Jan 28

Riedel Fascination Challenges for 2017

All the reading challenges at Riedel Fascination run February 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018 so we don’t have to do wrap-up posts during Christmas and New Year’s time. So these three challenges begin soon and I am signing up as a returning challenge follower!

This will be my second year for Celtic Coasts and I found that I read many books last year with a tie to Ireland, Wales, or Scotland in setting or author. So it will be fun to find some more this year. Maybe with a larger variety; we’ll see how it goes.

This will also be my second year for My Kind of Mystery and I got lots of mysteries read last year in working on my TBR shelves, so I anticipate another great round of mysteries of all varieties.

This will be my fourth year to join in the fun of Gentle Spectrums, both A & B. The A choice is Limitless Palette which includes book titles with colours or colour associations. The B choice is Gentle Subjects which gives us a list of 10 broad subjects to find at least one book each that fills the bill. This year’s subjects are:

(01) HISTORY: Historic people, content, places, symbols, books set in or of 1967 and older.

(02) FOOD

(03) THE SKY: Elements by day or night, astronomy, spiritual terms.

(04) CANADIAN: Titles do not need to match this category. Canadian authors or features will do.


(06) MUSIC: Musical Words/names do not need to appear. Books may be about music, musicians, and authored by them.

(07) IS THE THIRD A CHARM?: Titles associated with β€œthree”. A third volume, or your third book with an author. In a series, it could be any volume if it is your third sojourn with that author. Comment on whether it is a dip or a rise!





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  1. Carolyn @ RIEDEL Fascination

    We’ll tempt you for Ethereal when we find you’re reading spiritual fare or witches anyway. Hehehe. “RIEDEL’ in the first line just needs to be corrected; the story of my German-name life. Thank you for a wonderfully enticing and personally-connected write-up, Sue! My returning members are heartening. Four years: you’ve been with me since the beginning! Happy theme-matching with me this year! Xoxo, Carolyn.

  2. Sue

    And I double-checked the spelling. Ah, well, it’s corrected now. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for having me back!

  3. Carolyn @ RIEDEL Fascination

    Oh, you are a favourite! πŸ™‚ Are you updating this post occasionally, or other posts? Just so I visit them. If our linky buttons are where you keep your lists, I am happily following those as I fill in my own reading! I am jogging along sedately, seeming to take a week with the same novel but that will even out after “The Voice” season. I have waited to years for Gwen Stefani to come back as a coach and I receive an uplifting smile and laugh all throughout every show!

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