|Artwork by Melissa Nucera|
**Challenge complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.**
Dates: March 21 - June 21, 2016
● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
● See the challenge review page HERE.
● This year I'm signing up for Quest the First -- read at least five books that fit somewhere within the challenge genres (Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology). And I'll probably be choosing all my books from the fantasy genre.
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MY BOOK LIST (books/stories read, with links to reviews):
Inkheart. Cornelia Funke; trans. by Anthea Bell (published 2003)
BOOKS STARTED BUT NOT FINISHED (hope I won't need this list, but...):
● I'm also hoping to participate in Quest on Screen this year. If I succeed, I'll be listing the movies/TV shows here--
MY VIEWING LIST (with links to reviews):
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (film; 2005).
Thoughts: Beautiful movie, and much less tedious than the book.
- Maleficent (film; 2014).
Thoughts: Disney does it again. Such a gorgeous fantasy film! Interesting take on the Sleeping Beauty tale, with Maleficent more victim than villain. Surprised I enjoyed it so much, since I generally find Angelina Jolie hard to watch. Not that she's not great to look at (duh!) -- she just never seems very believable. But she makes an excellent mythic being!
● And since I'm trying to read more short stories this year, I might even give the Short Story Quest a try. If so, I'll list them here--
MY SHORT STORY LIST (with links to reviews):
POSSIBILITIES (Books, Short Stories):
- After Alice. Gregory Maguire
- Bedknob and Broomstick. Mary Norton
- The Bell at Sealey Head. Patricia A. McKillip
- The Boggart. Susan Cooper
- The Book of Lost Things. John Connolly
- The Children of Green Knowe. L.M. Boston
- The City of Dreaming Books. Walter Moers
- The Crystal Cave. Mary Stewart
- Inkheart. Cornelia Funke
- James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl
- The Magic City. E. Nesbit
- Magic or Not? Edward Eager
- The Mennyms. Sylvia Waugh
- Mythago Wood. Robert Holdstock
- The Neverending Story. Michael Ende
- The Paper Grail. James P. Blaylock
- The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster
- Silver on the Tree. Susan Cooper
- Solstice Wood. Patricia A. McKillip
- Stuart Little. E.B. White
- Through the Looking-Glass. Lewis Carroll (a re-read)
- The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame
- The Witches. Roald Dahl
POSSIBILITIES (Films, TV):