Monday, July 3, 2017

Historical Landmarks of Massachusetts (3rd Qtr, 2017)

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HISTORICAL LANDMARKS OF MASSACHUSETTS
3RD QTR TASK, 2017
DATE: 07/01/17 - 09/30/17

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It's time for our third quarter historical landmark challenge. To complete the challenge, read a book that fits one task for each of the landmarks listed below.

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Challenge Rules:
The page limit requirement is 125 pages unless otherwise specified; however, participants are welcome to combine smaller books to reach the page limit. All books are allowed (children's, manga, graphic novels, audio, ebook, etc). Re-reads are fine - just be sure to re-read the entire book. 

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TASKS:

1. HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES:
The House of Seven Gables is a colonial mansion built in 1667. It was made famous by American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of Seven Gables.
☀Read a book with a number in the title, or a book with a house, cottage, or mansion shown on the cover.
The Girl On Legare Street (Tradd Street, #2) by Karen White Karen White 7/2/17

2. BOSTON WOMEN'S MEMORIAL:
This beautiful memorial is a trio of sculptures on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. It commemorates the lives of Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams and Lucy Stone.
☀Read a book by a female author, or a book with a woman shown on the cover.
Futures and Frosting (Chocolate Lovers, #2) by Tara Sivec Futures and Frosting Tara Sivec 7/6/17

3. VETERANS WAR MEMORIAL, MOUNT GREYLOCK:
Located on the highest point in Massachusetts, this memorial was built in 1931-1932 at a cost of $200,000.
☀Read the book that has been on your TBR the longest, or a book that has the number 1, 9, 3 or 2 found in its total number of pages. 304 pages
Wicked Ride Sawyer Bennett 7/6/17

4. OLD STATE HOUSE:
Built in 1713, this is where the Declaration of Independence was first read publically in 1776. The Boston Massacre occurred just below the east balcony in 1770.
Read a book in which a tragic incident is part of the story, or a book whose title begins with 'O'.
Wait for You J. Lynn 7/6/17

5. THE MOUNT, LENOX:
American author Edith Wharton's beautiful country house located in Lenox was built in 1902 and was considered her first real home. Wharton designed the home and gardens. It was inspired by the 17th century Belton House located in England.
Read a book with a character who writes, or a book set in England.
Talk Me Down Victoria Dahl 7/5/17

6. OLD SOUTH MEETING HALL:
This historic church was built in 1729 and is famous for being the meeting place for discussions leading to the Boston Tea Party of 1773. 
☀Read a book in which the words "tea" AND "church" are found in the text, or a book in which some type of meeting takes place.
Under Pressure Lori Foster 7/3/17


7. BRANDT POINT LIGHTHOUSE:
Located on Nantucket Island, this beautiful lighthouse was constructed in 1746 and is still fully operational.
Read a book with a source of light found on the cover, or a book with the word "Light" or "House" found in the book title or series name.
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts Come Sundown Nora Roberts 7/23/17

8. THE FREEDOM TRAIL:
This red brick line of 2.5 miles leads through downtown Boston and includes 16 locations significant to the history of the United States.
Read a book with a red cover, or a book rated 2.5 or less here on Goodreads.
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson The Almost Sisters Joshilyn Jackson 7/20/17

9. USS CONSTITUTION:
One of six frigates commissioned by President George Washington for the United States' first navy, it is named after the Constitution of the United States of America. It is the world's oldest commissioned vessel afloat.
Read a book in which the first letter of each title word can be found in USSCONSTITUTION, or a book with some type of boat shown on the cover.
NUDES Sarah Robinson 7/16/17

10. FENWAY PARK:
This renowned baseball stadium is the oldest in Major League Baseball. It first opened on April 20, 1912.
☀Read a book originally published prior to 1912 or one published in April (any year), or a book in which the main character is involved in sports.
One Week Girlfriend Monica Murphy 7/7/17 

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