…there was a Fantasy / Folklore / Mythology Book Challenge. I found out about it at Stephanie’s blog – The Written Word – which I’ve really been enjoying. Between Booking Through Thursday and my general book reports (I wouldn’t call them reviews) I’ve also been attracting a number of book-bloggers to the site. In turn, I’ve been visiting their sites. There are a lot of book challenges going on this year – click here to see a list at Books ‘N Border Collies’ blog. I had seen a few of those before, but I wasn’t particularly taken by them, as I usually like to read what I like, when I like… it’s a hobby!
However, I just found out about Carl’s Once Upon a Time II Challenge over at Stainless Steel Droppings. I really want to join — it started yesterday but I have until March 25th to sign up. I’ll have to do some research into the books I want to put on my list, but the bonus is it finishes on Midsummer Night’s Eve and to mark the occasion (part of Quest the Third), Carl suggests that you read Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, which I absolutely love! I think I even kept my annotated copy (I hope) from studying it in High School. There are Three different Quests – I haven’t decided which to do, or all of them. I’m leaning towards Quest the First which involves picking 5 books that fit into the “Once Upon a Time” genre: Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Mythology. I think that this one allows for me to change my list (if I do it) as I can decide on some “back ups” when my fancy changes.
I’m still debating… what do you think? I don’t want to feel guilty when I don’t want to finish the challenge. That’s why I don’t really join KALs or Knitting Wars.