Friday, March 21, 2008

Another day...another challenge

I am still on my challenge crazy quest.... I am joining the Once Upon A Time II hosted by Carl. I am not normally a big fantasy reader, but I LOVED Harry Potter. I saw Stephanie's list at The Written Word and looked that the synopsis at B&N and decided that this sounds like a fun challenge. I think I loved her list because the books were pictured...I have an obsession with buying books. I picked several that were on Stephanie's list. They are mostly Young Adult so hopefully I will get through them fast and they won't affect my other challenges. :) I also want to finish the Thursday Next Series, which I started last year, so this is a great opportunity for that! This challenge lasts until June 20.

I am going to do Quest One: Read five books from any category or combination of category.

1. Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
2. Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
3. Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
4. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
5. Something Rotten: A Thursday Next Novel
6. Thursday Next: First Among Sequels
7. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (I have this on request at the library, but I am #9 so I am not sure it will come in before the challenge is over)

This one might interfere with the Spring Thing Challenge, but I am trying to increase the number of books I am reading so we'll see in June how I did!! :) Several of these are YA so I think I might be OK. Also my real goal with Spring Thing was to read one book a week...I will be happy if I complete this regardless of what the books are!


Carl V. said...

Well you've certainly picked a good list of books to give fantasy/fairy tales a try. Glad you're giving this a go. I think you'll find that you enjoy the genre very much.

Darcie said...

Carl - Thanks!! I am looking forward to getting started!! :)

Nymeth said...

I have read books #4 and #7 and I loved them...and I'm currently reading The Goose Girl, which is excellent so far. I hope you enjoy all your picks :)

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad I got you to join! Carl runs a great challenge and now you and I can see each other's reviews!