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Ozathon: 12/21/23

Ozathon

Last month I saw a post on Mastodon announcing an Ozathon where participants would be reading (or re-reading) the original Baum Oz books. I misremembered the dates and thought the readathon would begin in January. Wrong! It actually began on December 1st. So here I am jumping in late.

As it happens, I just finished reading Rinkitink in Oz (1916), the book we are to read in September.

The schedule is:

Part I: Essential Oz adventures
December, 2023: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – hosted by Lory

January, 2024: The Marvelous Land of Oz – hosted by Deb
February, 2024: Ozma of Oz – hosted by Lory
March, 2024: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz – hosted by Deb
April, 2024: The Road to Oz – hosted by Lory
May, 2024: The Emerald City of Oz – hosted by Deb

Part II: Further journeys in Oz
June, 2024: The Patchwork Girl of Oz

July, 2024: Tik-Tok of Oz
August, 2024: The Scarecrow of Oz
September, 2024: Rinkitink in Oz
October, 2024: The Lost Princess of Oz
November, 2024: The Tin Woodman of Oz
December, 2024: The Magic of Oz
January, 2024: Glinda of Oz

I've already reviewed all the books through the Scarecrow of Oz. My reviews are (and will be) posted below the title in the schedule.

Something else I'll be doing this time around too, is reimagining some favorite scenes/ characters artistically. I adore the John R. Neill illustrations but I think it would be fun to reimagine the characters as chickens (except for Bill who already is a chicken).

For my re-read of The Wizard of OZ, I'll be reading from the New Wizard of Oz which is the re-issue by Maud Baum in 1928.

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