Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Joining Up: Once Upon A Time VIII

Now that DWJ March is over, I am moving on to my next highly-anticipated reading event ...

Though this event kicked off at the start of spring, March 20th, and I've just spent a month reading nothing but fantasy, I'm quite excited to join this well-loved event again this year. I will be choosing books that fall under any of four categories--Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology--to enjoy between now and June 21st.

As I usually do, I'll be mostly reading books from my own shelves. Here are some of my possibilities:

The Emerald Atlas (reread) and The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Time Cat by Lloyd Alexander

and the ones I'll be reading for sure for the Top 100 Chapter Books project ...
The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, and The High King by Lloyd Alexander
The Children of Green Knowe (reread) by L.M. Boston
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Half Magic (reread) by Edward Eager

Have you signed up for this event? What is the first book you have chosen to read?

With magic and adventure,


  1. I don't think I will be officially joining the challenge, but I will be doing some reading that would qualify. I'm currently finishing off the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare with Clockwork Princess. Then I plan to move on to the last few books in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet: A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. I will also be reading my freshly arrived copy of Year of the Griffin (because DWJ month never really ends, does it?)

    I just finished the Prydain Chronicles recently, and I enjoyed them ever so much. I hope you have fun reading them.

    1. Oh, the end of Clockwork Princess! Enjoy!
      And no, DWJ month never really ends so please dive right into Year of the Griffin. I'm actually thinking I'll read Derkholm and Griffin this summer. They're such fun reads!

  2. Oh, Seraphina! Oh! I was just thinking about Seraphina the other day and how I wished the sequel were out by now. I hope you love it (and all your reads for this event).

    1. Guess which book I picked first? Seraphina! I'm about 80 pages in and loving it so far. Looks like a one year wait for the sequel (March 2015) so I'm lucky I get a shorter wait!

  3. Hopefully I do better with this challenge than I did reading Diana Wynne Jones books! haha. Have fun!

    1. The best thing about all of these challenges is that they come around every year. If you mess up one year (like I TOTALLY failed to even get anything read for the Sci Fi challenge this year), then you just plan for next year's event and move on! :)

  4. Yes, I've signed up for the challenge, and I am having fun - read one very good book so far, and making my way through another one. I like your list, I can highly recommend Seraphina to you, it's very good!

    1. I'm two-thirds through Seraphina already and loving it so much! I fear that other books will pale after it. I'm going to have to choose carefully. :) Enjoy the challenge!