In Through the Looking Glass, Alice steps through a Mirror in her home to the Looking Glass world. When she leaves her Looking Glass house she discovers she is on/in a giant chessboard and journeys through it to become a Queen. I found the story to be too dreamlike. Locations morphed into other places and things happened really randomly. In one scene Alice is in a shop run by a knitting sheep. Every time Alice tries to take something from the shelf the objects move around. I have dreams like that a lot (without the sheep though) and it was almost too creepy. Also, apparently the whole setup is really supposed to be a famous chess game but since i don't play chess i missed that completely. I say this one is a 4 mainly because my expectations were a bit higher.
Booklogged's Review, Bookfool's, and Lotus Reads'.
In other news, Happy March Equinox! Carl V has begun the Once Upon a Time 3 Challenge! Whoopee! I am going to do the First Quest for sure. I'm not going to pick any specific books yet. Last year i read 7, including about half the Narnia series. I do currently have The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray and Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch from the library so those may be 2 for this challenge! ok, ok, i'll post a few others i've got sitting and waiting on my shelf.
- The Oracle's Queen by Lynn Flewelling
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
- Tales Before Tolkein edited by Douglas A Anderson- short stories
- Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman-more short stories