I love matching books to creative themes; like a scavenger hunt at home! Some challenges particularly this year have such finely-tuned criteria; what we can include is narrow. I thought about the kind of mixing & matching I would enjoy and last year, created “Gentle Spectrums”.
I forever appreciate the first members of my trio: “Gentle Spectrums”, “My Kind Of Mystery”,
and “Ethereal”. You have my thanks.
I present broad themes, so a great deal more titles fit. It is also important to me that if we surpass a minimum quantity, those have somewhere to go. For our grande finale, a point system rewards everyone who keeps on reading & reviewing. From the moment you sign-up, all Gentle Spectrums prize activities from February 2015 to February 2016, are for you! RIEDEL Fascination prizes are for all members internationally. It’s especially nice that your matieral for my categories may belong to any genre under the sun.
I think of you as guests in my parlour. If you are keen on (A) or (B): here we go! :) If you decide on both; your first sign-up suffices. Surprise me with a comment that you’re doing more. Since my games are separate: if a book fits them both, go ahead and use it dually!
– SIGN-UP –
If you blog, please give my reading challenge a post, with no more than 3 others on it. I can’t load bogged-down webpages. I also appreciate that your post gives our group visibility. Input it into the linky near the bottom of this page.
If you aren’t a blogger: use any publicly-viewable forum (not ‘facebook’) that lets you make lists and write. Give our URL, tell people why you’re joining, and type in your progress. Alternatively, use the URL of your Goodreads profile page for the linky further below, or contact me with any questions.
– REVIEW –
A sentence or two to explain your star rating is ample. I complile all of them in my blog’s top menu. Your reviews will be there for future browsers; no efforts wasted when our year concludes. I review at Amazon, Goodreads, and Book Depository. Gentle Spectrums Reviews 2015!
**** (A) LIMITLESS PALLET ****
I keep finding colour titles. I wished to read whatever I liked; not hold back for a year, because a colour got used. Ask and ye shall receive! For the first time in any circle: choose a colour level! Accepted now: Colourful, colour, bright, light, iridescent, iridescence, dark, shade, hue, spectrum, rainbow, prism.
**** (B) GENTLE SUBJECTS ****
We are going to revisit some favoured subjects and new ones I created! Broad and easy to fulfill. Please complete 1 each, of these 10 subjects. Keep on adding anything that fits for extra points.
~ (1) STONES ~
Variations of the word, gems, jewellery, ruins, geological formations.
(“The Hidden Mountain”)
~ (2) CHEERFUL ~
Uplifting, positive messages; conveys pleasant thoughts, images.
(“The Five People You Meet In Heaven”)
~ (3) NATIONS ~
Cultures, locations: lakes, towns, even well-known places; fictional included.
(“Made In Canada”)
~ (4) PLANTS ~
Trees, flowers, lawns, fields, grasses, grains, and gardening paraphernalia.
~ (5) WATER ~
Water bodies, proper names, closely-connected components: taps, sinks, pools.
(“The Lake Of Dead Languages”)
~ (6) SPACE ~
The sky, its contents, spatial matter, concepts, tools. Star Trek / Star Wars-related.
(“Clouds Of Witness”)
~ (7) DAUNTING ~
Any title that has you thinking: “Oooo! That does not sound good”!
(“If Two Are Dead”)
~ (8) STRUCTURES ~
A building, its rooms, proper names, any of a structure’s parts.
(“The Palace Guard”)
~ (9) TIME ~
Any signifiers of time, like seasons. Any unit-measurers, like watches and calendars.
~ (10) HUMOROUS ~
Odd, or anything that gives you a grin. I’ll accept a ‘pun laid on too thick’ grimace too!
(“The Dragon And The Dry Goods Princess”).
Questions? Ready to roll? The game is on: February 1st, 2015 – February 1st, 2016!
Name @ Your Blog + (Which Game & Level)
FINALE PRIZE TABULATION!
I appreciate that you are here. I encourage mild readers, while letting heavy readers stretch.
I devised a way for prize qualification to be easy – and – reward extra effort.
1 token ~ Link 1 review, A or B. Both = 2.
1 token ~ You finished your colour level.
1 token ~ Did each of the gentle subjects.
1 token ~ Every additional colour level.
1 token ~ Each additional 5 colours past 30.
1 token ~ Each 5 repetitions of any subjects.
– SPECIAL EVENTS –
Festivities are voluntary but only possible when people play. Cheer us on with comments! When you join, please either subscribe to ‘RIEDEL Fascination’, or tell me you’d like an e-mail when there is an activity. AlyshaeB(at)hotmail(dot)com. No more wondering if everyone is interested and got the info.
The Goodreads companion group, to facilitate picture activities and sharing, is here.
Gentle Spectrums Group
My review pages are open year-round, organized by author or theme but a monthly recap together is nice. When each post is made, the links below will be filled in. I wish us all a joyous 2015!
Merry Christmas to one and all, from central Canada! Yours warmly, Carolyn.
Gentle Spectrums – April 2
Your home in winter.
Gentle Spectrums – May 2
Gardens where you live: what do they look like? (Part I)
Gentle Spectrums – June 2
Gentle Spectrums – July 2
Gardens where you live: what do they look like? (Part II)
Gentle Spectrums – August 2
Gentle Spectrums – September 2
Gentle Spectrums – October 2
Gentle Spectrums – November 2
Gentle Spectrums – December 2
Gentle Spectrums – January 2
* A review page will be up after Christmas. Come back and check. :)