Sunday, February 8, 2015

Ethereal 2015!

And now Riedel Fascination's third challenge.  For this one, I choose level one.  I read fantasy, so this one should work for me.  Sign up at the link above. 
Ethereal 2015

Ethereal” débuted this year and is closest to my heart of the trio I created.  My groups are free of rules stifling what we read and prizes are for all guests internationally.  This theme is for anything that steps beyond the black & white of life.  Titles boasting “haunted of” or “ghost of” that debunk those inside the pages?  No.  Anything else under the sun?  Bring it!
I love spirits, extra-sensory abilities, animal communication, healing, the afterlife.  My favourite ambiences are haunted houses, witches, and gothic mystery!  When I sought reading challenges along these lines;  all I saw were vampire-type themes in very young crowds.  I am providing a forum for any mystical subject!  Readers over 30 needn’t feel out of place and topics that were drowned out, have our attention.  Share your literature from Februrary 1, no matter when you join:  in any format, publication year, length, age group.  Anything you considerEthereal belongs here.
 ~ Spiritual, mystical, paranormal:  non-fiction, fictional, religious.Serious studies:  dreams, near-death experiences, miracles, astrology.Novels with clergy:  Sister Carol Anne O’Marie, Caroline Roe, Margaret Frazer.Books with animals talking / doing more than what society credits them.Fantasy is certainly otherworldly, as well as witches and fairies.

Ethereal Levels
Here is what I am reading:
  1. Down a Dark Hall--Lois Duncan
  2. Shadow Falls: The Beginning--C.C. Hunter
  3. Taken at Dusk--C.C. Hunter
  4. The Time Machine--H.G Wells
  5. Whispers at Moonrise--C.C. Hunter
  6. Chosen at Nightfall--C.C. Hunter
  7. The Selection--Kiera Cass
  8. The Elite--Kiera Cass
  9. The One--Kiera Cass
  10. The Thief--Megan Whalen Turner
  11. The Martian--Andy Weir
  12. Just Ella--Margaret Peterson Haddix
  13. Frostfire--Amanda Hocking
  14. Storm Front--Jim Butcher
  15. Outlander--Diana Gabaldon
  16. Hush, Hush--Becca Fitzpatrick
  17. The Book of Life--Deborah Harkness
  18. This Present Darkness--Frank E. Peretti
  19. Piercing the Darkness--Frank E. Peretti
  20. The Oath--Frank E. Peretti
  21. The Scorch Trials--James Dashner
  22. Blizzard of the Blue Moon--Mary Pope Osborne
  23. Moonlight on the Magic Flute--Mary Pope Osborne
  24. Four--Veronica Roth
  25. Life of Pi--Yann Martel
  26. The Heir--Kiera Cass
  27. Crystal Kingdom--Amanda Hocking
  28. Nightschool: The Weirn Books Volume 1--Svetlana Chmakova
  29. Nightschool: The Weirn books Volume 2--Svetlana Chmakova
  30. The Silver Kiss--Annette Curtis Klause
  31. The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part 1--L.J. Smith
  32. The Secret Circle: The Captive Part II and The Power--L.J. Smith
  33. The Poison Apples--Lily Archer
  34. Vampire Beach--Alex Duval
  35. Vampire Beach 2--Alex Duval
  36. The Kitchen Witch--Annette Blair
  37. Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti--Bailey Cates
  38. Charms and Chocolate Chips--Bailey Cates
  39. Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men--Peter Cashoralli
  40. Christmas in Camelot--Mary Pope Osborne
Calling this one complete on December 18


  1. Well, you have me smiling, Jamie! Look who has her hand in all three activities for prizes, that go with my full suite of challenges! Welcome and yes indeed, fantasy works for Ethereal and so does much, much more. It's the group dearest to my heart and I'm excited that it's larger than our first year. Sincerely, Carolyn.

  2. Look at all the reviews for Ethereal too! We definitely want those added to our collection. A discussion topic for this and Gentle Spectrums, probably used for prizes, will be out soon. I hope you try guessing the mystery riddle that's out now. Wishing you happy summer feelings from Manitoba!

  3. Hi! To ensure there are enough people to make a draw worthwhile: heads up that I have posted a disscussion about momentous catalysts, as Ethereal's first activity! My examples are about being lifted from sorrow. A few kind souls have utilized the post to drop a note of support because I shared that July 31 is a major day around the corner.

    Please don't hesitate to chime in on the root topic in any manner that you relate. Is there an uncanny story about choosing the person you married, an invaluable friend for life, the inspiration for your career, a hobby or talent you wouldn't have considered; without a book / film / person / event that sparked it? In all sincerety, Carolyn.