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Monthly Reading Challenges > September 2019: Christ the Redeemer Reporting Thread

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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12845 comments Post your progress here.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

The Seven Sisters (The Seven Sisters, #1) by Lucinda Riley The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley Lucinda Riley .

I read this book two years ago, but I couldn't resist rereading for the good point total and to refresh my mind before reading another book in the series.

Theme/Content
5 points: set in Brazil
4 points: set anywhere in South America
2 points: mentions the statue: MANY times starting with pages 73-74.

Author
3 points: picture shows shoulder-length hair

Title
5 points: title is 3 words
2 points: last word of the title is the longest

Cover
5 points: picture of Rio
4 points: person (statue) with arms outstretched
2 points: picture of person in loose flowing garment

Length
4 points: 401-500 pages

Total 36 points


message 3: by Varecia (new)

Varecia | 210 comments Der große Augenblick by Clarice Lispector - English translation: The Hour of the Star
Der große Augenblick by Clarice Lispector

THEME/CONTENT
5 points: Book is set in Brazil
4 points: Book is set anywhere in South America
3 Points: Book is set during the 20th century

AUTHOR
5 Points: Written by a an author from Brazil - Lispector was born in the Ukraine, but came to Brazil as a child and is counted as a Brazilian author
3 Points: There is a picture of the author that shows them with hair going to their shoulders (must post picture) Clarice Lispector
1 Point: Author writes in Portuguese

TITLE
5 Points: Book title contains three words (not including subtitle)
2 Points: The last word in the title is the longest word in the title

BOOK LENGTH
1 Point: 100-200 pages

Total: 29 points


message 4: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 3014 comments The Book of Rio: A City in Short Fiction by Toni Marques
The Book of Rio A City in Short Fiction by Toni Marques

Theme/Content:

5 points-set in Brazil
4 points- set in South America
2 points - mentions statue 1)p. 25 in the story called The Biggest Bridge in the World, 2) p. 53 in the story called Lucky was Sandra

Authors(this is a collection of short stories):

5 points- all are from Brazil
1 point- all write in Portuguese

Title:

3 points- the title is at the top of the cover

Cover:

5 points- has a picture of Rio The Book of Rio A City in Short Fiction by Toni Marques

Length:

1 point - 100-200 pages

Total:

26 points


message 5: by Hélène (new)

Hélène | 314 comments Chronique De La Maison Assassinée by Lúcio Cardoso Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso (I've read it in French : Chronique De La Maison Assassinée)

THEME/CONTENT
5 points: Book is set in Brazil
4 points: Book is set anywhere in South America
3 Points: Book is set during the 20th century

AUTHOR
5 Points: Written by a an author from Brazil
4 Points: Author's last name begins with the letter "C"
2 Points: Author born or died in September : died on September 28, 1968
1 Point: Author writes in Portuguese

TITLE
2 Points: The last word in the title is the longest word in the title
- The last word is not the longest in the edition in English, but it is in the original edition (Cronica da Casa Assassinada) and in the edition I read.

BOOK LENGTH
5 Points: >500 pages

Total : 31 points


message 6: by Samy (last edited Sep 19, 2019 10:20PM) (new)

Samy | 98 comments The Complete Stories The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector by Clarice Lispector

THEME/CONTENT
5 points: Book is set in Brazil
4 points: Book is set anywhere in South America
3 points: Book is set during the 20th century
2 points: mention of statue: I read the ebook version so location is Loc 5973 (in the story: "The Conjurings of Dona Frozina") The quote is "she dreamed she saw the Christ on Corcovado — and where were his outstretched arms?"

AUTHOR
5 Points: Written by an author from Brazil
3 Points: There is a picture of the author that shows them with hair going to their shoulders
description
1 Point: Author writes in Portuguese

TITLE
5 Points: Book title contains three words

BOOK LENGTH
5 Points: >500 pages

Total: 33 points


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