII - Leon Uris - 8/2/18 - LU

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
The Obsession - Nora Roberts - 9/28/18 - Naomi Bowes - N

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
The Hypnotist's Love Story - Liane Moriarty - 9/22/18 - THLS

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Final Witness -Simon Tolkien - 9/7/18 - ST

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
The Yiddish Policemen's Union - Michael Chabon - 9/19/18 - Meyer Landesman - M

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Blueberry Muffin Murder - Joanne Fluke - 8/25/18 - BMM

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Artemis - Andy Weir - 8/30/18 - AW

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Gale Force - Owen Laukkanen - 8/10/18 - McKenna Rhodes - M

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
✔🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
The Judas Strain - James Rollins -10/10/18

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line - Rob Thomas - 8/27/18 - RT

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
✔ 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Club Dead - Charlaine Harris - 9/25/18 - Sookie - S

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
✔ 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn - 8/7/18 - ATC


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Jan | 11559 comments Fantastic work Lynda!!

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Claire  | 73 comments Great job done. Congratulations Jan and Lynda!


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Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
✔️Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Peter of New Amsterdam: A Story of Old New York Peter of New Amsterdam A Story of Old New York by James Otis James Otis 168 p. 9 september 2018 1 star
Boat on the cover

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.

Zwarte dageraad Zwarte dageraad (Rönning & Stilton Book 3) by Cilla Börjlind Cilla Börjlind 433 p. 14 september 4 stars
MC: Olivia starts with O

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

Keer niet terug Keer niet terug by Clare Donoghue Clare Donoghue 304 p. 6 august 2018 3 stars
KNT is in the given word

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
✔️Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.

Zomertijd Zomertijd by Suzanne Vermeer Suzanne Vermeer 245 p. 9 august 2018 2 stars
Initials SV

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.

Thuis mag ik niet meer zeuren by Sylvia Witteman Thuis mag ik niet meer zeuren Sylvia Witteman 192 p. 6 august 2018 3 stars
SYLVIA


✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
One to Hold One to Hold (One to Hold, #1) by Tia Louise Tia Louise 3 october 2018 198 p. 2 stars


3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
✔️Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
An Unkindness of Ravens by Ruth Rendell An Unkindness of Ravens Ruth Rendell 355 p. 4 october 2018 3 stars
RR

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
La Chanson de Roland by Unknown La Chanson de Roland Unknown 452 p. 3 october 2018 4 stars
R of Roland

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
The Green Road The Green Road by Anne Enright Anne Enright 320 p. 11 september 2018 3 stars
TGR

4.✔️ Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Prijs van de waarheid by Tess Gerritsen Prijs van de waarheid Tess Gerritsen 334 p. 30 september 2018 3 stars
TG

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Shiver Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Maggie Stiefvater 434 p. 27 september 2018 2 stars
Grace

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
The Secret Garden The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Frances Hodgson Burnett 260 p. 15 september 2018 4 stars
TSG

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
✔️Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
The Copenhagen Connection The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters Elizabeth Peters 358 p. 12 october 2018 3 stars

✔️Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Dragonfly in Amber Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon Diana Gabaldon 947 p. 4 stars 9 october 2018
Claire

✔️Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Varanen, orang-oetans en paradijsvogels Varanen, orang-oetans en paradijsvogels by Alexander Reeuwijk Alexander Reeuwijk 285 p. 12 september 2018 3 stars
VOP


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 577 comments Jan wrote: "Fantastic work Lynda!!

What did you think of A Treacherous Curse?"


I like the series and think the main characters are very humorous.


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Jan | 11559 comments Thanks Lynda! I've read the first one a while back and keep forgetting to get back to the series. I've always enjoyed her books.


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Jan | 11559 comments Terrific job Claire!!


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Patrizia | 951 comments Finished!

Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
15/15

1. USA: Katmai National Park
Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Annelise Ryan, Dead in the Water 29 August

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Sam and Kara- Michelle Karl, Wilderness Pursuit 2 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Sofie Kelly, A Tale of Two Kitties 12 August

Dead in the Water (A Mattie Winston Mystery) by Annelise Ryan ; Wilderness Pursuit (Mountie Brotherhood #1) by Michelle Karl ; A Tale of Two Kitties (A Magical Cats Mystery, #9) by Sofie Kelly

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Sheila Connolly, Golden Malicious 8 September

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
Pamela- Peggy Ehrhart, Murder, She Knit 20 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
Mary Marks, Knot My Sister's Keeper 14 August

Golden Malicious (Orchard, #7) by Sheila Connolly ; Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart ; Knot My Sister's Keeper (A Quilting Mystery, #6) by Mary Marks

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Sofie Ryan, Telling Tails 6 October

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
Emily- Ginger Bolton, Survival of the Fritters 3 September

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Monica McCarty, Off the Grid 4 October

