A Visit to Oz: Update-y McAwesome (May)

A Visit to Oz
So! It’s been about a month since the Visit to Oz Challenge started. How are you all doing? Read any good Oz books?

Myself, I, er, haven’t. I read the first Oz book (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) and half of the second (The Marvelous Land of Oz) before the challenge started, but nothing since then. Bad me! I did find a whole section at the library where I work that’s dedicated to Oz-type things, including a really nice annotated The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! I’m going to check it out more once I’m done with finals.

What have you all done so far? Better than me? Any particular aspect of a book you wanna talk about?

For instance! In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Emerald City isn’t really all green! It’s white! It’s the green goggles everyone wears that makes it seem emerald-colored. Weird, eh? I also thought it was interesting that Dorothy used the flying monkeys to accomplish some tasks (after offing the Wicked Witch, of course), but that they short-changed her last wish (she got three) because they “couldn’t do it.” Wouldn’t that mean she got a do-over? I certainly think so!

What are you planning to read this month? I’m going to try to finish reading the second book and maybe start on the third. Hopefully I won’t fall too behind and become unable to finish my own challenge!

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