Closing out a month of constant posting...

I'd like to thank anyone who read through all my reading meme posts this month. (If you missed the month-long meme, see index post here.) I know it's cliche, but I hope that you had as much fun reading them as I had putting them together.

Please steal the prompt list for your own if you like, memes are meant to be shared after all.

Thinking through these short articles put a lot of books back on my "to re-read" list. Partially inspired by this post and partially by a gift I received for the holidays, I've decided on a special event for the upcoming month.

I'm declaring the week of Feb 14th Fantasy Flashback Week here at the Bookshelf. I'm going to read a large pile of classic Middle Grade fantasy, all books that I loved as a child but haven't read in years and years. Some will be obscure, some less so. I'll post about a different book every day that week.

If you reread an old favorite recently, I hope you'll come by and leave a comment here, or on any post that week.

Or if you'd like to read along, here's the planned schedule:

Mon Feb 14: The Book of Three, by Lloyd Alexander
Tues Feb 15: The Farthest-Away Mountain, by Lynne Reid Banks 
Wed Feb 16: Swept Away, by Josepha Sherman
Thurs Feb 17: Dealing With Dragons, by Patricia C. Wrede
Fri Feb 18: Sun Blind, by Gwen Hansen
Sat Feb 19: Bonus Non-Fantasy Book: The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
Sun Feb 20: The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

For now, enjoy your regularly scheduled reviews and comics posts!


  1. Interesting coincidence, I've got a short take about Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander, scheduled to appear on my blog Feb 22, right about the time your Fantasy Flashback week ends. Alexander's Prydain tales are some of my all-time favorites, and get re-read every so often, when I feel like spending time with an old friend.
    Juster's Phantom Tollbooth also ranks right up there for me.
    I'll look forward to coming by to see what you have to say that week.


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