Once Upon A Time IX


While I was busy with event reviews, the equinox slipped past me and with it the start of Once Upon A Time. Organised by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It runs from 21 March to 21 June and there are a number of ways you can participate. Those who are busy but still want to join in can sign up for just one book, while those looking for something more challenging might consider reading one book from each of the listed categories plus Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are also challenges for lovers of short stories, movies and games. Whatever you decide, the core rules of OUAT are:

Rule #1: Have fun.

Rule #2: HAVE FUN.

Rule #3: Don’t keep the fun to yourself, share it with us, please!

Rule #4: Do not be put off by the word “challenge”.

I won’t lie to you: this year the challenge caught me completely off-guard and unprepared (hence the additional post this week). I have no idea what I’ll read, but there’s always plenty of fantasy on my Mt TBR. With that in mind, I’ve signed up for:


Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.

This will be my first year participating in OUAT while also running the blog here at Earl Grey Editing. I’m a little bit nervous about how I’m going to go, so wish me luck!