Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Nattie Challenge

The Nattie Challenge is back!

For those of you who are not familiar with this challenge here is a bit about it:

Natalie was a reader. Boy, is that an understatement. Natalie was THE reader. She epitomized the phrase "So Many Books, So Little Time." Unfortunately for us, Nat's time was even shorter than anyone imagined. She left behind a legacy of books and reading, and this Challenge Blog is to honor her.

This time round, the challenge is:

The Fantastical Challenge
February2009-March 2009
Hosted by Heather at The Nattie Challenge.

I was thinking, this morning, of the kinds of books Natalie liked to read, and I remember her love for Narnia. I decided a Narnia challenge was out though. Most of us have already read it it, many more times than they can count. So, I thought, why not a fantasy fiction challenge. There are 2 reasons for this:

1. Natalie often read to escape. A book can take us out of our lives and into the world of imagination.

2. Fantasy books are popular for a reason. They take us to a world beyond the one we live in. They speak loudly of the human soul's longing for a different place (Eden, where we were created to dwell, Heaven where we shall find ourselves one day). Natalie has managed to escape one final time into a world that is beyond our wildest imaginings.

The rules:
This challenge is for Feb and March.
Read a fantasy book. Or 2. Or 3.
Read to yourself or to your kids.
Choose adult fantasy or young adult fantasy.
Heck, go to the library and read a million children's books. Just go somewhere new and fabulous and be sure to tell us all about the journey.

To learn more or to sign up go to The Fantastical Challenge