Last February, Alison @ The Cheap Reader hosted Project: Fairy Tale in which I joined and tackled Beauty and the Beast. The rest of my blog posts for the project can be found under the Blog Activities category.
Now, there’s going to be an upcoming project again, entitled Classics Retold, and this time, as the title suggests, it’s going to be about classics and their adaptations, sequels, retellings, and spin-offs! The project will be hosted by: Alison @ The Cheap Reader, Alyssa @ Books Take You Places, Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy, Wendy @ Excellent Library, and Brittany @ Book Addict’s Guide. Details of the project can be found here.
The project will be held in September and since five (5) bloggers are hosting it, the classics are divided into five (5) categories as well (Ancient to Renaissance Lit Classics, Mythology Classics, 19th Century and Gothic Classics, Children’s Classics, and American & Misc. Classics). I have chosen The Secret Garden as my classic, so it’s going to be under Children’s Classic.
These are the books I’ll be reading for the project:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett – the original classic
The Forgotten Room by Stacie Morrell – a sequel to the classic
The Humming Room by Ellen Potter – a retelling of the classic
The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell – I heard that there’s a little element of The Secret Garden here so I’ll give this book a try
If you guys happen to know more good retellings or sequels or anything of my chosen classic, feel free to let me know. This is definitely a great opportunity to appreciate the classics once again. I can’t wait for this another exciting project!