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A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date


Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.


Tasks:
Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

The two towers are sixty-nine metres high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220 and 1240, and the north tower between 1235 and 1250. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The contrefort or buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway, whose entrance is on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings and sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.

The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.

The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the twelve Apostles, in four groups of three, one group at each point of the compass. Each of the four groups were preceded by an animal symbolising one of the four evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except one; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire, and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. ◼ Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior. ◼
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


message 2: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral continued-

The exteriors of cathedrals and other Gothic churches were also decorated with sculptures of a variety of fabulous and frightening grotesques or monsters. These included the gargoyle, the chimera, a mythical hybrid creature which usually had the body of a lion and the head of a goat, and the Strix or stryge, a creature resembling an owl or bat, which was said to eat human flesh.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

Amid all the religious figures, some of the sculptural decoration was devoted to illustrating medieval science and philosophy. The central portal of the west facade is decorated with carved figures holding circular plaques with symbols of transformation taken from alchemy. The central pillar of the central door of Notre-Dame features a statue of a woman on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand, and in her right hand, two books, one open (symbol of public knowledge), and the other closed (esoteric knowledge), along with a ladder with seven steps, symbolizing the seven steps alchemists followed in their scientific quest of trying to transform ordinary metals into gold.
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

The Archaeological Crypt (Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité) was created in 1965 to protect a range of historical ruins, discovered during construction work and spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris to the modern day. Thankfully some of these items were removed and saved from the fire.
✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

Events in the Cathedral
▪ 1170:
Existence of a cathedral school operating at Notre-Dame. This corporation of teachers and students will evolve in 1200 into the University of Paris in an edict by King Philippe-Auguste.
▪ 24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin Francis (later Francis II of France), son of Henry II of France.
▪ 1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era.
▪ 11 February 1931: Antonieta Rivas Mercado shot herself at the altar with a pistol that was the property of her lover Jose Vasconcelos. She died instantly.
▪ 26 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame and tight-rope walks across it.
▪ 12 December 2012: The Notre-Dame Cathedral begins a year long celebration of the 850th anniversary of the laying of the first building block for the cathedral.


✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.




Info from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notre-D...

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message 4: by JoAnne (last edited Jul 06, 2019 01:33PM) (new)

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A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: April 17 - Sept 16
Statues: 25+ books
34/25+

Tasks:

✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Vermilion Drift William Kent Krueger 4/18/19
Rival Penelope Douglas 4/22/19
Body Double Tess Gerritsen 5/15/19
Along the Infinite Sea Beatriz Williams 5/21/19
Northwest Angle William Kent Krueger 6/14/19

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
2012 Unstoppable Laura Griffin 5/1/19
2011 Drawing Free Elena Aitken 5/13/19
June 2012 Cowboy Dark Tess Oliver 6/7/19

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
The Bourbon Thief Tiffany Reisz 6/1/19

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Funeral Until Harry L.A. Casey 5/27/19

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
Rebel Heir Vi Keeland 4/21/19
Rebel Heart Penelope Ward 4/22/19

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Marked in Flesh Anne Bishop 4/26/19

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Sweet Little Lies Abbi Glines 4/19/19
In a Cottage In a Wood Cass Green 6/13/19

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
264 pages Sweet Little Thing Abbi Glines 4/19/19
416 pages Vanish Tess Gerritsen 5/23/19
432 pages The Night Mark Tiffany Reisz 6/2/19

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels, #10) by Ilona Andrews Magic Triumphs Ilona Andrews 6/11/19

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
The Mephisto Club (Rizzoli & Isles, #6) by Tess Gerritsen The Mephisto Club Tess Gerritsen 6/10/19

✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
lion Magic Shifts Ilona Andrews 5/4/19

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
The Sinner Tess Gerritsen 5/2/19 (Rizzoli & Isles #3)

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Sweet Little Memories Abbi Glines 4/20/19

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
The Keepsake Tess Gerritsen 6/24/19

✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
No One to Hold Arell Rivers 5/12/19
Never Tell Lisa Gardner 5/24/19

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
Watcher in the Woods Kelley Armstrong 4/30/19
Playing for Keeps Jill Shalvis 5/11/19
Truman Lori Wilde 5/16/19
Storm Cursed Patricia Briggs 5/30/19

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
You got to Me Kay Harris 6/28/19
Crashing the Net: Seattle Sockeyes Hockey Jami Davenport 6/29/19

✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Blindsided: Seattle Steelheads Football Jami Davenport 7/1/19

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
Bottom of the Ninth: Seattle Skookums Baseball Jami Davenport 7/3/19

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


message 5: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 299 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date: 4/17 to 10/17
Statues: 25+ books
0/25

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a Bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


message 6: by Anne (last edited Jul 05, 2019 05:38AM) (new)

Anne | 820 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date: 4/17 to 10/17
Statues: 25+ books
26/25

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton
COMPLETED 4/25/2019
Sister Eve is a Catholic nun.
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
COMPLETED 4/28/2019
Toti is a priest.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
The Cherry Cola Book Club by Ashton Lee
COMPLETED 7/4/2019
The Cherry Cola Book Club (A Cherry Cola Book Club #1) by Ashton Lee
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
COMPLETED 5/18/2019
Published in 2011
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner Completed 4/26/2019
Set partially on 9/11 in Manhattan. Taryn is standing next to the towers as they collapse.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber
COMPLETED 6/12/2019
A funeral is held for Dan.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
COMPLETED 6/29/2019
Lisa Scottoline is an author and this is a first person narrative.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
The Sugarhouse Blues by Mariah Stewart
COMPLETED 5/20/2019
The sisters are restoring a vintage theatre.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera COMPLETED 6/6/2019
Tomaz is told by the government he can no longer be a doctor, but must now be a window washer. So, he cleans the windows.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The Banker’s Wife by Christina Alger
COMPLETED 4/20/2019
341 pages
The Witch Elm by Tana French
COMPLETED 5/13/2019
484 Pages
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
COMPLETED 5/19/2019
384 pages
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
COMPLETED 6/20/2019
384 pages
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen
COMPLETED 5/25/2019
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #4) by Rhys Bowen
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by MC Beaton
COMPLETED 5/5/2019
Agatha Raisin series; this is number 6.
Coffee, Tea, or Murder? by Donald Bain
COMPLETED
This is number 27.
The 18th Abduction by James Patterson
COMPLETED 6/7/2019 #18 of 19 (so far)
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
COMPLETED 6/17/2019
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939–45 by Wladyslaw Szpilman
COMPLETED 5/25/2019
Nazis set fire to the apartment building in which he is hiding.
Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
COMPLETED 5/28/2019
An escaped convict torches an abandoned barn to draw law enforcement away from his in-laws home.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn.
COMPLETED 5/21/2019
Island of Nollop overthrows rulings from government banning multiple letters of the alphabet.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
The Suspect by Fiona Barton
COMPLETED 5/10/2019
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a Bible story is told.
Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
COMPLETED 4/30/2019
Adam and Eve is told in the book.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a mythicial creature in the story
✝️Grotesque monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️Story mentions medieval science, philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Cover has an enthroned woman.
✝️The word SCEPTER is in the text. (Page reference).
✝️Cover has an open or closed book, or a ladder.
✝️Title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Public Relations by Katie Heaney
COMPLETED 6/4/2019
PR is in CRYPT
✝️Something is discovered during construction.
✝️Character goes to school
✝️King or Queen appears in the story.
The Nine Lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
COMPLETED 5/31/2019
Queenie, clearly a Queen, is a white cat in the story.
✝️ A wedding occurs.
Bought the Farm by Peg Cochran
COMPLETED 5/8/2019
Kelly and Seth get married.
✝️There is a competition in the story.
✝️ Character plays an organ.
✝️ Character commits suicide.
Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
COMPLETED 6/23/2019
Grandma uses euthanasia to die and (view spoiler)
✝️Character walks a tight rope or performs another daring feat.
✝️ An important anniversary is celebrated.
All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark
COMPLETED 6/17/2019
Bride Amanda Pierce disappeared five years ago.


message 7: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Hannah and Anne!


message 8: by Grace (last edited Jul 07, 2019 04:50AM) (new)

Grace Worland | 1119 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: April 17 - Sept 16
Statues: 25+ books
26/25

