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!
~ (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
~ (B) “GENTLE SUBJECTS” ~
Historic people, content, places, symbols, books set in, or of 1967 and older.
“The Novice’s Tale” Margaret Frazer 1992
“Lost Among The Living” Simone St. James 2016
“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.
Stronger content than Canada as a brief setting.
“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
Musical words / names do not need to appear. Books may be about music, musicians, and authored by them.
“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, or your third book with an author. In a series, it could be any volume if it is your third sojourn with that author.
Comment on whether it is a dip or a rise!
“The Missing Madonna” Carol Anne O’Marie 1988
“Voices After Midnight” Richard Peck 1989
(08) TRADITIONS, PRACTICES, CELEBRATIONS
“Garden Spells” Sarah Addison Allen 2007
(09) ALL CRITTERS
“Mystery Of The Gulls” Phyllis A. Whitney 1951,
“Beauty Tips From Moose Jaw” Will Ferguson 2004
(10) CLOTHING, FASHION
“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.