Can't resist a good challenge.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Once Upon a Time VIII


Dates: 21 March - 21 June, 2014
Hosted by: Carl V. Anderson @ Stainless Steel Droppings

Guidelines (quoted from the challenge announcement page):
  • Readings should come from these four genres: fantasy, fairy tale, folklore and mythology
  • Participants can choose one or more of the following levels (or Quests):
  1. The Journey - Read at least one book from any of the four genres. No need to commit to any set number of books.
  2. Quest the First - 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.
  3. Quest the Second - Read at least one book from each of the four categories. In this quest you will be reading 4 books total: one fantasy, one folklore, one fairy tale, and one mythology.
  4. Quest the Third - Fulfill the requirements for the Journey, or Quest the First or Quest the Second, 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.
  5. Short Story Quest - This quest involves the reading of one or more short stories that fit within at least one of the four genres during the course of the weekend. Ideally you would post about your short story readings on Sundays or Mondays, but this is not strictly necessary.
  6. Quest on the Screen - To participate in this quest simply let the other participants know about the films and/or television shows that you feel fit into the definitions of fantasy, fairy tales, folklore or mythology that you are enjoying during the challenge.


✸ I'm signing up at the "Journey" level, so I'll be reading at least one book, but (as usual) hope to read a few more.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up page HERE.
~ See the challenge review page HERE.

MY READING LIST (books read, with links to reviews):
  1. While Beauty Slept. Elizabeth Blackwell
  2. The Thief of Always. Clive Barker


LIST OF POSSIBLE CHOICES:

Bedknob and Broomstick. Mary Norton
The Bell at Sealey Head
. Patricia A. McKillip  
Black Light. Elizabeth Hand
The Book of Lost Things
. John Connolly
The Castle of Llyr. Lloyd Alexander
The Children of Llyr. Evangeline Walton
The City of Dreaming Books. Walter Moers
The Crystal Cave. Mary Stewart
Elidor. Alan Garner
The Eyre Affair. Jasper Fforde
The Fairy-Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm #1). Michael Buckley
Five Children and It. E. Nesbit
The Halloween Tree. Ray Bradbury
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years. Rachel Field
Inkheart. Cornelia Funke 
James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories. Susanna Clarke
Luka and the Fire of Life. Salman Rushdie
The Mabinogion.
The Magic City. E. Nesbit 
The Magic of Finkleton. K.C. Hilton 
Magic or Not? Edward Eager
Mary Poppins Comes Back. Pamela L. Travers
The Mennyms.  Sylvia Waugh 
Miss Hickory. Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
The Mists of Avalon. Marion Zimmer Bradley 
The Moon of Gomrath: A Tale of Alderley. Alan Garner
The Mysterious Benedict Society. Trenton Lee Stewart
Mythago Wood. Robert Holdstock  
The Other Book. Philip Womack 
The Phantom Tollbooth. Norton Juster 
Photographing Fairies. Steve Szilagyi 
The Prince of Mist. Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Princess and the Goblin. George MacDonald
The Red Pyramid. Rick Riordan 
Silver on the Tree. Susan Cooper 
Stuart Little. E.B. White 
The Thief of Always. Clive Barker 
The Trumpet of the Swan. E.B. White 
The Well-Wishers. Edward Eager 
While Beauty Slept. Elizabeth Blackwell 
The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame

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