Carolyn’s Gentle Spectrums 2017

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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” ~

(01)  HISTORY
Historic people, content, places, symbols, books set in, or of 1967 and older.

Resurrection Row”  Anne Perry  1981
The Man In The Queue”  Josephine Tey  1929
The Novice’s Tale”  Margaret Frazer  1992
House Of Rising Water”  Melissa Napier  1972

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(02)  FOOD

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
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(03)  THE SKY
Elements by day or night, astronomy, spiritual terms.

Escape From Big Muddy”  Eric Wilson  1997
*  “Big Muddy” is a tornado in a specific Saskatchewan location.
A Wind In The Door”  Margaret L’Engle  1973

“Street Of The Five Moons”  Elizabeth Peters  1978,
“Tears Of The Moon”  Nora Roberts  2000
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(04)  CANADIAN
Titles do not need to match this category.  Canadian authors or features will do.

A Question Of Murder”  Eric Wright  1988
A City Called July”  Howard Engel  1986
L’Arbre Aux Ballons”  Phoebe Gilman  1984

“Prairie Ghosts, True Manitoba Ghost Stories”  Lois Forsberg  1988
“The Night Travellers”  Sandra Birdsell  1982
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(05)  MONEY, VALUABLE, CLASS

The Red Carnelian”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1943
The Girl On Legare Street”  Karen White  2009
*  A historic well-to-do South Carolina street in reality.

“The Thai Amulet”  Lyn Hamilton  2003,
“Legend Of The Jade Dragon”  Jasmine Galenorn  2004
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(06)  MUSIC
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
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(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
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(08)  TRADITIONS, PRACTICES, CELEBRATIONS

“Celebrating Earth Day”  Janet MacDonnell, Diana Magnuson  1994

“Garden Spells”  Sarah Addison Allen  2007
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(09)  ALL CRITTERS

The Jackal’s Head”  Elizabeth Peters  1968
Natural Pet Healing”  Von Braschler  2003
The Mystery Of The Gulls”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1949

“The Old Fox Deceiv’d”  Martha Grimes  1982
“Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw”  Will Ferguson  2004
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(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
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As reviews fill-in, please enjoy following along here:  Gentle Spectrums reviews 2017.

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