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message 1: by Jan (last edited Sep 11, 2019 08:41AM) (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

It's time to head to South America to visit Chile's capital.
Commercial Photography
Surprising cosmopolitan and sophisticated, Santiago has a reputation for rich culture and heritage, making it a great place to visit.

✱ Chile is the world’s longest country at 2,647 miles and the Andes trace the entire length of the country, covering approximately 80% of its land. You can find Santiago right smack in the middle of the country.
✱ It is Chile’s largest city and 40% of the country’s population call it home. There are 7 million living in the metropolitan area and the Commune of Santiago has over 5 million as well.
✱ Located in a deep valley between the Andes and the ocean, Santiaguinos can actually ski and go to the beach in the same day! But the location also causes a thermal inversion creating high levels of smog and air pollution.
✱ Chile is the world’s fifth-largest wine exporter, with over 100 wineries, many of them located just outside Santiago. In fact, the city holds the world record for a bunch of grapes that weighed 21 pounds.
✱ Chile is known as the land of poets and has had two nobel prize winners in poetry. The most famous was Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), who made is home in Santiago.

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Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
Commercial Photography
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Commercial Photography
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
Commercial Photography
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.

4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista-2-SM
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful cover OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace
Commercial Photography
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.

6. Museum Hopping
Museums-SM
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


message 2: by Jan (last edited Oct 21, 2019 12:00PM) (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Participants

Amanda A ~ Done
Amy
Bev(baglady) ~ Done
Bonita ~ Done
Book Concierge ~ Done
Bryony ~ Done
Connie ~ Done
Denise
Ed ~ Done
Hannah ~ Done
Jan ~ done
Jingles ~ Done
Jody ~ Done
Karen ♐ ~ Done
Marina H ~ Done
Meg ~ Done
Olivermagnus ~ Done
Patrizia ~ Done
Sallie(GeorgiaGirl)
Sarah ~ Done
Tari ~ Done


message 3: by Jan (last edited Aug 30, 2019 12:35PM) (new)

Jan | 9945 comments My Spot

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (#3 of 5): The Chess Queen Enigma | Colleen Gleason 8/21/19***
The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker & Holmes, #3) by Colleen Gleason

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL: The Long Call | Ann Cleeves 8/26/19****
The Long Call (Two Rivers, #1) by Ann Cleeves

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO (Hope): The Uninvited Corpse | Debra Sennefelder 8/4/19**
The Uninvited Corpse (Food Blogger Mysteries #1) by Debra Sennefelder

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color: Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts | Tonya Kappes 8/7/19***
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #2) by Tonya Kappes

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century: The Girl in the Mask | Marie-Louise Jensen 8/8/19***
The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM: Moonlighting In Vermont | Kate George 8/3/19***
Moonlighting In Vermont (A Bree MacGowan Mystery #1) by Kate George


message 4: by Patrizia (last edited Aug 21, 2019 02:36AM) (new)

Patrizia | 857 comments I'm in but I'll post the challenge tomorrow.

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

6/6

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Falling For You by Leeanna Morgan 21 August; 5★
Falling For You (Sapphire Bay #1) by Leeanna Morgan

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover
angel- Dead Poor by M.K. Coker 16 August; 5★
Dead Poor (A Dakota Mystery Book 7) by M.K. Coker

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO
Abish- Blessed Be the Wicked by D.A. Bartley 10 August; 4★
Blessed Be the Wicked (Abish Taylor Mystery #1) by D.A. Bartley

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes 18 August; 3 1/2★
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #2) by Tonya Kappes

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon 2 August; 4★
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text)
MC is the curator of a local Folk Art Museum so there're many citations of the museum- Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler 8 August; 4★
Dove in the Window (Benni Harper, #5) by Earlene Fowler


message 5: by Denise (last edited Aug 15, 2019 01:52PM) (new)

Denise | 2378 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks

√. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS. - Peter Robinson Sleeping in the Ground 8.14.19

√2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. Ann Cleeves Raven Black 8.9.19

√3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

√✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA. Ruth Rendell From Doon With Death 8.2.19

√4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color - Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich 8.4.19


√5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way Fools of Fortune by William Trevor 8.15.19

√6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry 8.16.19


message 6: by jingles (last edited Aug 11, 2019 04:50PM) (new)

jingles | 227 comments Image and video hosting by TinyPic

188. WC: CHILE'S CAPITAL - SANTIAGO
DATE: 08/01/19 - 08/31/19
6/6 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Chile's Capital - Santiago

