Once Upon a Time III Challenge – Completed

Stainless Steel Droppings is once again weaving magic and fantasy over on his blog. He is launching his annual Once Upon a Time Challenge again. All those who are participating are putting links to their reviews here – drop over to ensure your TBR pile will grow.

“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.”
~Albert Einstein

fantasy: a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting.(Wiki)

fairy tale: a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals, and usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events. (Wiki)

folklore: the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people; lore of a people; The traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people, transmitted orally. (Dictionary dot com)

mythology: a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person; a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered. (Dictionary dot com)

Fantasy, fairy tale, folklore and mythology. The definitions above are a jumping off point, but those of us who have unabashedly reveled in between the pages of these genres know that each is so much more.

I am doing the Journey:

This is really as simple as the name implies. It means you are participating, but not committing yourself to any specific number of books. All reading is a journey, perhaps none more so than reading fantastical fiction. By signing up for The Journey you are agreeing to at least read one book within one of the four categories during March 21st to June 20th 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.

I will no doubt read more than one – but not committing myself to any more than one.

My book was selected from’fairy tale’:

1. Spells & Sleeping Bags by Sarah Mlynowski – Review is here

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2 responses to “Once Upon a Time III Challenge – Completed

  1. Carl V.

    I don’t blame you for not wanting the pressure. I completely understand and feel the same way myself. I’m so glad you are in and hope you enjoy everything you read for the challenge, be it one book or many.

  2. Marg

    I will be interested to see what book you end up choosing for the challenge Sally!

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