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1humouress
Modificato: Gen 28, 2020, 12:18am

Please post your covers here for the Birthstone Colour Challenge.

ETA: I'm going to use this thread for >23 the October birthstone challenge too.

... and for >60 the November birthstone challenge
... and for >81 the December birthstone challenge

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Challenge 15 : Read a book with a (predominantly) jasper-coloured cover.

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Our dog Jasper was named (after much debate and discussion) for the September birthstone that matches his coat colour, since he was born in September.

   

September TIOLI thread: https://www.librarything.com/topic/310564#6912689
October TIOLI thread: https://www.librarything.com/topic/311585
November TIOLI thread: https://www.librarything.com/topic/312413
December TIOLI thread: https://www.librarything.com/topic/313282#

... continued in 2020

2FAMeulstee
Modificato: Set 3, 2019, 5:12pm



3Dejah_Thoris
Modificato: Set 3, 2019, 11:28pm

Hi Nina! I hope this cover will do:



It's a copy I've borrowed from the library, and it is very jasper-colored, except for the green spine and gold lettering. If it's not jasper-ish enough, let me know!

Btw, your Jasper is adorable!

4humouress
Set 4, 2019, 12:07am

>2 FAMeulstee: Welcome Anita! I should have known I could rely on you to kick things off.

>3 Dejah_Thoris: That's perfect, Dejah.

Thank you re Jasper. That's a photo from when we first got him, with all his puppy cuteness. He's still cute, although much larger now; even when I'm angry with him (because he's just chewed up my sock) I can't stay that way long - so I have to pretend.

5FAMeulstee
Set 4, 2019, 9:53am

Would this cover be "Jasper" enough?

6humouress
Set 5, 2019, 2:35am

>5 FAMeulstee: That works for me, Anita.

I've added another photo of Jasper, taken last week. Poor thing was absolutely wiped out after a long day of ... lying around doing pretty much nothing.

7FAMeulstee
Set 5, 2019, 4:36am

>6 humouress: Thanks, Nina.
Jaspers coat has a lot of shades in the second picture.

8quondame
Set 5, 2019, 2:00pm


9Morphidae
Set 9, 2019, 6:28pm

Here's mine...

10Carmenere
Modificato: Set 12, 2019, 6:39pm

How fortunate you (and your family) are to have a Jasper in your life!

Here's my cover and I hope it fits (although) the cover is predominately blue I think it is very Jasperesque

11antqueen
Set 12, 2019, 10:07am

Is this one jasper enough? Percentage-wise there's more white, but the jasper shades seems like the predominant overall color to me.

12humouress
Set 13, 2019, 12:50am

>7 FAMeulstee: Jasper started out quite pale and has got a bit darker over the years - although I'm never sure how much he has ... um ... acquired ... from the lawn. We did meet an older retriever the other week who was paler than him and who was even more enthusiastic than him. I think he startled Jasper rather; now he knows what it's like for other animals when they meet him!

13humouress
Set 13, 2019, 12:52am

>8 quondame: >9 Morphidae: >11 antqueen: I can definitely see Jasper shades on your covers.

>10 Carmenere: Thank you! He does act a bit ditzy and can be a nuisance when he wants but we love him. Your book is predominantly blue, but you got me with those puppy eyes, so I'll allow it. I did say I would be flexible.

14Carmenere
Modificato: Set 13, 2019, 7:56am

>13 humouress: >10 Carmenere: Ruff ruff ("Thank you" for those who do not speak canine) :0)

15paulstalder
Modificato: Set 22, 2019, 4:55pm


my jasperian contribution

would fit one of my bookmarks, too:

16humouress
Set 23, 2019, 1:32am

>14 Carmenere: Awooor ('You're welcome' with licks - because he's that kind of dog).

>15 paulstalder: You're welcome to join the Jasper challenge, Paul, or put it in your challenge, whichever you prefer.

