Saturday, 13 February 2016

Gentle Spectrums 2015 Wrap-up

Gentle Spectrums  ran from February 2015 to February 2016!
Gentle Spectrums 2015
 There were two parts to this challenge. I was three books short on part A and 1 book short on part B. Better luck next year. 
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.
Limitless Pallet Levels
 I am going for the Colourful level this year. 
1. Sitt Marie Rose by Edel Adnan. Finished February 1
2. Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman. Finished February 25
3. A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Finished April 10
4. Red Gold by Alan Furst. Finished April 26
5. The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol. Finished June 27
6. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann. Finished January 11
7. Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers. Finished January 21 (multiple colours!)
**** (B)  GENTLE SUBJECTS ****
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.

I read nothing in this category.
~  (2)  CHEERFUL  ~
Uplifting, positive messages;  conveys pleasant thoughts, images.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce. Finished March 6
Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame. Finished April 30
Happy City by Charles Montgomery. Finished November 1
~  (3)  NATIONS  ~
Cultures, locations:  lakes, towns, even well-known places;  fictional included.

Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin. Finished August 28
Yankee in Atlanta by Jocelyn Green. Finished September 4
~  (4)  PLANTS  ~
Trees, flowers, lawns, fields, grasses, grains, and gardening paraphernalia.

Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman. Finished February 25
Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra. Finished May 4
Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble. Finished January 14
~  (5)  WATER  ~
Water bodies, proper names, closely-connected components:  taps, sinks, pools.

I Curse the River of Time by Per Petterson. Finished February 16
Up the Creek by Nicholas Oldland. Finished December 5
Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash. Finished December 21
~  (6)  SPACE  ~
The sky, its contents, spatial matter, concepts, tools.  Star Trek / Star Wars-related

The Afterlife of Stars by Joseph Kertes. Finished April 18.
Pack Up the Moon by Rachael Herron. Finished December 27
Huntress Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff. Finished January 9
~  (7)  DAUNTING  ~
Any title that has you thinking:  “Oooo!  That does not sound good”!

Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner. Finished May 7
Kill My Mother by Jules Feiffer. Finished June 7
The Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill. Finished January 3
~  (8)  STRUCTURES  ~
A building, its rooms, proper names, any of a structure’s parts.

Safe as Houses by Susan Glickman. Finished November 15
~  (9)  TIME  ~
Any signifiers of time, like seasons.  Any unit-measurers, like watches and calendars.

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Finished October 11
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Finished October 13
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Finished December 15
~  (10 HUMOROUS  ~
Odd, or anything that gives you a grin.  I’ll accept a ‘pun laid on too thick’ grimace too!
Shoot the Lawyer Twice by Michael A. Bowen. Finished February 7

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell. Finished February 8
Heir of the Dog by Judi McCoy. Finished February 22

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