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Once Upon A Time III

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

I just finished two challenges, but couldn't resist taking on another two-Callapidder's Day's Spring Reading Challenge and one more.

In celebration of my 2nd Blogoversary, which is tomorrow, I am going back to my roots - my reading roots that is. When I was a teenager back in the 70's, my favorite genre was Fantasy and Science Fiction. I lived on a diet of Charles De Lint, Tom Deitz, Ray Bradbury, Mercedes Lackey, Joel Rosenburg, Katherine Kurtz and more. I've been going back through my old boxes of books and pulling out a few to re-visit.


Coincidently, I also discovered Carl's Blog Stainless Steel Droppings and I was very excited to see he annually hosts a reading event that celebrates not only Fantasy, but Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Mythology.

Once Upon A Time III



The Reading Event takes place during Spring from March 21th through June 20th. It is actually a low key event in which you can choose to list your books or just decide as you go along what you are going to read. There are several quests and I have decided to join in




For Quest the First, the goal is to read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time III 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. Carl has created a book review site for the quest for those who wish to post reviews.

I will be revisiting a few old favorites, plus discovering some new to me authors. There are a few books on my Spring Reading Challenge that will apply to the event. Plus the list is subject to change at any time.





I may or may not be able to finish them all, but I will certainly try. Happy Spring!

Comments

  1. Oh, I've heard great things about Inkheart. Happy reading!

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  2. The Graveyard Book is excellent! And Inkheart was fun, though I didn't love it as much as some. Those are the only ones I've read, but I've had my eye on some of the others too. Happy reading!

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  3. Oh, I remember the Tom Deitz books. I loved those when they came out, but then I kind of ran out of energy and never finished the last two. You've made me want to add one of them to my list that is already too long! Have fun and happy reading.

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  4. That looks like a very interesting list! I'll be curious to see what you make of Inkheart. (It's the only book on the list I've already read.) Like Nymeth, I didn't love it as much as some, but it really is a lot of fun to read. ^-^

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  5. Patricia Briggs is a favourite of mine too! You've just reminded me that I have a couple of her earlier books in my TBR list, maybe I'll add one or two to my list.

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  6. That's a great list, Robin! How fun to "revisit" some of what you loved many years ago.

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  7. Great list! I'm so glad you are joining in on this one and I think you will definitely find some enjoyable reads during the next three months. Thanks for being a part of this.

    I didn't read any Bradbury growing up, but I fell in love with Dandelion Wine last year and am now reading Summer Morning, Summer Night and am loving it so far as well.

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  8. Nice list. Inkheart is great fun, I missed the movie but will probably get the dvd. I'm currently reading Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series for the first time - absolutely *loving* it. Look forward to your reviews.

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  9. You have a great list! I enjoyed The Graveyard Book. Happy reading and good luck!

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  10. Seems like de Lint and Gaiman are popular this year. Happy Spring!

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  11. I was a teen in the 80s, so my fantasy reading tended towards Eddings, and Feist.
    I have Inkheart, and Someplace to be Flying. I have no idea what I'm going to read for the challenge though.

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  12. Hi :)

    I was just passing by to tell you that you have an award waiting for you here :)

    http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/03/sisterhood-award.html

    Please come and pick it up ;)

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  13. I may just have to look more closely at that Once Upon a Time challenge. What a great list of books you have -- some I'm familiar with but some are new to me, which is always exciting!!

    Good luck on your two new challenges.

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  14. That is a great list!! I can't tell you have many books you and I have that are similar!!

    I'm really excited about this challenge!

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  15. Oh, look at that Charles de lint book Mystery of Grace! Oh, I have to get that now. I guess i will be starting a secondary 'may be read' for the challenge list, I left some books off. As you say, you have Mercy Thompson #3, I have #2 to read for the challenge. ARen't they great books? I really want to try the Keri Arthur, this is the second time it's appeared on someone's list for this challenge.

    I've added you to my blogroll, I'll be back! :-D

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  16. I've read Inkheart, Magyk and the Alchemyst and enjoyed the all! You are in for some very good reading!

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  17. I've wanted to read The Graveyard Book, not only from all the reviews I've seen on blogs, but because it won the Newbery Award. That took me by surprise! I loved Inkheart, by the way, and I also want to read Magyk. Thanks for visiting me!

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  18. Loved The Graveyard Book and Lightning Thief! Hope you do too. Look forward to what we both think about De Lint.

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