17paulstalder
Set 23, 2019, 5:56am

>16 humouress: thanks, I leave it here with Jasper

18quondame
Set 25, 2019, 5:11pm

This is pretty jasperish:

19Morphidae
Set 27, 2019, 9:39am

>18 quondame: Cheers for IA!

20countrylife
Set 29, 2019, 9:13pm



Mostly jasper-ish.

21humouress
Ott 6, 2019, 11:23pm

22humouress
Modificato: Ott 6, 2019, 11:27pm

I’m late to my own party and this isn’t the book I was originally hoping to post but here’s my contribution:

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

23humouress
Modificato: Ott 7, 2019, 10:53pm

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Challenge 18: Read a book with a multicoloured cover for the October birthstone (tourmaline and opal) challenge.
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So today is the day I turn 50 and I thought I would continue the birthstone challenge into October to celebrate. October birthstones are tourmaline, which comes in a multitude of colours:

  

and opal, which is usually multicoloured in a single gem (although it can also be a single colour):

  

and that keeps my Libran heart happy since I don't have to pick just one colour :0)

24FAMeulstee
Modificato: Ott 8, 2019, 4:45am

Happy birthday, Nina!

And here is my multicolored cover:

25humouress
Ott 8, 2019, 6:58pm

Thank you Anita!

26Morphidae
Modificato: Ott 9, 2019, 3:26pm

27humouress
Ott 8, 2019, 10:50pm

>26 Morphidae: Whoa, that’s in yer face!

28Morphidae
Modificato: Ott 9, 2019, 3:27pm

>27 humouress: That's Spider (the main character) for ya.

I changed my image to a link to the work.

29Dejah_Thoris
Ott 10, 2019, 4:09pm

Happy birthday, Nina!

Would this cover do?



It definitely NOT as colorful as the other two posted....

If it's sufficiently multi-chromatic, let me know - there's another spot it can go.

Thanks!

30humouress
Ott 10, 2019, 8:37pm

Thank you Dejah!

I want to say ‘yes’ and it’s certainly colourful but it’s really just blue and shades of yellow. Would it fit the other challenge better?

31Dejah_Thoris
Ott 10, 2019, 8:43pm

It will fit into the other challenge just fine. I'll find another for yours!

32Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Ott 11, 2019, 3:33am

Well shoot, I always have problems posting covers. I want to read the audiobook of Angels' Flight by Nalini Singh. I'll post it, and you can go to my copy of the book to view the cover and see what you think.

33FAMeulstee
Ott 11, 2019, 3:57am

>32 Citizenjoyce: I'll give it a try, you mean this one?

34Citizenjoyce
Ott 11, 2019, 5:20am

>33 FAMeulstee: doggone it, that's what I got.

35Morphidae
Ott 11, 2019, 8:38am

How's this?

36Citizenjoyce
Ott 11, 2019, 3:38pm

>33 FAMeulstee: you got it!
>35 Morphidae: thanks, but that’s not the audiobook.

37humouress
Ott 11, 2019, 6:02pm

>34 Citizenjoyce: >36 Citizenjoyce: I’m a bit confused; is >33 FAMeulstee: right or not?

38Citizenjoyce
Ott 12, 2019, 6:41am

>37 humouress: Yes but, is it just me? Sometimes the cover shows up and sometimes it doesn't. Tonight it doesn't.

39Morphidae
Ott 12, 2019, 12:24pm

>36 Citizenjoyce: It is an audiobook version just not yours.

>38 Citizenjoyce: It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Put https:// in front of the link in your browser.

40Citizenjoyce
Ott 13, 2019, 12:10am

41humouress
Modificato: Ott 13, 2019, 2:29am

>32 Citizenjoyce: I've been dithering a bit because I hate saying 'No'; do you have another challenge your book would fit into? I was thinking of 'multi-coloured' as 'lots of colours' rather than just 'more than one or two colours'.

If it helps, the one I'm planning to read is:

42Citizenjoyce
Ott 13, 2019, 2:10pm

>41 humouress: I think I can fit it elsewhere.

43Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Ott 14, 2019, 2:35am


How about this one? Mambo in Chinatown.
ETA YAHOO
ETalso add I see it has only 4 colors. Probably not multiple enough.

44PawsforThought
Ott 13, 2019, 6:15pm

>43 Citizenjoyce: That links to your work. It's the HTML of the cover image you want to use, not the HTML of the work page.

45Citizenjoyce
Ott 14, 2019, 2:21am

>44 PawsforThought: Thanks, I finally got it, for now.

46Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Ott 16, 2019, 4:49am

OK, I think I have it now.
it has at least 8 different colors.

47quondame
Ott 15, 2019, 10:30pm

It's about time to re-re-read an old familiar story:

48humouress
Ott 15, 2019, 10:42pm

>42 Citizenjoyce: Oh good; then I don't feel so guilty.

>43 Citizenjoyce: I can't see that, for some reason.

>46 Citizenjoyce: Yes! I love that aqua colour in the middle.

49humouress
Ott 15, 2019, 10:44pm

>47 quondame: That sounds familiar for some reason but I can't remember if I've ever read it. I like the picture on the sail.

50quondame
Ott 15, 2019, 11:23pm

>49 humouress: Jody A Lee has a pretty recognizable style.

51jeanned
Ott 16, 2019, 1:35am

My ebook of Up the Line has this awesome cover.

52Citizenjoyce
Ott 16, 2019, 1:28pm

>51 jeanned: that’s pretty awesome.

53humouress
Ott 16, 2019, 5:12pm

54Dejah_Thoris
Ott 17, 2019, 3:22pm



I hope this cover fits in a little better!

>41 humouress: Nina, I'm a fan of Dave Duncan's four part A Man of His Word series. I reread it not all that long ago, but I may try to join you, especially if you're planning on reading all four books over the next few months. Have you started it yet?

55dallenbaugh
Ott 17, 2019, 8:14pm

56humouress
Ott 19, 2019, 6:37am

>54 Dejah_Thoris: That looks good.

I haven't started A Man of His Word yet. I'm trying to finish The Great Hunt first; hopefully I'll finish today or tomorrow and then I can move on to Duncan's book next week. It'd be great to read together! I might get my first TIOLI point in ages ;0)

>55 dallenbaugh: Looks good too.

57Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Nov 2, 2019, 1:31pm


58quondame
Ott 23, 2019, 5:29pm

>57 Citizenjoyce: An insult to pigs everywhere!

59humouress
Ott 23, 2019, 10:33pm

>57 Citizenjoyce: Hmm; I'm not sure if I should sanction that ;0) but you could squeak it past me. Use the unofficial channel.

60humouress
Modificato: Nov 2, 2019, 3:47am

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Challenge 16: Read a book with an orange and/or yellow cover for the November birthstone challenge
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The November birthstone challenge.

There are two birthstones for November: citrine (which is yellow) and topaz which comes in several pretty colours but the most desirable, apparently, is imperial topaz - a rich orange colour so I will go with autumnal colours.



link back to November TIOLI thread

61FAMeulstee
Nov 2, 2019, 3:49am

Found an orange cover The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes

62dallenbaugh
Modificato: Nov 2, 2019, 11:52am



Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout

63Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Nov 2, 2019, 1:49pm


Out Of Orange by Cleary Wolters
After having both watched the series of and read the book Orange Is the New Black which is both a memoir by Piper Kerman and A commentary on the prison system, I thought I’d look at the situation from Alex’s point of view. After reading one review I understand this memoir is much more self centered and less of a social commentary, about what anyone familiar with the story would expect.

64quondame
Nov 2, 2019, 6:43pm

I do hope this qualifies as I have it checked out from 2 libraries.....

65humouress
Nov 2, 2019, 9:18pm

>61 FAMeulstee: That is orange!

>62 dallenbaugh: That's bright!

>63 Citizenjoyce: At first I thought that one was just a shirt until I scrolled down.

>64 quondame: Oh, Susan *shakes head*

... no, just teasing ;0) Yes, that qualifies.

