So I mentioned before that I would not be participating in any more reading challenges, after all I haven't been reading many books for the challenges I had signed up, plus my reading progress has been slow lately. However, I have to make an exception for this particular challenge - Carl V's Once Upon a Time Challenge (OUAT) since I have not participated in this before, plus Carl is a great host and I always have fun with his R.I.P Challenge (which I'm always looking forward to it). And then of course there is always this opportunity to explore new authors and get to know new fellow bookbloggers.

Anyway, OUAT runs from March 21st through June 20th and you have a few options to choose from for this participation. Given my slow reading progress, I decided to sign up for The Journey which I will read at least one book out of the four categories (fantasy, fairy tales, folklore and mythology). As of writing this, I have no idea which title to read but I do have a few in mind:
However, the reading list might change as I can be fickle minded when it comes to my reading, thus we shall see how. If you are new to this reading challenge, I hope you would join in the fun; and if you are not then what are you waiting for?

Note: There won't be a Teaser Tuesdays post today as I'm still reading The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney. Aside from my snail pace reading progress, I also find that the story is a bit slow in my opinion and that it doesn't engage me as much (although I have to say Frank's writing style is lyrical and beautiful!). This book is the sequel to Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show and since I haven't read that book yet, I wonder if this is part of the reason why it affects my experience of reading The Matchmaker of Kenmare. That said, I wouldn't want to call it a DNF at this stage so I shall read a few chapters and see how it goes.

Hope you all have a Happy Tuesday!

10 Responses
  1. Hooray for exceptions!!!

    I'm so happy that you are joining in this year. Thank you so much.

  2. Stephanie Says:

    Hey Melody! Glad to see you are joining this challenge. It is my favorite. Actually, OUaT was the first challenge I ever joined. I'm coming out of retirement, so I figured this would be the perfect time!

  3. Kailana Says:

    I am hoping to read Sisters Red and A Discovery of Witches, too. Happy reading!

  4. joanna Says:

    Ooh is it that time already?? your choices look great, hope you enjoy!

  5. DesLily Says:

    I will be very interested in Carolyn Turgeon's book review since I read Godmother by her and really liked it (and I don't like retold fairytales but Godmother was an exception!)

    I hope you enjoy OUaT!

  6. Stephanie Says:

    Looks like we will both be trying to read Mermaid! I also thought about putting A Discovery of Witches on my challenge list, but think I might hold off until RIP for that one!

  7. I have Sisters Red on my list too. Good luck!

  8. The Bookworm Says:

    Happy reading Mel. It is a fun challenge :)

  9. Iliana Says:

    I can't believe you haven't done this challenge before! So glad to see you are joining. You've got a great list and you've reminded me that I've got Discovery of Witches too. Oh so many good books.

    Hope your current read doesn't end up being a DNF!

  10. Julia Says:

    Good luck on your new challenge, Melody! Hope it is as fun as everyone said it to be :) Also I hope your current read won't be a DNF, but am still looking forward to your review on it :) And lastly, I'm still thinking about getting a copy of Discovery of Witches, since I heard so much raves about it and it highly recommed from my friends too :)

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