One type of ‘reading theme’ I avoided, is word games. Bingo style is popular but I want to read any quantity about Canada, Ireland, England, Victorian, classic literature. Not fuss with cover contents, whether it’s an award-winner, or a specific province. My goal is to match fun categories with books I already own; facilitating rather than excluding, outlets to read more of them. This led to my group “Gentle Spectrums“, a way to be creative that is flexible. However once I tried games, I found my reading varied enough to fulfill many groups’ criteria. It’s enjoyable to stretch my mind in some sort of challenge, without doubting I’ll meet it!
This game is a new idea and I like it! I will wrack my brain, shelves, even novels I have already read to see what fits. But it will be easy and I can take longer than a year to achieve it if I wish. What you are doing is accommodating each letter, in the words from every month. A letter within a title is hunky dory if you don’t have a title’s first letter. Gina: presumably I may substitute another letter in titles? I have read so many starting with ‘C’, the months have run out of them. Or I may alternate letters in titles, beginning with letters not in the names of months?
Mentally and literally sifting through my shelves for books that work, truly is the most fun part for me! Stay tuned to see what I achieve in one year! I will continue building upon this post if I need longer.
J () A () N (“A Novena For Murder”) U () A () R () Y ()
M () A () R () C (“The Corpse In Oozak’s Pond”) H
A () P (“The Palace Guard”) R () I () L (“Larceny And Old Lace”)
J () U () L (“The Lost Steps”) Y ()
A () U () G () U () S () T (“Tempest In The Tea Leaves”)
O () C (“The Cat, The Quilt, And The Corpose”) T () O () B (“The Cat Who Played Brahms”) E () R ()
D (“Dyeing Wishes”) E () C (“The Christie Curse”) E () M () B () E () R ().
I aced this pair of challenges last year, by new Mom, ‘Kimberley’. I sought permission to substitute the March category in “Monthly Motif”, because I am blessed with an abundant collection and don’t borrow or go to libraries. Other than that change, I will again ace these puppies as is, with delight.
Bird, Girl, Ever, Silence, Bad, Truth, End
Key, Water, Lie, Chase, Heir, Once
Kind, Face, Power, City, Blue, Night, To
Dream, Prince, Long, Wind, Rose, The, Rock
Ash, Road, Thief, Bend, In, Far
My, Together, Whisper, Win, Soul, Sleep
Sun, Unto, Energy, Fate, High, Look
Fall, Boy, Glass, Heart, Lost, Now
Colour, Touch, Life, Day, How, Sweet
Ghost, Home, Beach, Away, Test, Number
Rise, Holiday, And, Little, Call, Dark
Space, Mirror, Over, Flower, Trap, Cold
It is my pleasure to rejoin the full pair. I have permission to switch May “Libraries Or Borrowing” with a novel featuring a library. I have built a vast enough collection of literature, that libraries made no sense for me, even when I lived in a town that had one. I didn’t imagine Kimberley saying no; we aren’t competing for prizes. It was a courtesy query. Q;-)=
A book with a movie based off it. See the movie or listen to the audio book.
A book with recognition or a literary award.
“The Christie Curse” Victoria Abbott 2013
A genre you’ve never tried or are least familiar with.
“The Lost Steps” Alejo Carpentier 1953 (A classic, translated from Spanish).
A mystery, or a book in which a truth must come out.
“A Novena For Murder” Sister Carol Anne O’Marie 1984
I am substituting libraries for a library-themed novel.
Takes place in a country outside yours, or by an author outside your country.
“Larceny And Old Lace” Tamar Myers 1996 (She was born in the Congo)!
The main character stands up for themself, for something in which they believe.
“The Palace Guard” Charlotte MacLeod 1981
The future, another planet, another dimension, an unknown world.
Animals as main or supporting characters. The animals play a role.
“The Cat, The Quilt, And The Corpse” Leann Sweeney 2009
Ghost stories, the paranormal in general, fantasy creatures – it’s up to you!
“Keeper Of The Castle” Juliet Blackwell 2014
A book published before 2000 you’ve wanted to read, or set before 2000.
“Street Of The Five Moons” Elizabeth Peters 1978
A series to finish, or enjoy the next book in a series you have begun.
“The Sayers Swindle” Victoria Abbott 2014