Gentle Spectrum and Monthly Key Word and Monthly Motive Challenges

Gentle Spectrum (other challenges are listed below this)
I've selected the challenge ::  Gentle Subjects  -->(rules follow the category listing)
  1. Susan Wittig Albert-The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree 304 pgs post on 7/24
  2. The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg  completed 2/20/14 369 pgs
  3. The Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darian Gee completed  5/28/14 448 pgs
  4. Kirsten  Gier - Ruby Red  completed 6/4/14  352 pages
  5. Trenton Lee Stewart - The Mysterious Benedict Society completed  6/14/14  512 pg
  6.  Quintupled: Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAff  completed 2/27/14 362 pgs
  7.  Cheesy:  The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson completed 2/2/14
  8.  Nora Roberts - Dark Witch: completed  6/20/14  368 pages
  9.  Linda Sue Park - Storm Warning: 39 Clues  completed  3/10/14   176 pages
  10.  Christmas Bliss by Mary Kay Andrews - completed 1/4/14  304 pages

2014 Monthy KeyWord and Motif Challenge

January: Around the World: (Tuscany, Italy) Katherine Hall Paige - The Body in the Piazza
JanAngel, Secret, Clock, Black, Day, Wild  Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart
FebAward Winner: The Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Speare

Feb: Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island Borrower of the Night by Elizabeth Peters  

Mar-  Fairy tales or Fairy Creatures

Mar: Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower Linda Sue Park - Storm Warning: 39 Clue
April - 
April:  
May - Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful, And  And Then you Dye by Monica Ferris 
May -

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Fit one book title into each category.
Here are abundant subjects to peruse together!
  (1)  PLANTS
trees, flowers, grass, gardening & crop-sowing references.
(2)  STRUCTURES
a building, rooms, a room or building’s parts.
(3)  NATIONS
a culture, location ~ lakes, towns, famous spots.
(4)  STONES
synonyms, gems, ruins, geological formations.
(5)  FAMILIES
types of relatives, last names, full names.
(6)  QUINTUPLED
a title of 5+ words (articles are fine).
(7)  CHEESY
lame puns or quotations, actual cheeses.
(8)  ENCHANTING
mystical, eerie (content fulfills title;  no debunked ending).
(9)  WEATHER
any words approximating weather or seasons.
(10)  CHEERFUL
positive messages, conveys pleasant images.
The rules: 
Catch your breath:  we launch February 1st, 2014 – February 28th, 2015!
*  Browse the other “RIEDEL Reading Themes“!
http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/riedel-reading-themes/
*  If you are new to reading challenges, read the gist.
http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/daring-to-host/

Welcome to the launch of a brand new reading theme!
I was excited to find ’challenges’ in summer 2012.  These wonderful circles are scavenger hunts for what we read.  My principal goal is always to whittle through books I own.  Flexible groups make that fun.  For the first time, I lay down my gauntlet and create an outlet with a twist.
Watch for on-the-spot activities throughout the year!
What is “Spectrum Spotlight”?

(1Post about your goal
* Wherever you have a website, with a referral to this page.
(2)  Enter your post’s URL, your name,
and the activity you picked with the button below.
(3Review each book you read,
just a line to get an URL from Goodreads, Book Depository
* A page on any public website (which omits ‘facebook’), is fine.  If we can click on Twitter, Pinterest…  without being members, great.  If need be, sign-up your direct Goodreads profile.  Then mark your progress via comments.
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 Monthly Key Word and Monthly Motive Challenges (list at the bottom for motives)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge! 

 ~ JANUARY 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 31, 2014 ~ For this challenge I have chosen six key words associated with each month in 2014. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the key words for that month.

* The title you choose can be a variation on one of the key words. For example- your title could include the word 'snowing' or 'snowflake' even though the key word is 'snow.'

* Key words can be tweaked. For example- You could read "Cinder" or "Ashes" for the key word 'Fire' and that would be just fine. If the key word is 'family' then your title could include the word 'sister' or 'mother.'If the key word is 'food' then your title could include the word 'cake.'

* Link up below to participate and add additional links any time you post about the challenge or post about a book you read for the challenge.

