Welcome to the launch of a brand new reading theme!
I was excited to find ‘challenges’ in 2012. If flexible, they are fun scavenger hunts for our reading. I wanted more of them, free of picky rules. For the first time, I lay down my gauntlet and offer a pair of word games. Choose A, B, or both!
Watch for on-the-spot activities throughout the year.
‘Goodreads’ group, for contest entries.
(1) Post about your goal
* wherever you have a public website and link it to this page.
(2) Enter your post URL, your name,
and letter of the activity you picked with the button below.
(3) Review each book you read,
a line merely to obtain an URL from Goodreads, Book Depository…
* Not ‘facebook’. If we can view Twitter, Pinterest… without membership, great.
If need be, link your Goodreads profile and mark your progress via comments.
(A) LIMITLESS PALLET
Share any 10 books entitled with a colour.
You may repeat the colour spectrums; even exact hues.
A different book title is a different book title!
Funky lipstick or paint shades might be a stretch.
Well-established hues are at your leisure: maroon, jade, emerald…
(B) GENTLE SUBJECTS
Fit one book title into each category.
Here are abundant subjects to peruse together!
Trees, flowers, grass, gardening & crop-sowing references.
A building, rooms, a room or building’s parts.
Culture names, locations ~ lakes, towns, famous spots.
Synonyms, gems, ruins, geological formations.
Types of relatives, last names, full names.
A title of 5+ words (articles are fine).
Lame puns or quotations, outrageous, silly; actual cheeses!
Mystical, eerie (enchanting content fulfills title; no debunked ending).
Any words approximating weather or seasons.
Positive messages, conveys pleasant images!
Catch your breath: we launch February 1st, 2014 – February 28th, 2015!
I am excited to do both A & B of my quests herein.
Let me show you which of my books are in store.
A) LIMITLESS PALLET
“Mystery Of The Golden Horn” Phyllis A. Whitney 1962
“Grey Stones” Antonia Lamb 1966
“The Witch Of Blackbird Pond” Elizabeth George Speare 1958
“The Cold Blue Blood” David Handler 2001
“The Pink Hot Farmhouse” David Handler 2002
“The Man In The Brown Suit” Agatha Christie 1924
“The Black-Eyed Stranger” Charlotte Armstrong 1951
“The Secret Of Red Gate Farm” Mildred A. Wirt 1931
“Gunpowder Green” Laura Childs 2002
(B) GENTLE SUBJECTS
(1) “Wildflower” Gabrielle Roy 1970
(2) “Through The Door” Jodi McIsaac 2012
(3) “The Flanders Panel” Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1990
(4) “The Diamond Cat” Marian Babson 1996
(5) “Aunt Dimity Digs In” Nancy Atherton 1995
(6) “Mystery Of The Golden Horn” Phyllis A. Whitney 1962
(7) “Something The Cat Dragged In” Charlotte MacLeod 1983
(8) “Prevailing Spirits” Giles Gordon 1976
(9) “The Snow Spider” Jenny Nimmo 1986
(10) “The Splendour Falls” Susanna Kearsley 1995
I’ve joined in the “Gentle Subjects” challenge along with the Mystery challenge :)
How cool is that! Welcome! It’ll be wonderful. With the antics I have in store, I may need to establish a Goodreads group to accommodate photo-taking. :)
I’m joining the Gentle Subjects challenge too!
You’ve put a cherry on top of a nice day, Sarah! Welcome, my friend! I’d better groove on a Goodreads thread for our zany 2014 festivities!
Carolyn, do you want us to link the reviews?
Yes please. :) Only page I hadn’t put up yet because it’ll take a few linkies. I’ve been struck by a tooth ache but the review page will be up later today.
I’ve joined Gentle Spectrums-Gentle Subjects, posted and linked my join post, and looked through my February books. Ended up linking 4 Plant books. Not sure how I ended up on a plant jag this month-must be a desire for spring! Thanks for the invite-this is going to be fun!
I’m thrilled to have you, Sue! I post here & there because the similar ‘Colour Coded’ & ‘What’s In A Name’ have gabs of people. It tells me people love these word games and merely need the news that I pair both. Although the object is to fill in all 10 ‘Gentle Subjects’; you bet that I’d like my guests to keep adding everything that fits. It’s all the more titles to show us. Most of all, I created 3 groups because I disliked extra titles having nowhere to go.
Finished – http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/01/gentle-spectrums-2014-limitless-pallet.html
I finished up Gentle Spectrums with a few months to spare! http://www.careyfamily.org/gentle-spectrums-wrap-up/
Thanks, Carolyn, for hosting!
You made it to the end of all ten of those crazy subjects? That’s wonderful! I’m excited, Sue! I will look at your page with pleasure.
Here is my wrap up post! http://topchochanbooks.blogspot.com/2015/02/wrap-up-post-gentle-spectrums-2014.html
Sadly only four colours, but I am happy to report I was able to find something for every of the ten subjects!
I received your package yesterday and put up a post about it. http://www.careyfamily.org/a-prize-in-the-mail/ Thanks, Carolyn!
How nice of you! I am pleased to find the surprise of such a nice post, acknowleding your gifts with the excitement you wrote into it. You’re so very welcome, Sue!