March 24, 2008

Once Upon a Time....

I have finally returned from an internet-free, Spring Break road trip to Texas which I will tell you all about in a day or two, when I have recovered a bit. But first things first...




The Once Upon a Time II Challenge has begun!

I am trying hard not to commit to too many challenges this year but I left room in my plans for this one. I had so much fun last year delving into the fantasy genre, exploring authors such as Peter S. Beagle, the Brothers Grimm, Neil Gaiman and Shakespeare. It was like discovering a secret door in my soul. Unicorns, fairies, ogres and witches; like Anne of Green Gables, I am in love with the romance of it all.

The challenge runs from March 21st to June 22nd. Visit Carl to get all the low down. Of the 4 challenge options to choose from I am going for the easiest, The Journey, which is to read at least one book. I hope to read more but at the moment I am down for the count with a nasty Texas flu which has left my brain looking like oatmeal and my energy level at a -30. Fortunate for me, there are 2 titles from my march reading that never got read that will fit the bill perfectly. I have to read The Princess Bride for my IRL Book Group. And Bulfinches Age of Fable is a beautifully written book of mythology, a subject we happen to be learning about in our homeschool this year. I'll add to my list when I can.

3 comments:

Nymeth said...

I've been meaning to read Bulfinch's Mythology for so long. I hope you enjoy your picks, and I'll be looking forward to your reviews.

Carl V. said...

I'm so glad you are joining in again this year and I hope for the sake of once again opening that soul window that your health improves rapidly, things calm down, and you can get ever more reading done than you are originally planning for. As it is you've made a couple of great choices.

Petunia said...

Nymeth-Bulfinch should be fun. I really enjoy the poetry references between each story.

Carl-I wouldn't have missed it.