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed- Until Nox-Layla Frost 5/12
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story- Kick, Push-Jay McLean 6/20
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author- Until More-S. Van Horne 5/11
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned- Running into Love-Aurora Rose Reynolds 4/30
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5- Precarious-Bella Jewel 5/6- pg. 230
Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception-Maggie Stiefvater 5/9- pg. 325
Uglies-Scott Westerfeld 5/17- pg. 425
Awakening You-Jessica Sorensen 5/19- pg. 264
From Twinkle, with Love-Sandhya Menon 5/20- pg. 330
Inspiring You-Jessica Sorensen 6/1- pg. 135
Maddening-Jessica Sorensen 6/3- pg. 102
Undead-Jessica Sorensen 6/3- pg. 102
Wink Poppy Midnight-April Genevieve Tucholke 6/6- pg. 247
Burn-Suzanne Wright 6/13- pg. 384
Tales of the Peculiar-Ransom Riggs 6/9- pg. 160
One of Us Is Lying-Karen M. McManus 6/22- pg. 360
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover- House of Furies (House of Furies, #1) by Madeleine Roux House of Furies-Madeleine Roux 6/3
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item)- Hush, Hush-Becca Fitzpatrick 6/14
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #-Naruto, Vol. 12: The Great Flight-Masashi Kishimoto 4/21- Naruto Series #12
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire- The Dead House-Dawn Kurtagich 5/9
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N- Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 6: Includes Vols. 16, 17 & 18-Masashi Kishimoto 5/6
✝️ Read a book published in 2019- Saving Claire (Chaos MC Book 1): A Chaos MC Novel-Cameron Hart 5/8
Opposite of Always-Justin A. Reynolds 5/27
Cinder & the Prince of Midnight-Susan Ee 6/19
Defy Me-Tahereh Mafi 6/20
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read- A Court of Thorns and Roses-Sarah J. Maas 5/28


message 9: by Melanie (last edited Jul 29, 2019 02:14PM) (new)

Melanie | 20 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral (Six months)
Duration:
18 April - 18 October 2019

Level: Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult A Spark of Light - Jodi Picoult - 7/8/2019 - Dr Louie Ward.

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff The Lost Girls of Paris - Pam Jenoff - 6/29/2019

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Undercover by Danielle Steel Undercover - Danielle Steel - 5/20/2019 - Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Surviving Antarctica Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 - Andrea White - 5/23/2019 - Published 2011
The Moscow Sleepers (Liz Carlyle #10) by Stella Rimington The Moscow Sleepers - Stella Rimington - 6/24/2019 - Published 2012
The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain The Good Father - Diane Chamberlain - 7/12/2019 - Published 2012
Beach House Memories (Beach House #3) by Mary Alice Monroe Beach House Memories - Mary Alice Monroe - 7/22/2019 - Published 2012
Bury Your Dead (Armand Gamache, #6) by Louise Penny Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny - 7/29/2019 - Published 2011

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
The Pianist by Władysław Szpilman The Pianist - Władysław Szpilman - 5/7/2019 - buildings bombed.

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Briar Rose by Jane Yolen Briar Rose - Jane Yolen - 4/21/2019 - Gemma's funeral.
Snowblind (Dark Iceland #1) by Ragnar Jónasson Snowblind - Ragnar Jónasson - 5/17/2019 - Hrolfur's funeral.

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.

✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes Working Class Man - Jimmy Barnes - 4/18/2019 - Cold Chisel sing together.

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides The Silent Patient - Alex Michaelides - 4/29/2019 - page count 352
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks The Wife Between Us - Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen - 5/5/2019 - page count 583
The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses by A.B. Paterson The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses - A.B. Paterson - 5/27/2019 - page count 264
U Is For Undertow by Sue Grafton U Is For Undertow - Sue Grafton - 6/8/2019 - page count 400
Find You In The Dark by Nathan Ripley Find You In The Dark - Nathan Ripley - 6/15/2019 - page count 352
Gossip Girl (Gossip Girl, #1) by Cecily von Ziegesar Gossip Girl - Cecily von Ziegesar - 6/15/2019 - page count 224
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquivel - 6/17/2019 - page count 224
Midnight Sun (Blood on Snow, #2) by Jo Nesbø Midnight Sun - Jo Nesbø - 6/21/2019 - page count 214
The Martian by Andy Weir The Martian - Andy Weir - 7/4/2019 - page count 435

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Grey Dawn (Dulcie Schwartz, #6) by Clea Simon Grey Dawn - Clea Simon - 5/14/2019 - MC saves the manuscript from the fire.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.

✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.

✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.

✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.

✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.

✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.

✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.

✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Riverdale The Day Before by Micol Ostow Riverdale: The Day Before - Micol Ostow - 7/3/2019
The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry The Perfect Child - Lucinda Berry - 7/18/2019

✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
The Sisters of Alameda Street by Lorena Hughes The Sisters of Alameda Street - Lorena Hughes - 5/27/2019 - Ana and Rafael's.

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.

✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd - 7/13/2019 - May.

✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.

✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


message 10: by Ferenc (last edited Sep 28, 2019 12:04AM) (new)

Ferenc (aeneth) | 1609 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: 04/18/2019 - 10/17/2019

Goal: 30/25+

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ 1. Read a book from the Christian genre.
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel – 09/02/2019

✝️ 2. Read a book with a Catholic character.
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – 06/22/2019
Baby Kochamma

✝️ 3. Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
Lucifer, Vol. 7 Exodus by Mike Carey Lucifer, Vol. 7: Exodus by Mike Carey – 05/27/2019

✝️ 4. Read a book set in Paris or France.
The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff – 08/28/2019

✝️ 5. Read a book where a building is being constructed.
The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson – 09/08/2019
Lord Ranulf builds a house/castle.

✝️ 6. Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Black Hearts Red by Anne Leigh – 07/13/2019
Published March 12th 2019

✝️ 7. Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
2012: The War for Souls by Whitley Strieber – 04/29/2019
The Great Pyramid is destroyed.

✝️ 8. Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier – 04/27/2019
A funeral.

✝️ 9. Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ 10. Read a book where the MC is an author.
Magic Is Dead: My Journey into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians by Ian Frisch – 04/21/2019

✝️ 11. Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ 12. Read a book with a character that is an architect.

✝️ 13. Read a book where a group sings together.
The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – 09/27/2019
...the whole stadium sings the Eagles fight song and chants the letters... (Kindle Locations 2174-2175)

✝️ 14. Read a book where something is cleaned.

✝️ 15. Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – 04/22/2019
Paperback, 536 pages.

✝️ 16. Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – 08/16/2019

✝️ 17. Read a book with a staircase on the cover.

✝️ 18. Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson – 09/05/2019

✝️ 19. Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ 20. Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
Lucifer, Vol. 5: Inferno by Mike Carey – 05/12/2019
Lucifer, Michael, Uriel and other angels are part of the story.

✝️ 21. Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith – 07/14/2019
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #4

✝️ 22. Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter by Tom Clavin – 05/06/2019
MC: James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

✝️ 23. Read a book where something important was saved.
Airport - Code Red by James Patterson – 07/05/2019
The airport is saved from terrorists by two ex-military guys.

✝️ 24. Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ 25. Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.

✝️ 26. Read a book where a character visits Paris.
Highland Burn by Victoria Zak – 08/05/2019
James Douglas goes to Paris as a child.

✝️ 27. Read a book where a building catches on fire.
Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – 05/26/2019
With a roar that drowned out the cries of alarm, the spirit-soaked ground came alive with blue flames. (Kindle Location 2307)

✝️ 28. Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
The Underground City by Jennifer Martucci and Christopher Martucci – 07/09/2019
The people of New Washington fight together against the urthmen.

✝️ 29. Read a book with a title that begins with N.

✝️ 30. Read a book published in 2019.
Run Away by Harlan Coben – 06/12/2019

✝️ 31. Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ 32. Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ 33. Read a book where a character cannot read.

✝️ 34. Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
Finale (Caraval, #3) by Stephanie Garber Finale by Stephanie Garber – 06/08/2019

✝️ 35. Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – 05/16/2019
Phoenix

✝️ 36. Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️ 37. Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ 38. Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ 39. Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.

✝️ 40. Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.
Books of Magic, Vol. 1: Moveable Type by Kat Howard – 09/17/2019
Books of Magic, Vol. 1 Moveable Type by Kat Howard

✝️ 41. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Countdown City by Ben H. Winters – 05/14/2019

✝️ 42. Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ 43. Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling – 06/13/2019

✝️ 44. Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
The Savage Lands by Jennifer Martucci and Christopher Martucci – 06/24/2019
King Leon rules the world.  He’s the leader of the Urthmen,” (Kindle Location 4937).

✝️ 45. Read a book where a wedding occurs.
The Light Over London by Julia Kelly – 07/01/2019
The wedding of Louise and Paul.

✝️ 46. Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
Bishop by Sawyer Bennett – 08/03/2019
NHL

✝️ 47. Read a book where a character plays an organ.

✝️ 48. Read a book where a character commits suicide.
The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin – 06/07/2019
Yang Dong (and other scientists).

✝️ 49. Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
✝️ 50. Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


message 11: by Emeli (new)

Emeli Webb | 326 comments Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.


Tasks:
Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

The two towers are sixty-nine metres high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220 and 1240, and the north tower between 1235 and 1250. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The contrefort or buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway, whose entrance is on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings and sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.

The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.

The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the twelve Apostles, in four groups of three, one group at each point of the compass. Each of the four groups were preceded by an animal symbolising one of the four evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except one; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire, and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. ◼ Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior. ◼
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


message 12: by Jess (last edited Jul 02, 2019 06:41AM) (new)

Jess Penhallow | 241 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date

Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.


