Thursday, March 24, 2011

Once Upon a Time V

I am singing "it's the most wonderful time of the year", or maybe one of a couple most wonderful times, and no, I am not talking about Christmas!

It's time for Once Upon a Time V, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings!

This year I am planning to participate in two different aspects of the experience.

Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time 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.

And this time, for the first time, I am also going to do:

This quest involves the reading of one or more short stories that fit within at least one of the four genres during the course of the any weekend, or weekends, during the challenge.

So here's the list of books that I will probably choose from:

The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason
A Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine

Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Vampire Narcise by Colleen Gleason
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Monsters and Men by Patrick Ness
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Battle Royale by
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Gale Force by Rachel Caine
Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan (short stories)
Sprawl anthology (short stories)


  1. That's an excellent list. I've read one of them - A Hatful of Sky which is terrific. Look forward to reading your reviews, especially Tooth and Claw if you get to it.

  2. good list! I will just be starting A Hatful of Sky and I also have Wise Mans Fear and Tooth and Claw...I can't wait to read some of your reviews!

  3. Oh I'm interested in your short story quest! And since I'm reading A Game of Thrones, I might as well join the challenge. LOL.

  4. Ooh! Lots of great ones on your list. I love the Tiffany Aching books and Sookie Stackhouse. A Discovery of Witches is on my wishlist as well so I'm hoping you get to that one so I can see if I'll like it! I also want The Wise Man's Fear and the new Sarah Addison Allen, but I'm trying to hold back on purchases (a little).

  5. You have lots of good stuff on there! I very slowly have started Wise Man's Fear! And plan to read The Peach Keeper... I am battling myself about Gleason. Should I maybe just stop because I am not crazy about the trilogy so far, or read the whole thing...

    A Hat Full of Sky is a fun read! I have The Reckoning on my list, too. I still have read Caine's 'adult' series, but I am trying to catch-up on the Morganville Vampire series.

    Oh, and a plan to read A Discovery of Witches, too. :)

  6. Great list! I'm going to borrow from it. :) I have A Discovery of Witches, and had not thought about it for this challenge. Great excuse to go ahead and begin!

  7. I LOVE your list and can't wait to see all of your reviews :D Have fun!!

  8. Looks like a great list of books! I love Colleen Gleason....can't wait to see your reviews!