|Art by Melissa Nucera|
Spring is here at last. And with it comes one of my favorite reading events - the Once Upon a Time challenge hosted by Carl Anderson over at Stainless Steel Droppings. This is the eighth go-round for this one, and I'm really hoping it's going to help lift me out of this reading slump I've fallen into recently.
This year, I'm keeping the pressure low and signing up for The Journey, which calls for just one book from any of the various genres (Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy, and Mythology). Of course, I'm hoping to read more than that, and I've got quite an extensive list of possibilities. Some of those:
- Elidor. Alan Garner
- The Fairy Tale Detectives. Michael Buckley
- The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories. Susanna Clarke
- The Mists of Avalon. Marion Zimmer Bradley
- Mythago Wood. Robert Holdstock
- Silver on the Tree. Susan Cooper
- While Beauty Slept. Elizabeth Blackwell
I'm also thinking about attempting Quest on the Screen. I've wiped out with this quest in the past, so we'll see if I can do a little better this time.
During the course of the challenge, I'll be tracking my progress over on my challenge blog (HERE). Now it's time to get reading!