Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Once Upon a Time III

Carl is hosting this fabulous challenge again - and this is one you don't want to miss, it's become a tradition in the blogging world that spring time is fantasy and mythology time!

Carl is really good at getting everyone to participate, even people who don't have that much time or promised not to join any more challenges. He's created various levels of participation - check them out in his post about the challenge.

I'm opting for Quest the First: Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time III criteria. These criteria are basically fantasy, fairy tale, mythology and folklore. Cool, eh? My possibilities are below...

The challenge ends at Midsummer.

Completed: ALL 6/5 as of 19 June 2009 (see my wrap-up post here)

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Sleeping Beauty and Other Stories
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Ombria in Shadow by Patricia McKillip

Plus: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


Carl V. Anderson said...

Oooo, what a great list! Neverwhere is my favorite Gaiman book, Coraline is great fun, Goose Girl and Hugo Cabret were both very enjoyable reads. I can say without fear of contradiction that you have some magical reading ahead! Thanks so much for joining in this year.

Kailana said...

Lots of good books! I really liked Neverwhere. It is one of the few Gaiman's that I have read so far that I am very ecstatic about. The Goose Girl and Hugo Cabret were good, too, like Carl said. I have also been reading Riordan's series. I need to get to the next book in that soon! And, well, Coraline was not one of my favourite Gaiman books, but I am really critical of his writing for some unknown reason...

joanna said...

Carl - ooh, now I'm even more excited about my choices!!

Kailana - I've heard really good things about the Riordan series and can't wait to start it!

Ana S. said...

Love your list! The ones I haven't read are all ones I REALLY want to read (first and last two).

joanna said...

There are just too many out there!!

Iliana said...

Yay, so glad you are participating! I read Coraline last year and absolutely loved it so I hope you enjoy it.

I still haven't started any of my challenge books but hope to start one later this week. Have fun!