Sunday, March 20, 2011
Once Upon a Time Challenge
I'm sooooooo excited! Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting the 5th annual Once Upon a Time Challenge. I've participated in this challenge for the past couple of years and absolutely loved it each time! And that banner....look at that banner! I had to have it on my blog just because it is so gorgeous :)
So there are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to amounts of books to read for the challenge or what types of books you want to read. Carl isn't picky and for this challenge the reader can choose between fantasy, mythology, folklore, or fairytales. And the whole point of the challenge is to have fun (while adding to your wishlist like crazy if your name is Sam). Seriously, I don't know how any of you resist this challenge because I honestly can't.
Anywhoo, I've decided to go with Quest the First which is five books in any of the categories listed above. I read more and more fantasy each year so this shouldn't be a problem whatsoever. In fact, I'm going to include a pool of books that I would like to choose from...although more than likely I'll completely change my mind and pick something different up.
Here are just a few of my choices:
1. Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter
2. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
3. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
4. Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica
5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
6. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Just looking at these books gets me excited about this challenge and I have so many other reads that are on my wishlist just waiting to be read. I can't wait to begin!