New Challenges!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You all know that I am incapable of resisting the siren call of a new challenge. I'm not sure what it is -- whether it is the idea of reading more books, or wanting to be included, or just being a spazzoid -- but I can't resist. There are two events coming up in which I plan to participate, so I thought I would bring them to your attention in case you are interested as well!


The first is the Once Upon a Time event hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. Last year's R.I.P. VI was the most enjoyable challenge I have ever been involved with, so I want to give this one a try. The challenge runs from March 19, 2012 to June 19, 2012 (so, spring). Because I have a lot of other books on my TBR at the current moment, I am participating in "The Journey" level.

"The Journey" obligates me to read just one book that is folklore, mythology, fairytale, or fantasy. While I hope to read more, this is one I know I can do. I am definitely planning on reading Goddess, Interrupted by Aimee Carter and am hopefully also going to squeeze in some fantasy -- maybe Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I'm looking forward to participating!


The second event is A Victorian Celebration hosted by A Literary Odyssey, and is held from June 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012. I am definitely planning on reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and if I am really feeling ambitious I may squeeze in some Charles Dickens as well.

Aren't these buttons gorgeous, by the way? Whoever designed them did a fabulous job. I'm excited to begin my reading for these challenges, and am looking forward to seeing what others read as well!

8 comments:

  1. Daughter of the Forest is a really good book. I hope you do get a chance to read it. :)

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    1. I have a copy of it so hopefully soon!

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  2. I had decided to join the Victorian Celebration Challenge before I saw that you were, too, but it makes me so much more excited knowing you'll be participating! I can't wait to see what you end up reading this summer :) And I'm going to have to look into the other challenge since you said last year's was the most enjoyable challenge!

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    1. Yay I am excited to see what you read! I wasn't going to sign up at first but decided to because I always have to push myself to read Dickens but I always really love him in the end. I haven't participated in the Once Upon a Time challenge but the same host hosted a challenge called RIP in October that was for spooky books, and I have never read so many good books in a row, so I wanted to try his other one!

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  3. I also am diving into Once Upon a Time! Carl's challenges just motivate me to experience the fun of reading, separate from book review requests, etc. Which is how I like to read! Looking forward to your reviews!

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    1. Exactly, his challenges are all about fun, not stats! And the buttons are always gorgeous, which is more motivation to join. :)

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  4. Daughter of the Forest is excellent! It's a long one, and the beginning of a long series, but so worth the time investment.

    By the way, just noticed your sidebar has among your most loved books "Everything by L. M. Montgomery." I couldn't agree more! I've run out of new prose to read by her (there's a little new-to-me poetry out there still), and I madly love so much of her writing!

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    1. I love her writing as well! I still have a few stories and some poetry to work through but I have read all of her novels now. Fortunately for me they are even better the second (and third, adn fourth) times around!

      I've heard nothing but praise for Daughter of the Forest, and I am really looking forward to reading it.

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