Monday, March 25, 2013

Once Upon a Time VII

Spring is here... sort of.  The snow falling outside and the winter weather advisory for my town make me question this, but according to the calendar, it's supposed to be Spring right now.  And with Spring comes the Once Upon a Time VII Challenge.  This is my first year participating in this challenge (it's actually the first time I ever heard of it), and I'm super excited for it.

The purpose of this challenge is to use the Spring season to enjoy books from four different genres - fantasy, mythology, fairy tale, and folklore.  There are different ways to participate in the challenge, each with its own set of specific rules.  I chose two options - Quest the Second and Quest the Third.

The rules for Quest the Second are simple.  You have to read at least one book from each of the challenge genres.   I think I've figured out exactly which four books I'm going to read too.

  1. Mythology - The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
  2. Fantasy - A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
  3. Fairy tale - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  4. Folklore - Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Quest the Third is kind of like an add-on to one of the other quests.  In June, after finishing the requirements for Quest the Second (or The Journey or Quest the First), you also read A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare or watch a theatrical version of the play.  I love this play and its adaptations so I definitely wanted to do this quest as well as the other.

So I'm psyched to take part in the Once Upon a Time Challenge.  It's going to be a lot of fun (the first rule of the challenge), especially since it involves my four favorite genres ever.

1 comment:

  1. Scarlet! Great choice--I read it recently and really enjoyed it. Maybe even more than Cinder. Welcome to the challenge :) and I'll look forward to your reviews.


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