Last September, I was introduced to a charming blogger named Tif and her delightful blog Tif Talks Books! Amidst her book reviews and literary conversations, Tif had a meme that I fell in love with called Fairy Tale Fridays! I joined in for several weeks (my posts can be found with the tag "FTF") but discovered this month that Tif had been blogging Fairy Tales since last January and only planned the meme to last for a year. Knowing how much I enjoyed the weekly trek into Fairyland and seeing how a few of my Fairy Tale posts remain in my top ten most read posts of all time; I definitely want to continue posting about fairy tales, which is why I am delighted to see Tif present her readers with the 2011 Fairy Tale Challenge!
Now, I'm not normally big on challenges and generally prefer to let whimsy dictate my reading material, but this is blogging goal that I want to place upon myself. I'm stepping into this challenge full throttle and going for the highest level of Happily Ever After (check out Tif's challenge post for level descriptions) and will aim to post a review or analysis of a fairy tale 12 times from now until December, which should figure to be about once a month! For convenience sake, I'll still call these posts "Fairy Tale Fridays" - to maintain my already existing "FTF" tag - but technically they are now part of the 2011 Fairy Tale Challenge. If you have any great tales (classic or modern) to recommend or that you want to hear my thoughts about, feel free to leave me comments and if this challenge sounds like fun to you, hop over to Tif's blog and sign yourself up!