Tasks:
Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
The Wych Elm by Tana French 24/04/19

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

The two towers are sixty-nine metres high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220 and 1240, and the north tower between 1235 and 1250. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The contrefort or buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway, whose entrance is on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings and sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.

The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.

The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff 26/05/19 364 pages
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the twelve Apostles, in four groups of three, one group at each point of the compass. Each of the four groups were preceded by an animal symbolising one of the four evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except one; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire, and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. ◼ Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior. ◼
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood by David Simon 14/06/19
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card 19/06/19
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


The exteriors of cathedrals and other Gothic churches were also decorated with sculptures of a variety of fabulous and frightening grotesques or monsters. These included the gargoyle, the chimera, a mythical hybrid creature which usually had the body of a lion and the head of a goat, and the Strix or stryge, a creature resembling an owl or bat, which was said to eat human flesh.
✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

Amid all the religious figures, some of the sculptural decoration was devoted to illustrating medieval science and philosophy. The central portal of the west facade is decorated with carved figures holding circular plaques with symbols of transformation taken from alchemy. The central pillar of the central door of Notre-Dame features a statue of a woman on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand, and in her right hand, two books, one open (symbol of public knowledge), and the other closed (esoteric knowledge), along with a ladder with seven steps, symbolizing the seven steps alchemists followed in their scientific quest of trying to transform ordinary metals into gold.
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

The Archaeological Crypt (Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité) was created in 1965 to protect a range of historical ruins, discovered during construction work and spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris to the modern day. Thankfully some of these items were removed and saved from the fire.
✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Crooked House by Agatha Christie 26/04/19
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

Events in the Cathedral
▪ 1170: Existence of a cathedral school operating at Notre-Dame. This corporation of teachers and students will evolve in 1200 into the University of Paris in an edict by King Philippe-Auguste.
▪ 24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin Francis (later Francis II of France), son of Henry II of France.
▪ 1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era.
▪ 11 February 1931: Antonieta Rivas Mercado shot herself at the altar with a pistol that was the property of her lover Jose Vasconcelos. She died instantly.
▪ 26 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame and tight-rope walks across it.
▪ 12 December 2012: The Notre-Dame Cathedral begins a year long celebration of the 850th anniversary of the laying of the first building block for the cathedral.


✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing 02/05/19
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux 02/07/19
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve 22/04/19
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


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Welcome Grace, Melanie, Ferenc, Emeli and Jess!


message 14: by Johanna (last edited Jun 28, 2019 08:52AM) (new)

Johanna | 266 comments I'm in!!

A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: 18.4.-17.10.

Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.

Read: 25/25


Tasks:


✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater - 22.4.2019
Father Mooneyham

Elämäni seinäruusuna - Stephen Chbosky - 23.4.2019
Carl

Myrkkypuun siemen - Barbara Kingsolver - 28.4.2019
Brother Fowles

Phantom Evil - Heather Graham - 5.5.2019
Regina Holloway

Runoilija X - Elizabeth Acevedo - 11.6.2019
MC's mother

The Murder Room - Michael Capuzzo - 20.6.2019
Ryan Erickson

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Scarlet - Marissa Meyer - 2.6.2019

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Lost Rider - Harper Sloan - 25.4.2019
MC's dad has died and his funerals are part of the story

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
Muistiinmerkintöjä pieneltä saarelta - Bill Bryson - 25.5.2019

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard - 31.5.2019

Jane : A Murder - Maggie Nelson - 15.6.2019

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Bara tre ord - Becky Albertalli - 19.4.2019
In school musical

Heart of Evil - Heather Graham - 17.5.2019
During the reenactment of the battle

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han - 1.5.2019
House is cleaned for the party

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf - Marlon James - 14.5.2019
620 pages

Cress - Marissa Meyer - 9.6.2019
552 pages

Sukkanauhakäärme - Reijo Mäki - 13.6.2019
284 pages

Geishan muistelmat - Arthur Golden - 25.6.2019
517 pages

The Gray and Guilty Sea - Scott William Carter - 27.6.2019
362 pages

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
Alanna: Det första äventyret - Tamora Pierce - 17.6.2019
Alanna: Det första äventyret

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Marraskuu on musta hauta - Reijo Mäki - 11.6.2019
Vares, #3

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Den utvalde - Lois Lowry - 20.4.2019
Gabriel's life

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.

✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
Punainen kuningatar - Victoria Aveyard - 4.6.2019
MC's parents

✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

The exteriors of cathedrals and other Gothic churches were also decorated with sculptures of a variety of fabulous and frightening grotesques or monsters. These included the gargoyle, the chimera, a mythical hybrid creature which usually had the body of a lion and the head of a goat, and the Strix or stryge, a creature resembling an owl or bat, which was said to eat human flesh.
✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

Amid all the religious figures, some of the sculptural decoration was devoted to illustrating medieval science and philosophy. The central portal of the west facade is decorated with carved figures holding circular plaques with symbols of transformation taken from alchemy. The central pillar of the central door of Notre-Dame features a statue of a woman on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand, and in her right hand, two books, one open (symbol of public knowledge), and the other closed (esoteric knowledge), along with a ladder with seven steps, symbolizing the seven steps alchemists followed in their scientific quest of trying to transform ordinary metals into gold.
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

The Archaeological Crypt (Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité) was created in 1965 to protect a range of historical ruins, discovered during construction work and spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris to the modern day. Thankfully some of these items were removed and saved from the fire.
✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

Events in the Cathedral
▪ 1170: Existence of a cathedral school operating at Notre-Dame. This corporation of teachers and students will evolve in 1200 into the University of Paris in an edict by King Philippe-Auguste.
▪ 24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin Francis (later Francis II of France), son of Henry II of France.
▪ 1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era.
▪ 11 February 1931: Antonieta Rivas Mercado shot herself at the altar with a pistol that was the property of her lover Jose Vasconcelos. She died instantly.
▪ 26 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame and tight-rope walks across it.
▪ 12 December 2012: The Notre-Dame Cathedral begins a year long celebration of the 850th anniversary of the laying of the first building block for the cathedral.


✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Isslottet - Tarjei Vesaas - 22.6.2019

Deal Breakers - Laura Lee - 28.6.2019

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


message 15: by Kat (last edited Jun 13, 2019 11:34AM) (new)

Kat A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 18-October 17

Duration: Six months from your start date. Tasks may be used more than once.

Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Read: 12

✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Conclave by Robert Harris 4/26/19
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay 6/11/19 (funeral)
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon 5/7/19
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The Revolution of the Moon by Andrea Camilleri 5/9/19 (208 pages)
This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz 4/18/19 (308 pages)
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 5/18/19
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a Bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry 5/19/19 (Kira cannot read.)
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a mythicial creature in the story
✝️Grotesque monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️Story mentions medieval science, philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Cover has an enthroned woman.
✝️The word SCEPTER is in the text. (Page reference).
✝️Cover has an open or closed book, or a ladder.
✝️Title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Traveler by L.E. DeLano 5/1/19
✝️Something is discovered during construction.
Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World by Lonnie Hull Dupont 4/19/19 (litter of kittens)
✝️Character goes to school
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World by Jack Andraka 6/3/19
✝️King or Queen appears in the story.
✝️ A wedding occurs.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory 6/9/19
✝️There is a competition in the story.
✝️ Character plays an organ.
✝️ Character commits suicide.
All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller 5/12/19

✝️Character walks a tight rope or performs another daring feat.
✝️ An important anniversary is celebrated.


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JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Johanna and Kat!


message 17: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 285 comments Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date: 4/19 to 10/19
Statues: 25+ books
0/25

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a Bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a mythicial creature in the story
✝️Grotesque monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️Story mentions medieval science, philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Cover has an enthroned woman.
✝️The word SCEPTER is in the text. (Page reference).
✝️Cover has an open or closed book, or a ladder.
✝️Title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
✝️Something is discovered during construction.
✝️Character goes to school
✝️King or Queen appears in the story.
✝️ A wedding occurs.
✝️There is a competition in the story.
✝️ Character plays an organ.
✝️ Character commits suicide.
✝️Character walks a tight rope or performs another daring feat.
✝️ An important anniversary is celebrated.


message 18: by JoAnne (new)

JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Claire!


message 19: by Joann (last edited Jun 30, 2019 05:54AM) (new)

Joann | 1275 comments met the Statues goal of 25+

Tasks may be used more than once.


