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2012 Telling Tales Reading Challenge

02 Jan
 
 

Rules:

· Challenge runs from January 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012. You may sign up to participate at any point between these dates.
· In your sign up post you must mention the level of participation you intend to complete
· Any genre counts as long as it is related to fairytale, folklore, or mythology in some way. If you’re not sure if it counts – as long as you can make a case for why it should, then it does!
· You can re-read books for this challenge as long as the reviews you link are written during 2012, and the challenge can also overlap other challenges.
· Whatever you read must either be a version of a fairytale or myth, or contain fairytale or mythological characters, settings, or sequence of events.
· Every month there will be update posts either here or on my sister’s blog. Please link up your reviews for that month on this post.
 
The Categories
Each category contains five levels, which are as follows:
Level 1: Read 5 books
Level 2: Read 10 books
Level 3: Read 15 books
Level 4: Read 20 books
Level 5: Read 25 books
 
Twisted Fairytales – retellings or modern interpretations of fairytales or myths. Classics – Myth and fairytale from the classics genre (e.g. Homer, Grimm, Virgil, Hans Christian Andersen)
Graphics – Graphic novels and comics based around or containing elements of mythology and fairytale. Examples include Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series and Bill Willingham’s Fables series among others.
Poetry & Drama – We’ve put this in because we’re sure there must be some, but currently neither Esther nor I can think of any (Homer aside!) Any suggestions please let us know!
Non- Fiction – Anything about myth, fairytale, folklore or fantasy in general that doesn’t belong to the fictional genre.
Adaptation Amalgamation – Watch a film and read the book it is based on. This category can incorporate as many other categories as you like (i.e all your films do not have to be based on graphic novels, but some can be, and some twisted fairytale, some non-fiction etc)
Mix n Match – Exactly what it says. Sign up for a level and pick that number of books from any or all of the other categories.

Fairy Tales…  I love them, but how have I not done a reading challenge yet?  That’s okay, this year I am rectifying that oversight.  Behold my committment to Level 2:  10 books based on fairy tales.  I am choosing the Mix n Match category, as I am still choosing my books.  My tentative TBR:

  1. The Goose Girl — Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern #1) (2005)
  2. Enna Burning — Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern #2) (2006)
  3. River Secrets — Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern #3) (2008)
  4. Forest Born — Shannon Hale (Books of Bayern #4) (2011)
  5. Mythology — Edith Hamilton (1999)
  6. Beauty — Robin McKinley (2005)
  7. Pegasus — Robin McKinley (2010)
  8. TBD
  9. TBD
  10. TBD

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