66Dejah_Thoris
Nov 3, 2019, 6:58am



Faery Lands Forlorn by Dave Duncan

It certainly has citrine elements - is it enough to count?

67humouress
Nov 3, 2019, 11:59am

>66 Dejah_Thoris: Yes, it does.

68Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Dic 1, 2019, 10:45pm

What do you think? Will this work?

69humouress
Nov 12, 2019, 9:43pm

>68 Citizenjoyce: Woah that's bright! Yes, that works.

70humouress
Nov 12, 2019, 9:43pm

>66 Dejah_Thoris: I've joined you but am only progressing slowly.

71Dejah_Thoris
Nov 12, 2019, 10:05pm

>70 humouress: I'll hold off a bit - if you think we need to move it to December, let me know!

72Dejah_Thoris
Modificato: Nov 15, 2019, 12:36am

Twisted Twenty-Six

It's bright! And a trifle more orange in person.

73humouress
Nov 17, 2019, 12:31am

>72 Dejah_Thoris: I like the swirls of colour too.

>71 Dejah_Thoris: I'l give it another go today. Recent weeks have been especially busy with exams and this weekend I managed to double book one sons birthday party (for which I always make the cake) and the Parents' Choir performance - but managed both, with the help of the rest of the family.

74Dejah_Thoris
Modificato: Nov 17, 2019, 5:57pm

>73 humouress: Just let me know how it's going. November, December - what ever!

And I'm sorry to hear your weekend was so crazy, but I'm glad things worked out.

75paulstalder
Nov 19, 2019, 5:56am



would that be okay for this month? My scanner made it slightly darker, though.

76humouress
Modificato: Nov 21, 2019, 12:20pm

>74 Dejah_Thoris: I'm about half-way through, so I think we can count it for November.

This week has been more relaxed. Today I ended up staying at home with my younger son who was off school with a cold. Obviously it wasn't too bad because he was up and about rather than sleeping it off - so we ended up starting a 1,500 piece jigsaw. We managed to do the edge (apart from 4 or 5 pieces) and he's planning on continuing with it tomorrow. I suspect he'll be well enough to go to school, though. :0)

ETA: there's not a lot of variation in the colours. Maybe I can count it towards the November birthstone challenge ...



>75 paulstalder: Looks like that will work, Paul.

77paulstalder
Nov 22, 2019, 3:39am

>76 humouress: thanks a lot

78countrylife
Nov 22, 2019, 9:56pm



Hello, Sunshine, Laura Dave (Completed)

79quondame
Nov 23, 2019, 9:01pm

I'm going to add this for the November challenge -

80FAMeulstee
Dic 1, 2019, 4:43am

I guess we are going to use this thread again for the December challenge?

If so, here is my blue December book, the Dutch translation of The honest truth by Dan Gemeinhart:

81humouress
Modificato: Dic 3, 2019, 11:37pm

Yes we are! I suppose I should really copy the challenge across. :0)

So; while my reading seems to be even slower than usual, I still want to attempt posting a year of birthstone challenges. Oddly enough, birthstones aren't something I'm that fussed about; just curious. Each time I set the monthly challenge, I have to look up the birthstones and learn something about them. They're not always consistent across the board or even across time. For instance, from the 15th to 20th centuries the December birthstones were bloodstone and ruby.

December is all about blue, even though there is a choice of three stones - turquoise, tanzanite and (for those following US birthstone charts) blue zircon. So you have a choice of shades of blue.



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Challenge 16: Read a book with a (predominantly) blue cover for the December birthstone challenge
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December TIOLI thread

82DeltaQueen50
Dic 1, 2019, 12:00pm

Here is my blue cover:

83quondame
Dic 1, 2019, 1:29pm

"Mostly" blue

84Citizenjoyce
Dic 1, 2019, 10:44pm

I have 2, maybe

85Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Dic 5, 2019, 1:23pm

And this one if you think it has enough blue. If not, it can go in the lovely catch-all challenge

86Dejah_Thoris
Dic 1, 2019, 11:35pm

I almost forgot to post mine....