Telling Tails (Second Chance Cat Mystery, #4) by Sofie Ryan ; Survival of the Fritters (Deputy Donut Mystery #1) by Ginger Bolton ; Off the Grid (The Lost Platoon, #2) by Monica McCarty

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Allyson K. Abbott, Murder with a Twist 10 September

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Mercy- Kendra Elliot, A Merciful Silence 16 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 8 August

Murder with a Twist (Mack's Bar Mystery, #2) by Allyson K. Abbott ; A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick, #4) by Kendra Elliot ; Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
Kathi Daley, The Thanksgiving Trip 24 October

Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
Caitlyn- H.Y. Hanna, Witch Chocolate Bites 10 August

Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Kathleen Ernst, The Light Keeper's Legacy 6 August

The Thanksgiving Trip (A Tess and Tilly Cozy Mystery Book 5) by Kathi Daley ; Witch Chocolate Bites (Bewitched by Chocolate, #4) by H.Y. Hanna ; The Light Keeper's Legacy (Chloe Ellefson Mystery #3) by Kathleen Ernst


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Jan | 11559 comments Terrific job Patrizia!


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Patrizia | 951 comments Thank you!


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Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 245 comments Ring of Fire Tour
August 1 - October 31
Completed: 15/15


1. USA: Katmai National Park
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch 8/11
Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard, #2) by Scott Lynch

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb 8/1

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Apple Pie a la Murder by Kate Bell & Kathleen Suzette 9/30

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka

🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas 8/2

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier 8/15

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).
The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani 8/12

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 8/8

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
Slow Dance in Purgatory by Amy Harmon 8/10

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts 9/27

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park

🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews 9/4

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Better Read Than Dead by Victoria Laurie 8/6

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).
Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry 8/16

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park

🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION
Tallulah's Temptation by Robyn Peterman 9/4

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel 8/23

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
Live and Let Chai by Bree Baker 8/27


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Jan | 11559 comments Nicely done Amanda!!


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1245 comments Update message 13 - Challenge completed - 30Oct18


Ring of Fire Tour
Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Oct18


15 / 15 completed


1. USA: Katmai National Park
Accessed by plane or boa
🌋 Read a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA - N.R. - Nora Roberts / Shelter in Place ✔ – 06Sep18

Brown bears 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS - Sira is a m.c. in The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK - T.P.T. - The Pearl Thief ✔ – 28Aug18


2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Klyuchevskoy Nature park
🌋 Fire on the cover - Dark of the Moon (Virgil Flowers, #1) by John Sandford ✔ - 13Oct18

Nalychevo Nature Park 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS - Paul is m.c. in My Italian Bulldozer ✔ – 03Aug18

Kronotsky 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA - T.C.M. - The Cruelest Month ✔ – 09Aug18


3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Located in East Java
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR - N.S. - Nicholas Sparks / The Notebook ✔ – 16Aug18

Mount Semeru 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU - Sophie is the m.c. in The Diva Serves High Tea ✔ – 07Aug18

Madakaripura Waterfalls 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU - O T E - Over the Edge ✔ – 20Sep18


4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Tanigawa Mountain Chain
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA - A.T. - Anne Tyler / Digging to America ✔ – 01Aug18

Shiga Kogen 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA - Anna is main char in The Wonder ✔ – 15Aug18

Japanese macaques 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN - T.I.J. - The Incredible Journey ✔ - 30Oct18


5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
The Andes
🌋 Snow covered mountain on cover Heidi by Johanna Spyri ✔ - 22Oct18

Villarrica volcanic caves 🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES - Sylvia in Up the Down Staircase ✔ – 18Aug18

Bright red boardwalk 🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK- C.R.A. - Crazy Rich Asians ✔ – 14Aug18


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Jan | 11559 comments Way to go BC!!


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 611 comments Finished!

Ring of Fire Tour
August 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
14 Completed


1. USA: Katmai National Park
The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.
🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA. - Rocky Ride Vivian Arend - 8/26
Rocky Ride (Thompson & Sons #2; Rocky Mountain House #8) by Vivian Arend

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS. - Bryce - Satisfaction K.M. Golland - 8/2
Satisfaction (Temptation, #2) by K.M. Golland

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum). - On the Island Tracey Garvis Graves - 8/22
On the Island (On the Island, #1) by Tracey Garvis Graves

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka
Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.
🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY. - Unleashed Cherrie Lynn - 8/2
Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS. - Schyler - Slow Heat in Heaven Sandra Brown - 8/4
Slow Heat in Heaven by Sandra Brown

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum). - Stone Cold Love Colleen Charles - 9/18
Stone Cold Love (Dangerous Futures Book 1) by Colleen Charles

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR. - Alexei Roxie Rivera - 8/24
Alexei (Her Russian Protector, #8) by Roxie Rivera

