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Once Upon A Time Challenge IV

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Once Upon a Time Challenge
If that banner doesn't make you want to join in this challenge, I don't know what will! Here's what Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings has to say:

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 Zaf√≥n
 5. Moon Called by Patricia Briggs

Completed as of April 14, 2010!

Jennifer G.


  1. Wonderful to have you joining in for the first time. Thank you so much. I hope you find some great books and have a wonderful time. I said this on my site too, but if you are looking for a really good fairy tale retelling I would suggest Angela Carter's small short story collection, The Bloody Chamber.

  2. Thanks for the recommendation! I'll add it to my list! And thanks for hosting such a great challenge!

  3. you won't be sorry you joined! it's the best challange out there in blogland! I hope you enjoy all the books you choose.

    (I love your header picture!! do you know where it is taken?)

  4. Ohhhh, that banner is gorgeous. I've been in a ft mood lately. Don't know if I'll be able to continue, though. But I am heading over to peruse.
    And every where I go that sells used books, I look for a copy of the Bloody Chamber!


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