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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Once Upon a Time Wrap

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It’s hard to believe that Once Upon a Time VII has come and gone already!

Once again Carl hosted this great challenge so that we might all give more focus to Fantasy/ Mythology maybe a little more than we might normally do.  And once again he brought many readers together to read and review some great Fantasy books!

This year I managed to read 14 books (admitting one was really small).

For me it all began with Seraphina…

 

1.  Seraphina........................Rachel Hartman (512 pgs)

2.  Cats of Tanglewood Forest........Charles DeLint (285 pgs)

3.  Natural History of Dragons.......M. Brennan     (334 pgs)

4.  Watership Down...................Adams/Dotrice  (audio)

5. A Spell for Chameleon............Piers Anthony  (352 pgs)

6.  His Majesties Dragon.............Naomi Novik    (253 pgs)

7.  Throne of Jade...................Naomi Novik    (258 pgs)

8.   Runner of Pern...................Anne McCaffrey (60  pgs)

9.  The Apothecary...................Maile Meloy    (384 pgs)

10.  Jarka Ruus.......................Terry Brooks   (416 pgs)

11.  The Tanequil.....................Terry Brooks   (357 pgs)

12.  Straken..........................Terry Brooks   (368 pgs)

13. The Tapestry.....................Henry Neff     (414 pgs)

14. Mystic Warrior ................Tracy Hickman (448 pgs)

(4,441 pages)  one “book” was an Audio.  I also reviewed The Hobbit Movie. (which I saw 3 times) and one was a short story.

I think my favorite of this group was actually a trilogy by Terry Brooks: Jarka Ruus, The Tanequil and Straken.  Normally I would say my favorite was Anne McCaffrey but to be honest.. it was a short story and so I was left wanting more! And I couldn’t choose Watership Down because that was an audio…but I adore Roy Dotrice so much I’ll be listening to it again one day.

My least favorite was maybe Mystic Warrior.  However, I can’t say I disliked any of the books. But this book didn’t capture me as many of Tracy Hickman’s have.

I am pleased with my list… how about you? How many did you read? What was your favorite?

4 Comments:

OpenID marveloustales said...

You got lots of great reading in! I love "Runner of Pern." If you haven't read A Gift of Dragons, I recommend it--it's the collection I read Runner in, and it might give you that more you were looking for!

1:50 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Aww how nice.. but I have that little book and read it long ago. I think I have everything she wrote about Pern and the dragons. I even read several of her sons books but quit because I didn't like what he was doing to Pern and the people ... I will miss Anne more than I can say.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Carl V. Anderson said...

You did great! And of course you know how much I appreciate that you are an annual part of this challenge. Thank you so much for diving right in, as always. Hard to believe Spring has passed us by and Summer is now here.

7:33 PM  
Blogger Cath said...

You did so well! 14 books is amazing. It flew by didn't it? I need to get my post done tomorrow, I'm pretty pleased with my total of 9 too.

5:53 PM  

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