Historic, Chunky, Lucky 2014!

Testing bonds of time ~ 1-5
Slipping through time ~ 6-12
Traveling back in time ~ 13-20
Living in the past ~ 21+

‘Marie’ is an enthusiastic Canadian I’m thrilled to support, despite returning to the Australian’s group this 2014.  All of the content will match!  I should have liked for them to have shared a page but it’s a thrill to discover these fun themes as we frolic around the world of blogs.  I must compliment ‘Marie’s‘ banner, elegant and bright.  Count on me for ‘Slipping Through Time‘.

The Flanders Panel”  Arturo Pérez-Reverte  1990
Ghost Ship”  P.J. Alderman  2011
The Witch Of Blackbird Pond”  Elizabeth George Speare  1958
The Stone Angel”  Margaret Laurence  1964
The Tomorrow-Tamer”  Margaret Laurence  1963
A Jest Of God”  Margaret Laurence  1966
Crocodile On The Sandbank”  Elizabeth Peters  1975
The Quicksilver Pool”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1955
The Clue In The Diary”  Mildred A. Wirt  1931
(10)  “The Ghost & The Dead Deb”  Alice Kimberly  2005

Sea Jade”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1964
Eerie Tales Of The Old West”  Emily, Joe West  1991
Pleasing The Ghost”  Sharon Creech  1996
Time For Andrew”  Mary Downing Hahn  1994
My Cousin Rachel”  Daphne Du Maurier  1951
The Doll In The Garden”  Mary Downing Hahn  1989
Mystery Of The Golden Horn”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1962
The Curse Of The Pharaohs”  Elizabeth Peters  1981
The Tale Of Oat Cake Crag”  Susan Wittig Albert  2010
(20)  “Light A Penny Candle”  Maeve Binchy  1982

The Curse Of The Giant Hogweed”  Charlotte MacLeod  1985
Mariana”  Susanna Kearsley  1994
The Black Joke”  Farley Mowat  1962
Two Moons In August”  Martha Brooks  1991
Come Like Shadows”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1993
Remedy For Treason”  Caroline Roe  1998
Cure For A Charlatan”  Caroline Roe  1999
False Face”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1993
A Veiled Deception”  Annette Blair  2008
(30)  “Larceny And Lace”  Annette Blair  2009

The Ghost & The Dead Man’s Library”  Alice Kimberly  2006
Death By Diamonds”  Annette Blair  2010
The Cater Street Hangman”  Anne Perry  1979
The Wishing Jar”  Penelope J. Stokes  2002
An Island In A Green Sea”  Mabel Esther Allan  1972
Callander Square”  Anne Perry  1980
The Alchemist”  Paulo Coelho  1988
The Tale Of Castle Cottage”  Susan Wittig Albert  2011
Mysteries, Monsters, Untold Secrets”  George Laycock  1978
(40)  “Mystery On The Isle Of Skye”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1955

The Seventh Mourner” Dorothy Gardiner 1964
Skirting The Grave”  Annette Blair  2011
Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  1977
The Haunting Of Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  1978
Ammie, Come Home”  Barbara Michaels  1968
House At Riverton”  Kate Morton  2006
Night Of Secrets”  June Wetherell  1977
The Secret Portrait”  Lillian Stewart Carl  2005
Home For The Haunting”  Juliet Blackwell  2013
(50)  “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”  Mitch Albom  2003

 I tease my man, he’s best at this!  He isn’t on-line much but reads chunksters all the time (rest in peace Tom Clancy).  I looked  last year and recorded the details.  I own several 450-page novels but didn’t have time to commit.  This will be a big deal for me.  Most conclude prior to 300 pages.  Last year ‘Vasilly’s‘ highest level sought in excess of 550 and 750 pages!  Eek!  I’m joining and will be proud of every cover I close!  I’ll try 4.  Fortunately, there is no longer a quota.  When a book is great, we won’t notice page lengths, will we?

Light A Penny Candle”  Maeve Binchy  1982
Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  1979
House At Riverton”  Kate Morton  2006

 This Indonesian, ‘Astrid’, has garnered early popularity.  I hope all word game enthusiasts join me in launching Gentle Spectrums.  :)  In the meantime I had fun looking in my private library for novels to suit her 14 themes.  She requests one ‘chunkster’, which isn’t the length I read.  However timing is opportune to take part in both challenges and it is my pleasure.

01.  Visit The Country:
A country you want to visit.  The setting teaches about your dream destination.
02.  Cover Lust:
A book bought because you fell in love with the cover.  Is the content as good?
03.  Blame it on Bloggers:
Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers.
04.  Bargain All The Way:
Ever buy a book because it’s so cheap?  Find out if it’s worth your cents.
05.  (Not So) Fresh From the Oven:
Do you remember what you bought last year?  Dig it from your pile.
06.  First Letter Rule:
Read a book whose title begins with the same letter as your name.
07.  Once Upon a Time:
Choose a book published before you were born.
08.  Chunky Brick:
Take a breath and read more than 500 pages. Yep, the one you’ve been afraid of!
09.  Favourite Author:
You like them but too many titles. This is your chance, choose your favourite.
10.  It’s Been There Forever:
On your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust, and start to read it now.
11.  Movies Versus Books:
You’ve seen the movie adaptation.  It’s time to read it, compare the movie.
12.  Freebies Time:
Most recent free book?  Whether a birthday gift, surprise from someone special.
13.  Not My Cup of Tea:
Reach out to a genre untried (or disliked).  Maybe you will find a hidden gem!
14.  Walking Down Memory Lane:
Wish you had read when you were a child.  Prepare now, for a wonderful journey.

01.  “Remedy For Treason”  Caroline Roe  1998  (Spain)
02.  “An Uninvited Ghost”  E.J. Copperman  2011  (Cat and ghosts)
03.  “The Five People You Meet In Heaven”  Mitch Albom  2003  (My chiropractor)
04.  “Mystery Of Disaster Island”  Ann Rivkin  1975
05.  “The Gift Of The Frost Fairy”  Sheila J. Bleeks  1976
06.  “Cold Midnight In Vieux Québec”  Eric Wilson  1989  (C for Carolyn‘)
07.  “That Quail, Robert”  Margaret A. Stanger  1966  (Way earlier)
08.  “Light A Penny Candle”  Maeve Binchy  1982
09.  “The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern”  Lilian Jackson Braun  1967
10.  “The Quicksilver Pool”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1955
11.  “The Stone Angel”  Margaret Laurence  1964
12.  “Le Premier Nöel De La Famille LaTaupe”  Russell Hoban  1969
13.  “Two Moons In August”  Martha Brooks  1991  (Family fiction)
14.  “What The Witch Left”  Ruth Chew  1975


About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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2 Responses to Historic, Chunky, Lucky 2014!

  1. astrid.lim says:

    Hi :) Thanks for choosing lucky no 14 :) I’ll definitely check out the gentle spectrum challenge, it sounds fun :) Good luck with all the challenges…

  2. SweetMarie83 says:

    So glad to have you along for the Historic Fiction Reading Challenge! Looking forward to reading your reviews through the year.

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