✔1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Mark Ribowsky|Hank|08.06.19|★★★

✔2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Nelson DeMille|The Panther|08.02.19|★★★

✔3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO.
Cross Justice|James Patterson|08.05.19|★★★★|{Alex Cross}

✔4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color.
The Serpent's Tale|Ariana Franklin|08.09.19|★
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin

✔5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
Hunting El Chapo|Cole Merrell|08.04.19|★★★

✔6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Michelle McNamara| I'll Be Gone in the Dark|08.10.19|★★★★
Hank The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky The Panther by Nelson DeMille Cross Justice by James Patterson The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin Hunting El Chapo The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord by Cole Merrell I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 08/10/19☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


message 7: by Jan (last edited Jul 28, 2019 10:08AM) (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Denise, Patrizia AND JINGLES (who I almost missed since we were posting at the same time).


message 8: by Bonita (last edited Sep 01, 2019 07:34AM) (new)

Bonita | 194 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019


6/6

Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.

Rebecca Zanetti - Shadow Falling 8/20/19

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

Leslie Meier - Tippy Toe Murder 8/7/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.

River Savage - Affliction 8/30/19

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

Lexi Blake - Love and Let Die 8/27/19

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way

Doctor in the Andes by Dana James 8/31/19
Ross is a representative of the UN determining if she is eligible for aid.

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.

Erle Stanley Gardner - The Case of the Lucky Legs 8/22/19


message 9: by Karen ♐ (last edited Aug 22, 2019 02:38PM) (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 517 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks


1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) - I-Team #5 - Breaking Point Pamela Clare - 8/4

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. - Up to Me Michelle Leighton - 8/2

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO - Dillon - Fear No Evil Allison Brennan - 8/3

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color - Texas Princess (Whispering Mountain, #2) by Jodi Thomas Jodi Thomas - 8/11

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE. - Luke Emily March - 8/13

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM - Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks - 8/7


message 10: by Olivermagnus (last edited Aug 23, 2019 01:38PM) (new)

 Olivermagnus (lynda214) | 475 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6
of 6 Complete

Tasks

📌 1. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS
S.A. Lelchuk - Save Me from Dangerous Men - 8/8/19 - SAL

📌 2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Tim Dorsey - Tiger Shrimp Tango - 8/16/19 - TD

📌 3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
Rachel Caine - Smoke and Iron - 8/18/19 - RC

📌 4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.
Susan Orlean - The Library Book - 8/7/19 - SO

📌 5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century
The Fiery Cross - Diana Gabaldon - 8/21/19 - set 1770 - 1772

📌 6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM
Spiraled - Kendra Elliot - 8/5/19


message 11: by Bryony (last edited Aug 25, 2019 01:25PM) (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 382 comments I’m in! :-)

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Progress: 6/6

Tasks

✔️ 1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
Completed: 21 August 2019

✔️ 2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
There There by Tommy Orange
Completed: 5 August 2019

✔️ 3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide by Erkut Sögüt
Completed: 14 August 2019

✔️ 4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin
Completed: 6 August 2019

✔️ 5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
The Racer: Life on the Road as a Pro Cyclist by David Millar
Completed: 25 August 2019

✔️ 6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Completed: 10 August 2019


message 12: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Bonita, Karen, Lynda & Bryony!!


message 13: by Sarah (last edited Aug 24, 2019 05:25PM) (new)

Sarah (sarath595) | 190 comments Finished!

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019


Progress: 6/6

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman 8/24/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Victorian Workhouse: The Diary of Edith Lorrimer, England, 1871 by Pamela Oldfield 8/12/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart 8/15/19

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town"
Her Convenient Husband's Return by Eleanor Webster 8/6/19

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century
Captain Rose's Redemption by Georgie Lee 8/20/19

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM
Marrying Her Viking Enemy by Harper St. George 8/2/19


message 14: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Have fun Sara!


message 15: by Marina H (last edited Sep 09, 2019 10:19AM) (new)

Marina H | 327 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
Date: August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Completed: 6/6

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
En helt normal familie by Mattias Edvardsson 02/09/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Mordere uden ansigt by Henning Mankell 06/08/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell 01/08/19

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful cover OR
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham by Jenny Downham 09/09/19
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar 23/08/19
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin 11/08/19


message 16: by Tari (last edited Aug 08, 2019 01:09PM) (new)

