Subscribe

RSS Feed (xml)

Powered By

Skin Design:
Free Blogger Skins

Powered by Blogger

Friday, July 4, 2008

Once Upon A Time Challenge Wrap Up

The Challenge: Read 5 fantasy books March 21-June 20th

Books Read:
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Fables: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham
Beowulf translated by Seamus Heaney
Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Sandman: World's End by Neil Gaiman
Stardust by Neil Gaiman


Highlights:
I don't think I've quite so overboard on any of my challenges. I read graphic novels, an ancient poem, YA, and lots of Neil Gaiman

Lowlights:
Mr. Linky on the challenge website did not like me and I could never link any of my reviews. As far as books, Sunshine was a bit of a disappointment, as I felt like it lead to a bunch of nothing after a ton of buildup.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

I was pleased with the amount of books I read for this challenge, as well as the quality. Most were really exceptional.

Glad to see you had a great vacation!!

Andi said...

Wow, you did great! Lots of variety.

Rhinoa said...

Rubbish I just bought a copy of SUnshine in Toronto. Hopefully I will enjoy it despite it being your low of the challenge. In fairness you did read some great books to compare it against... I have read all of them besides Stardust and Sunshine :)

Kim L said...

stephanie-thank you!

andi-I was kind of the little engine that could for this challenge, huh? That's not my usual, but I'm glad it came out for this challenge.

rhinoa-It is true, I had some great books. Another factor is that I have read a number of Robin McKinley books and some are so amazing the others (like this, in my opinion) just don't live up. So she set the bar pretty high in "Beauty", I doubt she'll ever write a book quite as good. And I'm surprised you haven't read Stardust yet... is it on your tbr pile?