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
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!