Tari (thann) | 314 comments CHILE'S CAPITAL - SANTIAGO
DATE: 08/01/19 - 08/31/19

6/6 Completed

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS. AR-Annelise Ryan Needled to Death Annelise Ryan 8/3/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. (TT Tanya Taylor) BLIND SIGHT Tanya R. Taylor 8/2/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.EL--Emmalee Laurens Death for Dessert: A Plainwood Lake Mystery Emmalee Laurens 8/4/19

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color Penne Dreadful (Italian Chef Mysteries #1) by Catherine Bruns Catherine Bruns 8/1/19
OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE. AA-Allyson Abbot Murder on the Rocks Allyson K. Abbott 8/8/19

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
Read a book that mentions a museum (share text)The Time for Murder is Meow T.C. LoTempio 8/6/19 loc. 254 "...meet with a representative from the Fox Hollow Museum about putting Aunt Tillie's collection on display there to coincide with that event."
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


message 17: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Enjoy the challenge Marina & Tari!


message 18: by Meg (last edited Aug 17, 2019 10:19PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 243 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

1. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (#5 of 9)
Pineapple Beach House (Pineapple Port Mysteries #5) by Amy Vansant Pineapple Beach House 08/17

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Veil of Night by Linda Howard Veil of Night by Linda Howard 08/10

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

✱ Read a book with an MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO (Dani)
Killer Dress (Shot & Framed #1) by Nancy McGovern Killer Dress 08/16

4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color
Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #4) by Sue Ann Jaffarian Ghost of a Gamble 08/03

5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way (FBI)
Flip the Witch Switch (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #14) by Amanda M. Lee Flip the Witch Switch 08/12

6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book that mentions a museum. ("This next room houses our museum. It's where we keep dozens of priceless items families have donated...")
Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter, #5) by Angie Fox Sweet Tea and Spirits 08/05


message 19: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Meg!


message 20: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 314 comments Jan wrote: "Enjoy the challenge Marina & Tari!"Thanks, Jan!


message 21: by Ed (last edited Sep 12, 2019 07:54AM) (new)

Ed Lehman | 324 comments *****COMPLETED 9/7/19*****

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks

*****1. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS. - Cruel Shoes by Steve Martin 9/8/19

*****2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. - The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter -8/11/19- 187p.

*****3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA. - They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 9/7/19

*****4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA. - The Bellarosa Connection by Saul Bellow 8/1/19

*****5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way- the governments of Britain and Mauritius connive to forcibly relocate the residents of the Chagos Islands in A Chagos Story by Vinod T. Fullee-8/23/19-168p.
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.

*****6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.-They Shoot Horses, Don't They? by Horace McCoy 9/2/19 -122p.


message 22: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Thanks for joining Ed!


message 23: by Hannah (last edited Oct 11, 2019 09:29AM) (new)

Hannah | 43 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
Date: August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Completed: 6/6

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton, 14/8/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain, 7/8/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton, 2/8/19, MC is called Laurel.
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim, 2/8/19 The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
The Care and Management of Lies by Jacqueline Winspear by Jacqueline Winspear, 6/8/19
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
Excalibur (The Warlord Chronicles, #3) by Bernard Cornwell by Bernard Cornwell, 3/8/19
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


message 24: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Hannah!


message 25: by Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (last edited Aug 02, 2019 08:36PM) (new)

Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 132 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
1/6

Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.

4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way Whiskers in the Dark 02 Aug 19

6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


message 26: by Amy (new)

Amy Bracco | 22 comments Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
Commercial Photography
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
Commercial Photography
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


message 27: by Amanda A (last edited Aug 12, 2019 04:31PM) (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 230 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
If It Bleeds, It Leads by Amanda M. Lee 8/2

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin 8/4

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
The River Widow by Ann Howard Creel 8/6

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.
Deadly Spells and a Southern Belle by Amy Boyles 8/3

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
The Boyfriend Borrower by Lindzee Armstrong 8/9

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Night Stalker by Shirlee McCoy 8/4


message 28: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Amy, Amanda & Sallie!

*Sallie - you double posted (message 25 & 26). You are linked to message 25.


message 29: by Connie N. (last edited Aug 23, 2019 12:10PM) (new)

Connie N. | 382 comments I'm in!

Chile's Capital: Santiago
Timeframe: 8/1/19 to 8/31/19
6/6

1. Plaza de Armas - Middle of a series - Once Upon A Christmas by Holly Jacobs - 8/9/19 ♥♥♥♥
Once Upon A Christmas (American Dads, #2) by Holly Jacobs
This is Book #2 of the American Dads 3-part series.

