Wyrd & Wonder is possibly my favorite reading event in the year. I’m SO excited to be participating in it again this year, and hopefully this time I’ll really put a dent in my physical fantasy TBR.
What is Wyrd & Wonder?
There is no deadline for signing up; however, if you do so and make a post before May 7, you’ll be entered into a giveaway. Participants can participate in any way they choose: read only fantasy books or only fantasy comics, watch fantasy shows, post about fantasy-related stuff, play only fantasy games… whatever you like. However you choose to participate is totally up to you, and you can include links to your post in the master schedule or just check it out to see what others plan to post.
For more details about the event, check out the following links:
Wyrd and Wonder Is Back
(intro. to the event and contains banners, necessary links, and info. on the giveaway)
Wyrd and Wonder Challenge 2021
(contains challenge prompts, which you can post wherever and however you like)
Wyrd and Wonder: Read-along
(info. on the group-read book: The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart)
Wyrd and Wonder
What are my plans for W&W?
Things are already not going according to plan despite my efforts to prep for W&W before it pops up, so my May will not be as fantasy filled as I want it to be this year. But I’m not too disappointed. I’m still excited and know that I’ll have loads of fantasy fun. 😀
Here are my plans. I will…
…read MOSTLY fantasy books in May.
I’ve put together a variety of novels, novellas, comics, and picture books for my W&W TBR. I’m such an oddball for being super excited about my TBR. I hope I’ll stick to it (but I already know I probably won’t, lol). I might carry over one or two non-fantasy books from April that I’m still working through.
…try to publish MOSTLY fantasy-related posts.
I tend to post reviews of books I read one month after reading them (I just realized this), so a good bit of reviews I post in May might be for non-fantasy books. I’ll see if I can knock them out in a week. All other posts will be fantasy related.
…do the W&W challenges.
I haven’t yet decided how I’ll go about doing this, but I’m leaning toward doing some on IG and some on here.
…host a giveaway.
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I want to share some fantasy love with you all. I haven’t yet worked out the details, but when I do, I’ll throw together an announcement post. That will go up in early May.
I think that’s a good bit to be getting on with. Other stuff I intend to do that aren’t really goals is to watch some fantasy-related shows (like the Shadow & Bone show on Netflix and rewatch the Witcher because I feel like it and maybe even Merlin because I’m in the mood for that) and play some fantasy games on my PlayStation since I have a PlayStation now. 😊
What do I plan to read for W&W?
My reading plans are to (a) read my stuff and (b) read mostly comics and picture books because I have a good bit of those but hardly turn to them when I grab something from my physical TBR. Since this list consists of a good bit of comics and picture books, I just might be able to read the majority of it. That is, of course, if I stick to my TBR. 🙃
Well, here are the books:
- Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers = book club novel
- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie = buddy-reading novel from April
- The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman = novel I MUST read this year
- Finding Home, Vol. 1: The Traveller by Hari Conner (illus.) = comic book
- Oona by Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Raissa Figueroa = picture book
- Legendborn by Tracy Deonn = popular novel often rec’d to me
- Once & Future, Vol. 1: The King Is Undead by Kieron Gillen, illus. by Dan Mora = comic book
- Wizard Beach by Shaun Simon, illus. by Conor Nolan = comic book
- Little Witch Hazel: A Year in the Forest by Phoebe Wahl = picture book ARC
- Witch Hat Atelier, Vols. 1-7 by Kamome Shirahama (illus.), transl. by Stephen Kohler = manga
- How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry (illus.) = picture book
- The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djèlí Clark = novella
- Nils: The Tree of Life by Jérôme Hamon, illus. by Antoine Carrion = graphic novel
- Lords & Ladies by Terry Pratchett = next Discworld Witches novel I gotta read
- How to Treat Magical Beasts: Mine and Master’s Medical Journal, Vol. 2 by Kaziya (illus.), transl. by Angela Liu = manga
- Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile by Bill Willingham, illus. by Lan Medina = comic book
- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold = novel I REALLY want to read
- The Black God’s Drums by P. Djèlí Clark = novella
And that’s it.
My plan is to go along with the relaxed nature of this event, so I won’t push myself too much. But, if I manage to stick to my goals AND my TBR, I’ll have to reward myself in a major way.
Are you planning to join Wyrd & Wonder this year?