LINKY:
* If you plan on participating, please sign up on the linky with your blog name and the words Sign Up (example: Bookmark to Blog Sign Up)
* Each month, by the 1st, I will post a new linky for you to add a link to your monthly read. This can be a link to your Goodreads review, your blog post about the book, etc. Your monthly link should say your blog name and the month. (Example: Bookmark To Blog January)
* The sign up linky can be found below. Here is the button if you'd like to add it to your blog. 

MONTHLY KEY WORDS:

JanAngel, Secret, Clock, Black, Day, Wild
FEB- Her, Life, Night, Red, Dark, Island
MAR- Forever, Inside, Storm, Sky, Flower, Stay 
APR- Star, Light, Never, Princess, Break, Clear
MAY- Dawn, Death, End, Lost, Beautiful, And
JUN- Color, Beyond, Found, Place, Grave, Road
JUL- Crash, Ship, Prince, Whisper, Sun, Of
The Pirates Coin 
AUG- Forgotten, Down, True, Run, Danger, Me
SEP- Number, Take, Shadow, Ice, Who, After
OCT- Ocean, Blood, Still, Out, The, Fate
NOV- Into, Sound, Blue, House, My, Last
DEC- Kiss, Fire, Ruin, White, Promise, Infinity
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Welcome to the 2014 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge! 

For this challenge, each month is assigned a certain motif or theme. Your task is to read one book per month that fits in with the motif for that particular month.   ~ JANUARY 1, 2014 - DECEMBER 31, 2014 ~
LINKY:
* If you plan on participating, please sign up on the linky with your blog name & "sign up(example: Bookmark to Blog Sign Up)
* Each month come back to this page and add the link to your monthly read. This can be a link to your Goodreads review, your blog post about the book, etc. Your monthly link should say your blog name & the month. (example: Bookmark to Blog January)
* The sign up linky can be found below. Here is the button should you choose to add it to your blog.

MONTHLY MOTIFS: 

JanAround the World -
Choose a book to read that takes place in a country different than the one you live in or choose a book written by an author that is from a country different than your own. 
FebAward Winner
Read a book that has won recognition or a literary award.  Here's a list of literary awards to help you get started on your search: Literary Awards.
Mar-  Fairy tales or Fairy Creatures
Read a fairy tale retelling or a book with fey/fairies in it.
AprShort & Sweet
Read a collection of short stories or anthologies.
MayMystery, Murder, & Mayhem
Read a murder/mystery book, a book in which someone dies of mysterious causes, or a book in which a mystery must be solved. 
June A Long Journey
Read a book in which the character(s) take a trip, go on a quest, or find themselves on a journey toward something, etc.
JulyAssassins, Warriors, & Rebels
Read a book in which the main character is one of these things or fights against one of these things.  
AugAlternate Reality
Read a book that's set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well. 
SepBook to Movie
Read a book that has a movie based off of it. For an extra challenge, see the movie as well. 
OctThe Witching Hour 
There's been a lot of zombies lately, but this year include a 'witchy' book in your scary reads- a book about a witch or a book that has witches in it.
NovAn Oldie but a Goodie
Pick a book published before 2000 that you've always wanted to read, but just never got to. Or pick a book set in the past (before 2000). 
DecThat's a Wrap
Finish a series you've been meaning to finish or read the next book in a series you started but never finished.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! Did you enable the comment form or did it not show up for me previously? Glad I can reach you. I'm excited for our games to begin! I'll post an introduction and FAQ at RIEDEL Fascination but want to ensure my early ladies receive some info.
    (1) You may count anything finished in the last day, if it isn't reviewed yet! Same for mystery. :)
    (2) I created a Goodreads group for "Gentle Spectrums", because our contests are photo-based. Warm it up with a "hello" any time. Get ready to rumble! :) Carolyn https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/125611

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  2. Hello Diana! How is your summer? An activity on, to initiate great conversations at "Gentle Spectrums" and hear how folks are faring. In my top menu, all guests' reviews are being compiled including yours. I enjoy seeing them roll in and no efforts are wasted. One wonders what some happens to them after some groups conclude. The prize activity is easy: showing a seasonal picture! Warmly, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/ethereal-spectrums-seasons/

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