2. Metropolitan Cathedral - Auhor’s first & last initial in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL - E, M - Author Erin McCarthy - The Hookup - 8/11/19 ♥♥♥♥♥
The Hookup (The Jordan Brothers, #1) by Erin McCarthy

3. Cerra Santa Lucia - MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO - Hercule Poirot - The Clocks by Agatha Christie - 8/2/19 ♥♥♥♥
The Clocks (Hercule Poirot, #37) by Agatha Christie

4. Bario Bellavista - Characters go out for a "night on the town" - Slap Shot by Kelly Jamieson - 8/15/19 ♥♥♥♥
Slap Shot (Aces Hockey #5) by Kelly Jamieson
”We all pile into our respective vehicles and head to the bar. We get a couple of tables pushed together and all pull up stools—Tyler, Kyle, Austin, Arlo, Flash, Buck, and my teammates Rosser and Rupper. We start looking at the drink menus on the table.” – Loc 1192

5. La Moneda Palace - Author’s first & last initial in LA MONEDA PALACE - A, C - Author Agatha Christie - Ordeal by Innocence - 8/12/19 ♥♥♥♥
Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

6. Museum Hopping - Title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM - Untamed by Caitlin Crews - 8/18/19 ♥♥♥♥
Untamed (Hotel Temptation, #3) by Caitlin Crews

********CHALLENGE COMPLETE 8/18/19******


message 30: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome Connie!


message 31: by Bev(baglady) (last edited Oct 20, 2019 07:24PM) (new)

Bev(baglady) (blbaglady) | 135 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019



Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Mia Sheridan The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan The Wish Collector 08/19/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han The Summer I Turned Pretty Jenny Han 08/22/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry Heretics Anonymous Katie Henry 08/02/19 MC named Lucy

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.
Amanda Stevens The Dollmaker by Amanda Stevens The Dollmaker 09/19/19

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way
The Fifth Queen And How She Came to Court by Ford Madox Ford The Fifth Queen: And How She Came to Court Ford Madox Ford 08/26/19

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Meg Medina Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass 08/13/19


message 32: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Have fun Bev!


message 33: by Book Concierge (last edited Sep 01, 2019 11:16AM) (new)

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 1116 comments Capital of the Month - SANTIAGO, Chile
Begins: 01Aug10 / Ends: 31Aug19



6 / 6 completed


1. Plaza de Armas ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS - L.M. - Liane Moriarty / Three Wishes ✔ - 09Aug19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL - H.R. - ROUGHAN, Howard / Second Honeymoon ✔ – 02Aug19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA - C.E. - Chris Ewan / The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam ✔ - 12Aug19

4. Bario Bellavista ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA - L.B. - Lawrence Block / Burglars Can't Be Choosers ✔ - 14Aug19

5. La Moneda Palace ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE - C.A. - Cindy Anstey / Love, Lies and Spies ✔ - 30Aug19

6. Museum Hopping ✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING - M.O. - Michelle Obama / Becoming ✔ – 06Aug19


message 34: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Welcome BC!


message 35: by Tari (new)

Tari (thann) | 314 comments Finished!

CHILE'S CAPITAL - SANTIAGO
DATE: 08/01/19 - 08/31/19

6/6 Completed

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book with a palm tree or a group of people on the cover OR
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS. AR-Annelise Ryan Needled to Death Annelise Ryan 8/3/19

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that spans decades OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. (TT Tanya Taylor) BLIND SIGHT Tanya R. Taylor 8/2/19

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with staircase or fountain on the cover OR
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.EL--Emmalee Laurens Death for Dessert: A Plainwood Lake Mystery Emmalee Laurens 8/4/19

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color Penne Dreadful (Italian Chef Mysteries #1) by Catherine Bruns Catherine Bruns 8/1/19
OR
✱ Read a book where the characters go out for a "night on the town" OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book that takes place in the 18th century OR
✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way OR
Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE. AA-Allyson Abbot Murder on the Rocks Allyson K. Abbott 8/8/19

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM OR
Read a book that mentions a museum (share text)The Time for Murder is Meow T.C. LoTempio 8/6/19 loc. 254 "...meet with a representative from the Fox Hollow Museum about putting Aunt Tillie's collection on display there to coincide with that event."
OR
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.


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jingles | 227 comments I'm finished, Jan! This was another amazing challenge! Thank you!!


