Friday, March 23, 2012

Once Upon a Time VI

With spring comes flowers in bloom, birds chirping, beautiful weather and the Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings. Our gracious host, Carl, describes the challenge as so:

“Once upon a time…”

Perhaps you too have heard that voice whispering on the spring wind, or perhaps Old Man Winter continues to drown out the sound; either way that time has come: Once Upon a Time is here!

Wednesday, March 21st begins the sixth 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 Tuesday, June 19th and allows for very minor (1 book only) participation as well as more immersion depending on your reading/viewing whims.
 This challenge is great because it has different levels of participation, ranging from minimal to very involved. I've decided to be minimalistic and have gone with The Journey.

Per Carl: 

This is really as simple as the name implies. It means you are participating, but not committing yourself to any specific number of books. By signing up for The Journey you are agreeing to read at least one book within one of the four categories during March 21st to June 19th period. Just one book. If you choose to read more, fantastic! If not, then we have still had the pleasure of your company during this three month reading journey and hopefully you have read a great book, met some interesting people, and enjoyed the various activities that occur during the challenge. It has always been of utmost importance to me that the challenges that I host be all about experiencing enjoyable literature and sharing it with others. I want you to participate. Hence, The Journey.
 The one book that I'm definitely reading will be The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. A couple more that I hope to get around to are Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes and The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

I'm more than ready for reading full of whimsy.


  1. The Girl Who...etc, is probably the best book I've read so far this year! I've seen it pop up on a few different Once Upon a Time plan lists, so I'm very excited to see what everyone thinks about it. :) I hope you love it!

  2. @marveloustales, I've heard nothing but good things about TGWCF. I'm starting it on Monday and can hardly wait to read it! I hope I love it as much as everyone else seems to. Thanks for stopping by. :)