Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Once Upon A Time VI

It is time once again for Carl V's Once Upon A Time challenge!! I have been really bad about posting, writing reviews and participating in challenges etc. but I just love the Once Upon A Time challenge so I am hoping this is a good time to get back into the swing of things. I was amazed to see that out of my pool of choices for last year’s challenge I actually have read a good deal of them (6 out of 16), though not necessarily during the challenge time period.

For more information on this challenge that focuses on fantasy, folklore, fairy tales or mythology go here and for the review site go here. It runs from March 21 to June 19, 2011.

I have many books that I could read for this challenge so I am going to try and mostly stick to those that I already have on my shelf, Kindle or ipod. So here is a pool of books to chose from.

Demi-Monde: Winter by Rod Rees
Samedi the Deafness by Jesse Ball
Stone Raft by Jose Saramago
The Golden Age by Michal Ajvaz
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
The Last Book by Zoran Zivkovic
Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey
The Narrator by Michael Cisco
Sensation by Nick Mamatas
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Pym by Mat Johnson
The Baron in the Trees by Italo Calvino
Veniss Underground by Jeff Vandermeer

And if that isn't enough there is always Jeff Vandermeer's Best Fantasy of 2011 review to get inspiration from.

I am going to sign up for the Journey because I appreciate the flexibility and lack of stress which means that I will read at least one book but I might, and usually do, read more. Last year I really enjoyed Season 1 of Game of Thrones and I am very excited to watch Season 2 which starts April 1, 2012 on HBO. Thanks Carl for hosting another great challenge.

6 comments:

Kailana said...

That is a lot of great looking books. I hope to sneak some Jim Butcher into my reading, too. I have only read the one book by him so far... And I have read it twice now!

DesLily said...

it's always great that we all seem to have huge lists of books sitting on our shelves ready to read! lol... have fun!

marveloustales said...

Wow, nice long list there! I hope you enjoy diving in. :)

Gavin said...

What a great list of books! I just finished The Snow Child and am rereading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Have fun!

Moo said...

My list always greatly exceeds my reading capacity, as do my bookshelves and now my Kindle and ipod. I am currently enjoying reading Fool Moon by Jim Butcher and definitely intend to get to the Snow Child. I bought Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell when it first came out and then bought it again a few years ago for my ipod and still haven't gotten to it. Happy reading everyone!

Bellezza said...

I'm reading The Snow Child for this challenge, too. In fact, I joined it because I'm loving that novel so much! Can't wait to get back into it tonight as a matter of fact, and we'll have to discuss it if you read it, too.