Wednesday, March 28, 2007

I'm doing the Once Upon a Time Challenge.

Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings has issued a reading challenge.
The Challenge as issued by Carl:
"Once Upon a Time…all the great ones begin that way, don’t they? At least in our
recollection? Hearkening back to childhood, those four words represent the
foundation upon which story is built. In that same way, these four types of
story, Mythology, Folklore, Fairytale, and Fantasy, form the very foundation of
storytelling itself. It is from the roots of these genres that our latest
challenge grows...."
He has offered up 4 Quest of varying difficulty...I am accepting Quest 1. Which is to read at least 5 books from any for the 4 genre.
I'm an avid reader of that type of book anyway, so it shouldn't be too hard. I've been looking at the other player's choices for suggestions and books I haven't read before. I'm having a tough time choosing, so...
My book choices:
1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
1. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
2. Widdershins by Charles de Lint (I love Charles de Lint, this one is already on my library request list.)
3. Tithe by Holly Black
4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
5. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
1. Ombria in Shadow by Patricia A. McKillip
2. Eldest by Christopher Paolini
3. Greywalker by Kat Richardson
4. Something Rotten by Jasper Fford (I've read the others and love the cheekiness of them)
I think I've chosen enough books for now. This should last me until June. If not, I'll be sure to add more!


Carl V. said...

Thank you so much for playing along! Fabulous list! Jasper Fforde is terrific. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the books you read.

Carl V. said...

And by the way, love your Maui wedding pix. You were stunning and your groom looks quite handsome. You're a cute couple. I've only been to Hawaii once, but I think about it often. It was a magical place.

Carrie said...

Thank you Carl v. That is very sweet of you. I dream of going back to Hawaii again. We're hoping to go back (this time to Kauai) for our 5 year anniversary. It depends on our finances and how old our (mythical) kids are/will be.

Denise said...

I am an avid reader, but not really into fantasy. I will have to take the challenge as well.
I have one question??
How do you get the list to look like that, I mean the high lighted lines and such. I tried to do the Literary meme but when I posted it it was just black and white. Can you help me??

Quixotic said...

Hi there Carrie!

Great list - Stardust is one of my favourites, and Anansi Boys and American Gods are both excellent.

I really enjoyed The Goose Girl. Beautifully written, I thought.

Love Charles de Lint too - am looking forward to eventually reading Widdershins.

Chris said...

Awesome list! I love all of the Gaiman you've picked. They're all amazing books, American Gods being my favorite. I've been wanting to read Widdershins. I love DeLint, looking forward to what you have to say about it.

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Thanks, Shelly

Joy said...

You know Carrie. I'll take that challenge. I am a fantasy fan but more science fiction mystery but I love Sharon Shinn novels. I'll seek out what you listed and start there! This is great!

pat said...

Great list, I also started with a long list. I like having choices. Going through people's lists has added more to my mental list.