The Phantom of the Opera Reading and Viewing Challenge – 3rd Update

Fall is in the air, shadows are getting longer (better for lurking Opera Ghosts), and it’s time to check in about our Phantom of the Opera experiences so far this year!

I started the year off with rereading Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera.  I more recently watched Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his Phantom play.  It stirred up a lot of feelings, so I posted a video review if you’d like to check it out (spoiler: I’m not a fan).

I’m still aiming for the Lon Chaney Level of the challenge, by reading one book, watching one filmed play and, still to be done, watching one movie.  Haven’t decided which movie yet!

My main Phantom focus lately has been on putting my own Guardian of the Opera series out – Books 1 and 2 are already available, and Book 3 just went up for pre-order last week.  Any of them, of course, qualify for this challenge. 🙂

That covers my recent Phantom adventures – now I want to hear about yours! If you’d like a refresher on the challenge, check out the launch post here.  And please share in a comment below.  I look forward to seeing what you’ve been exploring this year!

2 thoughts on “The Phantom of the Opera Reading and Viewing Challenge – 3rd Update

  1. I have one thing left as well: I need to watch a play.

    I watched the 2004 movie musical for the first time in years. It made me feel so nostalgic, and it just took me back in time to when I was singing songs off the tops of parking garages and doodling Phantom in class. I have a very special fondness for media that can do this to me. This was my first introduction to Phantom and it started an all-consuming obsession that lasted several years. It really is a beautiful movie.

    I also read the first book in your series! Loved it. I think that was the fastest I’ve read a book in a long while… I just had to find out what happened next. There’s something so endearing about Meg the way you’ve written her. Trying to avoid spoilers, that last scene was such a great joy to read after of all of the buildup. I am looking forward to the next two books, though seeing as how Christmas is at hand, I might wait and put them on my Christmas list. I always have a hard time thinking of gift ideas, but books are perfect.

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