I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. This year is flying by, just like all the rest. Carl is once again hosting his Once Upon a Time Challenge. Spring has officially sprung according to the calendar in the Northern hemisphere, even though it doesn’t feel like it in London. There are signs though and that makes me hopeful that soon we’ll experience warm spring days with cool evenings.
This will be my third time participating in Carl’s Once Upon a Time challenge but it’s his seventh year hosting the event. For those who are not familiar with this challenge it involves reading or watching works that fall into the genres of fantasy, folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. There are several levels to the challenge. In the past I’ve always attempted Quest the First, which involves reading five books. I think I’ll aim for that again. I have some travel this spring so it may be a tough goal. But hey, why not try. I have until June 19th. Right now that seems like a long time. However, we all know time sneaks up on us.
I haven’t selected all of my books yet. I plan on reading Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Also Carl is hosting a group read of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. Last year I finally read my first Gaiman novel, Neverwhere, and I’m hooked on his writing. I popped into the library to pick up a copy but unfortunately I wasn’t able to locate it. This morning I made a request online for the book in hopes that the pros can find the copy. Keep your fingers crossed.
As for the other three books I haven’t decided. Since I am trying to read more authors who aren’t American or British does anyone have suggestions for me for books in these genres. And if you haven’t signed up for the challenge here’s the site to do so. It’s a fun experience and Carl is one of the nicest bloggers I’ve met.