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU. - Riley - Ruthless Lexi Blake - 8/8
Ruthless (Lawless, #1) by Lexi Blake

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum). - One Sexy Ride Vivian Arend - 9/15
One Sexy Ride (Thompson & Sons #3; Rocky Mountain House #10) by Vivian Arend

4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park
Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA. - Alexis - Fulfillment K.M. Golland - 8/9
Fulfillment (Temptation, #3) by K.M. Golland

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum). - In His Silks Patricia D. Eddy - 9/26
In His Silks (Restrained, #1) by Patricia D. Eddy

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park
We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.
🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION - Hard to Handle Nicole Edwards - 8/30
Hard to Handle (Caine Cousins, #2) by Nicole Edwards

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES. - Callie - The Cowboy Joan Johnston - 8/2
The Cowboy (Bitter Creek #1) by Joan Johnston

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum). - Let It Ride Vivian Arend - 10/22
Let It Ride (Thompson & Sons #4; Rocky Mountain House #12) by Vivian Arend


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Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 157 comments Ring of Fire Tour1. USA: Katmai National Park

The US tops the world list with the most volcanoes. We are heading to Katmai NP in Alaska since it's celebrating its 100th birthday this year. It was established in 1918 to preserve the area after the violent 1912 Novarupta eruption, the largest in the 20th century. It's home to 15 active volcanoes and is one of the most active volcanic regions in the world. It’s also known for its world class wildlife viewing and 4 million acres of mountains, rivers, and coast. Unconnected to any town by roads and almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat, getting to Katmai is an adventure in itself.

🌋 Read a book with a plane or boat on the cover or a book whose author’s first and last initial can be found in NOVARUPTA.

Katmai is famous for its brown bears, offering visitors an opportunity to study and view them in their natural habitat. Brooks Camp is the perfect place to get that classic shot of dozens of grizzlies swatting at salmon as they jump up the falls. It’s an incredible site to behold. The camp is also a starting point for back-country fishing, kayaking and hiking adventures. But be sure to get your bear safety lesson before heading out.

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was named by a National Geographic expedition that made its way to the valley in 1916 and found this otherworldly sight of ash and thousands of hissing steam jets. Visitors can hop on a daily bus tour where a ranger will accompany you on the 3-mile hike into the valley. The sight of all this grey in the middle of Alaska’s gorgeous greenery is awe-inspiring and helps you understand the true power of the volcano.

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka

Russia comes in #2 on our list. The Volcanoes of Kamchatka, a UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the most outstanding volcanic regions in the world with a high density of active volcanoes. We will visit three of its six distinct parks. Klyuchevskoy Nature park, named after the highest active volcano in Eurasia, opened in 1999. This park has it all. It's the place to go to climb the crater of an active volcano, walk through lava flow and touch the blue ice of the largest glacier in Kamchatka.

🌋 Read a book with fire on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.

Situated in the beautiful valley of the Nalychevo River, Nalychevo Nature Park is known for its many hot and cold thermal springs. In this comparatively small territory there are more than 200 springs, some with facilities and others just out in the wild. Many of these springs have a rare chemical composition that you can’t find anywhere else on the Earth that has a therapeutic effect on musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.

Kronotsky is the oldest nature reserve in Kamchatka. Its 16 volcanoes gracefully wrap themselves around the beautiful and immense Lake Kronotskoye. The reserve is also home to Russia’s only geyser basin, the second largest in the world. Gushing geysers, raging mud cauldrons, hot water and steam jets create a really fantastic sight to see.

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA (Three Word Minimum).

3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park

Indonesia is #3 on the list of world volcanoes. Located in East Java, Bromo Tengger Semeru NP is one of the largest parks in the country. It has two major volcano groups, the first highlighting Mount Bromo, an awe-inspiring active volcano that sits in the middle of a plain called the Sea of Sand. The iconic blown-off top reveals an active crater emitting sulfurous smoke, creating a surreal lunar-like landscape. Jeep tours are a fun way to explore the volcano - the sunrise tour being the most popular.

🌋 Read a book with Jeep-like vehicle on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.

The park's second volcanic group has 9 volcanoes that center around Mount Semeru, or “The Great Mountain”. This is the highest volcano in Java at 12,000 ft and one of its most active. It erupts reliably every 20 minutes, belching out a huge cloud of steam and smoke. The ecosystem surrounding Semeru is home to endangered and protected flora such as Javanese Edelweiss and 200 species of orchids.

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.

There is more to the park than its volcanoes. The spectacular Madakaripura Waterfalls is regarded as a holy place by the locals, calling its waters the elixir of life. The small, serene and ghostly Lakes Ranupani and Ranu Regulo add to the feelings of spirituality in the area. Be sure to visit the villages of the Tenggerese. These indigenous people live in a very difficult environment but their pride in surviving can be seen in their wonderfully colored and immaculately tidy villages.

