I have been hearing about Project: Fairy Tale all over Twitter and I finally took a breather and decided to see what the fuss was all about and let me tell you, I am so excited that I did! I immediately wanted in because I am a LOVER of fairytales and their retellings!!! On one hand I wish I had looked earlier because there were a few I would have loved to focus on but it would have been super hard to choose and let’s be serious, my choice is perfect for me..
So here it is, my choice for Project: Fairy Tale is:
The Wizard of Oz!
Are we shocked? Thrilled? Rolling our eyes at the obvious “Alyssa” choice? Me too, to all of those things but mostly I am just wanting it to be the new year so we can start!
I was actually pretty surprised to see how many retellings have been written of The Wizard of Oz. I obviously knew that there is a plethora (p.s. favorite word) of books in the “series” as it has been continued on by a few people but I didn’t know that there were actual retellings out there! Here is my plan…
Read and review the original novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Read and review 1-3 others in that series that are not part of the original 14.
Read and review Dorothy: the Darker Side of Oz by Scott Stanford.
Read and review Wicked by Gregory Maguire and hopefully read the rest of the series, finally.
Watch the movie a million times.
Watch a few adaptations, including Tin Man from the Sci-Fi channel and The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz (side note: I will not be watching The Wiz because it makes me want to throw up in my mouth) and of course, some of the more obscure remakes such as Return to Oz, which traumatized me as a child.
Finally, showing off my AMAZING collection of Oz books. Be super jealous.
So, there we are. Be prepared for in a few months we will be WoO-ing all over this blog!
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Wow, you’ve got a lot planned! I can’t wait to see it all. 🙂
Um, OMG. Return to Oz totally terrified me too!!! haha.
I can’t wait to see what you have in store! Have you read Wicked? As a lover of TWoO I’d be interested to hear what you think! I actually didn’t finish it because it was a little too weird for me lol.
I DID read Wicked and Son of a Witch AND A Lion Among Men BUT it took me two tries to read each one they were really hard to get into. I am really excited to take time to read and watch all of these obscure adaptations LOL
Oh this sounds awesome, Alyssa! I’d totally participate if Beauty and the Beast weren’t about the first fairy tale gone. 😛
I desperately want/need to read The Hollow Kingdoms/Beauty/Heart’s Blood AND the original (had it on my Kindle for years now).
Still, I’m excited to follow along! I always preferred Return to Oz to Wizard of Oz BECAUSE I found it so freaky.
I know I obviously wanted to do Beauty and the Beast hahha I had a hard time choosing but I mean…WoO is PERFECT amiright?!?
I am excited about all of the Oz shows and movies I get to watch!!
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