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Jan | 11173 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

This month's capital is in the South America's country: Uruguay.
Commercial Photography
Montevideo is emerging as one of the continent's coolest capitals, renowned for its vibrant, eclectic and rich cultural life.

✱ Founded in 1726 as a Spanish fort, Montevideo became the capital of Uruguay in 1828 when the country secured its independence from Brazil.
✱ It is the largest city in Uruguay and home to almost 60% of the country’s population.
✱ A busy port, Montevideo is the center for most of Uruguay’s commerce and industry. It has its own World Trade Center and is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Latin America’s leading trade blocs.
✱ Montevideo is consistently rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America and is known for its free-spirited and liberal attitude.

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

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

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Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
Commercial Photography
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís
Commercial Photography
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
Commercial Photography
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
Commercial Photography
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
Commercial Photography
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero
Commercial Photography
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.


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Jan | 11173 comments Participants

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Claire
Connie ~ Done
Hannah ~ Done
Heather
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Jan | 11173 comments My Spot

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture): Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2: The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (Wade on Inn): Double Shot | Cindy Blackburn 8/12/18***
Double Shot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Blackburn

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 (1966): Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****
Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL: Open and Shut | David Rosenfelt 8/4/18*****
Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter #1) by David Rosenfelt

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (Gracie): A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***
A Piece Of Normal by Maddie Dawson


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Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 578 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
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Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA. - Hard to Handle Nicole Edwards - 8/30
Hard to Handle (Caine Cousins, #2) by Nicole Edwards

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.
✱ Read a series book #2 - Satisfaction K.M. Golland - 8/2
Satisfaction (Temptation, #2) by K.M. Golland

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA. - Ruthless Lexi Blake - 8/8
Ruthless (Lawless, #1) by Lexi Blake

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE. - Unleashed Cherrie Lynn - 8/2
Unleashed (Ross Siblings, #1) by Cherrie Lynn

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism - Simple Faith Susan Fanetti - 8/12
Simple Faith (Pagano Brothers, #1) by Susan Fanetti

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO. - Ruthless Lexi Blake - 8/8
Ruthless (Lawless, #1) by Lexi Blake


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Claire  | 73 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
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Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.


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Heather | 4 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
1/4

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover
The Hike
The Hike by Drew Magary

OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.

1. The Hike


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 561 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

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of 6 Complete

✔ 1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
Dressed for Death - Donna Leon - 8/26/18 - DL

✔ 2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.
✱ Read a series book #2
Dead Stop - Barbara Nickless - 8/21/18 - #2 Sydney Rose Parnell

✔ 3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
My First Murder - Leena Lehtolainen - 8/16/18 - LL

✔ 4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith - 8/12/18 - pub 1948

✔ 5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899)
A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn - 8/7/18 - set in 1888

✔ 6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
A Gathering of Secrets - Linda Castillo - 8/17/18 - LC


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 155 comments Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia

No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís

Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla

This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle

You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral

This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero

This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.


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Connie N. | 418 comments Uruguay's Capital – Montevideo
Timeframe: 8/1/18 to 8/31/18
6/6

1. Plaza Independencia - Author’s first & last initial in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA - L, D - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥

2. Teatro Solís - Where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind - Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Eve and Roarke (and most everyone else in the NYPSD) attend the premiere of the vid about the Icove case.

3. La Rambla - Author’s first & last initial in LA RAMBLA - M, R - Author M.L. Rowland - Murder Off the Beaten Path - 8/11/18 ♥♥♥♥

4. Pittamiglio Castle - Published between 1910 and 1966 - Pub 1940 - Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene - 8/2/18 ♥♥♥♥

5. Metropolitan Cathedral - Author’s first & last initial in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL - N, M - Author Nicole Michaels - Start Me Up - 8/16/18 ♥♥♥

6. Cafe Brasilero - Author’s first & last initial in CAFE BRASILERO - O, C - Author Opal Carew - X Marks the Spot - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥

How Forever Feels (Friends First, #4) by Laura Drewry Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) by J.D. Robb Murder Off the Beaten Path (Search and Rescue Mystery #2) by M.L. Rowland Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #17) by Carolyn Keene Start Me Up (Hearts and Crafts, #1) by Nicole Michaels X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/17/18*****


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Jan | 11173 comments Welcome to the fun Heather, Lynda, Sallie & Connie!!


