I was new to blogging when I first participated in the Once Upon a Time Challenge, sponsored by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings. Now this reading challenge is in its eighth year, and I think I'll try it again. From March 21 until June 21, readers who are on The Journey, my proposed level of participation, agree to read one book from four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology. There are many more ambitious options in this challenge, so go to Carl's popular blog to view all the choices, as well as the current participants.
The added challenge for me is I want to read books selected from my own library--books I own but have never read. This was one of the most enjoyable parts the last time I took the challenge--taking time to read books that have languished on my library shelves, for years in some instances. It's the "so many books, so little time" excuse. Plus, the "I have a problem when it comes to buying books" excuse.
I'm still putting together my modest book list, but I plan to start with a book I discovered on my library shelves earlier this evening (before I ever thought about participating in the challenge)--Madeleine L'Engle's An Acceptable Time (fantasy).