Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere we are coming to the end of the warm weather, the nights are getting longer and it isn't long before we will be coming home from work in the darkness once again. Another sure sign of the change of seasons though is that Carl has just put up the announcement post for the Once Upon a Time challenge. This is the sixth time that we have been challenged to read anything that has mythology, fantasy, fairy tale or folklore!
Among the decisions to be made - which books will form my pool of reads, to readalong or not readalong and of course one of the hardest things this year is choosing which buttons to choose as they are all gorgeous!
The readalongs for this time around are Mistborn by Brenton Sanderson which I haven't really had much interest in reading before and the second readalong will be Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, which I would join in on but my library doesn't have it! I might request it via interlibrary loan once we get closer to the readalong time.
I am signing up for
I am therefore aiming to read five books that meet any of the four categories. Normally when it comes time to make a pool to choose from I usually have a lot, but there doesn't seem to be that many on my shelves at the moment.
One option is Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth and another is Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan. An added bonus with both of these options is that they both also qualify for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. I am sure that I will think of others eventually.
I am also thinking that I might try to do
I am thinking that I will try to read Bad Power by Deb Biancotti, which is one of the Twelve Planet Press books. I am not 100% sure that it will qualify for the challenge but I guess I won't really know until I start reading. I also want to get back to Sprawl which I started for last year's Once Upon a Time challenge but got waylaid on. Another option might be The Firefly Dance which features a new story by Sarah Addison Allen.