Diving Into Fairy Tales

It’s the first day of spring!  And that means that thoughts are lightly turning towards love, pilgrimages (see Chaucer), and fairy tales!  If you were here last year, you may remember the Once Upon a Time challenge, hosted by Carl from Stainless Steel Droppings (home of the Sci Fi Experience too).

The plan: read fairy tales, fairy tale retellings, fantasy…  And since that’s pretty much what I DO, I’m so excited!  I’ve not read many fairy tale retellings lately, so I’ve got them lined up.  In fact, I started (re)reading Robin McKinley’s Rose Daughter this morning.  🙂  Technically the challenge starts tomorrow, but, you know, close enough.  I’ll still be reading it tomorrow.

There’s a whole list of Quests, which I selected and pursued last year.  This year I’m embracing the casual nature of Carl’s “experiences” and deciding to let the chips fall where they will.  I’ll go for those books I have lined up, and see how it sorts out in the end.

So, keep your eye out for more fairy tales–coming soon!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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16 Responses to Diving Into Fairy Tales

  1. Caroline says:

    I’m looking forward to your Robin McKinley review.
    I loved Chalice when I read it earlier this year and want to read more of her books.

  2. amanda says:

    It’s been forever since I’ve read any fairy tale retellings, although I do enjoy them. I remember loving Beautywhen I read it. Enjoy!

  3. Cath says:

    Last year I read McKinley’s ‘Beauty’ for OUaT and liked it very much. I’d previously only read her ‘Sunshine’… loved that too. I really should read some more of her writing. Good luck with the challenge!

    • I don’t think I’ve ever met a McKinley book I didn’t like… Deerskin was so intense I’ll probably never read it again, and Sunshine was a bit high on the blood, but I absolutely love Beauty, Rose Daughter and Spindle’s End.

  4. TBM says:

    Hello! I’m joining in on the fun this year as well. Enjoy your readings and I’m excited to follow your progress. I love this challenge!

  5. Kailana says:

    I am finishing up the third book in a trilogy I started on the weekend. Since I plan to review all 3 books in the same post, I am going to cheat and count all 3 of them… Normally I am pretty strict about only counting what I read starting today, but ah, well. 🙂 I hope you read a lot of great books for the challenge!

  6. Carl V. says:

    I agree, last night was close enough. You know I’m no stickler. I started reading a fantasy/sf blend a few weeks back that I will review for the challenge when I’m finished!

    Glad you are back with us again this year. I’m looking forward to working in a few re-reads myself. Haven’t done enough of that lately and I miss old friends.

    • If you give the okay on the book, I ought to be all clear. 🙂 I always enjoy the relaxed nature of your challenges! I have several new retold fairy tales I’m looking forward to, but thought I’d start with an “old friend”–great way to put it!

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