This challenge ended on the 20th June, 2009. I was partially successful with it, completing the books component, but not getting A Midsummer Night's Dream watched. I've been unwell since the 20th April or thereabouts and that impacted on my participation in the challenge. All the same, I'm glad I joined in and I'll be signing up again next year.
My Once Upon a Time III reading list (sadly no reviews as I haven’t been feeling up to writing them lately):
- The Ordinary Princess - M. M. Kaye
- Alphabet of Thorn - Patricia A. McKillip
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan
- The Night Bird - Catherine Asaro
- Silver on the Tree - Susan Cooper
Book component completed: 22nd April 2009
- Giants of the Frost - Kim Wilkins
- The Initiate - Louise Cooper
I didn’t manage to write any reviews, but I enjoyed the books.
I just loved my reread of The Ordinary Princess, which is actually a junior book, but it is such a lovely tale and it was a delight to visit with Amy and Perry again.
Alphabet of Thorn was another excellent McKillip book that I happily recommend.
I was disappointed with The Forest of Hands and Teeth and Giants of the Frost, neither turning out to be quite the book I was expecting. I was frustrated by the main character in Forest and the action in Giants was split into two locations each with a very different tone and voice – one I liked and the other frankly bored me silly.
Of the other books, two (Silver on the Tree and The Initiate) were very enjoyable rereads and I pretty much always enjoy the adventure in an Asaro title, as I did with The Night Bird.