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in BROMO TENGGER SEMERU (Three Word Minimum).

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4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park

Japan's iconic Mount Fuji is not their only volcano. This little country comes in #4 on our list. Located in the center of the main island is Joshinetsu Kogen NP. In the northern section of the park is the volcanic Tanigawa Mountain Chain with its steep mountains popular with rock climbers. It is also home to the towering Kiyotsukyo River Gorge, considered one of the three greatest valleys in Japan. Lake Nojiriko, a dammed lake formed by the eruption of two different volcanoes is a popular summer resort spot.

🌋 Read a book with a river or lake on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.

Further south is Shiga Kogen, a popular ski area and site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Nearby is Mount Kusatsu-Shirane. While it hasn’t had a major eruption since 1983, it still remains active and small eruptions have even occurred this year. At its summit are three crater lakes with Yugama Crater being the largest. It is one of the world's few acidic lakes and is a popular tourist destination for its gorgeous turquoise-blue expanse of water. But due to recent increased volcanic warming the area has become restricted.

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.

Another highlight of the park is the large population of wild Japanese macaques or snow monkeys. They have naturally inhabited the area through the ages and descend from the steep cliffs and forest to sit in the warm waters of the hot springs. A visit at any season will enable the visitor to observe hundreds of the macaques bathing in the water.

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in JOSHINETSU KOGEN (Three Word Minimum).

5. Chile: Villarrica National Park

We are crossing the Pacific Ocean and heading to Chile, our 5th country with the most volcanoes. The most active volcano in South America can be found in the Andes in Villarrica NP. Snow-covered Mount Villarrica rises above the lake and town of the same name. It is one of the few permanently active volcanoes in the world. The last large eruption occurred in 2015 but it continues with frequent low level strombolian activity producing an iconic wisp of volcanic smoke by day while at night it colors the sky light red reminding us it is always alive.

🌋 Read a book with a snow covered mountain on the cover or a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in ERUPTION

Among the unique sights at Villarrica volcano are its volcanic caves. Geared up with helmets and flashlights the tour takes you into the side of this active volcano to see the hardened remains of what was once an active lava flow oozing out of the mountainous side. This underground ecosystem of solidified lava makes you fully aware that you are inside a volcano that is not yet extinct.

🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.

Deep in a lush forest canyon of the park, a bright red boardwalk beckons. The wooden serpentine path, shrouded in mist, leads to one of the world’s most spectacular spas: Termas Geometricas. The 17 slate lined pools, built into a ravine that teems with wild ferns and moss-covered rocks are fed by naturally heated water from the area’s hot springs. It’s a beautiful and relaxing end to our Ring of Fire tour.

🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).

3 Months from Start


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Jan | 11559 comments Have fun Sallie!


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jingles | 227 comments I finally finished this one. Thanks for a fun challenge, Jan!


WC: Ring of Fire
Date: 08/01/18 - 10/31/18
Level: Observer
10/10 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Ring of Rire

✔1. USA: Katmai National Park:
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in BROOKS.
One Tiny Miracle...|Carol Marinelli|08.19.18|★★★★|{Ben}
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in KATMAI NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
The Lost Order|Steve Berry|08.10.18|★★★★
One Tiny Miracle... by Carol Marinelli The Lost Order A Novel by Steve Berry

✔2. Russia: Volcanoes of Kamchatka:
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in KLYUCHEVSKOY.
Too Close to Breathe|Olivia Kiernan|08.03.18|★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SPRINGS.
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★|{Natalie}
Too Close to Breathe (Frankie Sheehan, #1) by Olivia Kiernan Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko

✔3. Indonesia: Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park:
🌋 Read a where the author’s first and last initial can be found in SUNRISE TOUR.
Edward Rutherfurd|Paris|12.06.18|★★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in SEMERU.
The Heretic Queen|Michelle Moran|08.16.18|★★★★|{Ramesses II}
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

✔4. Japan: Joshinetsu Kogen National Park:
🌋 Read a book where the author’s first and last initial can be found in TANIGAWA.
Isabel Allende|Island Beneath the Sea|09.14.18|★★★
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in YUGAMA.
Alex Cross, Run|James Patterson|08.06.18|★★★|{Alex}
Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende Alex Cross, Run by James Patterson

✔5. Chile: Villarrica National Park:
🌋 Read a book with a main character whose first name starts with a letter found in CAVES.
No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★|{Stevie}
🌋 Read a book where the first letter of every word in the title can be found in VILLARRICA NATIONAL PARK (Three Word Minimum).
A Killer Plot|Ellery Adams|08.22.18|★★★
No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 12/06/18☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


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Jan | 11559 comments Thanks jingles! Well done!!!


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