Wednesday, March 28, 2007
3 posts in one day, what is the world coming to? You know, of course, that I will not be posting anything tomorrow... However, I am almost a week late with this, and Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings has issued a challenge and it's just too good for this blog to pass up. It's called the The Once Upon a Time Book Challenge. There's another link HERE that has some great suggestions for books to read. The basic idea is to commit to reading 5 books (though allowances are made for those who just don't have the time) from March 22 to Midsummer Night's Eve June 21st. They can be in any combination of the following genre's: Mythology, Folklore, Fairytale or Fantasy. There is also a special challenge to read A Midsummer Night's Dream, though it is by no means required. The funny thing is that I am already reading two books right now that fit right into the mythology category, since I have been thinking about writing a story based on Greek Mythology. So I am going to add some of my current reading to my list and add some other books I have on my to-do list. My list: The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart The Taste of the Night by Vicki Peterson All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris And if I have time, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare I'm not attempting to keep my books in each of the categories since I already have most of these sitting in a pile to be read. I'm also currently reading a couple of encyclopedia's of Greek Mythology, so I'm rather loaded down. I hope a few of you (especially those who may not already read a lot of fantasy) take up the challenge. This one is pretty easy for me because I would have read these books anyway. But I like the idea of encouraging others to pick up a fantasy book and try something new. Let me know if any of you are inspired to take up the challenge, and forward your lists and I'll link them.