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Kathryn (an80slady6886) | 532 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
4/4-6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

The First Excellence ~ Fa-ling's Map Donna Carrick 9/3/2018 **

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR

The Last Mile David Baldacci 8/4/18 ****

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

The Invisible Girls: A Memoir Sarah Thebarge 7/14/18 ****

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

She Was the Quiet One Michele Campbell 8/25/18 *****

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.


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message 15: by Melanie (last edited Aug 27, 2018 11:11PM) (new)

Melanie WC August 2018 - Uruguay's Capital: Montevideo
Challenge duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Puma's Shadow by Antoine B. Daniel The Puma's Shadow - Antoine B. Daniel - 8/07/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in INDEPENDENCIA

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind.
Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn Brownie Points - Jennifer Coburn - 8/13/2018
How it fits: Lisa and Jason take the children to see The Nutcracker on stage.

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name)
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich - 8/10/2018
How it fits: Pinos (Pizzeria.)

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Love Anthony - Lisa Genova - 8/18/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in PITTAMIGLIO

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Only Child - Rhiannon Navin - 8/28/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in METROPOLITAN

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
The Dogs by Robert Calder The Dogs - Robert Calder - 8/24/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in CAFE BRASILERO


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message 17: by Hannah (last edited Aug 27, 2018 08:35AM) (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 70 comments I'm in!

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture)
Long Odds by Harold Bindloss 8/7/18: 4⭐️ Hero nearly gives his life to gain the independence of others.
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2
The Rookie's Assignment by Valerie Hansen 8/4/18 4⭐️ Fitzgerald Bay #2
OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White 8/20/18 5⭐️ Paddy's is a London pub that plays a role in the series.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Delayed Justice (Hidden Justice #3) by Cara C. Putman by Cara C. Putman 8/17/18 4⭐️ Author initials CP

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. Its walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Top Secret Target by Dana Mentink 8/11/18 5⭐️ Author initials DM

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in the city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Give Me Thine Heart by Andrea Boeshaar 8/1/18, 1⭐️ Author initials AB


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Melanie Jan wrote: "Welcome to your first challenge Melanie!!"

Thank you Jan.


message 20: by Patrizia, Contributor (last edited Aug 20, 2018 06:47AM) (new)

Patrizia | 932 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover
H.Y. Hanna, Witch Chocolate Bites 10 August
Witch Chocolate Bites (Bewitched by Chocolate, #4) by H.Y. Hanna

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 8 August
Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover
Michelle Karl, Wilderness Pursuit 2 August
Wilderness Pursuit (Mountie Brotherhood #1) by Michelle Karl

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover
Sofie Kelly, A Tale of Two Kitties 12 August
A Tale of Two Kitties (A Magical Cats Mystery, #9) by Sofie Kelly

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Peggy Ehrhart, Murder, She Knit 20 August
Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Barbara Ross, Iced Under 3 August
Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross


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message 22: by jingles (last edited Aug 22, 2018 09:11AM) (new)

jingles | 227 comments WC: Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
Date: 08/01/18 - 08/31/18
Level - Explorer, 6 Attractions
6/6 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo

Tasks
✔1. Plaza Independencia:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
A Killer Plot|Ellery Adams|08.22.18|★★★

✔2. Teatro Solís:
✱ Read a series book #2.
Toe to Toe|Sammie Grace|08.05.18|★★★

✔3. La Rambla:
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it.
No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★|{Molly Malone’s}

✔4. Pittamiglio Castle:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★

✔5. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Michael Dobbs|One Minute to Midnight|08.14.18|★★★★

✔6. Cafe Brasilero:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Steve Berry| The Lost Order|08.10.18|★★★★

A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams Toe to Toe (Cozy Harbor Marina, #2) by Sammie Grace No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs The Lost Order A Novel by Steve Berry

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 08/22/18☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


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message 24: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Jan 01, 2019 05:26PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 198 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6


Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine The Last Mrs. Parrish Liv Constantine 10/10/18

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2
Thief of Hearts by Tess Gerritsen Thief of Hearts Tess Gerritsen 08/05/18

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
Untied A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering by Meredith Baxter Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering Meredith Baxter 10/24/18

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
In Their Footsteps (Tavistock Family, #1) by Tess Gerritsen In Their Footsteps Tess Gerritsen 08/02/18

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
Root of the Tudor Rose by Mari Griffith Root of the Tudor Rose Mari Griffith 08/05/18

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts
Everybody's Got Something Robin Roberts 08/11/18


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message 26: by Marina H (last edited Aug 29, 2018 12:34PM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Uruguay's Capital: Montevideo
Date: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture)
Fly Away by Kristin Hannah 14/08/18

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf 01/08/18

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty 16/08/18

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 01/08/18

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
My Brother's Keeper: A Mystery by Donna Malane 06/08/18

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Atten grader minus by Stefan Ahnhem 12/08/18


message 27: by Amanda A (last edited Aug 13, 2018 05:35AM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 244 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Loop by Nicholas Evans 8/11

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2 OR
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch 8/11
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory by Roy Blount Jr.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis 8/7
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas 8/2
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella 8/5


message 28: by Sarah (last edited Aug 28, 2018 08:01AM) (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 190 comments Finished!

