I know you are all sure that I'm totally addicted. I'm started to get a bit worried, as well. I think Piksea is working on an intervention program for me to cure me from my challenge addiction. (see comments on last post)
The point is - I've joined another challenge. And yes, it's going to be great fun. The latest is the Once Upon A Time Fantasy challenge sponsored by Carl V. I'm calling it a fantasy challenge, but it really encompasses 4 genres: fantasy, mythology, folklore and/or fairy tale. Carl has designed four 'quests' we can choose from to complete this challenge. I am going with quest 1.
"Quest One: Read at least 5 books from any of the 4 genres." I have chosen the following books for this challenge. My list of possibilities was so long and each title so tantalizing that I had a difficult time whittling it down to five.
1. Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (I first heard of this book from Carl. I was reading Through the Looking Glass for the Classics Challenge and thought it would be fun to read this one afterwards. I bought it and it's been sitting on the shelf for a couple of months. It begged to be read for this challenge.)
2. Dreams Underfoot by Charles deLint (I've read a couple of books by deLint. He is an amazing storyteller who uses vivid imagery. It's hard to pick favorites, but he may be my favorite fantasy writer.)
3. Something Rotten by Jasper Fford (I've read the first three in this series and enjoyed them immensely, so I'm really looking forward to this one.)
4. A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett (The sequel to The Wee Free Men which I read a couple of weeks ago. Absolutely delightful.)
5. Princess Bride by William Goldman (I'm reading this book for the By the Decade Challenge (1970) and the Spring Thing Challenge. Uhhhh, triple duty! I'll get to scratch it off 3 lists - what fun!)
6. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett (I went to the library to check out Moving Pictures, which was the book I originally planned for this slot. Wyrd Sisters grabbed my attention first, however. As I read the back cover and found out that it featured Granny Weatherwax, who also plays a large role in A Hat Full of Sky, there was no decision to make. I did leave Moving Pictures on my By the Decade Challenge.
7. Of Mice and Magic by David Farland (suggested by Framed and Alsyon from Fifty Books)
8. A Book Without Words by Avi (I saw this on Jenclair's list and since I love Avi's books I decided to add it to my list.)
Post Script - added on Mar 28 I was looking over some of the lists from others joining the Fantasy Challenge and discovered on Chris Howard's list a book by Orson Scott Card that I had not heard of - Hart's Hope. I'm adding it to the bonus reads and will keep my fingers crossed that I have time to fit it in.