It’s that time of year again …Once Upon a Time

out10ishereIt’s that time of year again!  Each spring, Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings hosts the Once Upon a Time “Challenge,” a reading event celebrating fantasy, folklore, and magic.  This event has always been close to my heart, because when I first started blogging, it was the Once Upon a Time challenge that really made me feel like part of a larger community.  And even though over the years I’ve become much more casual about my blogging, I try to make an effort to participate on whatever level I can.  This year, I’m not going to be a part of any explicit challenges, but rather just make sure to link up any fantasy reviews on the Review Site, and see what interesting books others are reading.

Even though I never stick to them, part of the fun of doing this intro post is setting up a reading pool of books that I may choose from.  Since my book collection is at least 50% fantasy, I may veer way off-track, but here are a few of the things I’ve been considering:

  1. Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marillier
  2. Something by Patricia McKillip, because her writing embodies what this challenge is all about
  3. Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
  4. Sabella by Tanith Lee, provided it turns out to be as fantasy as it is sci-fi

Are you participating in Once Upon a Time? What are you planning on reading?

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