Twisted Fairy Tales Reading Challenge

I had a whim to host a reading challenge, so I'm going to. It's a fairly simple one and the rules are this:

Read 4 books about twisted fairy tales by May 5, 2008

And here are the exceptions:

You may read a book that is not directly based on a fairy tale, but has a very fairy-tale theme (i.e. Sarah Beth Durst's Into the Wild)

You may read more than 4 (duh)

And I think that's it...

I intend to read:

Wildwood Dancing, Juliet Marillier
Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird, Vivian Van Velde
The Princess and the Hound, Mette Ivie Harrison
Beauty, Robin McKinley

If you would please sign up using the little sign up thing below (I hope it works).

In about two weeks I'll set up a new post for you to link to your reviews and such.

And I have banners! I was bored in computer class.

The End.


  1. Schweet! I got Wildwood Dancing this past weekend, and I'll have to hunt down some other good ones. Thanks Ennilee!

  2. Ooh, cool! I definitely want to participate. I just need to think of what I'm going to read.

  3. Here I am, commenting because I signed up.

  4. Yay! Great challenge :D And I'm so happy you chose to make a grey banner - it totally matches my blog ;) *thinks up books for the challenge*

    I hope I have enough twisted stories in my small collection of books...*doubtful glance*

  5. Yay! I joined. Now I just have to hunt some fairy-tale related books to read...

  6. I'm reading...
    Wildwood Dancing
    Nobody's Princess
    and another... but I can't think of it.

  7. I'd like to join! (I was actually thinking of hosting a challenge on the same subject somewhere in the near future.) So far I have:

    The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson
    A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
    The Swan Kingdom by Zoƫ Marriott
    Beast by Donna Jo Napoli

    I'm surprised I was able to come up with so many I haven't read!

  8. Woot!

    Hey Fee, when does EVER come out?

  9. Hi Enna! I listed your challenge here on my blog: A Novel Challenge to give you some "free" advertising! Hope you get lots of interest!

  10. Unfortunately I can't join in formally but I'd like to tell you that Beauty is one of my all time favourites. Great, great story.


  11. I am pretty sure I will be joining in. I need to go home and see what twisted fairytales I have on my shelf already and make up my list. Then I will be joining up!

  12. I'm so in. For some reason I have been in a fairy tale mood. I just finished reading Into the Woods by Lyn Gardner.

  13. Spiff! Most excellent, Enna Isilee. (What was the consensus on how to spell your nickname? Do you have a preferred spelling?) I'll have to give some consideration to my list first, but I expect I'll be joining.

  14. It comes out May 6th, 2008. I know, a day after the challenge ends. I have an ARC, though. Does that count? I hope so... I really want to read it for the challenge, since I have so much to read.

  15. Great challenge. I love fairy tales. :)

  16. Of course it counts, Fee! I just wanted to know.

    So... many... people...



    Wendy: Thanks much! I'm all for advertising ;)

    Heather: I've never read BEAUTY before, and I've alwasy wanted to. Thought this would make a good opportunity.

    Cuileann: Ya know, I'm not sure. I'll have to ask Shannon, but until then...

    And thanks y'all!

  17. Enna Isilee:
    Can I raid your book stash for the challenge?

  18. *eye roll* If you must. I have some I want you to read.

  19. Found you via erin and shelf-elf. Mind if I join in? (Let me know if my choices are not quite fairy tale enough...)

  20. I signed up! This is my first Reading Challenge. :D

  21. I think I will be reading:
    Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
    The Salamander Spell by E. D. Baker
    East by Edith Pattou
    Mira Mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison

  22. Enna - I was wondering, do you want us to write reviews of the books we read for the challenge and post a link to them somewhere or something? I will most likely review the ones I read anyway, but I was just thinking it would be a nice and easy for people to keep track of what everyone else reads.

  23. Yeah. I know it was kind of lost in the post but I said: "In about two weeks I'll set up a a new post for you to link to your reviews and such."

    So, yes.

  24. Ah-ha! OK, that's good to know. Shows how unobservant I can be that I didn't even notice that bit, doesn't it?

  25. Haha - I like the way you *formatted* your email on the sidebar... clever ;)

  26. I just wandered into your challenge. This looks like so much fun. If I can find the books, I will be back with a link. Thanks for hosting.

  27. Sounds like fun, my list:
    Book of a thousand words
    The blue sword
    The squire's tale
    Sun and moon, ice and snow
    Stupid question? How do I put the banner on my blog?

  28. If you click on the banner of your choice it should take you to a white page with only that banner, if you copy that URL and then go to your blog layout you should be able to create a new page element "picture" and put it in the sidebar. Or if you want to put it in a post then you do it similarly. You copy the URL and then while creating a new post click the "insert picture" button and pase the URL.

  29. I just found you and want to join in the fun. My list is posted.

  30. east is an AMAZING book. you'll love it. the princess and the hound is also really good.

  31. Count me in! I love anything fairy tale related and I hope it's ok to cross over books from other challenges.

  32. I try to read these:
    Book of a Thousand Days, Fairest, Just Ella, and Beauty.

    These are all that I own, besides The Goose Girl.

  33. but I've read so many of them already! But I've never done a "book challenge"...I'll think about it...

    I suggest Briar Rose by Jane Yolen and after you read Beauty you should read Rose Daughter (which is also about B& the Beast.)

  34. Here is my list.

    Thanks for hosting!


  35. Hope it's not too late to join in. What a fun challenge!

    My list is here. Hope my choices are appropriate.

    Thanks for hosting!

  36. I want to play, too, if it isn't too late.

  37. Anyone can still join! Of course!


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