✝️ 2. Read a book with a Catholic character.
Her Royal Spyness - Rhys Bowen - 6/23/19

✝️ 6. Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Publ in 2012 - Baker’s Daughter - Sarah McCoy - 4/25/19
Publ in 2012 - The Yard- Alex Grecian - 5/7/19
June 2011 - Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson - 5/28/19

✝️ 7. Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai -5/15/19
Death of a Village - M.C. Beaton - 5/30/19

✝️ 8. Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Funeral - Murder on Potrero Hill - ML Hamilton - 5/9/19
Funeral - Death of a Celebrity - M.C. Beaton - 5/23/19
Funeral - The Pearl That Broke Its Shell - Nadia Hashimi - 6/16/19

✝️ 10. Read a book where the MC is an author.
Ember Island - Kimberley Freeman - 5/12/19

✝️ 11. Read a book where a building is restored.
The Sapphire Widow - Dinah Jefferies - 6/10/19
True Places - Sonja Yoerg- 6/12/19

✝️ 13. Read a book where a group sings together.
Named of the Dragon - Susanna Kearsley - 5/5/19

✝️ 14. Read a book where something is cleaned.
Open Season - Linda Howard - 4/28/19

✝️ 15. Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
175 pgs- Charlotte’s Web - E.B. White - 4/27/19
336 - The Undertaker’s Widow- Phillip Margolin - 4/30/19
319 - Country Heaven - Ava Miles - 6/7/19
342 - The Maid’s Secret- Emily Organ - 6/9/19
512 - Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle- Stuart Turton - 6/22/19
305 - The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes - Leonard Goldberg - 6/24/19

✝️ 21. Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
The Curse of the Pharaohs - Elizabeth Peters - 4/23/19 - this is #2 series has 20

✝️ 27. Read a book where a building catches on fire.
Little Black Lies - Sharon Bolton - 5/9/19

✝️ 29. Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Night of a Thousand Stars - Deanna Raybourn - 5/26/19

✝️ 41. Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
The Prisoner of Heaven - Carlos Ruiz Zafon - 5/18/19
Crimson Lake- Candice Fox -6/27/19

✝️ 43. Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Ugly Love - Colleen Hoover - 6/1/19

✝️ 46. Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
Ghostly Grave - Tonya Kappes - 5/19/19 - beauty contest


message 20: by JoAnne (new)

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Welcome Joann!


message 21: by Shash (last edited Jun 03, 2019 09:37AM) (new)

Shash | 1707 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 23, 2019 - October 22, 2019

Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.

25 Tasks Completed

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund (5/12/19)
Then Came You by Becky Wade (5/19/19)

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Death at the Café by Alison Golden (5/30/19)

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson (5/15/19)

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
Winning Back the Princess by Lindzee Armstrong (5/3/19)
A school is being built

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
Beneath an Italian Sky by Stacy Henrie (4/29/19)
Buildings are destroyed in an earthquake.

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams (6/3/19) - funeral

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
Reforming the Gambler by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (5/17/19)

✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
Evie by Shanna Hatfield (5/30/19)

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Sweet Serenade by Valerie Comer (5/22/19)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (6/2/19)

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Save the Date by Susan Hatler (5/5/19) - house
All For You by Heather B. Moore (5/15/19) - wounds

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Married to a Marquess by Joyce Alec (4/30/19) - 135 pages
An Unlikely Courtship by Heidi Kimball (5/23/19) - 138 pages

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen (5/16/19) - John

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Beauty and the Baron by Joanna Barker (5/12/19) - gold mirror

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.

✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore (5/21/19)

✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
Rematched by Julie Jarnagin (4/24/19)
Published April 23, 2019
Upon My Heart Forever by Amber Lynn Perry (5/1/19)
Published April 30, 2019

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.

✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.

✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.

✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.

✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.

✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
True to You by Becky Wade (5/26/19)

✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
An October Bride by Katie Ganshert (4/25/19)
My Best Man's Wedding by Cami Checketts (5/31/19)

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
Snatching the Catcher by Rebecca Connolly (5/8/19) - baseball game
Flirting with First by Sophia Summers (6/1/19) - baseball game

✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.

✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.

✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.

✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


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message 23: by Joanna (last edited Jun 17, 2019 06:18AM) (new)

Joanna (jari-chan) FINISHED June 17, 2019

A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 25, 2019 - October 24, 2019

Levels:
Statues: 25+ books

Read:
25/25

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Sempe - Das Geheimnis des Fahrradhändlers (Raoul Taburin Keeps a Secret) Set in Saint-Ceron (June 17, 2019)

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) (May 12, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Peter Rüedi -Dürrenmatt: oder Die Ahnung vom Ganzen Published in 2011 (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
Sean Williams/Paul S. Kemp - Star Wars: The Old Republic Sammelband: Bd. 1: Eine unheilvolle Allianz / Betrogen (A fatal alliance/Deceived) (May 31, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Stephen King - From a Buick 8 (April 27, 2019)

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Goethe - Faust - Der Tragödie erster Teil: Klassiker to go (May 20, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Yasmine Galenorn - Priestess Dreaming The whole living rooms needs to be cleaned and dried (May 19, 2019)

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Rui Carita - História do Funchal (History of Funchal) 250 pages (May 27, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
Benjamin Spang - Blut gegen Blut 2 (Blood vs. Blood 2) (May 27, 2019)
Blut gegen Blut 2 by Benjamin Spang
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Terry Pratchett - Der fünfte Elefant (The Fifth Elephant) This book is number 24 of the Discworld series (May 12, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Britta Bolt - Der Tote im fremden Mantel (The body in the foreign coat) MC is called Pieter Posthumus (May 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Thomas Brezina - Wer macht Jagd auf Null-Null-Wuff? (Who's hunting Zero-Zero-Woff?) The MCs need to save Bello Bond from evil people (May 19, 2019)

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
Britt Reissmann - Die Farbe des Himmels: Ein Fall für Thea Engel - Band 1 (The Colour of the Sky)
Die Farbe des Himmels Ein Fall für Thea Engel - Band 1 by Britt Reißmann (The colour of the sky) (May 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
Anton Chekhov - Drei Schwestern (Three Sisters) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
Ernst Bromeis - Jeder Tropfen zählt - Schwimmen für das Recht auf Wasser (Every drop counts - Swimming for the right of water) (May 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
James Baldwin - Nach der Flut das Feuer: The Fire Next Time (May 16, 2019)
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
Fjodor Dostojewski - Dostojewskij: Der Grossinquisitor (The Grand Inquisitor) Several are told, especially important are Jesus' 40 days in the desert (May 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
Stephen King - Das Mädchen (The Girl who loved Tom Gordon) (June 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
James Joyce- Ulysses (May 09, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Daniel Leese - Die chinesische Kulturrevolution: 1966-1976 (The Cultural Revolution) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.
Neil Oliver - The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places In 2002 archeologists were called to a place in Wiltshire where houses and a school were about to be built. In this process bones were found. They've found the famous Amesbury Archer. This is only one of the examples of things being found mentioned in this book. (May 31, 2019)

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Chan Ho-Kei - Das Auge von Hongkong: Die sechs Fälle des Inspector Kwan (The Eye of Hong Kong) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
Christopher Fowler - Der Höllenexpress (Hell Train) (June 15, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
Gabriela Holderegger Pajarola - La cigna - Ina praula sursilvana (The Swan) A fairy tale from Grisons, Switzerland (June 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


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Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 183 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date

Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.


Tasks:
Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

The two towers are sixty-nine metres high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220 and 1240, and the north tower between 1235 and 1250. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The contrefort or buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway, whose entrance is on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings and sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.

The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.

The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the twelve Apostles, in four groups of three, one group at each point of the compass. Each of the four groups were preceded by an animal symbolising one of the four evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except one; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire, and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. ◼ Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior. ◼
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover


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Joanna (jari-chan) JoAnne wrote: "Welcome Joanna!

If you don't make your goal, you may be awarded the lower badge!"


