Sunday, May 1, 2011

Once Upon A Time V Challenge

**Challenge completed.**

Dates: 21 March to 22 June, 2011
Host: Carl V @ Stainless Steel Droppings

  • 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 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. Quest the Fourth - Read two non-fiction books, essay collections, etc. that treat any one or more of the four genres covered in this challenge.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

See my original post about the Challenge here.
See the Challenge Announcement page here.
See the Challenge Review page here.

✸ I'm joining the Challenge at the Journey level, although I'm hoping to manage more than one book; my reading will most likely be from the fantasy genre. And this year I'm going to try to participate in the Screen Quest as well.

  1. Cynthia's Attic: The Missing Locket. Mary Cunningham (Review to come)


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