Monday, 22 March 2010

Once Upon a Time IV

This is the first challenge I officially join this year, and I've been really looking forward to it.
I'm not reading as much these days as I used to, but I'll try my best to do Quest the Second, which means reading a book for each category: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folklore and Mythology.
My pool of possibilities is not very exciting as they are books I've been listing more than once and never actually read them. Let's see how I get on this on this time.

Fantasy: The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. (This one has been on my shelf for aaages, it's unbelievable).
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (A reread, of sorts. I have read this three times in the Italian translation, but never in English).

Fairy Tales: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale. (I promise I'll read it this time!)
The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (again, yes).

Folklore: Wonder tales of Ancient Wales
The Dreaming place
by Charles de Lint.

Mythology: The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

That's it. I can't wait to start reading them!


Amanda said...

I was having a hard time coming up with folklore and mythology stuff, so I ended up going with the 5-nonspecific-choices version of this challenge.

Vasilly said...

The Bloody Chamber is also on my list for this challenge.Good luck with your reading.

DesLily said...

wow... first off, the Goose Girl is very enjoyable, I think most everyone who's read it has enjoyed it..

Then there is : The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud... that whole trilogy is just fantastic! Very original and even chuckles to be had! I can't wait to read your review of that one

jehara said...

I really enjoyed The Ice Queen.

This is my first year to join Once Upon a Time and I am really looking forward to it.

Nymeth said...

I'm excited that you're thinking of read The Goose Girl and The Ice Queen! They're both big favourites of mine :)

Debi said...

Ooooh, I want to read your whole list!!! The only one I've ever read is The Goose Girl, and I'd gladly read that again. :D Have fun, Valentina!

Shelley said...

You have a few books planned that I absolutely love! I've always wanted to try something by Charles de Lint but haven't yet. Have fun with this challenge!