Photo by Polly Atkin
Spring has sprung; little green tufts are appearing through the brown in the garden, robins are chirping at dawn, there is a different quality to the sunlight in the late afternoon. And, the surest sign of spring: Carl has posted the Once Upon A Time III challenge at Stainless Steel Droppings. What a way to kick start the season. It may very well snow again, but I will have a stack of books next to my bed and I won’t even notice! Fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, mythology! Last year, the challenge introduced me to: Neil Gaiman, Alan, Campbell, Jo Walton, Ekaterina Sedia, and a revisit of T.H. White. I am going to the library this very afternoon to get started…..I am thinking about dipping into some new Ursula Le Guin.
To those unfamiliar, please check out Stainless Steel Droppings to find the definitions of fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, mythology, and participate in the challenge – it’s a treat, it’s easy, and you will meet lots of other fun folks.
I am planning on joining:
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time III criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
I plan to visit the review/link site to check out what other people are reading as the challenge progressess.
This is a photograph I took in Savannah last spring, which inspired the young adult urban fantasy I have just finished writing. Who knows where the Once Upon A Time challenge will take you!
Look at all those doors –