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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

April's Tale O'The Month, or why you be seeing a lot of posts about Robin Hood

Hood - Stephen R. Lawhead Scarlet - A.C. Gaughen The Outlaws of Sherwood - Robin McKinley The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood - Howard Pyle Through a Dark Mist - Marsha Canham

I've decided to try something new for myself, so we'll see how it goes. I'm going to be identifying a tale/myth and reading both about the story/myth itself, and reading some adaptations/retellings of it. And, possibly even watching some film/television adaptations.


To begin in April, I've chosen the tale of Robin Hood. Some of the books I already own are linked above. There's also a BBC television adaptation that I am pretty sure is available on either Netflix or Amazon Prime, and I may try to get my hands on one or two of the movie adaptations, including the Disney version. It's possible that this may take more than a month, so I'll just move at my own pace. I'll definitely be reading other books as well, as a steady diet of Robin Hood would probably cause burnout!


Let me know in the comments below if you know of any that I really need to read/watch. I would actually be interested in self-published books as well.