Look at this:
http://www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com/?p=1083#comments and tell me, please, how I'm supposed to resist that, with Carl bandying about lovely words like "challenge" and "journey" and "Charles de Lint" and that gorgeous button?
Exactly. I'm joining another challenge.
Actually, I joined this challenge last year, but failed so spectacularly I'm surprised I didn't end up here: http://www.failblog.org/
However, failure has never stopped me before, and therefore it is not going to stop me now.
Take that, failure!!!!!
Plus also, and this is kind of weird, and maybe spooky, I've been thinking lately that I'd like to get back to reading more fantasy again. Once upon a time (ha! see what I did there?) I read absolutely tons of it. But this was in an age where almost all fantasy novels were quest-centric and male-dominated. After the dinosaurs died, that began to pall on me a little bit, and I began seeing other genres behind fantasy's back.
But every so often a novel, or a series, would get under my skin again, and I would recall the giddy heights of our golden days.
One of the options is to just take a journey, to start with just one book. Which is excellent advice, so of course, I'm not going to take it. On the other hand, I'm not going for the full immersion experience either. I know SOME of my limitations.
So. Quest the First, I think. Which involves reading five books over the three months of the challenge, in any of the challenge genres.
Now as to what I want to read ... well, there's the rub. I've checked my local library list, and it doesn't have Mr de Lint's latest. Nor, I know do either of the bookstores here. Sigh.
Okay. Much as I hate to do it this way _ I like things to be allatonce _ I'll be back with a list, or a group, or a mongoose.