Thursday, March 20, 2008

Once Upon a Time II

Carl over at Stainless Steel Droppings has not disappointed his legions of blogging fans, and has challenged us again to explore the fantasy genre and to share our adventures with our readers.

It's been a year since I joined my first reading challenge (this one), and I'm now set up to begin Quest 3 (6 books total, read by the Summer Solstice). Here are the paths I've mapped out for the next 12 weeks:

Fairy Tale-- Grimm's Last Fairy Tale (Haydn Middleton) and
The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Bruno Bettelheim)
Folktale-- Folktales of the North American Indian [originally The Indian Fairy Book, published by Stokes]
Mythology-- Myths to Live By (Joseph Campbell)
Fantasy-- Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Shakespeare)

I'll be using only the Bettelheim book to fulfill another challenge (Awards), and if I find that other books (in the fantasy genre, obviously) I come upon would be of interest to other questers, I'll add those links to the review site.

I'll start reading tomorrow (the official start of the journey), and will try and do a better job (than of late) of staying current with the reviews.

ETA: it's taken me a while to get here, but this is my 100th post! Yay me!


Carl V. said...

Neverwhere! Ahhh..... :)

That Uses of Enchantment book sounds great. Can't wait to read about that one.

So glad you're joining in this year and getting in at the starting gate.

Marina said...

Yeah, I think this is the third time I've attempted to commit to reading this book. With any luck, it's the proverbial charmed one!