“There are no happy endings because nothing ends.”

Posted June 21, 2013 by Lynn E. O'Connacht in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments


Banner for the seventh Once upon a Time challenge. Art by Melissa Nucera.Today marks the end of the Once upon a Time VII challenge. You can see my utter failure in dealing with time and dates in the fact that I could have sworn it lasted until July. ><

Alas, it does not and it ends on the solstice today, or today on the solstice, depending on your prefered order. The summer solstice for me, and I hope summer will treat me kindly. I feel sad that I didn’t manage to keep up with people’s posts and reads as much as I’d have liked to, but in my defense the months of the challenge have been pretty gruelling. As a point in case, it’s the 21st of June and I’ve read a grand total of two books. I will be very surprised if I get to my monthly stats for June and discover that I’ve read five books in total. It’s been one of those months, alas.

But let’s not dwell on that and focus on the past few months! I haven’t really had the spoons to put up (or write) reviews either for much of the second half of the challenge. I’ll keep the challenge module up for a little while and then take it down again.

You can see a list of all the books (and short stories) I’ve read here, but I’ll mention my top five books/stories here.

Jack in the Green by Charles de Lint

The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (Yes, I know the read-along isn’t finished, but I reread back in April too. Have a link to week 1 of the Read-along for some of my thoughts!)

One Saved to the Sea by Catt Kingsgrave

Pearl in the Void by M.C.A. Hogarth

Seaward by Susan Cooper (I may be hosting another read-along for this book come September to celebrate the rerelease in August!)

I had a lot of fun and I do hope to be back (and be back with a better ability to participate actively) next year!