All the reading challenges at Riedel Fascination run February 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019 so we don’t have to do wrap-up posts during Christmas and New Year’s time. In keeping with my word of the year, LIGHTEN, I am cutting back on reading challenges this year. Since I still want to play along with Carolyn’s fun challenges, I have decided to still join, but rather than keep going through the whole year, I am going to set a goal for each one and when that is reached, I am done with the challenge.
This will by my third year for Celtic Coasts which looks for books with a tie to Ireland, Wales, or Scotland in setting or author. I am setting a goal of 25 books this year with a Celtic tie.
This will also be my third year for My Kind of Mystery. Last year I logged 71 mysteries for the year, and in order to lighten, I will set a goal of 25 books this year and be done with this challenge.
Year no. 5 for me with Gentle Spectrums and I usually just run the challenge all year long and find as many books as possible for each category until the year ends. But to lighten up this year, I will get one book for each category and accomplish the challenge. The categories for this year are:
(01) LIMITLESS PALETTE
(02) TREASURE OR HIGH ADVENTURE: Valuables, equipment for treasure or adventure; very broad possibilities.
(03) TOYS OR HOBBIES: One could call nearly anything a toy or hobby, so let’s make these well-established toys and hobbies.
(04) HEALTHFULNESS: Happy feelings, drink, food, exercise, medicine, energy: you decide!
(05) ANIMALS: I always include birds, fish, and insects. I love them all.
(06) NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
(07) THE ARTS: Fine arts, photography, music, film-making, poetry. If our books are about these and don’t have key words in their titles, it is all right.
(08) FASHION & FURNISHINGS
(09) CANADIAN: Books by and about Canadians and Canada and closely-associated attributes.
(10) HISTORY: Historic things, places, or heroes. Fifty year-old books or settings too: up to 1968.
(11) THIRD TIME CHARM?: Anything to do with three. Don’t forget third visits with authors. They are not necessarily third volumes. Additional feedback: has the third book tired you out, or do you still enjoy this author? Did they plateau, or grow better?