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message 1: by Lynn (last edited Aug 02, 2018 01:28PM) (new)

Lynn Petra

Petra (originally known to its inhabitants as Raqmu) is one of the new seven wonders of the world. The fabled rose red city, it is located in the south of Jordan. If you have decided to travel to Jordan, then Petra is at the top of your priority list. The solid red stand stone buildings in Petra are unlike anything that you have ever seen before.

One full day is enough to see everything around Petra. The city has appeared in such films as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, & The Mummy Returns.

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Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span:
August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.

3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.


message 2: by Lynn (last edited Aug 26, 2018 11:17PM) (new)

Lynn Participants:

Book Concierge 5/3 ✔
Dlyn 0/3
Jaret 0/5
JennH 0/5
Patty 5/5 ✔


message 3: by Lynn (new)

Lynn I'll try 3 of these!

0/3

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.


message 4: by Book Concierge (last edited Aug 24, 2018 07:00AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2499 comments Mod
Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Begins: 01Aug18 / Ends: 31Aug18


I'll commit to completing THREE

5 / 3 tasks completed


1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover - Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) by Ian Fleming ✔ - 04Aug18

2. LOCATION: Read a book about a character of Middle Eastern descent - The Yazdam family are Iranian in - Digging to America ✔ - 01Aug18

3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie - Up the Down Staircase ✔ - 18Aug18

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA - Time in Between ✔ - 04Aug18

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count - 527 p - Crazy Rich Asians ✔ - 14Aug18


message 5: by Jaret (last edited Aug 11, 2018 05:17PM) (new)

Jaret | 210 comments Completed (2/5)

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.

3. MOVIE: Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo 5 stars 8/10/2018

4. TITLE: Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman 3 stars 8/9/2018

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.


message 6: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Welcome to the challenge, you 2!! :)


message 7: by JennH (last edited Aug 28, 2018 12:48PM) (new)

JennH | 189 comments Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

✔1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
Killer Smile by Lisa Scottoline 7/8/18
Killer Smile (Rosato & Associates, #9) by Lisa Scottoline

✔2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.
Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan 8/18/18 - MC and grandparents are from Iraq

✔3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne 8/21/18

✔4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.
Anthem by Ayn Rand 8/25/18

✔5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.
Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinley 8/17/18 - 267 pages


message 8: by Patty (last edited Aug 23, 2018 05:51AM) (new)

Patty | 173 comments Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
China Dolls by Lisa See

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent. Map of the Heart-Took place in France

3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.The English Patient

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.An Extraordinary Union

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.For Whom The Bell Tolls- 471 pages


message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Welcome to the challenge, JennH and Patty! :)


message 10: by Koren (new)

Koren  (koren56) | 481 comments Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.

3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.- Robin Robin by Dave Itzkoff finished 8/9

5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.


message 11: by Patty (new)

Patty | 173 comments Patty wrote: "Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
China Dolls by Lisa See

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle..."


Finished!


message 12: by Olivermagnus (last edited Aug 29, 2018 05:14AM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 204 comments I was away from the internet for mist of the month so I' m joining very late.

Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
August 2-31, 2018

3
of 5 Complete

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

✔ 2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.
The Other Woman - Daniel Silva - 8/19/18 - Gabriel Allon is an Israeli spy

✔ 3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.
QB VII - Leon Uris - 8/2/18 - 1974 movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Leslie Caron, Juliet Mills, Dan O'Herlihy, Robert Stephens, Anthony Quayle

✔ 4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.
A Treacherous Curse - Deanna Raybourn - 8/4/18

✔ 5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count
Dressed for Death - Donna Leon - 8/26/18 - 287 pages


message 13: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 2499 comments Mod
Update Message # 4 - Challenge completed - 18Aug18

Though I committed to finishing three I managed to get all five!


message 14: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 331 comments Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

3/5 Completed

Challenge Tasks:

✔1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell - 8/11/18

2. LOCATION: Read a book about the Middle East or about a character of Middle Eastern descent.

✔3. MOVIE: Read a book that has been turned into a movie.
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving - 8/25/18 (The movie is "Simon Birch", based on the book)

4. TITLE: Read a book with a title that begins with any of the letters in PETRA.

✔5. SEVEN: Read a book that has the number '7' in its page count.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - 8/24/18 - 327 pages


message 15: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Patty wrote: "Patty wrote: "Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

Challenge Tasks:

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
China Dolls by Lisa See

2. LOCATION: Read a book ab..."


Wonderful. Congratulations!


message 16: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Olivermagnus wrote: "I was away from the internet for mist of the month so I' m joining very late.

Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
August 2-31, 2018

0 of 5 Complete

1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.

2. LOCA..."


That's fine! Welcome to the challenge :)


message 17: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Book Concierge wrote: "Update
Message # 4
- Challenge completed - 18Aug18

Though I committed to finishing three I managed to get all five!"


Excellent! Thanks for joining in :)


message 18: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Marilyn wrote: "Armchair Traveler: Visiting Petra
Time Span: August 2-31, 2018

3/5 Completed

Challenge Tasks:

✔1. COLOR: Read a book with a red cover.
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell [book:A Judgement in..."


You're doing great. I hope you enjoy "Simon Birch". I certainly did!


message 19: by Marilyn (new)

Marilyn Lott | 331 comments Dly, our entire club is loving the movie, but so far we’ve watched only 45 minutes of it, and it’s followed the book fairly closely. I understand the 2nd half is quite different, so we’ll see. I read that the author never thought the book could be made into a movie, that’s why the characters have different names, and the plot’s so different!


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