Wyrd & Wonder is all done and won’t be back until next year. But there are other events to possibly look forward to in the fall, like Spooktastic Reads and SciFiMonth. But in the meantime, here’s my wrap up.
Wyrd & Wonder is a monthlong celebration of all things fantasy where participants can participate in any way they like, whether reading books, watching shows, playing games, anything. Thanks to the hosts — Imyril, Lisa, Jorie, Ariana, and Annemieke — who kept us abreast of everyone’s posts, we had a fun, interactive event. Shout out them!
Here are what my plans were and how I did.
Read ONLY fantasy books in May.
This was easy and is the only goal I managed to accomplish, but I only managed to complete one book and that’s Charmed Life, the first book in this anthology of Diana Wynne Jones’s Chrestomanci middle grade books. Other than that, I started many books and have a buddy-read on going.
Participate in a W&W readalong.
I really wanted to do this. I even managed to get a copy of The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay, one of the readalong books for this year’s W&W. But it didn’t work out. I was too busy and only got 3 pages in before I had to stop reading. However, I still intend to read it to finally try a Kay book.
Post reviews on fantasy books.
I attempted to do this, but it didn’t work out. I only managed to post one book review (and I have so many to catch up on).
Do the W&W challenges.
This didn’t work out either. But on the positive side, I did most of the W&W Fantastic Top Fives topics, which I’m very happy about:
Post some book tags.
Shockingly, I managed to post only two of these:
Other fantasy-related posts for W&W:
I did a poll for this and The Lies of Locke Lamora received the most votes, so I’ll read it sometime this year.
So the gist of this year’s W&W: Started many books, completed one.
Hoping for better luck next year.