Monday, March 21, 2016

Once Upon a Time X

Artwork by Melissa Nucera

**Challenge complete. See my wrap-up post HERE.**

Hosted by: Carl @ Stainless Steel Droppings
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):
  1. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (film; 2005).
    Thoughts: Beautiful movie, and much less tedious than the book.
  2. 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 


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