I am weak!!! I know that.
I vowed not to join any more challenges for the year, but I forgot about one that is impossible to ignore. It's the second year for Carl's Once Upon a Time Challenge, and I'm SO READY.
As with the RIP Challenge, Carl offers several "plans" for completing the challenge. This one's focus is fantasy, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology. Right up my alley, I know. I thought the same thing!
I've chosen the most relaxed of the options, and I'll be embarking upon "Quest the First:"
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
While I would love to embark upon a challenge with the promise to read one book in each category, I prefer the flexibility to read all fairy tale-oriented literature if I want to. See, I have a boatload of retellings and fairy tale interpretations on my stacks--one of which I'm reading now, The Bloody Chamber. Therefore, I reserve the right to gorge on fairy tales if I wanna.
Some books that spring immediately to mind from my stacks:
the rest of the Fables series, by Bill Willingham
Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories, by Margaret Atwood
Grimm's Last Fairytale, by Haydn Middleton (languishing unread on my shelf for nearabout the 10th year)
Not to mention...
The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly
Transformations, by Anne Sexton
Little Black Book of Short Stories, by A.S. Byatt
...and a host of others that fall into categories fantastical, science fictional, fairy taleish, and mythological.
Join us, won't you?
Watch for my reviews! Coming soon!