Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rawk: The Great American Road Trip

The Great American Road Trip hosted by Rawk-A-Tiers on Goodreads.

I am a RR-level player (3-4 books a week) but have decided to play this challenge as PR-level (at least 5 books a week) as I am going on holiday and always read a lot on holiday.
I will start this in California and head eastward.

Great American Road Trip was a reality television competition series that aired on NBC in 2009. It followed seven families as they went on a road trip and competed against each other at different landmarks in and around U.S. Route 66 in the United States. The families were given recreational vehicles for use throughout the competition. They drove from place to place to compete in various challenges.

For this challenge, you'll be going on your own Great American Road Trip.

☯ Because it's a road trip, you may choose either endpoint as your starting location, but from there, the tasks must be completed in the order they appear . If you start in California, you'll be traveling eastward. If you start in Illinois, you'll work your way to the west.

☯ CR and RR levels may start at any point along the route and skip any tasks you wish, but your tasks must still follow an east to west or west to east progression. NO backtracking!

☯ You have one month to complete your level for 9 points.
CR Level = 3 locations
RR Level = 6 locations
PR Level = 9 locations

☯ If you run out of gas before you finish the challenge, you may score your points as follows
CR = # of tasks x 3
RR = # of tasks x 1.5
PR = # of tasks x 1

BONUS +1 point if any of the mentioned locations appear in any of your book tasks for this challenge. Specify it by book, page number, and quote the sentence in which it appears.


Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
~ Read a book set in Illinois.
The Pack in Illinois by Zoey Glasgow
~ Read a book that features baseball.
~ Read a book with an ivy covered wall or building on the cover.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri
~ Read a book set in Missouri.
~ Read a book with a gateway theme or structure of some kind - either literal or figurative.
Fearless by Cornelia Funke (Jacob goes through a mirror to another world)
~ Read a book with a river prominently featured on the cover.

Red Buffalo Ranch, Sedan, Kansas
~ Read a book set in Kansas.
~ Read a book about a hunt of some kind.
~ Read a book with a red cover.
The Adventures of Augustus Fuller by James Rickon

The Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma
~ Read a book set in Oklahoma.
~ Read a book that takes place in or around a large body of water.
The Cornish Affair by Laura Lockington 
~ Read a book with a whale or other sea creature on the cover.

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas
~ Read a book set in Texas.
Deep in My Heart by Patricia W. Fischer
~ Read a book that features graveyard of some sort.
~ Read a book with a car on the cover.

Kewa Pueblo, Santo Domingo, New Mexico
~ Read a book set in New Mexico.
Into the Deep End by Leesa Freeman
~ Read a book written by a Native American author.
~ Read a book with a American Southwest style cover. (Tony Hillerman's books are good examples)

Grand Canyon National Park, Fredonia, Arizona
~ Read a book set in Arizona.
First Year by J. P. Howards (set in Central Arizona Medical University)
~ Read a book where most of the setting is wilderness.
~ Read a book with the word Grand or Canyon in the title.

Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nevada
~ Read a book set in Nevada.
~ Read a book with a double letter word in the title.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton (forgotten)
~ Read a book with a large, man-made landmark on the cover.

Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California
~ Read a book set in California.
~ Rad a book about someone in the entertainment industry.
Down and Out in Beverly Heels by Kathryn Leigh Scott (MC is an actress)
~ Read a book with an ocean coastline on the cover. 

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