Read all About It: Wyrd and Wonder

Posted On 16 March 2019

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Wyrd and Wonder

Dragon – by kasana86

Wyrd and Wonder is an event that runs during the month of May and celebrates all things fantasy.

There are no strings attached to this event.  You can contribute as much as you like, join in with readalongs, topple your tbrs, watch and discuss movies or just generally get involved in any other way you fancy.

More details of the event can be found here and the Twitter account is @wyrdandwonder .

In terms of my books for the month I’ll be hoping to read and review:

  1. A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
  2. The Poison Song (The Winnowing Flame Trilogy 3) by Jen Williams
  3. Council by Snorri Kristjansson
  4. The Fall by Tracy Townsend

Probably more but I’m erring on the side of caution.

I’ll also be reading my final two finalists for the SPFBO competition and in fact the winner should be announced at the end of the month so that will be really interesting.  More details of the SPFBO finalists here.

On top of that I’m hoping to undertake a personal challenge – I’ve not decided exactly what yet.

I hope you all take part and I look forward to all the discussions and sharing of everything that is fantastic.

 

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May brings flocks of pretty lambs…(monthly round-up)

My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson
  2. Two Serpents Rising by Max Gladstone
  3. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  4. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  5. When the Heaven’s Fall by Marc Turner
  6. Angellfall by Susan Ee
  7. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  8. Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan
  9. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles
  10. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone (review to follow)

Backlist:

  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles (how to kill two birds with one stone!)

Books Bought:

  1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  3. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Review Books:

  1. The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
  2. The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells
  3. Iron and Blood by Gail Z Martin, Larry Martin
  4. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone
  5. Skin by Ilka Tampke
  6. Darkhaven by A F E Smith
  7. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Books Gifted:

  1. None

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:?? (US for me with this one)

Events:

Once Upon a Time event being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

Readalong of Max Gladstone’s Two Serpents Rise – completed three weeks – Concluded

Readalong of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart (3 weeks in)

Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!  This month I read

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday).

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn  (every Thursday)

March brings breezes sharp and shrill… a quick recap

My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis
  2. Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell
  3. His own good sword by Amanda McCrina *SPFBO
  4. Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier
  5. The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
  6. Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  7. Black Heart by Holly Black (Backburn and Completed Series)
  8. The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
  9. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (review to follow)

Backlist

  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Books Bought:

  1. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  2. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
  3. The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit
  4. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
  5. London’s Hidden Walks by Stephen Millar
  6. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  7. Grimm Mistresses – Stacey Turner

Review Books:

  1. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence – so excited for this one!!
  2. Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien De Castell
  3. The Doll Maker by Richard Montanari
  4. When we were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
  5. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  6. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  7. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  8. Hidden Huntress by Danielle L Jensen

Books Gifted:

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:??

Events:

Self Published Fantasy Blog Off – details here.

Once Upon a Time event being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

  1. Black Heart by Holly Black

Readalong of Max Gladstone’s Three Parts Dead with Susan at Dab of Darkness. Now complete.  Readalong of book No.2 looking very likely – details to follow if you’re interested in joining in.

Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!  This month I read Black Heart by Holly Black.

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday). Next week’s topic is: Ten Books You Recently Added To Your To-Be-Read List

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn (every Thursday). Next week’s topic is:

ENFORCERS

Some people are made to give orders; others are made to make sure they are carried out. Be it through muscle or guile there are just some people you don’t want to hear are looking for you.

And in other news…..

This is a quick round up of a number of things that are ‘out there’ that you might or might not be interested in.

Firstly, Mark Lawrence has arranged this.… and I’m taking part.  Yay and Eek all in one – so, Yeek!  Lots of other excellent posts out there about this event including:

Fantasy Faction, bookworm blues, Beauty in Ruins – okay that’s enough!!  I won’t list them all

Bit late this but: HarperCollins Publishers and Waterstones launch the Killer Crime Festival 2015; the only combined virtual and traditional literary festival in the UK.

If you want to sign up for a virtual free ticket look here: and if you’re tweeting about general crime in general during the event use: #KillerFest15.

On top of this : Killer Reads is inviting submissions from across the crime genre, ranging from police procedurals to psychological thrillers, to high-concept thrillers and beyond. From 13th March Writers can submit their full manuscript, a synopsis of their novel and an author biography, by emailing: killerreadssubs@harpercollins.co.uk from 13th March and the inbox will remain active to 19th April – so if you’ve got a manuscript fitting this criteria, plus (all entered novels must be complete, written in English and at least 70,000 words long. For full terms and conditions please visit www.killerreads.com) Don’t hesitate – get your manuscript in!!!

Just in case you wanted to know – spreading the word etc etc

Also, for the UK folks, I understand that the lovely Maria V Snyder will shortly be taking a tour of the UK – I’ll certainly be looking out for her dates and venues and will keep you posted and if you would like to reciprocate – then thank you kindly!

That is all for me.  I have a good book and a glass of wine and I’m not afraid to partake of either.

Have a lovely weekend.