Monday, April 1, 2013
Once Upon a Time VII Kick-Off Post
Running from March 21st to June 21st this year is the seventh annual Once Upon a Time Challenge, hosted as always by the magnificent Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings.
I have, of course, already been reading fantasy for the last month during DWJ March but, going forward, I am choosing to attempt Quest the First -- to read five books that fall into any of the four OUaT categories -- fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, mythology.
First, I will be participating in the read-along of Neil Gaiman's Stardust. If you're interested, the details are here.
And here are the other books that I will choose from.
Advent by James Treadwell (fantasy) -- first in a trilogy
Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures by Walter Moers (fantasy) -- part of the Zamonia series
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper (fantasy, folklore, mythology) -- third in the Dark is Rising series
The Blood Binding by Helen Stringer (fantasy) -- novella from the Spellbinder series
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (fantasy) -- first in a series
Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith (mythology) -- from my Canongate Myths box set
The Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde (fantasy) -- second in a series
Are you participating this year? Have you read any of these? Is it strange that they're all series books or is that par for the course these days with fantasy?
Setting off on another fulfilling journey,