I am so excited that Carl V. has announced the fourth annual Once Upon a Time reading challenge. This will be my fourth time participating…it was the first challenge I joined when I first started my book blog, (he calls me a “founding participant” :)) and it has become favorite way for me to welcome Spring each year.
Here’s how he describes this Challenge:
The fourth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge officially begins on Sunday, March 21st and ends June 20th. In addition to the usual goings on over here at Stainless Steel Droppings, the next three months will see features on art, music, film and of course literature of a fantastical, mythical nature. The purpose of the challenges that I host is always to first and foremost have fun and secondly to promote a sense of community across the blogosphere, so I encourage you to become involved in any way that feels comfortable for you.
The Challenge is designed so that you can choose your level of participation by signing up for a Quest. I have chosen Quest the First: Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time IV 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.
This year I decided that I would choose my books from the list of the Mythopoetic Finalists and Award Winners. There are so many great choices from that extended list! But I may also read more fairy tales, mythology, and folklore simply because those are things I love to read at any time!
So let the fun begin! And a huge THANK YOU to Carl V. for hosting this amazing Challenge again this year. HAPPY SPRING to each of you!