Once Upon a Time challenge

Posted March 22, 2015 by Lory in challenges / 16 Comments


I said I wasn’t going to join any more challenges, but I couldn’t resist this one: Once Upon a Time, hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. It only runs for three months, so I have the rest of the year to catch up on other reading, right?

There are many different options for joining this fantasy and folklore oriented bonanza, including reading just one book. I’m interested in “Quest the Second,” which means reading one book from each of four categories: fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, and folklore. I definitely have candidates on my TBR for the first three categories: The Valley of Song by Elizabeth Goudge, the forthcoming Oxford University Press Victorian Fairy Tales, and The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. Could The Golem and the Jinni count for folklore?

Anyway, I’m always up for more of this kind of reading, so I figure there’s no way to lose.

Are you joining in? Let me know what your plans are!

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16 responses to “Once Upon a Time challenge

  1. I usually do join this challenge, but I haven't yet decided what I want to read this time around. Decisions, decisions from my hulking TBR.

  2. Helen

    Good luck with the challenge. I like the idea of Quest the Second but decided The Journey was a more realistic level for me. I loved The Golem and the Jinni and I'm sure it would count as folklore!

  3. Oh fun! I say the more challenges the merrier. 🙂 I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the challenge when it's over and what you ended up reading.

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