Carl V. over at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting his The Once Upon a Time Challenge again this year. I say again, but this will be my first year participating. It looks like fun, and it looks doable. I am amidst two qualifying books right now! The Name of the Wind by Pat Rothfuss and A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz.
The Once Upon a Time Challenge has a few rules:
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”.
The daughter agreed to do this challenge with me, which is no challenge to her at all. Can we read a Grimm themed book without her recognizing the tale from Grimm’s own telling? That is a good challenge. Reading more Fantasy might be the challenge…
The Once Upon a Time Challenge includes 4 genres: fantasy, fairy tales, folklore and mythology. Yes, I will be looking into some of the differences.
Check out Carl’s site for the details and the different challenges. I am debating which one(s) I will do… If you are participating which challenge are you doing?
The challenge runs from March 21st through June 20th. You don’t have to have a blog to participate, and if you would like to post on a read, I will likely host you…that would be fun.
I was so pleased to see that Carl is using Anne-Julie Aubry’s artwork. She has a shop on etsy: the nebulous kingdom, and her blog is wonderful too. If, when dropping over to look, you feel the need to purchase something for me, anything will do..:)