Thursday, March 26, 2009

Once Upon a Time ІІІ

It’s that time of the year, where spring affects you in immeasurable ways, so here I am making a commitment to a three month reading challenge, but considering the fact that I am reading precisely what this challenge is about, I won’t have a problem. So with no further ado, here is the Once Upon a Time ІІІ Challenge:

fan-ta-sy: a genre that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting

fairy tale: a fictional story that may feature folkloric characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and talking animals, and usually enchantments, often involving a far-fetched sequence of events.

folk-lore: the traditional beliefs, legends, customs, etc., of a people, lore of a people; The traditional beliefs, myths, tales and practices of a people, transmitted orally.

my-thol-o-gy: a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person; a set of stories, traditions or beliefs associated with a particular group of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered.

Those are genres allowed and there are 5 Quests with special demands on how many and what books to read. From all five I am aiming to manage three Quests.

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

Fulfill the requirements for Quest the First or Quest the Second AND top it off with a June reading of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream OR a viewing of one of the many theatrical versions of the play. Love the story, love the films, love the idea of that magical night of the year and so this is my chance to promote the reading of this farcical love story.

Read two non-fiction books, essay collections, etc. that treat any one or more of the four genres covered in this challenge.


Carl V. said...

So great to have you "officially" in, Harry. I look forward to seeing what you read and review during the next three months. I have no doubt that you'll find some good stuff. Thanks for your participation, I really appreciate it.

daydream said...

Great to be here. I am actually quite confident with this one, since fantasy is what I read predominantly. :)

Anonymous said...

As cool as it sounds, count me out of the challenge. I suck at stuff like that. Not to mention, my poor TBR mountain range is about to become a small country. Then again, there might be some fantasy in there. Hmmm. :-)

daydream said...

:) I can feel for you. Mine is pretty much the same and you know everything with a paranormal underline fits, so it's easy. This is why I am entering. Because I know that this is easy to win and still have fun. :)

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