Saturday, April 12, 2008

Once Upon a Time II Challenge

I have been debating whether or not to join Carl V.'s Once Upon a Time II challenge. I have never done a challenge before and my first reaction to this one was that I don't read fantasy. After much reflection however I realized that I do read books that would fit into this challenge which includes some of my favorite reads, books on my to be read pile or my wish list - I just don't happen to think of them as fantasy! I have also never attempted to write a review that someone else might read but I am willing to give it a shot.

So in the spirit of trying something new I am going to do Quest the Third (Quest One with Midsummer Nights Dream which I just adore!).

While I reserve the right to change my selections at any time I believe I will be choosing among these books:

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Harsh Cry of the Heron by Lian Hearn
The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Jonathan Strange and Mister Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye by A.S. Byatt
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare


Carl V. said...

I'm so glad you decided to take the plunge. Your list of books is great and certainly fits in perfectly with many of the challenge categories.

I wouldn't fret over the reviews, simply write what you feel after reading the story. It doesn't have to be anything major, it is just something to give the rest of us some indication about the book and whether, in your opinion, it is worth reading.

Thanks for joining in! Make sure you stop by and get in on the contests we are having. There is one listed at the end of my most recent Friday favorite art post if you're interested.

Moo said...


I actually managed to finish the challenge and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for hosting a great challenge.

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