I am completely new to blogging and new to book challenges (unless a grade 6 read-a-thon counts) and have decided to participate in one! I will have to implement my dubious speed reading skill for this, or cheat massively and read short books, as in amongst full time shift work I can go days without reading (something other than medical notes). This is terrible and I plan to rectify this. So in order to help me kick things off I am participating in Carl's (from Stainless Steel Droppings) Once Upon A Time IV Challenge.
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman - I loved the movie but I don't want to choose all my books based on the movie (alright so I've only done The Princess Bride so far!)
- Beauty by Robin McKinley - A retelling of one of my favourite stories ever, Beauty and the Beast.
- If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern - this book is just begging to be reread, but I'm not sure that it technically falls into any of the categories but it is just so beautiful!
- Ransom by David Malouf - a retelling of The Iliad, this counts as mythology yes?
- Magician by Raymond E Feist - suggested by my brother who is a hardcore fantasy fan. I am not a hardcore fantasy fan and struggle to navigate my way around the fantasy section of the bookstore, so it is very much a maybe at the moment.