I set the goal to 25 - otherwise it wouldn't be fun. It's a challenge after all :D


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A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: April 25 – Oct 25
Statues: 25+ books
26/25
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
The bees – carol ann duffy – 10.05.19 pub 01.10.11
A Year Without Autumn – Liz Kessler – 29.04.19 pub 01.04.11
The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Robert lacey – the crown – 28.05.19
The Crown The Official Companion, Volume 1 Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) by Robert Lacey
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
Searching for schindler – Thomas kenneally – 09 .05.19 288
Searching for Schindler A Memoir by Thomas Keneally
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Dead heat – dick and felix francis 05.05.19 – the kitchens are constantly being cleaned
Dead Heat by Dick Francis
This is going to hurt – adam kay 02.05.19 256 – hands and equipment are constantly being cleaned This Is Going to Hurt Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The clockmaker’s daughter – kate Morton – 13.05.19 485 The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
Hound of the Baskerville – Arthur Conan Doyle – 08.05.19 256 The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle
Dear Cancer – Victoria Derbyshire 27.04.19 304pages Dear Cancer, Love Victoria A Mum’s Diary of Hope by Victoria Derbyshire
Five Give Up The Booze – Bruno Vincent - 28.04.19 112 pages Five Give Up the Booze (Enid Blyton for Grown Ups) by Bruno Vincent
When will there be good news – kate Atkinson – 28.04.19 400pages When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3) by Kate Atkinson
The Suspect – Fiona Barton – 29.04.19 381pages The Suspect (Kate Waters, #3) by Fiona Barton
Started early, took my dog – kate Atkinson – 20.05.19 350 Started Early, Took My Dog (Jackson Brodie, #4) by Kate Atkinson
The Sisterhood – Emily Barr – 320 pages The Sisterhood by Emily Barr
The stolen marriage – diane chamblain – 26.05.19 517 The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
Sold to be a wife – Maggie Hartley – 26.06.19 236 Sold To Be A Wife Only a determined foster carer can stop a terrified girl from becoming a child bride by Maggie Hartley
The woman who walked in sunshine – alexander mccoll-smith – 14.05.19 213 The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #16) by Alexander McCall Smith
An Illustrated Coastal Year – the seashore uncovered season by season – celia lewis – 14.05.19 192 An Illustrated Coastal Year The seashore uncovered season by season by Celia Lewis
Chicken school - Jeremy strong 01.06.19 160 Chicken School by Jeremy Strong
The knife of never letting go – Patrick ness – 05.06.19 512 The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1) by Patrick Ness
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
City of lost souls – Cassandra clare – 08.05.19 544 City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) by Cassandra Clare

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #. Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth, #17) by M.C. Beaton
Death of a celebrity – m.c. beaton 22.05.19 274 pages / hamish macbeth series

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Texas Ranger – James Patterson and Andrew bourelle – 14.05.19 384 Texas Ranger by James Patterson
Ambush – james Patterson & james o.born – 16.05.19 432 Ambush (Michael Bennett, #11) by James Patterson

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
The long walk – Slawomir rawicz – 18.05.19 256 The Long Walk The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Sławomir Rawicz
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Nine perfect strangers – liane moriarty 03.05.19 453 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty


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Welcome Sallie and Den!


message 29: by Rina (last edited Jul 23, 2019 04:11AM) (new)

Rina | 1084 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: 01.05.2019 – 31.10.2019

Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.


Completed: 30

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The Witch of Shadowmarsh, Sara C. Roethle, 18.05.2019 - 328 pages
Divergent, Veronica Roth, 22.05.2019 - 501 pages
School of Deaths, Christopher Mannino, 19.05.2019 - 252 pages
White Fang, Jack London, 25.05.2019 - 200 pages
Payback's a Witch, Constance Barker, 26.05.2019 - 153 pages
Once a Rancher, Linda Lael Miller, 29.05.2019 - 320 pages
A Curious Beginning, Deanna Raybourn, 31.05.2019 - 352 pages
Wolves of the Northern Rift, Jon Messenger, 01.06.2019 - 303 pages
Edge of Eon, Anna Hackett, 03.06.2019 - 225 pages
Curse the Day, Annabel Chase, 04.06.2019 - 290 pages
A Shifter's Curse, Raven Steele, 07.06.2019 - 348 pages
Bellamy and the Brute, Alicia Michaels, 08.06.2019 - 344 pages
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum, Heinrich Böll, 09.06.2019 - 270 pages
Insurgent, Veronica Roth, 15.06.2019 - 544 pages
The Ghost and the Graveyard, Genevieve Jack, 17.06.2019 - 294 pages
Bet Me, Jennifer Crusie, 18.06.2019 - 432 pages
The Sea Queen, Jovee Winters, 30.06.2019 - 182 pages
Brides for Brothers, Debbie Macomber, 01.07.2019 - 192 pages
Family Camp, Eli Easton, 16.07.2019 - 219 pages
Dead by Morning, Kayla Krantz, 17.07.2019 - 426 pages
How to Save an Undead Life, Hailey Edwards, 18.07.2019 - 248 pages
Forever My Girl, Heidi McLaughlin, 18.07.2019 - 237 pages

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
The Vanished Man, Jeffery Deaver, 03.06.2019 - Lincoln Rhyme series has 14 books in it

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Night Broken, Patricia Briggs, 12.05.2019
Nine Princes in Amber, Roger Zelazny, 16.05.2019

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
Curse of the Akkeri, Sara C. Roethle, 24.05.2019 - published in April 2019
Two Witches and a Whiskey, Annette Marie, 28.05.2019 - published in February 2019
The Lost Girls of Paris, Pam Jenoff, 25.06.2019 - published in January 2019
The Other Couple - Böses Erwachen, Sarah J. Naughton, 05.07.2019 - published in May 2019
Hunting Evil, Chris Carter, 21.07.2019 - published in May 2019

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


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Welcome Rina!


message 31: by Debbie (last edited Nov 08, 2019 06:33AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 386 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: Six months from your start date
4/30/19 to 10/30/19

Levels:
Statues: 25+ books 29/?

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
1. Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank 8/25/19
Queen Bee (Lowcountry Tales, #12) by Dorothea Benton Frank
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
1. The Seduction Expert by Saya Lopez Ortega 7/12/19
The Seduction Expert (The Seduction Expert, #1) by Saya Lopez Ortega
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
1. 2012..The Big Cat Nap by Rita Mae Brown 4/30/19
The Big Cat Nap (Mrs. Murphy, #20) by Rita Mae Brown
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
1. Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax 5/23/19
Ten Beach Road (Ten Beach Road, #1) by Wendy Wax
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
1. Love Lies Bleeding by Susan Wittig Albert 6/20/19
Love Lies Bleeding (China Bayles, #6) by Susan Wittig Albert
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
1. Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown 7/17/19
2. Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer 8/8/19
Surfside Sisters by Nancy Thayer Sneaky Pie for President (Mrs. Murphy, #21) by Rita Mae Brown
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
1.Ocean Beach by Wendy Wax 7/8/19
Ocean Beach (Ten Beach Road, #2) by Wendy Wax
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
1. Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson 5/4/19..303 pages
2. Miss Julia Delivers the Goods by Ann B. Ross 6/30/19...352 pages
3. Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton 7/5/19...312 pages
4. Murder and the First Lady by Elliott Roosevelt 7/29/19...240 pages
5. Ship of Fools: How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson 8/1/19...256 pages
6. Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline 8/7/19...290 pages
7. Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand 8/13/19...432pages
8. Damsel Under Stress by Shanna Swendson 9/16/19...302 pages
Damsel Under Stress (Enchanted, Inc., #3) by Shanna Swendson Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? True Stories and Confessions by Lisa Scottoline Ship of Fools How a Selfish Ruling Class Is Bringing America to the Brink of Revolution by Tucker Carlson Murder and the First Lady (Eleanor Roosevelt, #1) by Elliott Roosevelt Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #8) by Nancy Atherton Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (Miss Julia, #10) by Ann B. Ross Once Upon Stilettos (Enchanted, Inc., #2) by Shanna Swendson
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
1. The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg 6/14/19
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
1...Flower Shop Mysteries...19 books...Sleeping With Anemone by Kate Collins 5/19/19
2... Den of Antiquity Mystery..16 books..Tiles and Tribulations by Tamar Myers 6/28/19
Tiles and Tribulations (Den of Antiquity Mystery, #10) by Tamar Myers Sleeping With Anemone (A Flower Shop Mystery, #9) by Kate Collins
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
1. Executive Privilege by Phillip Margolin 5/30/19
Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler, #1) by Phillip Margolin
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
1. The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton 9/22/19
The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
1. Monument to the Dead by Sheila Connolly 6/10/19
Monument to the Dead (Museum, #4) by Sheila Connolly
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
1. Mayhem & Mass by Olivia Matthews 9/10/19
Mayhem & Mass (A Sister Lou Mystery #1) by Olivia Matthews
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
1. California Girls by Susan Mallery 5/10/19
2. Ladies Who Punch by Ramin Setoodeh 5/28/19
3. Mostly Sunny: How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days by Janice Dean 6/5/19
4. Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews 7/24/19
5. The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe 8/19/19
The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews Mostly Sunny How I Learned to Keep Smiling Through the Rainiest Days by Janice Dean Ladies Who Punch The Explosive Inside Story of "The View" by Ramin Setoodeh California Girls by Susan Mallery
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
1. Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong 6/24/19
Peaches and Scream (Georgia Peach Mystery, #1) by Susan Furlong
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


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Agnieszka (agnieszka7) | 563 comments I'm in

A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration:
5/1/19 – 10/31/19
Level: Statues (25+ books)
Completed: 53/25+

