Category Archives: A Grimm Challenge

The Once and Future Challenge

When I was on Maternity leave with my first son, I decided to make the most of my time off work and try to accomplish something fun, reading-wise. The result was A Grimm Challenge, in which I read the entire works of the Brothers Grimm. It was such a great experience. I got to read …

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A Grimm Challenge – Final Recap!

Can you believe it? We’ve finished A Grimm Challenge! Six and a half months later, the project is complete! If you don’t remember why I set out to do this challenge in the first place, or how the challenge was structured, I’ll remind you. Back in February, I decided I wanted to read the entire …

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A Grimm Challenge – Month 6 Recap

Six months into A Grimm Challenge! It’s been half a year of reading fairy-tales! Crazy, eh? Well, it’s not over yet, but we’re getting quite close. Less than a month’s worth of stories remain! I’ll save my final thoughts for the final recap. So for now, I’ll just say that it’s been a lot of …

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A Grimm Challenge – Month 5 Recap

Five months into A Grimm Challenge! So this month I’ve been thinking about how these tales would be presented if they were written down today, and not in the early 1800s. Now, this in itself is a tricky subject. I am, as a librarian (and just generally as myself) strongly against censorship. I also happen …

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A Grimm Challenge – Month 4 Recap

Four months into A Grimm Challenge! We’re over halfway through the challenge! One of the curious things I’ve wondered about during this challenge is how all these stories would come together if the Grimm collection were laid out differently. As it is, there are definite themes grouping the stories together. Certain phrases, character types, or …

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A Grimm Challenge – Month 3 Recap

Three months into A Grimm Challenge! Last month we were a bit behind with our stories, but we’re all caught up now. I can’t believe we’ve almost reached the halfway point in this challenge! This month had some of the longest stories so far. It’s interesting to see how similar tales can be told at …

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A Grimm Challenge Month 2 Recap

Two months into A Grimm Challenge! The challenge is still going well. We’re a bit behind with our stories at the moment due to a writing-thing, but I’m hoping to get caught up this weekend! Our longest story yet is next, so once we’re finished that one, we should just fly through the next few. …

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A Grimm Challenge – Month 1 (and a bit) Recap

Technically my first month of A Grimm Challenge ended last week, but as I had just put up another post, I decided to wait a week and do my recap today. I can’t believe it’s been over a month of fairy-tales already! The challenge is going well. I’ll admit there have been a few days …

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A Grimm Challenge – A Change to Recaps

My second week of A Grimm Challenge is complete, and already I don’t have the time to write up a full recap, without taking valuable time away from something else (it’s been a busy few days)! So, I’ve decided to make this change early, and hopefully it will be a better fit. Instead of weekly …

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A Grimm Challenge – Week 1 Recap

My first week of A Grimm Challenge is complete! Below I sum up what I read, decide on my favourite tale from the week, and generally comment on the challenge so far.Stories I Read This Week 1. The Frog-King; or Iron Henry2. Cat and Mouse in Partnership3. Our Lady’s Child4. The Story of the Youth …

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