The first is the Once Upon a Time event hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings. Last year's R.I.P. VI was the most enjoyable challenge I have ever been involved with, so I want to give this one a try. The challenge runs from March 19, 2012 to June 19, 2012 (so, spring). Because I have a lot of other books on my TBR at the current moment, I am participating in "The Journey" level.
"The Journey" obligates me to read just one book that is folklore, mythology, fairytale, or fantasy. While I hope to read more, this is one I know I can do. I am definitely planning on reading Goddess, Interrupted by Aimee Carter and am hopefully also going to squeeze in some fantasy -- maybe Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. I'm looking forward to participating!
The second event is A Victorian Celebration hosted by A Literary Odyssey, and is held from June 1, 2012 to July 31, 2012. I am definitely planning on reading North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, and if I am really feeling ambitious I may squeeze in some Charles Dickens as well.
Aren't these buttons gorgeous, by the way? Whoever designed them did a fabulous job. I'm excited to begin my reading for these challenges, and am looking forward to seeing what others read as well!