20 March 2009

Through the Looking Glass and other stuff

Yay! A 1k1 book done. Finished up Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I didn't like this one as much as the first.

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
So there!

4 comments:

  1. Fantastic Gaiman books on that list, to be sure!!! I envy everyone who reads them for the first time (assuming of course that this would be your first time with either of these books).

    It is great to have you in the challenge this year, thanks so much for joining in. I look forward to your reviews of these or whatever else you might choose to read.

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  2. That's a great list. I need to read more Gaiman, too! Enjoy your quest!

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  3. I have Smoke and Mirrors as well. Loved American Gods ...

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  4. I too am excited about OUAT III. It is so much fun!

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