Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wrap-Up Post: Once Upon a Time VI Challenge

It seems like forever ago that I set out on my Once Upon a Time VI quest -- read at least 5 books that are fantasy, folklore, fairy tale or mythology. Let's see how I did ...

Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones
The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson Read-Along
Tam Lin by Pamela Dean and four other versions of the ballad
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner and two other versions of the ballad
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones Read-Along
Conrad's Fate by Diana Wynne Jones
The Pinhoe Egg by Diana Wynne Jones

and these not yet reviewed titles --
Horten's Miraculous Mechanisms by Lissa Evans
Year of the Griffin by Diana Wynne Jones

So, as usual, I seem to have overachieved a bit with twenty titles read. ::grin:: But at the same time, I didn't really make an effort with the challenge this year (except for finally getting The Princess Bride from the library). These are probably the books that I would have ended up reading on my own. Is this cheating? I don't think so. After all, Carl's challenges are less challenge and more a celebration of genres -- just the way I like it!

(And yes, I did look at the calendar to see if I should start getting my RIP reads together yet ... only 2 1/2 months to go!)

Until we again revel in the buds of spring,


  1. wow you did great! and like you I am already anticipating RIP! lol

  2. Nah, it's not cheating. I never go too far out of my way for this challenge, though I do focus on certain sections of my To-Be-Read list. Love all those Diana Wynne Jones books! She's just wonderful.

    And I'm also thinking about RIP reads already... :)