Sunday, March 23, 2014

Once Upon a Time Challenge, or Serendipity Strikes Again

Yep, Yesterday I posted about those two novels that contain myth, legend, and fantasy and in this morning's email there was a new post from Annabel's House of Books about a related challenge.  Of course, like Annabel, I rarely do challenges but...

The thing is, the two books I posted about yesterday re-sparked my mind to read more fantasy so I checked out the challenge and it's really quite flexible and I think the posts by the participants will lead me to some interesting reads.   

So here it is Once Upon a Time VIII
      "Friday, March 21st begins the eighth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge. This is a reading and viewing event that encompasses four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum. The challenge continues through June 21st and allows for very minor (1 book only) participation as well as more immersion depending on your reading/viewing whims."

There are several levels, and I'm not sure which I'll aim for.  I'm not even sure it makes much difference since my goal is to see what everyone else is reading.  Still, I should share.

Think I'll go for
Quest of the First: "Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. 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 (since I love short stories)
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 any weekend, or weekends, during the challenge. Ideally you would post about your short story readings on Sundays or Mondays, but this is not strictly necessary."

As usual for me, the Reading is not the Challenge. The posting is.

1 comment:

  1. Serendipity seems so appropriate for a fantasy challenge! I hope you enjoy your reading--and meet the challenge of posting! :)