Thursday, June 21, 2007

Happy Midsummer Night! Just a brief post to say that I've finished Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge, even though I've done a poor job of writing about the books. (I have been a very lazy blogger this year.)

I read Doctor Faustus for my folklore selection; Pedro Paramo for fantasy; Gilgamesh for mythology, and The Ladies of Grace Adieu for fairy tale; and per Carl's suggestion, A Midsummer Night's Dream, which I was happy to finally get around to reading.

We leave early tomorrow for ALA in DC and a performance of Hamlet at the Shakespeare Theatre. I'm packing only one book--Jonis Agee's latest--but hoping to come home with many more.

See you all the middle of next week!


  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge! Have fun at the conference and hope you get lots of books.

  2. Hope you have fun at ALA! Love the photo--the outside shot seems fitting for the challenge!

  3. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I hope to get to The Ladies of Grace Adieu one of these days.

  4. Yes, congratulations on finishing the challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing your more extended thoughts on the quite excellent Pedro Paramo -- a book that has long haunted me.

    And if you don't say anything, I'll have to dig out my copy, reread it, and review it myself!

    Have a great ALA trip ...

  5. Have fun at ALA. A bunch of lit bloggers have talked about being there. Maybe you'll run into some :)

  6. Ah, my home town! I hope you're having a nice time here in D.C. I've heard wonderful things about the "Hamlet" playing at the Shakespeare theatre. I hope you enjoy it. I wasn't able to make it to the ALA this year :( but everyone really seems to be enjoying it and I've been having a great time hanging out with bookish friends who've just come into town. Hope you're having a wonderful time too!


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