24 March 2013

Once Upon a Time 7

I didn't even realize it was time for this challenge/quest!  I was trying to get through my feed reader (i shall miss you Google Reader!) and saw that Carl had posted the launch post

School is still crazy; I'm working on 2 assignments due after spring break (this week) and my "reading record", which is a Wordpress blog i'm messing about with. I'll post the link once i get some content up there.  I wish i could have used this blog for that but it would be too complicated. Anyway, I mention school because I'll only be committing to "The Journey" for this challenge: i know i can manage one book in this category before June!  I may manage 4 and I will probably get through a movie or two or perhaps some short stories but I don't want to commit to any.  I have class through the end of April, B's cousin's wedding in Vermont to go to in the beginning of May (a week's vacation for us, yippee!) then class starts again on June 3 (young adult lit).  So I just can't guarantee I'll get more fantasyish stuff read.

Another school diversion: I'm taking Children's Lit this semester and we had 1 class on traditional literature/fairy tales and one on fantasy (and sci-fi and horror).  Here's a couple of interesting readings for those classes, if you can find them:
  • "Turtles All the Way Down" By Jane Yolen
  • "Some Presumptuous Generalizations about Fantasy" by Perry Nodelman
  • "Let There Be Dragons" by Terry Pratchett--Really fabulous

I'm also working on a non-fiction book The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim which i found through class but don't know that it would really count for this challenge. 

Happy spring! 

2 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this Terry Pratchett book, and what a wonderful title! I must investigate...

    Have fun with the reading challenge. I hope you have enough time for some fun fantasy. :)

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  2. It's an article, just a couple pages long. We had it from a collection of essays so it might be a little hard to find.

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