35th Bookworms Carnival: Really Old Classics

bw2Welcome to the 35th Edition of the Bookworms Carnival.

Today we celebrate really old classics. I hope this carnival is fun, whether you already have developed a love for really old classics or are among those who haven’t read them lately (or ever!). Maybe this will give you some ideas for your next classic read.

I organized most of the carnival by subject, with a brief overview to the posts I’ve linked to. Make sure you visit the blogs and leave your thoughts on their reviews there. Carnivals are a great opportunity to help you choose what to read next. They are also a great opportunity to find bloggers with your reading tastes, or maybe those bloggers who read things out of your comfort zone that you’d like to try reading some day.

If you haven’t read any really old classics, maybe this will be a springboard for you to do so.

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Castle Waiting by Linda Medley

In Castle Waiting, Linda Medley delightfully tells some new fairy tales. Some of the tales are reminiscent of traditional fairy tales, but most of them are original in some clever way.

Castle Waiting is a rundown castle that is a refuge for a small community of outcast creatures. It is a place for acceptance, and learning the stories of the remarkable characters in the castle helps us to do so.Continue Reading

Reminder! Send Me Your Posts

I want your reviews!

This weekend is the deadline for the upcoming Bookworms Carnival. Get me your links ASAP.

If you have any reviews of really old classics in your archives, send a link to me: rebecca[at]rebeccareid[dot]com. Include “Bookworms Carnival” in the subject line.

Your post need not be a brand new one; any post on your blog would work. For more details on which reviews might work, see this post. A review of any work originally written pre-1600 or so can be included.

The Arabian Nights II, trans. by Husain Haddawy

After I finished reading Husain Haddawy’s translation of The Arabian Nights (reviewed here), I still felt unfulfilled. I turned to The Arabian Nights II to get Haddawy’s translation of some of the traditional stories. In the end, I now have a better appreciation for the first volume of stories: those first stories were by far superior to these.Continue Reading