5✓ Read a book from the Christian genre.
Der Schneekristallforscher by Titus Müller 6* 5/15 lit. transl: The Snow Crystal Searcher (or Scientist)
Die Macht der Vergebung by Rolf E. Keusen 5* 5/18 lit. transl: The Power of Forgiveness
Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough by Kay Warren 6* 5/29
The Long Way Home by Andrena Sawyer 4* 5/26
Mein unglaubliches Leben mit einem Mann, der sein Gedächtnis verlor und nach 25 Jahren wiederfand. by Ute Jäger & Bettina Klee 5* 6/13 lit. transl: My Unbelievable Life With A Husband Who Lost His Memory And Re-gained (actually Found) It 25 Years Later
Pismo Święte: Nowy Testament z księgami Psalmów i Przysłów by Anonymous & LOGOS MEDIA 5* 7/4 lit. transl: Holy Scripture: New Testament With The Books of Psalms and Proverbs
✓✓ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Dark Alleys by Lillian Duncan 4* 6/24
Dark Path by Melissa F. Miller 3* 7/17
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✓✓✓ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Blue Monday by Nicci French 4* 5/4 - published: orig. 2011, ed. 2012
Ausgefressen by Moritz Matthies 4* 5/19 lit. transl. lit. transl. Ate Something Clean or Was Up To Something or Was Naughty - 2012
X-Treme Dating by Cathy McDavid 5* 5/28 - edition: 2011
✓ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed. Sturm im Paradies by Elisabeth Büchle 6* 6/18 lit. transl: Storm in Paradise - the Tsunami destroyed the hotel the MCs were staying at
✓✓ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Murder on the Night Shift by Kathy K. Cohen 3* 5/15 - funerals
Weißer Schatten=Blood Safari by Deon Meyer 4* 5/17 - funeral
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✓ Read a book where the MC is an author. Divorced, Desperate And Dating by Christie Craig 4* 5/10 FMC
✓ Read a book where a building is restored. The Long Way Home by Andrena Sawyer 4* 5/26
✓ Read a book with a character that is an architect. Love Storm by Jennifer McNare 5* 6/4
✓ Read a book where a group sings together. Chronisch hoffnungsvoll: Stärke finden in einem Leben mit Krankheit by Kerstin Wendel 5* 7/8 lit. transl: Chronically Hopeful: To Find Strength In A Life With Illness
4✓ Read a book where something is cleaned.
280 Weisheiten rund um Natron by Various 2* 5/9 lit. transl: 280 Pieces of Wisdom Regarding Natron
Cold Lake by Jeff Carson 5* 5/31
Death on the Range by Nikki Haverstock 4* 6/24
Only in Texas by Christie Craig 3* 7/11
6✓ Read a book with TWO of the numbers between 0 and 5 in the page count.
Exercise Every Day: 32 Tactics for Building the Exercise Habit by S.J. Scott 4* 5/10/19 - 131 pages
The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen 3* 5/25/19 - 112 pages
Rolle vorwärts: Das Leben geht weiter, als man denkt by Samuel Koch 3* 5/31 lit. transl: A Roll Forward: The Life Goes Further Than One Thinks Possible - 232 pages
W mroku przeszłości=After Dark by Beverly Barton 3* 6/29 - 240 pages
Dying for a Date by Cindy Sample 4* 7/7/19 - 254 pages
Going Once, Going Twice, Dead by Jerri Drennen 4* 7/12 - 220 pages
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✓✓ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
The Prayer Box (A Carolina Chronicles Book 1) by Lisa Wingate The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate 5* 6/30
Equinox by David Manoa Equinox by David Manoa 3* 7/9
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✓✓✓ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Mord im Pfarrhaus=Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie 3* 5/27 Miss Marple #1 (16 books in series)
Verführerische Täuschung=Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb 5* 6/1 Eve Dallas = In Death #35
Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb 5* 7/1 In Death #3
✓✓✓ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Drive=Drive by James Sallis 4* 5/11
What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey 4* 6/21
A Redneck's Guide: Dear John by Jeff Todd 2* 7/3 - non-fiction about life and letters of Apostle John
✓ Read a book where something important was saved. Kindred Spirits by Summer Lee 3* 6/19 - a home, several lives, a prophecy
✓ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument. Das Wunder der Unschuld=Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde 6* 7/8 - several D.C. monuments (including the White House - private tour)
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✓✓ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
Divorced, Desperate and Deceived by Christie Craig 3* 5/21 - FMC's son
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows 5* 6/16 - male MC goes to Paris to pick someone up
✓✓ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
The Chase book 1 of Justifiable Cause Series Box by Adrienne Giordano 4.5* 5/22 - actually it was set on fire
Race Against Time by Kimberley Woodhouse & Kayla R. Woodhouse 3* 7/5 - actually it was set on fire
✓✓ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
Murder for Neptune's Trident by Victoria L.K. Williams 4* 5/13 - several fundraising parties for various causes
Forever Guarded by Kathleen Brooks 5* 6/2 - save one of theirs - once again :-)
✓✓✓ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Nur der Hamster war Zeuge: Soko Elsbeth ermittelt by Heike Hoyer 3* 6/4 lit. transl: The Hamster Was The Only Witness: Task Force Elsbeth
Night School by Lee Child 4* 6/27
Nähen lernen: Von den Grundlagen zum Lieblingsmodell by Anna Fischer & Katrin Korch 3* 7/6 lit. transl: Learning To Sew: From the Basics (as in basic knowledge) To Favorite Piece (or Pattern)
✓✓ Read a book published in 2019.
War of the Roses by Iris Morland 2* 6/12
Forever Notorious by Kathleen Brooks 5* 6/17
✓ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover. Verblendung (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson Verblendung=The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 1* 5/1
✓ Read a book where a bible story is told. The Isaac Project by Sarah Monzon 4* 6/23
✓✓ Read a book where a character cannot read.
Every Day Is a Holiday by George Mahood 3* 5/21
Tall Man in Ray-Bans by Joseph Flynn 3* 7/3
✓ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover. Coffee and a Beagle (Sweetlin Bakery #1-3) by Tish Davis Coffee and a Beagle by Tish Davis 4* 5/25


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Barbara ★ | 2646 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: May 1 - October 31, 2019
Level: Gargoyles: 12-24 books

READ: 0/16

✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


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message 36: by Mycal (last edited Oct 01, 2019 10:59AM) (new)

Mycal Stewart (mycals) | 180 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: May 1st - October 31st
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
19/24

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan (Finished 6/30)

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (Finished 6/14)

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (Finished 5/2)

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz (Finished 5/30)

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Finished 9/5)

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly (Finished 7/31)

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
The Dead Gentleman by Matthew Cody (Finished (7/23)

✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
Peasprout Chen, Future Legend of Skate and Sword by Henry Lien (Finished 6/12)

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter (Finished 5/26)

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Finished 8/23)

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (Finished 9/30)

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (Finished 5/23)

✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw (Finished 7/15) Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Black Butler, Vol. 4 by Yana Toboso (Finished 5/30)
Series: Black Butler - - - - Series Number: #4

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley (Finished 5/27)

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little (Finished 7/25)

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.

✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.

✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.

✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.

✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.

✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.

✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.

✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Kagerou-Nostalgia: The Resurrection by Kubo Satomi (Finished 5/30)

✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (Finished 8/11)

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Finished 5/19)

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.

✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.

✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.

✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated


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message 38: by Sunshine✰✰✰ (last edited Oct 23, 2019 08:55AM) (new)

Sunshine✰✰✰ | 456 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration: May 1 - Oct 31, 2019
Statues: 30/25+


Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault & flying buttress, enormous & colorful rose windows, and the naturalism & abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
The Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide for Teenagers by Jonathan McKee 5/29/19
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery 8/29/19
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Shadowed Threads by Shannon Mayer 10 10/9/19

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date. - 2012
The Medium by C.J. Archer 6/4/19
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
Artemis by Andy Weir 5/16/19

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the 1831 publication of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844-64, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot & grime and again carried out between 1991-2000.
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
Obsession, Deceit, and Really Dark Chocolate by Kyra Davis 8/24/19
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
Strawberry Crunch & Murder by Lori Woods 8/31/19
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds 7/13/19
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Feral Gaze by Athena Wright 9/11/19
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Burkheart Witch Saga by Christine Sutton 6/7/19

The 2 towers are 69 meters high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220-40, and the north tower between 1235-50. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings & sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.
The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.
The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220-30. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over 5 centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. - 416 Pages
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest 5/6/2019

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the 12 Apostles, in 4 groups of 3 , 1 group at each point of the compass. Each of the 4 groups were preceded by an animal symbolizing one of the 4 evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except 1 ; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story Witch's Cauldron by Ella Summers 9/24/19
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. - Guild Hunter #10
Archangel's Viper by Nalini Singh 6/19/19
✝️ Read a book whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas
Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog by John Grogan 6/17/19
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Faithless by Laura Legend 7/17/19

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris. 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
60 Ways to Die in South America by Tracy Ashworth 5/9/2019

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and 2/3 of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
Opal Fire by Barbra Annino 6/11/19
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin 7/4/19
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
The Nightshade's Touch by Pippa DaCosta 8/31/19
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
Lust by Ker Dukey 6/25/19

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
Pestilence by Laura Thalassa 9/21/19

The exteriors of cathedrals and other Gothic churches were also decorated with sculptures of a variety of fabulous and frightening grotesques or monsters. These included the gargoyle, the chimera, and the Strix or stryge, a creature resembling an owl or bat, which was said to eat human flesh.
✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
Dead in the Water by Hailey Edwards 6/21/19

The Archaeological Crypt (Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité) was created in 1965 to protect a range of historical ruins, discovered during construction work and spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris to the modern day. Thankfully some of these items were removed and saved from the fire.
✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
The Town of Griswold by Ron Ripley 5/20/19


Events in the Cathedral
▪ 1170: Existence of a cathedral school operating at Notre-Dame. This corporation of teachers and students will evolve in 1200 into the University of Paris in an edict by King Philippe-Auguste.
▪ 24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin Francis (later Francis II of France), son of Henry II of France.
▪ 1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era.
▪ 11 February 1931: Antonieta Rivas Mercado shot herself at the altar with a pistol that was the property of her lover Jose Vasconcelos. She died instantly.
▪ 26 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame and tight-rope walks across it.
▪ 12 December 2012: The Notre-Dame Cathedral begins a year long celebration of the 850th anniversary of the laying of the first building block for the cathedral.


✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent 6/27/19
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 5/21/19
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
Grant: Special Ops by Ava Benton 5/24/19
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 7/12/19
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton 5/31/19
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
Irresistible by Lisa Lace 9/30/19
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.
Down the Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison 8/15/19


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A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 23, 2019 - October 22, 2019

Levels:
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.

25 Tasks Completed

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
A Loyal Heart by Jody Hedlund (5/12/19)
Then Came You by Becky Wade (5/19/19)

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Death at the Café by Alison Golden (5/30/19)

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Scarlet by Jen Geigle Johnson (5/15/19)

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
Winning Back the Princess by Lindzee Armstrong (5/3/19)
A school is being built

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
Beneath an Italian Sky by Stacy Henrie (4/29/19)
Buildings are destroyed in an earthquake.

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Kissed by a Cowboy by Lacy Williams (6/3/19) - funeral

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
Reforming the Gambler by Mindy Burbidge Strunk (5/17/19)

✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
Evie by Shanna Hatfield (5/30/19)

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Sweet Serenade by Valerie Comer (5/22/19)
As You Like It by William Shakespeare (6/2/19)

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Save the Date by Susan Hatler (5/5/19) - house
All For You by Heather B. Moore (5/15/19) - wounds

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Married to a Marquess by Joyce Alec (4/30/19) - 135 pages
An Unlikely Courtship by Heidi Kimball (5/23/19) - 138 pages

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
My Fair Gentleman by Nancy Campbell Allen (5/16/19) - John

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Beauty and the Baron by Joanna Barker (5/12/19) - gold mirror

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
The Shipbuilder's Wife by Jennifer Moore (5/21/19)

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
Rematched by Julie Jarnagin (4/24/19)
Published April 23, 2019
Upon My Heart Forever by Amber Lynn Perry (5/1/19)
Published April 30, 2019

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
True to You by Becky Wade (5/26/19)

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
An October Bride by Katie Ganshert (4/25/19)
My Best Man's Wedding by Cami Checketts (5/31/19)

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
Snatching the Catcher by Rebecca Connolly (5/8/19) - baseball game
Flirting with First by Sophia Summers (6/1/19) - baseball game


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Cindy III | 326 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral (Six months)
Duration: June - November 2019

Levels: Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.

✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.

✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
all the light we cannot see

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.

✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.

✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.

✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
going solo - roald dahl he is an author

✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.

✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.

✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.

✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
devil in the grove 434 pages 7/10 -
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).

✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.

✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
philip hoose

✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.

✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.

✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.

✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Night of the Dragon

✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
a curse so dark and lonely

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.

✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
run boy run - uri orlev mc can't read

✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
City of the Plague God

✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
Stoneheart (Stoneheart Trilogy, #1) by Charlie Fletcher Children of the Bloodlands (The Realms of Ancient, #2) by S.M. Beiko Curse of the Night Witch (Emblem Island, #1) by Alex Aster
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.

✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.

✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.
A Deadly Education (The Scholomance, #1) by Naomi Novik Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
childhood's end arthur c clarke
re zero starting life in another world volume 2 nagatsuki tappei
the rolling bootlegs ryohgo narita

✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
boy tales of childhood - roald dahl 7/13 - 14 a lot of the book covers his school years

✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.

✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.

✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.

✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.

✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.

✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


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Kat A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 18-October 17

Duration: Six months from your start date. Tasks may be used more than once.

Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Read: 12

✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Conclave by Robert Harris 4/26/19
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinlay 6/11/19 (funeral)
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? by Lynn Cahoon 5/7/19
✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The Revolution of the Moon by Andrea Camilleri 5/9/19 (208 pages)
This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today by Chrissy Metz 4/18/19 (308 pages)
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen 5/18/19
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a Bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry 5/19/19 (Kira cannot read.)
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a mythicial creature in the story
✝️Grotesque monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.
✝️Story mentions medieval science, philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Cover has an enthroned woman.
✝️The word SCEPTER is in the text. (Page reference).
✝️Cover has an open or closed book, or a ladder.
✝️Title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Traveler by L.E. DeLano 5/1/19
✝️Something is discovered during construction.
Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World by Lonnie Hull Dupont 4/19/19 (litter of kittens)
✝️Character goes to school
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World by Jack Andraka 6/3/19
✝️King or Queen appears in the story.
✝️ A wedding occurs.
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory 6/9/19
✝️There is a competition in the story.
✝️ Character plays an organ.
✝️ Character commits suicide.
All the Ever Afters: The Untold Story of Cinderella’s Stepmother by Danielle Teller 5/12/19

✝️Character walks a tight rope or performs another daring feat.
✝️ An important anniversary is celebrated.


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Joanna (jari-chan) FINISHED June 17, 2019

A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
April 25, 2019 - October 24, 2019

Levels:
Statues: 25+ books

Read:
25/25

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.
Sempe - Das Geheimnis des Fahrradhändlers (Raoul Taburin Keeps a Secret) Set in Saint-Ceron (June 17, 2019)

✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) (May 12, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
Peter Rüedi -Dürrenmatt: oder Die Ahnung vom Ganzen Published in 2011 (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
Sean Williams/Paul S. Kemp - Star Wars: The Old Republic Sammelband: Bd. 1: Eine unheilvolle Allianz / Betrogen (A fatal alliance/Deceived) (May 31, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.
Stephen King - From a Buick 8 (April 27, 2019)

✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
Goethe - Faust - Der Tragödie erster Teil: Klassiker to go (May 20, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.
Yasmine Galenorn - Priestess Dreaming The whole living rooms needs to be cleaned and dried (May 19, 2019)

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Rui Carita - História do Funchal (History of Funchal) 250 pages (May 27, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
Benjamin Spang - Blut gegen Blut 2 (Blood vs. Blood 2) (May 27, 2019)
Blut gegen Blut 2 by Benjamin Spang
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
Terry Pratchett - Der fünfte Elefant (The Fifth Elephant) This book is number 24 of the Discworld series (May 12, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
Britta Bolt - Der Tote im fremden Mantel (The body in the foreign coat) MC is called Pieter Posthumus (May 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.
Thomas Brezina - Wer macht Jagd auf Null-Null-Wuff? (Who's hunting Zero-Zero-Woff?) The MCs need to save Bello Bond from evil people (May 19, 2019)

✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
Britt Reissmann - Die Farbe des Himmels: Ein Fall für Thea Engel - Band 1 (The Colour of the Sky)
Die Farbe des Himmels Ein Fall für Thea Engel - Band 1 by Britt Reißmann (The colour of the sky) (May 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
Anton Chekhov - Drei Schwestern (Three Sisters) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
Ernst Bromeis - Jeder Tropfen zählt - Schwimmen für das Recht auf Wasser (Every drop counts - Swimming for the right of water) (May 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
James Baldwin - Nach der Flut das Feuer: The Fire Next Time (May 16, 2019)
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
Fjodor Dostojewski - Dostojewskij: Der Grossinquisitor (The Grand Inquisitor) Several are told, especially important are Jesus' 40 days in the desert (May 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.

✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
Stephen King - Das Mädchen (The Girl who loved Tom Gordon) (June 04, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
James Joyce- Ulysses (May 09, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
Daniel Leese - Die chinesische Kulturrevolution: 1966-1976 (The Cultural Revolution) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.
Neil Oliver - The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places In 2002 archeologists were called to a place in Wiltshire where houses and a school were about to be built. In this process bones were found. They've found the famous Amesbury Archer. This is only one of the examples of things being found mentioned in this book. (May 31, 2019)

✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
Chan Ho-Kei - Das Auge von Hongkong: Die sechs Fälle des Inspector Kwan (The Eye of Hong Kong) (April 28, 2019)
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
Christopher Fowler - Der Höllenexpress (Hell Train) (June 15, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
Gabriela Holderegger Pajarola - La cigna - Ina praula sursilvana (The Swan) A fairy tale from Grisons, Switzerland (June 05, 2019)
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1670 comments The Lost Challenges
A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral
Duration:
9/1/2020 - 2/28/2021

Progress: 1 out of 25+
Levels:
Bells: 6-11 books
Gargoyles: 12-24 books
Statues: 25+ books

Duration: Six months from your start date

Tasks may be used more than once.

