A Grimm Challenge

In Which I Set Myself A Grimm Challenge

I love fairy-tales. If you follow my blog, you might already know this! There is just something about these classic stories that are magical (even if the story features no magic whatsoever). Obviously, this is a view shared by many, as these tales have been passed down and retold for years and years and absolute years.

I like tales from many different sources, but I can’t deny that I have a soft spot for the Brothers Grimm. I love their renditions, so much so that, aside from the various stories I have scattered throughout my book collections, I own two versions of the Grimms’ completed tales.

I have read a fair few of these tales, and definitely have my list of favourites (listed below). But there are many others I have never read. It’s something that has always bothered me, so I’ve decided to do something about it.

A Grimm Challenge.

I’ve decided to tackle the complete Grimm collection, one story and one day at a time. There are 211 stories in total in my collections, so I’m going to attempt reading one story a day, everyday, for 211 days. The stories generally are fairly short, so the reading is not a crazy amount. This is more about the commitment, more about turning off the television or stepping away from the computer for a few minutes each day to get a little extra reading done!

So here’s the plan. My goal is to read seven stories a week. Then, on Mondays, I’ll post my progress outlining what I’ve read, what was my favourite story of the week, and any general thoughts on the week’s selection. I’m also curious to see how much, if at all, my overall favourite story list changes throughout the challenge, so I’m going to list my current favourite five (although I love more than five!) below. At the end of the challenge, I’ll make a new list and compare!

My favourite five Grimm tales (this list was actually quite difficult to make!):

1. Rapunzel
2. The Robber Bridegroom
3. Hans the Hedgehog
4.The Juniper Tree
5. Cinderella

So there you have it! I hope you’ll stop by from time to time to see my progress. And if you have any questions about the tales or the Brothers Grimm themselves at any time, please ask! If I don’t know the answer, I’d love to find out, =)

Wish me luck!


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