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Progress: 6/6

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture)
Babylonne by Catherine Jinks 8/11/18

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2
Fire by Kristin Cashore 8/26/18

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it
Scooterville U.S.A. by Mable C. Woods 8/11/18

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover
The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner 8/14/18
The Story of Our Lives by Helen Warner

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
Pagan's Vows by Catherine Jinks 8/1/18

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator by Augusta Stevenson 8/28/18


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message 30: by Bryony (last edited Aug 30, 2018 08:30AM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 386 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Completed: 6/6

Tasks

✔️1. Plaza Independencia
Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture)
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Completed: 17 August 2018

✔️ 2. Teatro Solís
Read a series book #2
The Worst Witch Strikes Again by Jill Murphy
Completed: 6 August 2018

✔️3. La Rambla
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
Completed: 5 August 2018

✔️ 4. Pittamiglio Castle
Read a book published between 1910 and 1966
More About Paddington by Michael Bond (published 1958)
Completed: 30 August 2018

✔️ 5. Metropolitan Cathedral
Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899)
Candide, or Optimism by Voltaire
Completed: 11 August 2018

✔️ 6. Cafe Brasilero
Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
Completed: August 8 2018


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message 32: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 29, 2018 07:23PM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1225 comments Capital of the Month: Montevideo, Uruguay
Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Aug18



6 / 6 completed


1. Plaza Independencia ✱ Heart on cover - Casino Royale by Ian Fleming ✔ – 04Aug18

2. Teatro Solís ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS - A.T. - Anne Tyler / Digging to America ✔ – 01Aug18

3. La Rambla ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA - L.B. - Louis de Bernières / The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzmán ✔ - 16Aug18

4. Pittamiglio Castle ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE - A.M.S. - Alexander McCall Smith / My Italian Bulldozer ✔ – 03Aug18

5. Metropolitan Cathedral ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL - María Dueñas / The Time in Between ✔ – 04Aug18

6. Cafe Brasilero ✱ Prepared food or drink on cover The Diva Serves High Tea (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #10) by Krista Davis ✔ – 07Aug18


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message 34: by Teri-K (last edited Aug 13, 2018 12:44PM) (new)

Teri-K | 389 comments Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
Completed: 6/6

Tasks:
1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Marshal's Mission by Anna Zogg 8/6

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey 8/13
Five Hundred Kingdoms #2

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name).
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb 8/2
The Blue Squirrel

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover.
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson 8/5


5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
The Girl Next Door by Cynthia Eden 8/6

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Don't Look Down by Suzanne Enoch 8/9


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Jan | 11173 comments Have fun Teri!


message 36: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 244 comments Thanks, Jan!

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Loop by Nicholas Evans 8/11

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2 OR
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch 8/11
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory by Roy Blount Jr.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis 8/7
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas 8/2
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella 8/5


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Teri-K | 389 comments Finished. :)

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
Completed: 6/6

Tasks:
1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Marshal's Mission by Anna Zogg 8/6

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2 OR
One Good Knight by Mercedes Lackey 8/13
Five Hundred Kingdoms #2

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name).
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb 8/2
The Blue Squirrel

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover.
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson 8/5


5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
The Girl Next Door by Cynthia Eden 8/6

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Don't Look Down by Suzanne Enoch 8/9


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Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture): Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine | Gail Honeyman 8/6/18****
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2: The Sound of Murder | Cindy Brown 8/17/18****
The Sound of Murder (Ivy Meadows Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Brown

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (Wade on Inn): Double Shot | Cindy Blackburn 8/12/18***
Double Shot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Blackburn

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 (1966): Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West | Marguerite Henry 8/14/18*****
Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL: Open and Shut | David Rosenfelt 8/4/18*****
Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter #1) by David Rosenfelt

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (Gracie): A Piece Of Normal | Maddie Dawson 8/10/18***
A Piece Of Normal by Maddie Dawson


