Spring is definitely here; the sun is shining, I have a couple of very well-deserved (in my opinion anyway) days off work and Carl has just announced Once Upon a Time IV, one of my very favourite reading challenges.
As per usual I’m going to commit to Quest the First, which involves reading five books from the categories of fantasy, folklore, fairy tale and mythology. I’ll almost certainly select from the following (not terribly long) list:
- The Dragon Waiting by John M Ford
- Tithe by Holly Black
- Snow White and the Seven Samurai by Tom Holt
- The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick
- The Boy with the Cuckoo Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu
- Making Money by Terry Pratchett
- White Apples by Jonathan Carroll
- The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip
- Songs of Earth and Power by Greg Bear
- Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock
And who knows, I might even get to them all!