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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Dream King Challenge

I've realized that I love challenges. They make me read more and they make me narrow down what to read from my huge list of TBR books. So I've decided to sign up for The Dream King Challenge which is to read Neil Gaiman books. Woohoo! The challenge lasts all year and there are different levels and categories.

I've already read and loved Neverwhere, Stardust, Coraline, and Anansi Boys. And I've watched the movie Stardust and the mini-series Neverwhere.

Here are the levels:

Neophyte: Read one work and watch one movie
Acolyte: Read three works (from three different categories) and watch one movie
Devotee: Read six works (from six different categories) and watch one movie
Zealot: Read twelve works (from at least six different categories) and watch one movie.

Amanda's Completed Devotee List:

1. Neil Recommended: The Good Fairies of New York - Martin Millar (Finished April 24, 2009)
2. Movie: Coraline - Beautiful and creepy! (Watched September 22nd, 2009)
3. Short Stories: Smoke and Mirrors (Finished November 3, 2009)
4. Young Adult: The Graveyard Book (Finished November 12, 2009)
5. Novels: American Gods
6. Comics/Graphic Novels: The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes (Finished November 20, 2009)

Amanda's Neil Gaiman Devotee List Choices:

1. Neil Gaiman Audio Collection (read by Neil Gaiman)
2. InterWorld (not read by Neil)

Short Stories
3. Fragile Things (audio read by Neil Gaiman)
4. Smoke and Mirrors

5. American Gods
6. Good Omens (w/ Terry Prachett)

Comics/Graphic Novels
7. The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Young Adult
8. M is for Magic (audio read by Neil Gaiman)
9. The Graveyard Book

Neil Recommended
10. The Good Fairies of New York

Stardust (I own it so this is easy)

***For any Neil Gaiman fan, what book/comic/etc. is your favorite or what would you recommend??

***Thanks Fyrefly for recommending getting audio books read by Neil himself. I'm looking forward to commute to work will go by a lot faster :)


  1. That's part of the reason I love challenges, too! There is so much out there that I want to read, they give me at least a loose plan of attack each year. :-) Good luck with the ones you've chosen!


  2. Does Neil Gaiman read Interworld himself? If not, I'd recommend switching things around so that you can listen to one he reads - he's really a fantastic narrator.

  3. I can't pick one favorite Gaiman book, so I'll pick three: American Gods, Neverwhere, and Stardust. I found Coraline oddly disappointing.

  4. Looks like we'll be reading several of the same books. :) I'm looking forward to M is for Magic and The Good Fairies of New York, along with re-reading Good Omens (which is doubly great, because it's written by Gaiman AND Pratchett!).

  5. I hope you enjoy all your picks! This challenge is going to be so much fun.


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