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!
Hmm, Gaiman, Dahl and Arthurian legends…such good plans for Once Upon a Time!
Haha, I was thinking of BFG and Once and Future King – because they’re also on my classics list so two birds with one stone!
I must get around to the new Neil Gaiman as well. Perhaps my library might have it. Good luck with the challenge!
Great choices (you HAVE to read the Gaiman, btw)! Have a very fun OUAT season. 🙂
Ooh, the Gaiman book, great choice, I hope you enjoy it.
I’m intrigued by Arabian Nights and Days. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.
It looks like you have some great reads in store for you. Enjoy!