Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Worm's Carnival, Call for Submissions

Knight of the Table Round

One of my own enduring romances is my love affair with King Arthur.

Or Lancelot.

Or Merlin.

Depending on who tells the story, anyway.

I have a whole bookshelf dedicated to Arthurian fiction, but it's been awhile since I read any new ones, so I thought it would be a great topic for a carnival.

In fact, I could go on so much about the topic, I will likely dedicate a week or so worth of posts here at Alpha Heroes leading up to May 7.

One of the guidelines for the Book Worm's Carnival hosts is to provide a discussion question for participants. (You don't have to answer the question to submit a related post). One of the fascinating things about Arthurian stories is that they can take almost any direction-- adventurous, political, romantic, fantastic. So here's my question: do you prefer the more fantastical versions of the story, or the more realistic? What role does Merlin play in your favorite version?

To participate, create your blog post on the topic and send me the link by May 7th. If you don't have a blog, you could post in a public Facebook note, or a Shelfari or GoodReads review.

send links to: nicola327 at hotmail dot com by May 7th.

If you can't think of somewhere to post where a link could be provided, you can always stop back here and post your thoughts in comments, OR, contact me ahead of time for a guest-post slot.

In the meantime, maybe this will inspire you:

For more information on the Book Worm's Carnival, check out the main carnival site -- you may see some upcoming topics you'd like to participate in, or perhaps you'd like to sign up for your own theme. Slots are available coming up in June/July, I believe.

The most recent carnival was held by Jo at Ink and Paper, with the theme High Fantasy.

Watch for the Poetry Carnival coming this week from Nicole at Linus's Blanket.


Monica Corwin said...

I am a crazy Arthurian legend nut as well. I have two bookshelves for my Arthur books.

I don't understand, do you want us to make a post to answer your question or make a post with a new question?


Nicola O. said...

The idea is that you write a post on the topic and send me the link. On May 8, I'll post a link round-up and usually there's little write-ups about what people said.

This is kind of a "coming attractions" post, so hold your good content for your own post or the *actual* carnival.

Give me a couple of minutes and I'll edit in some examples, I should have done that to begin with.

Monica Corwin said...

DONE! I love Arthurian Legend, so I would LOVE TO!

Phyl said...

Okay -- I wasn't going to try to write anything for this (apart from the link you've already got) -- but this post gave me more inspiration, not about GGK's trilogy, but about Mary Stewart's.

Will it be un-kosher for me to have two posts and give you two links for this? (It may still not happen, because of chronic busyness, but I do have the nagging germ of the idea now.)


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