Saturday, January 12, 2013

Classic Double Challenge AND Retell Me a Story!

Melissa's (One Librariran's Book Reviews) Classic Double Challenge is a given for me now. Last year it was such fun to read a classic and then a retelling of that book. I LOVE this challenge! I was able to read two stories (four books) which I plan to do again this year.... that is... unless I do three! Gah, I want to read them all!

Here's what I'm hoping to do this year:

The Scarlet Pimpernel (which we'll soon be reading for book club)
Across the Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (the sequel to For Darkness Shows the Stars, which you can bet I'll be reading challenge or no challenge!)

The Romance of Tristan and Isolde (I LOVE this story and have never yet read an "original" old version)
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
Tristan and Isult by Rosemary Sutcliff

Peter Pan (I started this once and never finsihed. It's time.)
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Child Thief by Brom

Hmmm.... well it looks like for a couple of them I'll be reading TWO retellings! It's just too hard to decide these things!

Also, be sure to check out Melissa's Retell Me a Story Week coming up on her blog next week! I've written a guest post that she'll be sharing which I can't wait for you to read! And mine is only one among many. I hope you come and see what Melissa has planned!


  1. I've never thought about the "retelling" stories. I love Tristan and Isolde although I must admit I've only seen the movie version. I especially like it because it's set in Cornwall where I used to live.

    1. Ann: You used to live in Cornwall? Lucky! I LOVE this story. I can't wait to read some more versions of it.

  2. Just so you know, Peter Pan is weird!

    1. Kami: Peter Pan the book? Or the character? Which version or "telling" of Peter Pan do you find so very weird? :)

  3. Looks fun. I wonder what you'll think about Tris and Izzie.

    1. Jenny: I hear it's not that great, but I want to read it anyway and see what I think.

  4. Ah, thanks for sending all that love my way! I promise I'll let you know when your post will go live :)

  5. You totally inspired me to join this challenge, finally!



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