Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Historical Landmarks of New Jersey (1st Qtr, 2017)

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HISTORICAL LANDSMARKS OF NEW JERSEY
1ST QUARTER TASK, 2017
DATE: 01/01/17 - 03/31/17

For our first quarterly task of 2017, we will return to the US and focus on the beautiful state of New Jersey! Below are 10 landmarks of New Jersey 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. HANGER NO. 1, LAKEHURST NAVAL AIR STATION:
Site of the Hindenberg Disaster on May 6, 1937.
☀Read a book in which a disaster occurs, or a book in which a flight takes place.
Entice Ella Frank 1/25/17

2. GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC TEA COMPANY WAREHOUSE:
This nine story warehouse building once owned by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, built in 1900, is now an artist live/work space.
☀Read a book originally published prior to 1900, or a book in which an artist plays a part.
Crave Me M. Robinson 1/7/17

3. HERMITAGE:
A beautiful stone house where George Washington stayed during the American Revolutionary War.
☀Read a book in which war plays a part, or a book whose title begins with 'H'.
Hell on Wheels Julie Ann Walker 1/9/17

4. SANDY HOOK LIGHTHOUSE:
The oldest working lighthouse in the US, it was designed by Isaac Conro, and built in 1764.
☀Read a book with a source of light on the cover, or a book whose author initials can be found in ISAACCONRO.
They're Playing Our Song Carole Bayer Sager 1/8/17

5. SHADOW LAWN:
Now part of Monmouth University, this palatial home was originally built for the president of the F.W. Woolworth Company.
☀Read a book with a beautiful building or a beautiful lawn shown on the cover, or a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in SHAWDOWLAWN.
A Question of Honor (Bess Crawford, #5) by Charles Todd A Question of Honor Charles Todd 1/18/17 

6. WASHINGTON'S CROSSING:
Washington's crossing of the Delaware in Washington Crossing, New Jersey and Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. 
☀Read a book with an American flag or some type of ship found on the cover, or a book with a character whose first or last name is George or Washington. 
An Island Christmas Nancy Thayer 1/3/17

7. WALT WHITMAN HOUSE:
The final resting place of American poet Walt Whitman, it is located in Camden, New Jersey. Whitman purchased the home for $1,750. 
☀Read a book of poetry, or a book you got a good deal on.
Sunrise Crossing Jodi Thomas 1/12/17

8. SPEEDWELL VILLAGE FACTORY:
Where Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse first demonstrated the electric telegraph in 1838.
Read a book whose title begins with the letter 'S', 'V' or 'F'.
Galahad in Jeans Jennifer Blake 1/2/17

9. PAULSDALE:
The birthplace and home of Alice Paul, a leader in the Women's Suffrage movement.
Read a book by a female author, or a book with a strong female lead character.
Skin Game Jim Butcher 1/3/17

10. NASSAU HALL:
Nassau Hall is the oldest building at Princeton University, and the largest building in New Jersey when it was built in 1754.
Read a book in which a college is mentioned or the largest (in terms of page number) book on your TBR. 
The Year We Fell Down Sarina Bowen 1/4/17

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