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March 23, 2014 / Leslie

Once Upon a Time VIII

onceup8275It’s spring time and that means the annual Once Upon a Time Challenge hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings, is underway.

What is it about?

“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 June 21st and allows for very minor (1 book only) participation as well as more immersion depending on your reading/viewing whims.”

The Particulars

There are many ways to participate and the rules are simple:

Rule #1: Have fun.
Rule #2: HAVE FUN.
Rule #3: Don’t keep the fun to yourself, share it with us, please!
Rule #4: Do not be put off by the word “challenge”.

Hop on over to the sign-up page for the details.

The Journey


I’m participating at the lowest level. Fantasy is a hit or miss genre for me. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I cannot get through the first 50 pages. It all depends on the world-building and character development. The Journey is a commitment to one or more books. Here are a few of my reading choices, ones I hope I’ll enjoy…

My Choices

First Fifteen Lives of Harry AugustMurderOfCrows-bookLostLake

Have you read any of these? Are you planning to participate?

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  1. Leeswammes / Mar 23 2014 11:04 am

    I have too much to read so I won’t join in, but I hope you’ll enjoy the books you’ve chosen. I’ve read a different book by Allen which was a light but fun read. Curious about the 15+ lives!


  2. BermudaOnion / Mar 23 2014 11:07 am

    Good luck!


  3. cherylmahoney / Mar 23 2014 3:36 pm

    The First Fifteen Lives…that’s intriguing! I’m usually all about the characters in fantasy myself, but I guess I’m lucky to have found many that I like, since it’s my favorite genre. 🙂 I hope you also find some you enjoy!


  4. jenclair / Mar 29 2014 6:51 am

    I have my first review scheduled for tomorrow! I’m not always good about keeping up with posting my reviews for this challenge, but I always enjoy the reading! I read over half of Lost Lake, but finally gave up on it. Loved her first novel, but this one didn’t quite engage.


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