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Once Upon a Time X Challenge

out10ishere300I found this challenge through Michelle, Books and Movies Addict while reading through her TBR post. She mentioned it and the title instantly intrigued me.

The challenge is hosted by Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings. Here is a summary of the event:

                  Monday, March 21st (my wife Mary’s birthday) marks the official start date of the tenth              annual Once Upon a Time Challenge. This is a reading and viewing and gaming 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/gaming whims.

out10journey-600x256There are a number of different ways to participate. Since this is the first time I am participating I am going to go with The Journey option. This option only asks that you read at least one book in one of the categories, Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology. Since these are the main genres that I love, I am sure this will be easy for me. But I didn’t want to commit to more in case something came up.

There are a handful of books I am planning on reading coming up that are Fantasy. After I finish The Lunar chronicles (which would fit the fairytale part, but since I started it before the challenge started I am not using it), I plan on reading the newest Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight, which starts a new series. I also plan on reading Veiled Souls by Abbie Chandler. And I am sure before June 21st there were will be a few more that I will read.

out10screen-600x256I am also participating in the Quest on Screen as well. One of my favorite shows is called, Once Upon a Time, kind of good fit if you ask me. For the challenge, I think after the season finale, I will write up a post about the way fairytales and mythology is handled on the show.

First Review was for the book Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare.

Second Review was for the book The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith.

Review for Quest on Screen: Use of Fairy Tales Vs. Mythology in Once Upon a Time. 

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