Monday, July 11, 2011

Mythology Mini Challenge

It's Once Upon a Read-a-thon week, so expect more posts than the usual, both reviews, challenges from other blogs, and I'd like to discuss book rentals at some point this week.

This is a challenge from IB Book Blogging.

Mini Challenge Question 1:
What is your favorite type of myth (Greek, Roman, Egyptian etc)?

Greek, though I do like Norse mythology as well. Being a World History teacher the Greek myths are easier to expose the kids to, especially with connection to English.

Mini Challenge Question 2:
What is your favorite book with some type of mythology in it?

The Percy Jackson series, which I have a feeling is going to be the answer to a lot of peoples'. It managed to blend the nastier parts of mythology and modernize it into something accessible. Special mention to 'Til We All Have Faces by CS Lewis as well. Beautiful take on the Psyche myth with it's own mystical spin on things.

1 comment:

  1. I've only read the first in the Percy Jackson series but understand why its so popular, it was such a fun book.