Once Upon A Time IV Challenge
19 March, 2010
I did say I wasn’t going to participate in any more challenges (except for Carl’s RIP V and Bellezza‘s The Japanese Literature Challenge IV later in the year), but how could I resist this? The Once Upon A Time IV Challenge is hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings and runs from 21st March until 20th June 2010.
I am hoping to participate at the level of The Journey where I need to read one or more books from one of four categories: fantasy, folklore, fairy tale and mythology or a mixture (no pressure) or Quest the Second where I need to read one book from each category (more difficult). As I haven’t really thought of a list yet except for The Clash of Kings: Songs of Ice and Fire 2 by George R.R. Martin, which I was supposed to have read on holiday two months ago but was side-tracked by all the Sri Lankan fiction I found, I’ll see how I go along.
Also on my TBR pile are the following which would qualify:
The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett (fantasy)
The Age of Misrule by Mark Chadbourn (fantasy/folklore)
The Blade Itself: The First Law 1 by Joe Abercrombie (fantasy – but this would be a re-read so I’m not sure whether it qualifies)
The Warrior-Prophet: The Prince of Nothing 2 by R. Scott Bakker
As you can probably tell, I’m sneakily trying to slash my teetering TBR pile. But knowing me, I’ll probably find a dozen new titles from the library. And I seem to have an urge to read a bit of mythology after reading several posts about the Canongate Myth series recently, although I don’t know what. Any suggestions?
I really enjoyed participating in RIP IV last year so I’m looking forward to this one!