Monday, July 11, 2011

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon Challenge #1

For this mini-challenge, hosted by IB Book Blogging, I have to answer two questions:

1. What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian, etc.)?
My favorite myths are Native American, because there's a wide range of stories (every tribe has their own), yet it's fun to compare similar characters and motifs. Also, it's not a mythology that people hear much about or write retellings of, despite the oral tradition that's passed the tales down for centuries and centuries.

2. What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it?
It's a toss-up between the Once Upon a Time series and Juliet Marillier's Sevenwaters books. I love the diversity of the Once Upon a Time books; they're everything from traditional retellings to Disney knock-offs to historical fiction, so it's always interesting to see which direction the author takes. Marillier's just an awesome writer.


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