Friday, June 22, 2007

Once Upon a Time Challenge, completed

I wish I could remember exactly how I found the Stainless Steel Droppings site (BlogHer, maybe?). Carl's work there sucked me in, and before I knew it, I was signing on to read 5 books in less than 3 months. At least, that's all I thought it would entail. To read and review that many books was not the hardest part of the challenge, it was keeping up with all the extra (and very special) activities.

If I am remembering correctly, one of the first contests was to visit and comment on all the other participating blogs. It took me a while, and I found myself adding several to my daily read lists. Then I started reading the posts on the review site, and I started adding books to my wish list. Carl's book prOn posts didn't help, either. Have I mentioned the poppets? I need poppets now. Blue ones.

Thanks, Carl.

ETA: here's a list of questions I've ganked from "carrie_k", which, when I answer them, will should wrap this up with a little more detail...

What was the best book you read for this challenge ?


What book could you have done without?


Did you try out a new author this spring? If so, which one, and will you be reading that author again?


If there were books you didn't finish, tell us why. Did you run out of time? Realize those books weren't worth it? Did you come across a book or two on other participants' lists that you're planning to add to your own to-be-read pile? Which ones?


What did you learn -- about anything -- through this challenge? What was the best part of the Once Upon a Time challenge? Would you be interested in participating in another reading challenge this fall?



Chris said...

Oh Lord! I have poppets galore. It gets addicting. I started with poppets and then started buying her more expensive art. But it's great stuff. Congrats on finishing the challenge. I had so much fun doing this one!

Carl V. said...

The poppet sale is going on as we speak! You can hit Lisa Snellings site through a link on my or Chris' blog if you don't have it.

Thank you so much for participating in the challenge and congratulations for completing it!

Carrie K said...

Poppets! We do not speak of poppets! But the challenge was fun. Looking forward to the rest of your review on the fairy tales.

I love Charles de Lint. I'm saving his latest books to read, for some odd reason.

Marina said...

Chris--There are two blue poppets on their way to me as we speak... you weren't any help either ;p

Carl--see above, I will be Poppetized soon.

Carrie--These are not the poppets you were looking for... I finally uploaded the rest of the fairy tale collection review. Funnily enough, I'll be using part of it to "reply" to that "Lucy" character that ranted on us Stainless Steel Knights.