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188. WC: CHILE'S CAPITAL - SANTIAGO
DATE: 08/01/19 - 08/31/19
6/6 Completed

Challenge Link: WC: Chile's Capital - Santiago

✔1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Mark Ribowsky|Hank|08.06.19|★★★

✔2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Nelson DeMille|The Panther|08.02.19|★★★

✔3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO.
Cross Justice|James Patterson|08.05.19|★★★★|{Alex Cross}

✔4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color.
The Serpent's Tale|Ariana Franklin|08.09.19|★
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin

✔5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
Hunting El Chapo|Cole Merrell|08.04.19|★★★

✔6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Michelle McNamara| I'll Be Gone in the Dark|08.10.19|★★★★
Hank The Short Life and Long Country Road of Hank Williams by Mark Ribowsky The Panther by Nelson DeMille Cross Justice by James Patterson The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin Hunting El Chapo The Inside Story of the American Lawman Who Captured the World's Most-Wanted Drug Lord by Cole Merrell I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

☀☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 08/10/19☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀♡☀☀♡☀♡☀☀


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Jan | 9945 comments Terrific job jingles!!


message 40: by Amanda A (new)

Amanda A (carolinabookworm) | 230 comments Chile's Capital: Santiago
Completed: 6/6


Tasks

1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
If It Bleeds, It Leads by Amanda M. Lee 8/2

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse by Harper Lin 8/4

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA.
The River Widow by Ann Howard Creel 8/6

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in BARIO BELLAVISTA.
Deadly Spells and a Southern Belle by Amy Boyles 8/3

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
The Boyfriend Borrower by Lindzee Armstrong 8/9

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in MUSEUM HOPPING.
Night Stalker by Shirlee McCoy 8/4


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Jan | 9945 comments Fantastic work Amanda!!


message 42: by jingles (new)

jingles | 227 comments Thank you, Jan!

Way to go, Amanda!


message 43: by Denise (new)

Denise | 2378 comments Completed

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks

√. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS. - Peter Robinson Sleeping in the Ground 8.14.19

√2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. Ann Cleeves Raven Black 8.9.19

√3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

√✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in CERRA SANTA LUCIA. Ruth Rendell From Doon With Death 8.2.19

√4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color - Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich by Janet Evanovich 8.4.19


√5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way Fools of Fortune by William Trevor 8.15.19

√6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM An Echo of Murder by Anne Perry 8.16.19


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Jan | 9945 comments Terrific job Denise!!


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Meg (makeli2) | 243 comments I believe I'm done!

1. Plaza de Armas
The best place to begin your exploration of Santiago is the Plaza de Armas. Like most major cities in South America, the “Square of Weapons” was designed to be the city center and main plaza. Fortunately, the gallows have been replaced with fountains and palm trees and is now a popular place to relax and socialize during the day. Walking around the plaza you might see people in a heated game of chess, busting a move with some group dancing, or enjoying an impromptu street show. People watching here is definitely one of the most entertaining things to do in Santiago!

✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (#5 of 9)
Pineapple Beach House (Pineapple Port Mysteries #5) by Amy Vansant Pineapple Beach House 08/17

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
Escape the hustle and bustle of the plaza by slipping into the beautiful Metropolitan Cathedral found on the northwest corner of the plaza. This historical treasure is the main house of worship and Archdiocese for Chile’s Catholic Church. Its history began in the mid-1500's and has been greatly impacted by the country's history of earthquakes, destroying it in 1647 and again ten years later. Another earthquake in 1730 prompted them to start a total reconstruction project that took decades. The neoclassical cathedral was completed in 1800 and is quite impressive with its ornate frescos on the ceiling and its beautiful gilded columns.

✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL.
Veil of Night by Linda Howard Veil of Night by Linda Howard 08/10

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
This historical hill is the perfect place to see the city’s breathtaking backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. The remnant of a 15 million year old volcano, it was used as a lookout point when the conquistadors were conquering Chile and in 1820, Fort Hidalgo was built as a defensive point. Today it houses a beautiful park that commemorates its significance in the city’s history. The park is essentially vertical and you’ll wind your way up to the top by following the many staircases and web of trails. On each level there is a place to pause, relax, enjoy the beautiful architecture, fountains, statues and of course, the incredible view.

✱ Read a book with an MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO (Dani)
Killer Dress (Shot & Framed #1) by Nancy McGovern Killer Dress 08/16

4. Bario Bellavista
Bellavista is Santiago’s bohemian quarter and a fun place to hang out day or night. Stroll around the area taking in the street art, perusing the markets, and stopping to relax in one of the many cafes. Or take the Bellavista Funicular to the top of San Cristobal Hill to see the statue of La Virgen and the memorial for Pope John Paul II. Once night falls, Bellavista really comes to life as locals and tourists flock to the countless restaurants, bars, and clubs to bask in the local flavors and music.

