Once Upon a Time VIII is here! Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting 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”.

The challenge has several options to choose from and I’m going to go with these:

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

I have a lot of fantasy books in my TBR.


Stories are not just limited to the printed page. Many entertaining, moving, profound or simply fun stories are told in the realm of television and film. To participate in this quest simply let us know about the films and/or television shows that you feel fit into the definitions of fantasy, fairy tales, folklore or mythology that you are enjoying during the challenge.

I’ll start watching the new TV-series Sleepy Hollow and I’m bound to watch some fantasy movies, too.

TBR plan:
Tanya Huff: Blood Debt, Blood Bank.
Dellamonica: Blue Magic. I loved the first book and it’s high time I read the sequel
N. K. Jemisin: Shadowed Sun. Another second book in a series where I loved the first one.

Watched:
Robin of Sherwood: season 1
Robin of Sherwood: season 2
Read:
1, A. M. Dellamonica: Blue Magic
2, A. Lee Martinez: Too Many Curses
3, Tanya Huff: Blood Bank
4, Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Five Diverse Detectives
5, A. Lee Martinez: Monster
6, Terry Pratchett: Night Watch

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