Times for yet another much delayed post

11 July 2011


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.

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2 Responses

  1. Kailana says:

    I really need to read the Rothfuss! I have read the first book, but not the second. I read A Monster Calls, though, and that was really quite good!
    Kailana´s last blog post ..Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb (The Tawny Man Trilogy, Book 3)

  2. Carl V. says:

    I need to read the second book as well, Kailana. It is sitting on my top shelf with its fatter shelf companion, The Way of Kings, both looking at me and asking "what are you waiting for?"

    Glad you enjoyed the Rothfuss, Fence. It is really good stuff and Name of the Wind was the perfect start to the challenge.

    I'm interested in checking out Ness' book after listening to his wonderful Carnegie acceptance speech. Anyone that passionate about libraries is alright in my book.