Thursday, March 18, 2010

Once Upon A Time IV

Once upon a time, there was a blogger who had joined seven reading challenges. She'd joined all of these challenges because she was on a quest to expand her reading to embrace new genres and authors, to become a more well-rounded reader, and to connect with other book bloggers. But she knew that if she joined any more challenges, she might not be able to complete them all. She also had numerous upcoming book tour posts and other reviews scheduled. She was determined to resist signing up for any new reading challenges. (But why am I talking about myself in the third person? I hate that!)

When I read about the Once Upon a Time IV reading challenge on Stephanie's Written Word, I was intrigued and visited Carl V.'s blog, Stainless Steel Droppings, to find out more. This challenge has different levels of participation. To complete The Journey, for example, you only need to read one book. One book. Surely I can read and review at least one book from one of these four categories: fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, and mythology. Perhaps it's time I tried reading an urban fantasy, or read about folklore in Mozambique. This challenge runs from March 21 until June 20. Visit Stainless Steel Droppings for more details about the Once Upon a Time IV reading challenge.


  1. Oh Suko, I wanted to join in too! I loved Carl's RIP IV!! But you know those months... i will have next to no reading going on.
    My date is nxt month :)

  2. you are so right.. anyone can read one book!..and then they usually read more! :o)

  3. Glad you are joining in (and trust me, no one is going to give you are hard time even if you don't finish that one book)! :)

  4. Carl's challenges are just too intriguing, aren't they? :D

  5. Have fun with this one. I am just so week with these challenges..LOL

  6. This looks like a fun challenge! Good luck!

  7. Glad to see you on board too. This is one of my favourite challenges.

  8. I'm so glad you joined this wonderful challenge!

  9. Veens, you will be reading nursery rhymes before too long. :)

    DesLily, welcome! I do hope to read more than one book if possible.

    Stephanie, LOL, I'd better be able to finish one!;)

    Diane, I wish I could do more reading challenges because they are great fun.

    Bermudaonion, thanks! I hope to start a book for the RA challenge before too long.

    Vivienne, I'm excited about this challenge--even if I only embark on The Journey.

    Darlene, thank you!

    Dolcebellezza, your JLC3 was one of my first reading challenges, and I am still reading Japanese literature, and enjoying it very much.

  10. Amanda, I'm glad you're participating! :)

  11. Have fun Suko.. I don't do challenges, sometimes I just play along for the fun of it... But I find it to stressful to follow through with the challenges.

  12. I have the same problems when committing to challenges! Good luck with this one, Suko. I just know you can do it!

  13. This was my first ever challenge last year, and I joined again this year (both times at the Journey level). It is a lot of fun. Best of luck; hope you enjoy yourself!

  14. So wonderful that you are joining in!!! I too am doing a lot of challenges this year, more than I've ever participated in the past. I've been doing my best to sign up for ones that have some overlap so that I can have some chance at success!

  15. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. I can certainly read at least one book for this tantalizing challenge! :)


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