End of Dream King, Start of Pratchett

Before year 2009 I had never read any Neil Gaiman’s. With the encouragement of The Dream King Challenge I managed to read three books and watched one movie based on his book:

  1. The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. The Sandman Vol 2: The Doll’s House by Neil Gaiman

Movie: Coraline

I accomplished the second level: Acolyte, which requires you to read three works and watch one movie.

I’m still not quite sure if I like the Sandman series, but I’d love to continue a couple more before making my decision as a lot of people say it gets better after the third volume. The Graveyard Book and Coraline the movie were simply fun. I’d love to read more of Gaiman’s in the future for sure. My next one hopefully would be American Gods, or Good Omens, which is a perfect cue for this next challenge I’m joining next year.

Marg@ReadingAdventures is hosting Terry Pratchett Challenge in 2010 (1 December 2009 – 30 November 2010). I have never read any Pratchett’s before and this year would be the year! I already have a few books from the Discworld series on my shelf, so I’m good to go.

There are 5 levels of participation and I’m aiming for the first level:

1-3 books – Cashier at Ankh-Morpork Mint
4-5 books – Guard of the City Watch
6-8 books – Academic at the Unseen University
9-10 books – Member of Granny Weatherwax’s Coven
10-12 books – Death’s Apprentice

For those of you who missed The Dream King Challenge in 2009, may want to check out Neil Gaiman Reading Challenge in 2010 (hosted by a different host). I’m still going to read Gaiman’s once in a while, but I’m not setting myself up for a challenge anymore as I have accomplished my goal to read some of his works.

Let me know if you’re joining any of the new challenges!

Update

I read Equal Rites for the challenge.

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10 thoughts on “End of Dream King, Start of Pratchett

  1. Sakura

    Both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are two of my favourite writers. I loved both American Gods and Good Omens. For me American Gods is my favourite Gaiman book (Anansi Boys is a sort-of sequel to it and was great too.) I will be joining you for the Pratchett challenge and am reading Unseen Academicals at the moment.
    .-= [Sakura´s last blog: What I Enjoyed the Most in 2009] =-.

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    1. mee Post author

      It seems that a fan of one is always the fan of the other. Well, they even wrote a book together! I can’t wait to discover Pratchett’s works!

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    1. mee Post author

      I think I probably started to hear a lot of Gaiman after blogging too. He’s very popular among bloggers. I don’t know how popular he is in the outside world. Probably the same :D

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  2. Nymeth

    I have shamefully failed the Dream King challenge :( I can’t believe I didn’t complete a challenge devoted to my favourite author! Let’s hope the one devoted to my second favourite goes better :P

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    1. mee Post author

      Is it because you have read almost everything he wrote so there were very few unread books left for you? :P For me there are a whole lot of options out there, both for Gaiman and Pratchett! :D

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