It’s Spring at last, and with the return of the season comes Carl V’s (Stainless Steel Droppings) wonderful Once Upon a Time reading challenge. This is his 8th time hosting, and I’m so happy to be participating again this year. I know it takes a lot of work to organize and run this event, so I want to thank Carl for another Spring full of very enjoyable reading!
This is a reading and viewing event that encompasses four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum.
You may choose your own level of participation in this challenge, and I have chosen “QUEST the FIRST” again for this year. The instructions are simple:
1. Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
2. Have fun!
I begin this challenge by listening to the audiobook of The Once and Future King, by T.H. White. I read it many years ago and remember loving it. I enjoy Arthurian literature, and I’ve been wanting to reread this one for quite awhile, so this is perfect timing. Along with The Once and Future King, here are some other books I’m considering for this challenge. I’m looking forward to reading the reviews by those taking part in this annual event . Happy reading, everyone!