Gentle Spectrums 2016

Gentle Spectrums 2016

 

Welcome to year three of GENTLE SPECTRUMS!  I am Carolyn, in central Canada. I created this dual game, initially for a place to continue with more colour titles than older challenges included.  There are many among my books.  Opposite from narrowing material, one hue at a time:  we collect as many as we find.  Since everything may repeat, we want titles bearing actual colours and their spectrums.  For example, brown and beige;  not “chocolate”.  There is a list of additional vocabulary that makes “Limitless Palette” easy.

I also love matching titles to broad subjects.  Flexible, with ample room for creativity and the fun air of a scavenger hunt, these naturally metamorphosed into one group!  Thus it has two options.  You need only join once.  If your material fits a second game, you are set!  Note:  games A and B are separate.  The same “Limitless Palette” book may fulfill a “Gentle Subjects” category dually.

~ THIS IS ALL THERE IS TO IT! ~

(1)  Join by making a post to promote this group.  Send that link via e-mail!

(2)  If you review, use our page all year.
If not, finish a few titles and drop off your lists in any “Gentle Spectrums” comment box.

(3)  Attend any topical conversation and activity you like.
There is a year-end prize draw for everyone on January 31, 2017!

(4)  Add your name to the wrap-up button to confirm interest in that draw.

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(A)  LIMITLESS PALETTE 2016
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COLOURFUL  —  10 books
BRIGHT  ———  20 books
IRIDESCENT  —  30 books

COLOURFUL, COLOUR, BRIGHT, LIGHT, IRIDESCENT, IRIDESCENCE, DARK, SHADE, HUE, SPECTRUM, RAINBOW, PRISM.

Any colourful titles, including the vocabulary words above.   We are now using levels “Colourful”, “Bright”, “Iridescent” as progress markers solely.  Log any quantity you finish!

 

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(B)  GENTLE SUBJECTS 2016
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1.  ANIMALS / INSECTS
Related words:  meowing, purring, tweeting, flying.

2.  EMOTIONS, SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL SENSATIONS

3.  TRADITIONS
Birthdays, marriage, graduation, retirement, baptism, healing rituals.

4.  FOOD

5.  CLOTHING / FASHION

6.  ITEMS OF LITERATURE

7.  PHOTOGRAPHY

8.  MUSIC

9.  CANADIAN
Any connection, even “Winnie-The-Pooh”.  Look up our inventions, like the 911 emergency number.

10.  COUPLES, PAIRING
Famous inanimate pairings:  bowl & spoon, peas in a pod, spark to a flame, moon & stars, black or white, a wink & a smile.

The Stars Of Riedel Cards

Our boys, McCartney & Spirit, have their own line of cards!

~ PRIZES! ~

I will hold one event that yields a prize, in addition to our year-end draw.  Other activities will be for fun.  Winners are e-mailed a list of second-hand books PLUS a list of eclectic, alternate choices.  My assortment ranges from postcards, my animal and nature cards, plant seeds…  You are eligible for every activity the minute you join:  EVERYBODY, internationally!  I merely have a wrap-up button to reaffirm interest in the January 31 draw.  We’ll award someone who hasn’t disappeared.
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~ LEVELS ~

We want challenges to be easy – not lacking a mission and becoming pointless.  My site keeps us connected but commitment levels are unnecessary.  In Limitless Palette”, we’ll use levels as creative signposts for measuring progress.  YOU tell me how many you finish!  If you write summaries, show those posts.  Non-reviewers, I suggest dropping off a list upon each marker.  Say:  I have reached “Iridescent”.  If you like chatting more often, even better.  Repeat any “Gentle Subjects” too, as often as you can.  Don’t stop:  all reading has a home here!
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~ E-MAIL REPLACES A BUTTON ~

My e-mail address for signing-up is AlyshaeB[at]hotmail[dot]com.  Send your blog post, name you wish to use, and country.  If you don’t blog, give your Goodreads profile URL.  If you aren’t at that site either, name and origin are fine.  We will be listed by country in a Participant Page.

I dismissed sign-up buttons because it was pointless to create discussions, festivities, and even information that intended recipients did not see.  All input is voluntary but we will ensure nothing is missed.  I will send a note when there is a group-related post for you to see.  :)

If you are an author fitting these themes, I would love to interview you about your work.  Everyone joining me, thank you!  Acquainting you will be a pleasure.  I’m not into Twitter/ Pinterest / Instagram / Facebook.  If you are, word of mouth is appreciated.  See you in the Gentle Spectrums lounge!

*  A Goodreads group for my whole quartet is here.

‘Disqus’ and ‘Blogspot’ comment forms are problematic.  I will visit your posts, wishing I could thank you via comments.  Hosts should extend that courtesy.  To circumvent a hassle, please watch for replies from me at our Participant Page.

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