Friday, June 21, 2013

Wrap Up Post: Once Upon A Time VII

At the beginning of April, I pledged to read five books that were either fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, or mythology for Once Upon a Time VII and then promptly started sucking at blogging. I haven't been reviewing all of my reads or keeping track of where I am with this challenge so let's refer to my (thankfully) up-to-date spreadsheet and see how I did ...

On April 2, I finished Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (fantasy, science fiction) and wrote about it for The Estella Society.
Also in April was a Stardust (re-)Read-Along (part one and part two -- fantasy and fairy tale). This was my first Gaiman of the season.
At the end of April, I read The Looking Glass Wars (fantasy).
In May I read, The Blood Binding (fantasy), Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures (not reviewed yet -- fantasy, mythology) and The Clockwork Princess (fantasy, steampunk).
June was enjoyable because of a re-read of The Last Dragonslayer (fantasy) and a first read of The Song of the Quarkbeast (also not yet reviewed -- fantasy) and, of course, an early read of The Ocean at the End of the Lane (fantasy, folklore, mythology and probably some fairy tale in there too ... I need to reread it to be sure).

So it looks like I managed to read nine fantastical books. Yay! Another successful season, especially with two Gaimans and two Ffordes.

What was your best OUaT read? Are there any of these that are on your TBR?

Charmed by these reads,


  1. GREAT job!!! I really cannot wait to read your review of The Song of the Quarkbeast! I am going to try not to buy any books this next year, but that one I think I need to make an exception for (unless I demand ... I mean request it for Christmas)!!

  2. Well done! Thanks so much for diving right in with the event this year. I appreciate you being a part of this.

    It seems like such a long time since the Stardust group read, but it hasn't been that long at all. I'm looking forward to diving into another group read here in a few weeks.

    Hard to believe it is summer already, the year is flying by.

    1. It does seem like a long time since Stardust! And I hope we have some good group reads for RIP. :)

  3. Great reads! Very successful. :) And now I'm off to see what you thought of Ocean at the End of the Lane...