Welcome to the intro for the CLASSICS RETOLD project! All-in-all, there are five different blogs co-hosting this event, each with a different era or focus:
- Alison at The Cheap Reader will be hosting CHILDREN’S CLASSICS
- Alyssa at Books Take You Places will be hosting ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE LIT
- Charlene at Bookish Whimsy will be hosting GOTHIC & 19TH CENTURY LIT
- Wendy at Excellent Library will be hosting AMERICAN & MISC LIT
- And I will be hosting MYTHOLOGY
Here’s a breakdown of the rules & guidelines for everyone who wishes to participate!
- Timing: September 2013 will be our month to post everything so you have plenty of time to work on reading & blog posts! Sign ups will run from April 11th – May 25th.
- How You Participate:
- You will choose a classic you’d like to read.
- You read your classic and read or watch as many retellings, spin-offs, sequels or adaptations of the classic as you can (please read at least one retelling in book form and then feel free to watch as many movie/TV adaptations!)
- You will post reviews or your thoughts on your blog for each one during September.
- Up to four bloggers can work on a specific classic. You can work independently or work together. You’re allowed to all read/watch the same things or split the work up. (I will be listing some suggestions below for people to sign up — If you don’t see one you want to read, please don’t hesitate to ask!!!)
- Post an “intro post” – It doesn’t have to be detailed, but this will help us spread the word to other bloggers and it can help you get your thoughts organized about the direction you want to take for your classic & retellings
- To participate in this project, you only need to sign up for one classic (and its adaptions). If you’re interested in reading a different classic, check and see if there are sign-ups open for that genre/era and sign up at that host’s page! If all of the spots are filled, feel free to contact the bloggers in charge of those posts and you may be able to do a “guest post” for their topic.
- Optional: Do other posts about your classic: character analysis, where else to find the characters, the book’s influence on culture, memes, etc. It can be literally anything involving your classic.
- For a classic to be useable for this project, it should have at least 2 adaptations, spin-offs, sequels, or retellings. (If you’re having a hard time finding adaptations or retellings, please ask! We’ve come up with a whole giant list!)
- YA/MG focus is not mandatory but all of the adaptations I’ve listed below are YA & MG.
The event itself and all the posts will not go live until SEPTEMBER 2013 so if you’re already intimidated, never fear! You’ll have plenty of time to read your original classic and the retellings.
If you want to sign up, please do so on the original post from 4/11. You can sign up through May 25th!
GIVEAWAY: As a special bonus, I will be hosting a giveaway for the mythology participants! For details, check out the original post HERE.
MYTHS SELECTED SO FAR (but you can still sign up for these as well!)
PERSEPHONE: Adaptations include the Everneath series by Brodi Ashton, the Abandon series by Meg Cabot, the Goddess Test trilogy by Aimee Carter, Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
VARIOUS GODS/TITANS: Adaptations include the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, The Oh. My. Gods. series by Tera Lynn Childs, Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Katie @ The Polished Page-Turner
THE ILIAD: Adaptations include Troy High by Shana Norris, Starcrossed by Josephine Angellini
Candice @ The Grown-Up YA
THE AENEID: Adaptations TBD!
Amanda @ Late Nights With Good Books
NORSE MYTHS: Adaptations include Loki’s Wolves by KL Armstrong & MA Marr, Starling by Lesley Livingston, Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson
Molly @ Wrapped Up In Books
MEDUSA: Adaptations include Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton, Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs, Dread Locks by Neil Shusterman
Dana @ Little Lovely Books
Once you’ve signed up, please be sure to link up everything with the linky provided below! Firstly, please link up your intro post when it’s all set and live! Secondly, once September rolls around, link up your mythology posts! Each one of those entries will get you one entry in the giveaway as well!