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Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover
H.Y. Hanna, Witch Chocolate Bites 10 August
Witch Chocolate Bites (Bewitched by Chocolate, #4) by H.Y. Hanna

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a series book #2
Lynn Cahoon, Killer Green Tomatoes 8 August
Killer Green Tomatoes (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #2) by Lynn Cahoon

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover
Michelle Karl, Wilderness Pursuit 2 August
Wilderness Pursuit (Mountie Brotherhood #1) by Michelle Karl

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover
Sofie Kelly, A Tale of Two Kitties 12 August
A Tale of Two Kitties (A Magical Cats Mystery, #9) by Sofie Kelly

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Peggy Ehrhart, Murder, She Knit 20 August
Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover AND
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Barbara Ross, Iced Under 3 August
Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross


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WC: Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
Date: 08/01/18 - 08/31/18
Level - Explorer, 6 Attractions
6/6 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo

Tasks
✔1. Plaza Independencia:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
A Killer Plot|Ellery Adams|08.22.18|★★★

✔2. Teatro Solís:
✱ Read a series book #2.
Toe to Toe|Sammie Grace|08.05.18|★★★

✔3. La Rambla:
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it.
No Time to Explain|Kate Angell|08.04.18|★★★|{Molly Malone’s}

✔4. Pittamiglio Castle:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Al Capone Throws Me a Curve|Gennifer Choldenko|08.04.18|★★★★

✔5. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Michael Dobbs|One Minute to Midnight|08.14.18|★★★★

✔6. Cafe Brasilero:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Steve Berry| The Lost Order|08.10.18|★★★★

A Killer Plot (A Books by the Bay Mystery, #1) by Ellery Adams Toe to Toe (Cozy Harbor Marina, #2) by Sammie Grace No Time to Explain (Barefoot William Beach #6) by Kate Angell Al Capone Throws Me a Curve (Al Capone at Alcatraz, #4) by Gennifer Choldenko One Minute to Midnight Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War by Michael Dobbs The Lost Order A Novel by Steve Berry

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 08/22/18☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


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Jan | 11173 comments Terrific job jingles!!


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Connie N. | 418 comments All done. Thank goodness for the author initial option!

Uruguay's Capital – Montevideo
Timeframe: 8/1/18 to 8/31/18
6/6

1. Plaza Independencia - Author’s first & last initial in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA - L, D - Author Laura Drewry - How Forever Feels - 8/10/18 ♥♥♥

2. Teatro Solís - Where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind - Calculated in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/7/18 ♥♥♥♥♥
Eve and Roarke (and most everyone else in the NYPSD) attend the premiere of the vid about the Icove case.

3. La Rambla - Author’s first & last initial in LA RAMBLA - M, R - Author M.L. Rowland - Murder Off the Beaten Path - 8/11/18 ♥♥♥♥

4. Pittamiglio Castle - Published between 1910 and 1966 - Pub 1940 - Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene - 8/2/18 ♥♥♥♥

5. Metropolitan Cathedral - Author’s first & last initial in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL - N, M - Author Nicole Michaels - Start Me Up - 8/16/18 ♥♥♥

6. Cafe Brasilero - Author’s first & last initial in CAFE BRASILERO - O, C - Author Opal Carew - X Marks the Spot - 8/17/18 ♥♥♥

How Forever Feels (Friends First, #4) by Laura Drewry Calculated in Death (In Death, #36) by J.D. Robb Murder Off the Beaten Path (Search and Rescue Mystery #2) by M.L. Rowland Mystery of the Brass-bound Trunk (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #17) by Carolyn Keene Start Me Up (Hearts and Crafts, #1) by Nicole Michaels X Marks the Spot by Opal Carew

*****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/17/18*****


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Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 70 comments I'm finished!

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.

✱ Read a book that has a heart on the cover OR
✱ Read a book where "independence" is a theme (personal, or bigger picture)
Long Odds by Harold Bindloss 8/7/18: 4⭐️ Hero nearly gives his life to gain the independence of others.
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.

2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.

✱ Read a series book #2
The Rookie's Assignment by Valerie Hansen 8/4/18 4⭐️ Fitzgerald Bay #2
OR
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial can be found in TEATRO SOLIS.

3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.

✱ Read a book that has a path or trail on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name) OR
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White 8/20/18 5⭐️ Paddy's is a London pub that plays a role in the series.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.

4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.

