Once Upon a Time

Carl V. has announced the Once Upon a Time Challenge and I’m excited to say, “Count me in!” I don’t typically read books in this genre so I think this will be a great way to break out of my reading comfort zone. Granted, with my track record in previous challenges I don’t know if I’ll complete it but I’ll try. Can’t wait to see who all joins in. Here is my list:

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis. This is science-fiction fantasy in the guise of an old-fashioned Victorian novel. Well you know how much I love Victorian settings so this should be good for me right. I’ve been meaning to read Connie Willis forever so now would be a good time.

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. This is another book that has been sitting on the shelf for a while and if I remember correctly Stefanie recommended this to me a long time ago.

Storm Front by Jim Butcher. SciFiChick has convinced me that I need to read this book. This is the first in the series of a private detective who also happens to be wizard. I love mysteries so a bit of magic can’t hurt.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. According to the reviews, this book combines folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. My husband recommended this one so it better be good. heh.

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. This is a hopeful tale set in a dystopian future United States of walled cities, disease, fires, and madness. Okay that sounds a bit scary but I’m hanging on that “hopeful” mentioned.

There you have it. And, in case you are wondering all of the books come from my shelves so this should help me in my personal quest to somehow make the stacks more manageable. Yeah, right. Anyway, thank you Carl V. for giving us a new reading challenge. I look forward to it!

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