It is now July, and midsummer was last month, so I am slightly late with my Once Upon a Time V round-up post. But things happened to get in the way of posting. Okay, one thing. The puppy. Time consuming she is, but I think I have somewhat of a schedule going on now and she is gradually learning her place. So I have time for the round-up post, you’ll be happy to hear :)
First off, for those of you just passing through here at Susan Hated Literature, you may be wondering what is this Once Upon a Time thing of which I type. Well, for the past five years or so Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings has been hosting this wonderful challenge to read around the subject of fantastical literature, from fairy tales to epic fantasy and everything in between.
This year for the challenge I read :
- The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie – My first by this author, it was a good solid read, but a tad too depressing for me to love. Would be curious about more by him though. My review
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Aaawwww. Just read it, you have to! My review
- The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss – Awesome. The 2nd of The Kingkiller Chronicles & I can’t wait for the third. My review
- Beauty and the Beast , the Disney dvd – Part of the On-Screen quest. And it is cute and adorable. And I really liked the character of Beauty. My review
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – The first in the Kingkiller Chronicles, and the first book I read for the challenge this year. And wasn’t it a perfect start. Brilliant book, one that I reckon will totally reward a reread too when the time comes. My review
And if you are interested in more fantasy books why not get some inspiration from the Once Upon A Time review blog. Thanks for the inspiration Carl.