For the past four years I have hosted the Once Upon a Time Challenge, an opportunity to band together as a community to celebrate story, in this case the kind that fits roughly under one’s own personal definition of four categories: fantasy, folklore, fairy tale and mythology. As spring rapidly approaches in the Northern Hemisphere, the desire for these stories threatens to overwhelm, and with that, it is time to make the fourth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge official....The fourth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge officially begins on Sunday, March 21st and ends June 20th. In addition to the usual goings on over here at Stainless Steel Droppings, the next three months will see features on art, music, film and of course literature of a fantastical, mythical nature. The purpose of the challenges that I host is always to first and foremost have fun and secondly to promote a sense of community across the blogosphere, so I encourage you to become involved in any way that feels comfortable for you.
This sounds tailor-made for me! I knew I should've waited to read Ash!
I'll be joining in on Quest The First:
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time IV 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.
There are a lot of levels to choose from, so go on over and sign up!
1. The Fetch by Laura Whitcomb
2. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
3. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
4. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Completed as of April 14, 2010!