✱ Read a book with a colorful color
Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, #4) by Sue Ann Jaffarian Ghost of a Gamble 08/03

5. La Moneda Palace
This ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in
the late 18th century and is deemed by many as the most harmonious civilian building
of the Colonial America. Built to originally house the official mint it is now Chile's presidential offices and seat of its government. The changing of the guard ceremony which happens every other day is quite impressive. And UNDER the palace is one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda. A glass roof floods the vault-like central atrium with natural light and ramps wind down to a state run "art-house" movie theater and two large exhibition spaces that have rotating art and cultural exhibits throughout the year.

✱ Read a book with a plot that involves the government in some way (FBI)
Flip the Witch Switch (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #14) by Amanda M. Lee Flip the Witch Switch 08/12

6. Museum Hopping
Santiago abounds with wonderful museums including its three “National” museums. The National History Museum exhibits everyday life objects from Chilean culture. The Museum of Natural History features whale skeletons, fossils and artifacts from ancient civilizations and the National Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place to see Chilean and South American art. Another must-see is the moving Museum of Memory and Human Rights that commemorates the victims of human rights violations and marked the bicentennial of Chile’s independence. Two other fun options are The Museo de la Moda, a slick fashion museum with a vast collection of Western clothing and the Museo Interactivo Mirador which is a great hands-on experience perfect for the kid in you.

✱ Read a book that mentions a museum. ("This next room houses our museum. It's where we keep dozens of priceless items families have donated...")
Sweet Tea and Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter, #5) by Angie Fox Sweet Tea and Spirits 08/05


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Jan | 9945 comments Meg wrote: "I believe I'm done!"

Yes you are Meg!! Fantastic job :)


message 47: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 243 comments 😎 thank you!


message 48: by Patrizia (new)

Patrizia | 857 comments Done!

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019

1. Plaza de Armas:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in PLAZA DE ARMAS.
Falling For You by Leeanna Morgan 21 August; 5★
Falling For You (Sapphire Bay #1) by Leeanna Morgan

2. Metropolitan Cathedral:
✱ Read a book with a house of worship or religious symbol on the cover
angel- Dead Poor by M.K. Coker 16 August; 5★
Dead Poor (A Dakota Mystery Book 7) by M.K. Coker

3. Cerra Santa Lucia:
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO
Abish- Blessed Be the Wicked by D.A. Bartley 10 August; 4★
Blessed Be the Wicked (Abish Taylor Mystery #1) by D.A. Bartley

4. Bario Bellavista:
✱ Read a book with a colorful color
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes 18 August; 3 1/2★
Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts (A Camper & Criminals Cozy #2) by Tonya Kappes

5. La Moneda Palace:
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE.
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead by Lynn Cahoon 2 August; 4★
One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #3) by Lynn Cahoon

6. Museum Hopping:
✱ Read a book that mentions a museum (share text)
MC is the curator of a local Folk Art Museum so there're many citations of the museum- Dove in the Window by Earlene Fowler 8 August; 4★
Dove in the Window (Benni Harper, #5) by Earlene Fowler


message 49: by Jan (new)

Jan | 9945 comments Nicely done Patrizia!


message 50: by Karen ♐ (new)

Karen ♐ (kmk1214) | 517 comments Finished!

Chile's Capital: Santiago
August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
6/6

Tasks


1. Plaza de Armas
✱ Read a book that is in "the center" or middle of a series (tell us the series #) - I-Team #5 - Breaking Point Pamela Clare - 8/4

2. Metropolitan Cathedral
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL. - Up to Me Michelle Leighton - 8/2

3. Cerra Santa Lucia
✱ Read a book with a MC whose first name starts with a letter in HIDALGO - Dillon - Fear No Evil Allison Brennan - 8/3

4. Bario Bellavista
✱ Read a book with a colorful color - Texas Princess (Whispering Mountain, #2) by Jodi Thomas Jodi Thomas - 8/11

5. La Moneda Palace
✱ Read a book whose author’s first & last initial is found in LA MONEDA PALACE. - Luke Emily March - 8/13

6. Museum Hopping
✱ Read a book with a title that starts with a letter in MUSEUM - Safe Haven Nicholas Sparks - 8/7


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