Friday, March 20, 2009

Once Upon a Time III

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Each year, Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the Once Upon a Time challenge. It’s a chance to read fantasy, mythology, folklore and fairy tales. It is, of course, right up my alley. I’ve never dared join in before, but since this is my year for challenges, I’m going to give it my best shot. Fortunately, it’s my kind of challenge, where you don’t need to post a list in advance and there’s a lot of leeway for making decisions.

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I’ve decided to aim for “Quest the Third”. The challenge is to read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time III criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres AND top it off with a June reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream OR a viewing of one of the many theatrical versions of the play. I’m planning to watch the play and have already put it in our queue at Fatso, New Zealand’s version of Netflix.

The timetable for the challenge is between Saturday, 21st March and Friday, 20th June 2009.

I certainly don’t have a list, but I would like to include at least one Patricia A. McKillip book and one Charles de Lint book in my reading.

I’ll keep my list over on Lists and Such as usual, and post my reviews here.

11 comments:

Nymeth said...

Good luck with the challenge, and have fun!

Susan said...

Yaay! I was so excited it's up finally, and congratulations on joining this year. This is such a fun challenge, I really love it - for all the fantasy we get to read :-)

Carl V. said...

I am so glad you are joining in. I am always honored to have new participants and I appreciate you giving this one a go. I think you'll enjoy it. I try to do whatever community building I can during these challenges as well because I feel that is such an important part of the blogging community. I look forward to seeing what you choose to read during the challenge.

Robin said...

This is such a fun challenge, I know you'll enjoy yourself!

libritouches said...

Ooh, good luck with the challenge! I hope you'll enjoy yourself! (Also, hello! ^-^)

Debi said...

You definitely won't regret joining this one!

Stephanie said...

This is a really fun challenge - ENJOY! Love your header, btw.

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Good luck with the challenge. Charles De Lint is one of my favorites. My post is http://rocalisa.blogspot.com/

orannia said...

Good luck! I look forward to seeing what you chose to read :)

Stephanie said...

I love this challenge! The RIP in the fall and this one in the Spring are my 2 favorites...ever!!

But damn, I'm going to have so many books added to my TBR list it's not even funny!!

Shelley said...

I'm glad you can join in the fun! This is my first time participating, and I'm pretty excited. Have fun!