Thursday, March 27, 2014

Once Upon a Time VIII and Spring into a Good Book

Time for some Spring challenges! The first one is one of my favorites every year and the second one is a new one hosted by one of my bloggy friends.

Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings hosts this one every Spring, and like his R.I.P. "challenge", it is always great fun. Here are a few words from Carl about the challenge:

Friday, March 21st begins the eigth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge. This is a reading and viewing event that encompasses four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum. The challenge continues through June 21st and allows for very minor (1 book only) participation as well as more immersion depending on your reading/viewing whims.

The Once Upon a Time VIII 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”.

Here are the levels I'm doing:

By signing up for The Journey you are agreeing to read at least one book within one of the four categories during March 21st to June 21st period.Just one book. If you choose to read more, fantastic!

I very well might read more than one, but just in case...I'm opting for this level. Of course, I'm listing more than one book below...again, just in case!

A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin
The Vampire Armand, Anne Rice
The Witch's Salvation, Francesca Pelaccia
The Once and Future King, T.H. White

(and who knows...could add more, could change my mind!)

I'm also going to be watching Frozen very soon and since I'm such a movie watcher...hey, I wonder if Maleficent comes out during this challenge?...sorry! So I'm taking on Quest on Screen.

Next up is Gina at Book Dragon's Lair, hosting the Spring into a Good Book Reading Challenge.

Here are the details from Gina:

Make this your own! Have a stack of library books? Finish them! Have a pile of guilty pleasure books? Read them! There are no set rules, expect to have fun with your reading.

(She's also hosting two read-a-thons during the challenge...I participated in the first one, but failed miserably. *frown*)

Here's my (somewhat tentative) list (I'm not including review books on this one):

A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin (and others from my OuaT list above)
The Eight, Katherine Neville
Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert

Not sure what else...we shall see!