Once Upon a Time VII

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I think we all know my love of Carl and his RIP No-Longer-A-Challenge, which I have participated in and enjoyed five entire times! Good lord, I’m getting old. Anyway, Carl also does other no-longer-challenges throughout the year, including the one I mention here, Once Upon a Time. I’ve never done this one before, even though it’s been going on as long as RIP, because of… reasons, I don’t really know. But this year Carl is including a read-along of Stardust, which is something I wanted to read again anyway, so I’m basically already participating in OUaT, so… here it goes!

Like RIP, OUaT has different levels of participation, and since I’ve never done this one before and also I have become a person who is busy, I’m sticking with the basic level, The Journey. This involves reading one entire book, for which I pick, um, Stardust, but since the event lasts from today until June 21 I have a feeling I’ll end up reading more.

The genres for this event are “Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum.” Please leave me some suggestions for things I should make the time to read!

4 thoughts on “Once Upon a Time VII

  1. cherylmahoney says:

    I love how people seem to have their particular favorites among Carl’s “challenges.” Once Upon a Time is mine, so I’m thrilled to pieces about it! I hope you’ll have fun coming along. I’m joining the Stardust read-along too…if it arrives from the library soon!

    Recommendations, well…The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland was my absolute favorite read last year… And I’m sure if you follow the review site, you will swiftly have many, many ideas…that always happens to me!

    • Alison says:

      I can’t help it, I love my spooky reads! But perhaps I’ll find some lighter and fluffier things to my liking. 🙂 I will definitely have to check out Girl — everyone keeps talking about it!

  2. raidergirl3 says:

    Alison, we’ll read our one book for OUaT, and then start making our lists for RIP. I was feeling like I was one of the few who prefer RIP; glad to have some company.
    Stardust is a good choice – I’m going with another Gaiman, Anasi Boys.

    • Alison says:

      Excellent! I quite liked Anansi Boys, though I still have to read American Gods because I am a backwards person. 🙂 There seems to be a bit of crossover between the two events, so maybe I can get around to reading some of the RIP books I’ve been neglecting?

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