Happy “RIEDEL Challenges” renewal! February 1 is here for my four groups! May we have a fun year with GENTLE SPECTRUMS 2017! This is my post for creatively choosing my literature. I plan, then smooth out this list into finished books with reviews. I keep categories that will continue to drum up a lot of book possibilities for us but add a fresh batch that will be easy as well. I always have a lot of colour titles on hand and love matching them for our ten other themes, so please enjoy generous the scope of all eleven! For some, the content suffices instead of scrounging for title words.
How do you think your reading fits these? There is no quota and the same colour book can also go into one subject category. If you are finding several books that match, please sign-up with me by clicking my gorgeous Manitoba portrait above and gather them with us!
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~ (A) “LIMITLESS PALETTE” ~
COLOURFUL, COLOUR, BRIGHT, LIGHT, IRIDESCENT, IRIDESCENCE, DARK, SHADE, HUE, SPECTRUM, RAINBOW, PRISM.
“The Red Carnelian” Phyllis A. Whitney 1943
“The Hot Pink Farmouse” David Handler 2002
“Shades Of Earl Grey” Laura Childs 2003
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~ (B) “GENTLE SUBJECTS” ~
Historic people, content, places, symbols, books set in, or of 1967 and older.
“The Sweetness At The Bottom Of The Pie” Alan Bradley 2009
“The Man With A Load Of Mischief” Martha Grimes 1981
* This is the funny name of a pub in England, at least fictionally.
“The Wine Of Angels” Phil Rickman 1998
“Sweet Expectations” Mary Ellen Taylor 2015,
“The Bordeaux Betrayal” Ellen Crosby 2008
(03) THE SKY
Elements by day or night, astronomy, spiritual terms.
“Street Of The Five Moons” Elizabeth Peters 1978,
“Tears Of The Moon” Nora Roberts 2000
Titles do not need to match this category. Canadian authors or features will do.
“Prairie Ghosts, True Manitoba Ghost Stories” Lois Forsberg 1988
“The Night Travellers” Sandra Birdsell 1982
(05) MONEY, VALUABLE, CLASS
“The Thai Amulet” Lyn Hamilton 2003,
“Legend Of The Jade Dragon” Jasmine Galenorn 2004
Do not need to be musical words. Books may be about music, authored by musicians.
“The Prophet’s Camel Bell” Margaret Laurence 1963
“The Bells Of Freedom” Dorothy Gilman 1963
“The Favourite Game” Leonard Cohen 1963
“Backstage Passes” Angela Bowie 1993
(07) IS THE THIRD A CHARM?
Titles assocated with “three”, a third volume, your third book with an author.
“Body Of Evidence” Patricia Cornwall 1991
* I do indeed like my third book of Patricia’s, exponentially more highly than the series opener this novel succeeds and even better than the start of her other series! I liked and which was my first taste of Patricia: “Hornet’s Nest”. Unlike Kathy’s Reich’s violence and disturbing subjects, that went too far to bear despite having topical similarities; I am happy to find I can continue with Patricia’s writings and begin to look forward to them.
“The Missing Madonna” Carol Anne O’Marie 1988
“Voices After Midnight” Richard Peck 1989
(08) TRADITIONS, PRACTICES, CELEBRATIONS
“Celebrating Earth Day” Janet MacDonnell, Diana Magnuson 1994
“Garden Spells” Sarah Addison Allen 2007
(09) ALL CRITTERS
“The Old Fox Deceiv’d” Martha Grimes 1982
“Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw” Will Ferguson 2004
(10) CLOTHING, FASHION
“The Stranger In The Mirror” Jane Land 1974
“Cloaked In Malice” Annette Blair 2012
“Shattered Silk” Juliet Blackwell 2016
“The Roman Hat Mystery” Ellery Queen 1929
As reviews fill-in, please enjoy following along here: Gentle Spectrums reviews 2017.