Monday, March 21, 2011
Once Upon a Time... I Dove In
While I've been a participant in Carl's (Stainless Steel Droppings) RIP Challenge in the last several autumns, I've never partaken in his Once Upon a Time Challenge... until now. Possibly it's because I'm not a big fantasy reader and as for fairy tales, well, you see Sleeping Beauty enough times and you'd swear off them too. But there is a change in the fairy tale genre. Instead of the Disneyfied versions of the last century, fairy tales are going back to their sex and violence roots. Authors are retelling those old stories in new ways as well. So now I'm curious to see what is new out there and what better chance to try than the Once Upon a Time Challenge.
Carl always injects so much fun into his challenges so even if I fail spectacularly I still win by being a part of it! Since this is my first time entering the Black Forest, I'm taking The Journey. I'm like the scared villager huddling in the house while the hero battles the dragon. This way I have lots of freedom to participate as much as I like. Maybe a novel, or nonfiction book, a couple of short stories or a re-viewing of Ella Enchanted. Whatevs.
Here is my potential list:
Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me- Short Stories (I started reading this and it's kinda weird)
Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon
Discovering Cape Breton Folklore by Richard MacKinnon
Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
Ash by Malinda Lo
Ella Enchanted (movie)
Seven Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
Anyway that's my list for now. It might change. We'll see.