I wanted to celebrate the 1-month mark for A Chain of Letters by hosting a small reading challenge of my own. I’d like to think of it as a thank you to the bloggers out there who have helped me by leading with such strong examples.
June is a special month that marks the half-way point of the year. In much of the world, a prominent part of this comes with the Midsummer celebration centered on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Conversely, Midsummer’s eve, when much of the celebrating takes place, is the shortest night of the year.
In celebration of Midsummer, I propose this small challenge:
Read A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. Your copy from High School (if you still have it) is fine.
Then read at least one other book/graphic novel connected to or based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream (possible works listed below).
Blog about this supplementary work, comparing it to the original.
Link to your review here via comment or Mr. Linky (click button for pop-up). I will update the list as often as possible.
The challenge begins June 1st, 2008 and ends with all reviews linked here by June 25th, 2008 (the day after Midsummer Day). That should leave plenty of time for those who find this a little late.
A big thank you to Wendy over at A Novel Challenge for getting the word out.
Here is a short list of possible reads:
The Thyme of the Season by Duncan Pflaster
Magic Street by Orson Scott Card
A Midsummer Night’s Gene by Andrew Hartman
Faerie Tale by Raymond E Feist
Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett
The Wizard of London by Mercedes Lackey
Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman
Manga Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream illustrated by Kate Brown
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