There’s something about the beginning of spring that makes me so happy. I’m more of a fall-winter person but even I can admit that the first day of spring brings the feeling of new possibilities more than fall or winter. You know it’s spring in the blogisphere when two very popular reading challenges begin: Spring Reading Thing and Once Upon a Time.
For this challenge I want to read as many books as I can off of my TBR shelves but with so many obligations, if I can read as many as six TBR books I’m happy. Here’s the pool of books I’m picking my reads from:
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliot, One Amazing Thing by Chitra Divakaruni, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, Beloved by Toni Morrison, Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
not pictured: ZZ Packer’s Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and David Truer’s Little
For the Once Upon a Time challenge with the exception of A Wish After Midnight and The Purloined Boy, I’ve almost picked a totally different pool of books to read from. This pool is built up of books on my TBR shelves and library holds. I’m doing Quest the Third which is reading at least five books from a mixture of four genres: fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, and mythology plus a reading of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Short Story Weekends, and Quest the Fourth which is reading two non-fiction books that cover the above genres. It’s a lot but I’m up for the challenge.
Anthologies edited by Terri Windling and Ellen Datlow
The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm, and The Beastly Bride: Tales of Animal People
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves and A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Touch Magic by Jane Yolen
Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
Fathom by Cherie Priest
Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Have you read anything in my piles? Are you joining these challenges also?