City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

88Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Dic 6, 2019, 6:55pm

Is there enough blue on this one?

89humouress
Modificato: Dic 5, 2019, 11:47pm

>88 Citizenjoyce: Mmmm ... I don't think so. Only about a quarter of the background is blue and I don't see any more - unless my monitor isn't picking it up?

Sorry :0/

90Citizenjoyce
Dic 6, 2019, 3:58am

>89 humouress: I think you're seeing it the way it is. No problem, I think I can fit it in Paul's weird Christmas tree challenge.

91swynn
Modificato: Dic 6, 2019, 3:10pm

Here's mine:

92Citizenjoyce
Dic 6, 2019, 6:56pm

I really have to stop adding books, but I just got this one

94humouress
Modificato: Dic 8, 2019, 12:04pm

This will be mine:

95paulstalder
Dic 8, 2019, 12:14pm



blue enough?

96humouress
Dic 8, 2019, 10:44pm

>95 paulstalder: I’ll give you the turquoise. Yes.

97bostonian71
Dic 9, 2019, 5:17pm



Blue enough?

98humouress
Dic 9, 2019, 10:37pm

99bostonian71
Dic 10, 2019, 1:22pm

Yay! :)

100countrylife
Dic 13, 2019, 8:57pm



I can't quite make out if this is predominately blue. What do you think?

101Morphidae
Modificato: Dic 13, 2019, 11:50pm

>100 countrylife: For what it's worth...



Some people think TinEye is great, others think it's worthless. In this case, the "Black Russian" looks like a super dark navy to me. YMMV.

102Dejah_Thoris
Dic 14, 2019, 1:29am



Murder at the Palace by Margaret Dumas

103humouress
Modificato: Dic 14, 2019, 4:50am

>100 countrylife: It does look like most of the water is blue. I could give you a very dark tanzanite.

>101 Morphidae: Oh.

Well, Morphy thinks navy - so yes.

>102 Dejah_Thoris: Phew, this one is easier. No.

.... Just kidding; it's turquoise ;0)

104countrylife
Dic 14, 2019, 5:51pm

Interesting - I've never heard of TinEye. I'm going to finish Maggie for this challenge, then. Thank you!

105souloftherose
Dic 17, 2019, 2:14am

106humouress
Modificato: Dic 17, 2019, 2:37am

Tanzanite I think, Heather, with a touch of zircon.

107quondame
Dic 20, 2019, 5:20pm

I'll submit Astray

108humouress
Dic 21, 2019, 2:38pm

>107 quondame: Turquoise

109countrylife
Dic 27, 2019, 8:55pm

I finished Maggie by Charles Martin, The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham, both pictured above, and Made in the USA by Billie Letts.

110SqueakyChu
Modificato: Dic 28, 2019, 11:21am

I'm hoping this will work!



Let me know when you get back online, humouress. I'll do the stats after that. :D

Thanks!

111humouress
Gen 16, 2020, 3:31am

I’m here!

112SqueakyChu
Gen 16, 2020, 12:13pm

>111 humouress: Welcome home!

113humouress
Gen 17, 2020, 2:21am

Thank you!

114quondame
Modificato: Gen 20, 2020, 8:51pm

I submit this cover for January -

115Citizenjoyce
Modificato: Gen 28, 2020, 2:23am

This is my January read:

116humouress
Gen 28, 2020, 12:20am

I think it’ll be easier to continue this in the 2020 group, so I’ve created a new thread:

https://www.librarything.com/topic/316042

Feel free to repost your covers there if you wish.

117humouress
Gen 28, 2020, 12:21am

>114 quondame: >115 Citizenjoyce: Both gorgeously garnet-y!

118quondame
Modificato: Apr 5, 2020, 2:17am

For April

119humouress
Apr 5, 2020, 2:56am

>118 quondame: That will work.

PS - the link for the 2020 thread is in post >116 humouress: