Wow! It is Once Upon a Time X! Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings has been hosting this springtime challenge for ten years! Thanks so much Carl!
If you’re new to this, here’s what it’s about
This is a reading and viewing and gaming event that encompasses four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum. The challenge continues through June 21st and allows for very minor (1 book only) participation as well as more immersion depending on your reading/viewing/gaming whims.
I’m going to go with Quest the First,
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time categories. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
And here are some books I hope to read:
The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey (maybe this is the year I finally will read this book! I first listed it on my 2013 OUaT pool)
Diving Belles – Lucy Wood (cornish folklore)
The Girl with Glass Feet – Ali Shaw
Throne of the Crescent Moon – Saladin Ahmed
Monstrous Affections – edited by Kelly Link and Gavin J Grant (after I saw it on The Writerly Reader)
Wild Girl – Kate Forsyth (after seeing it on Earl Grey Editing)
Lagoon – Nnedi Okorafor
Fudoki – Kij Johnson
Books I read and reviewed:
What are your recommendations for Fairy Tale, Folklore, Mythology books? Are you taking part in Once Upon a Time this year?