Once Upon a Time Challenge

OK – I’ve never done this before, but this one looks interesting.  A communal read and review challenge at “stainless steel droppings”:

The challenge revolves around these categories – the “Once Upon a Time Criteria”:

fan⋅ta⋅sy: 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)

folk⋅lore: 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)

my⋅thol⋅o⋅gy: 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.

You can choose from a number of challenges.  I’m going for “Quest the first”:

From during March 21st to June 20th period – 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.

Have a look at the page for a list of everyone else who is participating.  Looking forward to some great reads and reviews.

I know what my first book will be – Cornelia Funke’s “Inkdeath”.   And then I will just have to see…

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. deslily
    Mar 22, 2009 @ 13:22:17

    Excellent choice of books! I hope you love it like I did !! (all 3 of the Inkheart books are out now.. fyi heh)

  2. masha
    Mar 22, 2009 @ 13:56:13

    Thanks! 🙂 And I’m wondering if there is any chance of another one. This seems like a story that could go on even beyond three books…

  3. Carl V.
    Mar 22, 2009 @ 18:06:06

    So glad you are joining us on this adventure. Hope you enjoy your book and any others you may manage to get in during the next 3 months!

  4. deslily
    Mar 23, 2009 @ 19:26:20

    it pretty much concludes in Inkdeath ..but.. she could if she would, but I doubt it.

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