Thursday, 19 June 2008

"Once upon a time" challenge completed! Whoo hoo!


I read them all, I read them all! I'm kind of sad now that it's ended, but I'll make myself believe that it still goes on so that I can read those books from the library which I never got around and read some more fantasy/fairy-taly stuff!

The books I chose were awesome. Well, most of them.
My quest was number 2: to read 4 books from the 4 categories.
In the end I actually read:

Fantasy:
Tales from Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin
War for the oaks by Emma Bull
Alanna the first adventure by Tamora Pierce
Fairy tales:
Book of a thousand days by Shannon Hale
The book of lost things by John Connolly

Mythology:
Dream Aengus by Alexander McCall Smith
Percy Jackson and the lightning thief by Rick Riordan

Folklore:
Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones

I've just finished the latter, and though I really really enjoyed it, I'm still baffled by the ending. I think I'll have to read it again and underline everything that brings up questions and then try and discuss it with somebody who knows better.
I'm just proud that I actually managed to read it because it was so hard to find I almost had to give it up.

Except for Fire and Hemlock all the other books were in my to-be-read list, and that's really satisfying:P
They all carried me into other worlds and were all interesting (in the "not dull" sense) in lots of different ways.
I wished we had this kind of challenge all year around!

6 comments:

Nymeth said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

Annd if you want to e-mail me about the ending of Fire & Hemlock, you're more than welcome. Not that I know better, but I've done a lot of musing over it myself, plus I could blab about that book all day :P

I'm thrilled to hear you really enjoyed it :)

Melody said...

Congrats on completing the challenge, Valentina! :)

Trish said...

Congrats on finishing! I think next year I need to do a little bit of better searching in terms of folklore and myth choices. One of these days I need to read Tales from Earthsea!

GeraniumCat said...

Congratulations! I wish I'd managed to finish but, on the other hand, I loved the 2 books I managed to read. I'm already planning books for One Upon a Time III.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

Congrats on finishing! I didn't sign up for this one but it always feels great to cross another one off of the list.

Carl V. said...

The challenge does indeed go on, in spirit if not in truth! I am so glad you participated and thank you very much for doing so!!!