Wednesday, July 27, 2016

CCC August 2016 Scavenger Challenge: Rio de Janeiro

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August 2016 Scavenger Challenge: Rio de Janeiro
August 1 - 31, 2016

Since the world will be focused on Rio de Janeiro for the month of August, why not learn some of the city's particulars?!

1. Rio de Janeiro, (River of January), is the second most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third most populous state. The greater metro area of Rio is inhabited by over 12 million people.
¿? Read a book that is 2nd, 6th, or 12th in a series OR read a book that takes place anywhere in South America (tell us where) OR read a book that takes place in a large, international city outside your home country (tell us where you live and where the book takes place).
Don't Let Go Jaci Burton 8/4/16

2. Founded in 1565 by the Portuguese, the city later (1763) became the capital of the State of Brazil. In 1808, when the Portuguese Royal Court transferred itself from Portugal to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro became the chosen seat of the court of Queen Maria I of Portugal. 
¿? Read a book that takes place anywhere between 1500-1810 OR read a book that focuses on royalty OR read a book where a character permanently moves from one country to another (tell us the originating and the new destination).
 Harmony Addison Jane 8/3/16

3. Rio stayed the capital of the Lusitanian monarchy until 1822, when the War of Brazilian Independence began. This is one of the few instances in history that the capital of a colonizing country officially shifted to a city in one of its colonies. Rio de Janeiro subsequently served as the capital of the independent monarchy, the Empire of Brazil, until 1889, and then the capital of a republican Brazil until 1960 when the capital was transferred to Brasília.
¿? Read a book in which a war of independence is being fought OR read a book in which a main character's first name initial may be found in "REPUBLICAN" (tell us the MC's first name) OR read a book that takes place in Brazil. 
Tangled Up in Blue J.D. Brick 8/3/16

4. Rio is headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies, including two of the country's major corporations—Petrobras and Vale—and Latin America's largest telemedia conglomerate, Grupo Globo. The home of many universities and institutes, it is the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil.
¿? Read a book in which a character works for a large corporation OR read a book which has a communication item on its cover (i.e. phone, tv, pen; post the cover) OR read a book by an author whose initials are GG.
Unforgettable Melody Grace 8/6/16

5. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, Carnival (complete with a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival), samba, bossa nova, and beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon. 
¿? Read a book that takes place in a popular tourist destination (tell us where) OR read a book in which Carnival, or Mardi Gras, takes place OR read a book where the first letter of each title word may be found in one of the beach names listed above (tell us which beach you chose; 3 word minimum for most, 2 word minimum for Leblon).
Game On Cheryl Douglas 8/7/16

6. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car; the Sambódromo, and Maracanã Stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.
¿? Read a book that takes place in the mountains (tell us the location and the mountain range) OR read a book with any famous landmark on its cover (post the cover) OR read a book that has one or more scenes that take place inside a stadium (a child’s soccer game on a field does not count; must be a bona fide stadium).
Sierras in California
Get A Clue Jill Shalvis 8/7/16

7. As you already know, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics —the first time a South American and Portuguese-speaking country will host this event, and the third time the Olympics will be held in a Southern Hemisphere city. The other two Southern Hemisphere Olympics were both in Australia in 1956 and 2000.
¿? Read a book that takes place anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere (tell us where**) OR read a book that takes place in any host city of any prior Olympics – Summer or Winter (tell us the location and the year the Olympics were held there) OR read a book whose cover is predominantly one of the same colors as the 5 Olympic rings (black, blue, red, yellow, green; post the cover).
Everything I Left Unsaid (Everything I Left Unsaid, #1) by Molly O'Keefe Everything I Left Unsaid Molly O'Keefe 8/12/16

**Note: You may find this link helpful - Southern Hemisphere. If a country is entirely or mostly in the SH, it counts. If a country is listed as only partially in the SH, it will not count.


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