Tasks:
Notre-Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France. The cathedral is considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Its innovative use of the rib vault and flying buttress, its enormous and colourful rose windows, and the naturalism and abundance of its sculptural decoration set it apart from the earlier Romanesque style.
✝️ Read a book from the Christian genre.
✝️ Read a book with a Catholic character.
✝️ Read a book with a colorful window on the cover.
✝️ Read a book set in Paris or France.

The cathedral was begun in 1160 under Bishop Maurice de Sully and was largely complete by 1260, though it was modified frequently in the ensuing centuries. In the 1790s, Notre-Dame suffered desecration during the French Revolution; much of its religious imagery was damaged or destroyed. In 1804, the cathedral was the site of the Coronation of Napoleon I as Emperor of France, and witnessed the baptism of Henri, Count of Chambord in 1821 and the funerals of several presidents of the Third French Republic.
✝️ Read a book where a building is being constructed.
✝️ Read a book with a 11 or 12 in the publication date.
✝️ Read a book where a building is desecrated or destroyed.
✝️ Read a book where a coronation, baptism or funeral is in the story.

Popular interest in the cathedral blossomed soon after the publication, in 1831, of Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. This led to a major restoration project between 1844 and 1864, supervised by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, who added the cathedral's iconic spire. The liberation of Paris was celebrated within Notre-Dame in 1944 with the singing of the Magnificat. Beginning in 1963, the façade of the cathedral was cleaned of centuries of soot and grime, returning it to its original color. Another cleaning and restoration project was carried out between 1991 and 2000.
✝️ Read The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
✝️ Read a book where the MC is an author.
✝️ Read a book where a building is restored.
✝️ Read a book with a character that is an architect.
✝️ Read a book where a group sings together.
✝️ Read a book where something is cleaned.

The two towers are sixty-nine metres high, and were the tallest structures in Paris until the completion of the Eiffel Tower in 1889. The towers were the last major element of the cathedral to be constructed. The south tower was built first, between 1220 and 1240, and the north tower between 1235 and 1250. The newer north tower is slightly larger, as can be seen when they are viewed from directly in front of the church. The contrefort or buttress of the north tower is also larger.
The north tower is accessible to visitors by a stairway, whose entrance is on the north side of the tower. The stairway has 387 steps, and has a stop at the Gothic hall at the level of the rose window, where visitors can look over the parvis and see a collection of paintings and sculpture from earlier periods of the cathedral's history.

The ten bells of the cathedral are located in the south tower.

The cathedral's flèche (or spire), which was destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was located over the transept and altar. The original spire was constructed in the 13th century, probably between 1220 and 1230. It was battered, weakened and bent by the wind over five centuries, and finally was removed in 1786. During the 19th-century restoration, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc decided to recreate it, making a new version of oak covered with lead. The entire spire weighed 750 tons.

✝️ Read a book with TWO of these numbers in the page count: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5:
Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity by Iliza Shlesinger - ***** - 9/1/2020 - 264 Pages

✝️ Read a book with a tower or bell on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a person looking out a window on the cover.

Girl Logic The Genius and the Absurdity by Iliza Shlesinger

Following Viollet-le-Duc's plans, the spire was surrounded by copper statues of the twelve Apostles, in four groups of three, one group at each point of the compass. Each of the four groups were preceded by an animal symbolising one of the four evangelists: a steer for Saint Luke, a lion for Saint Mark, an eagle for Saint John and an angel for Saint Matthew. Just days prior to the spire's collapse, all of the statues were removed for restoration. While in place, they had faced outwards towards Paris, except one; the statue of Saint Thomas, the patron saint of architects, which faced the spire, and had the features of Viollet-le-Duc. ◼ Because of the ongoing renovation, the copper statues that were normally on the now collapsed spire had been removed from the building a week prior. ◼
✝️ Read a book with a spire on the cover.
✝️ Read a book with a steer (cow), lion, eagle or angel in the story (not just the mention of the item).
✝️ Read a book from a series with at least 12 books. Tell us the series and the book's #.
✝️ Read a book with a MC or whose author's first name is Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddeus, Simon and Judas. (Any reasonable forms will be accepted.)
✝️ Read a book where something important was saved.

The cathedral is one of the most widely recognized symbols of the city of Paris and the French nation. As the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Paris, Notre-Dame contains the cathedra of the Archbishop of Paris (Michel Aupetit). 12 million people visit Notre-Dame annually, making it the most visited monument in Paris.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits a popular monument.
✝️ Read a book with a cathedral or church on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a character visits Paris.

While undergoing renovation and restoration, the cathedral caught fire on 15 April 2019 and sustained significant damage, including the destruction of the spire and two-thirds of the roof. French President Emmanuel Macron announced that Notre-Dame will be rebuilt, stating "It's part of the fate, the destiny of France, and our common project over the coming years. And I am committed to it."
✝️ Read a book where a building catches on fire.
✝️ Read a book where a community comes together for something good.
✝️ Read a book with a title that begins with N.
✝️ Read a book published in 2019.

The Gothic cathedral was a liber pauperum, a "poor people's book", covered with sculpture vividly illustrating biblical stories, for the vast majority of parishioners who were illiterate. To add to the effect, all of the sculpture on the façades was originally painted and gilded.
✝️ Read a book with a sculpture on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where a bible story is told.
✝️ Read a book where a character cannot read.
✝️ Read a book where a painted or gilded item is on the cover.


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Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1670 comments A Tribute To Notre Dame Cathedral continued-

The exteriors of cathedrals and other Gothic churches were also decorated with sculptures of a variety of fabulous and frightening grotesques or monsters. These included the gargoyle, the chimera, a mythical hybrid creature which usually had the body of a lion and the head of a goat, and the Strix or stryge, a creature resembling an owl or bat, which was said to eat human flesh.
✝️ Read a book with a mythical creature in the story.
✝️ Read a book with a grotesque, monster, gargoyle, chimera, lion, goat, owl, bat or strix on the cover.

Amid all the religious figures, some of the sculptural decoration was devoted to illustrating medieval science and philosophy. The central portal of the west facade is decorated with carved figures holding circular plaques with symbols of transformation taken from alchemy. The central pillar of the central door of Notre-Dame features a statue of a woman on a throne holding a scepter in her left hand, and in her right hand, two books, one open (symbol of public knowledge), and the other closed (esoteric knowledge), along with a ladder with seven steps, symbolizing the seven steps alchemists followed in their scientific quest of trying to transform ordinary metals into gold.
✝️ Read a book where the story mentions medieval science and philosophy or alchemy.
✝️ Read a book with a woman on a throne on the cover.
✝️ Read a book where you find the word SCEPTER in the text. Give us a partial sentence and page/loc #.
✝️ Read a book with an open book, a closed book or a ladder on the cover.

The Archaeological Crypt (Crypte archéologique de l'île de la Cité) was created in 1965 to protect a range of historical ruins, discovered during construction work and spanning from the earliest settlement in Paris to the modern day. Thankfully some of these items were removed and saved from the fire.
✝️ Read a book whose title begins with a letter in CRYPT.
✝️ Read a book something is discovered during construction. Tell us what it was discovered.

Events in the Cathedral
▪ 1170: Existence of a cathedral school operating at Notre-Dame. This corporation of teachers and students will evolve in 1200 into the University of Paris in an edict by King Philippe-Auguste.
▪ 24 April 1558: Mary, Queen of Scots is married to the Dauphin Francis (later Francis II of France), son of Henry II of France.
▪ 1900: Louis Vierne is appointed organist of Notre-Dame de Paris after a heavy competition (with judges including Charles-Marie Widor) against the 500 most talented organ players of the era.
▪ 11 February 1931: Antonieta Rivas Mercado shot herself at the altar with a pistol that was the property of her lover Jose Vasconcelos. She died instantly.
▪ 26 June 1971: Philippe Petit surreptitiously strings a wire between the two towers of Notre-Dame and tight-rope walks across it.
▪ 12 December 2012: The Notre-Dame Cathedral begins a year long celebration of the 850th anniversary of the laying of the first building block for the cathedral.


✝️ Read a book with a character that goes to school.
✝️ Read a book with a queen or king in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a wedding occurs.
✝️ Read a book with a competition of some kind in the story.
✝️ Read a book where a character plays an organ.
✝️ Read a book where a character commits suicide.
✝️ Read a book where a character walks a tight rope or does another daring feat.
✝️ Read a book where an important anniversary is celebrated.

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JoAnne | 40966 comments Mod
Welcome Suzanne!


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