Thursday, September 29, 2016

WRC Historical Landmarks of Italy (4th Qtr, 2016)

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DATE: 10/01/16 - 12/31/16

Our last task quarterly challenge will focus on the wonderful country of Italy. Below are various landmarks of Italy along with a list of tasks. To complete the challenge, read a book that fits an associated task.

Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages, but you are welcome to combine smaller books to reach the page limit. All books and formats are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc). Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book. When posting updates for your challenge, please include the following information: a link to the book title, the author's name, and the date you finished reading the book.

1. Tower of Pisa:
The Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower known worldwide for its unintended tilt. It's height is 183 feet on the low side, and 185 feet on the high side.
☀Read a book with the number 3 or 5 found in the total number of pages.
346 pages
Beneath These Scars Meghan March 10/3/16

2. St. Peter's Basilica:
An Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, it is one of the largest churches in the world. 
☀Read a book over 400 pages, or a book in which religion plays a part.
Dark Heir Faith Hunter 10/16/16

3. Colosseum:
The Colosseum (also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre) is an oval amphitheatre located in the center of Rome, Italy. 
☀Read a book set in Italy, or a book with a beautiful building on the cover.
Answers For Julie (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #9) by Cate Beauman Answers For Julie Cate Beauman 10/22/16

4. Sistine Chapel:
The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace (official residence of the Pope) in Vatican City. It was restored by Pope Sixtus IV between 1477 and 1480.
☀Read a book whose title has either 4 or 7 words (all words count).
Never Kiss a Stranger Winter Renshaw 10/11/16

5. Pompeii:
Pompeii was an ancient Roman town near Naples. Pompeii, Herculaneum and many other surrounding areas were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
☀Read a book tagged historical fiction or one by an author whose first or last name begins with "P", "H" or "V".
The Cure for Dreaming Cat Winters 10/9/16

6. Dolomites:
The Dolomites are a mountain range in northern Italy. Most peaks are higher than 10,000 feet. It is very popular with skiers and snowboarders in the winter, and hikers, climbers and mountain bikers in the summer.
☀Read a book with a winter or summer scene on the cover.
Last Resort (Grayton Series, #1) by Jill Sanders Last Resort Jill Sanders 10/4/16

7. Pantheon:
One of Rome's best preserved monuments is the Pantheon. Originally built to be a pagan temple, it was later converted to a church.
☀Read a book in which the first letter of each title word (all words count) can be found in PANTHEON.
Perfect Touch Elizabeth Lowell 10/10/16

8. Galleria Borghese:
A beautiful art gallery that houses a substantial part of the Borghese collection of paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. The villa was built by architect Flaminio Ponzio, using sketches by Scipione Borghese. Scipione Borghese used it as a party villa at the edge of Rome. The Borghese villa was eventually sold to the Italian government in 1902, along with the entire Borghese estate, surrounding gardens and parkland.
☀Read a book in which the story takes place after 1902, or a book found on your TBR between #1 and #19. #8
The Goal Elle Kennedy 10/21/16
9. Vatican Museums:
The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located with the city's boundaries. Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, is the sixth most visited art museum in the world.
☀Read a book whose title begins with "V" or ends with "N", or a series book #1 or #6.
Beneath This Mask Meghan March 10/1/16

10. Florence Cathedral:
The Florence Cathedral was begun in 1296 and structurally completed in 1436. The Gothic interior is vast and gives an empty impression. Above the main door is the colossal clock face with fresco portraits of four Prophets by Paolo Uccello. The clock shows the 24 hours of Italian time, a period of time ending with sunset at 24 hours. This was the timetable used until the 18th century.
☀Read a book with a clock shown on the cover, or one in which the number 1, 2, 9 or 6 is found in the total number of pages. 363 pages
Beneath These Lies Meghan March 10/3/16 

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