I’m so excited that Carl V’s Once Upon a Time III challenge is underway! I’ve finally decided what I’d like to read for my Quest, and I know it’s going to be another wonderful journey!
Last year, among the books I chose to read for Carl V’s OUaT Challenge II, were four books that turned out the be the highlight of the challenge for me. It was a unique collaboration between four authors, who each wrote a book centered around one of Brian Froud’s paintings. The four authors were Charles de Lint, Patricia McKillip, Terri Windling, and Midori Snyder, and it was a wonderful creative collaborative project. This year I was hoping to do something similar since I enjoyed that type of reading project so much. I’ve found just the thing! My goal this year is to read Terri Windling’s Fairy Tale Series! (Or at least as many of them as I can get hold of.) I’m also going to participate in the Short Story Weekends reading!
- The Sun, the Moon and the Stars, by Steven Brust
- The Nightingale, by Kara Dalkey
- Tam Lin, by Pamela Dean
- Jack the Giant-Killer, by Charles de Lint
- Snow White and Rose Red, by Patricia Wrede
- White as Snow, by Tanith Lee
- Fitcher’s Brides, by Gregory Frost
- Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen, is also part of that series, but I read it last year during the OUaT 2008 challenge.
Just in case I find more time to read, I’ve also put together a list of books already on my TBR shelf, waiting for this challenge, so we’ll see how many I can get through in the next three months.
My TBR Shelf possibilities:
• The Book of Lost Things, John Connolly (underway!)
• Rapunzel’s Revenge, by Shannon Hale and
• A Fine & Private Place, by Peter S. Beagle
• The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
• Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling
• The Book of Atrix Wolfe, by Patricia McKillip
• Daughters of Copper Woman, by Anne Cameron
• Arabian Nights & Days, by Naguib Mahfouz
• Moonheart, by Charles de Lint
• A Hidden Magic, by Vivian Vande Velde
• Heroes & Heroines in Tlingit-Haida Legend, by Mary L. Beck
• The Raven Steals the Light, stories by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst
My TBR list has gotten longer each year I participate in this challenge, but that’s what I love about it — being introduced to new authors and wonderful books by reading all the reviews that fellow travelers post on their blogs.