Which is a longwinded way of saying that I have succumbed to yet another challenge. Or, as Margaret at BooksPlease would have it: "Oh No, Not Another Challenge!" Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings ran this challenge last year, and is reprising it for 2008. It is just so exactly my kind of thing, encompassing myth and fairytales, that I can't resist. I'm going for Quest the Second, one book from each of the four categories that comprise the challenge, and they are:
Fairytale – Andrew Lang, Chronicles of Pantouflia
Mythology – Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Folkore – Diana Wynne Jones, Fire and Hemlock
Fantasy – Connie Willis, Passage
The Andrew Lang book is a re-read, but I haven't read it since I was young – I only found my copy recently, it's been hiding ever since we moved here a mere 14 years ago! It was out of print for a long time, so I was rather pleased to see it again.