✱ Read a book with stars, circles or squares on the cover OR
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966 OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Delayed Justice (Hidden Justice #3) by Cara C. Putman by Cara C. Putman 8/17/18 4⭐️ Author initials CP

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. Its walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899) OR
✱ Read a book with a MC that practices Catholicism OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Top Secret Target by Dana Mentink 8/11/18 5⭐️ Author initials DM

6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in the city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.

✱ Read a book that has prepared food or drink on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a Bohemian character (tell us who) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
Give Me Thine Heart by Andrea Boeshaar 8/1/18, 1⭐️ Author initials AB


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Melanie COMPLETION POST

WC August 2018 - Uruguay's Capital: Montevideo
Challenge duration: August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Explorer: 5-6 Attractions

Tasks

1. Plaza Independencia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
The Puma's Shadow by Antoine B. Daniel The Puma's Shadow - Antoine B. Daniel - 8/07/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in INDEPENDENCIA

2. Teatro Solís
✱ Read a book where the characters attend the theater or performance of some kind.
Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn Brownie Points - Jennifer Coburn - 8/13/2018
How it fits: Lisa and Jason take the children to see The Nutcracker on stage.

3. La Rambla
✱ Read a book that has a popular local hangout in it (share the name)
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, #16) by Janet Evanovich Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich - 8/10/2018
How it fits: Pinos (Pizzeria.)

4. Pittamiglio Castle
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PITTAMIGLIO CASTLE.
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova Love Anthony - Lisa Genova - 8/18/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in PITTAMIGLIO

5. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin Only Child - Rhiannon Navin - 8/28/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in METROPOLITAN

6. Cafe Brasilero
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
The Dogs by Robert Calder The Dogs - Robert Calder - 8/24/2018
How it fits: Author's initials in CAFE BRASILERO


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 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 561 comments ~~~ Completed ~~~

Uruguay's Capital - Montevideo
August 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018

6
of 6 Complete

✔ 1. Plaza Independencia
No visit to Montevideo is complete without a trip into the heart of the city. The downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a massive statue and subterranean mausoleum, where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over his remains. You will also find the stone Gateway of the Citadel, the last remaining piece of the colonial citadel that was demolished in 1833.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA INDEPENDENCIA.
Dressed for Death - Donna Leon - 8/26/18 - DL

✔ 2. Teatro Solís
Just off the Plaza, the elegant Teatro Solís is Montevideo’s premier performance venue. Opened in 1856, it was completely renovated this past decade and is the second-largest theater in all of South America. The main hall offers space for 1,500 people and is used for performances of operas, concerts and other theater events. The behind the scenes tour often has performers drop in to belt out the odd show tune for you.
✱ Read a series book #2
Dead Stop - Barbara Nickless - 8/21/18 - #2 Sydney Rose Parnell

✔ 3. La Rambla
This proposed World Heritage Site is a long promenade stretching along Montevideo’s coastline intersecting with many of the city’s large avenues and waterfront parks. It provides a beautiful setting, ideal for walking, running, and bicycling and is a favorite meeting place for locals with it restaurants, beaches and active nightlife.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA RAMBLA.
My First Murder - Leena Lehtolainen - 8/16/18 - LL

✔ 4. Pittamiglio Castle
You will find this unusual museum literally wedged between two tall buildings right on La Rambla. Once the home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966, it’s a marvel of alchemical symbolism and architecture with nooks, crannies, eight-pointed stars, circles, squares, and curious sculptures. It’s a complete homage to spiritual as well as physical transformation and in some ways, it's symbolic of the culture of the city.
✱ Read a book published between 1910 and 1966
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith - 8/12/18 - pub 1948

✔ 5. Metropolitan Cathedral
This is the city’s main Roman Catholic Church and the seat of its archdiocese. It dates back to 1740 when a modest brick church was first built on the site. The current building was consecrated in 1804 when the country gained its independence. It's walls have witnessed some of the city’s greatest historical events such as the blessing of the flag and the swearing in of the first constitution.
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th or 19th century (1700-1899)
A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn - 8/7/18 - set in 1888

✔ 6. Cafe Brasilero
This tiny cafe in Montevideo has played a bigger role in city’s history than its tiny size might indicate. Dating back to 1877, Cafe Brasilero has long been the center of Montevideo’s bohemian culture, attracting artists, writers, and musicians over its 140-year history. It still retains much of its architectural history with original chairs, brass chandeliers and its Art Nouveau-style. The walls are covered with photos, newspaper clippings, and paintings from the cafe’s past.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CAFE BRASILERO.
A Gathering of Secrets - Linda Castillo - 8/17/18 - LC


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