This year FELT a little less prolific then in the past, but I still managed to hack out the following posts:
- 2022 Kick Off + Top 5 Fantasy Books Since Last #WyrdAndWonder (2021)
- WyrdAndWonder Day 6 – Mythic Fantasy: A Review of The Girl in the Tower
- 200th Post! And My Top 5 Forest Fantasy Recommendations #WyrdAndWonder
- WyrdAndWonder Day 13 – Celebrate an Epic Fantasy: Shadow and Bone
- Top 5 Stories Featuring #WyrdAndWonder Mascots!
- WyrdAndWonder Day 20 – Celebrate a Dark Fantasy: The Sword of Destiny
- WyrdAndWonder Day 27 – Celebrate a Portal Fantasy: Come Tumbling Down
Apparently that was the same amount as a year ago so . . . I guess I have nothing to worry about.
My fav posts that #WyrdAndWonder people shared
As I did last year, here are five posts by other #WyrdAndWonder bloggers that I really enjoyed (in no particular order). I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!
- I’ll start with PYRAMIDS BY SIR TERRY PRATCHETT over on Peat Long’s Blog. I actually started this book a while ago, but had to put it down because it began competing with time I needed tor read books for book clubs and other blogging events. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to pick it back up for a while and after reading Peat’s post, I think I’m finally inspired to do so again!
- Zezee over at Zezee With Books did this awesome Tolkien inspired book tag. I can’t wait to give this one a shot myself as it seems really fun!
- I must be in the mood doing some book tags as my third pick the Fantasy Trope book tag over at I Love a Good Book. Tropes are fun, and this tag has a lot of great tropes to consider. We’ll see what I come up with when I give this one a try myself!
- Next is Wyrd & Wonder: Most Anticipated Fantasy Video Games over at Realms of My Mind. I can’t remember if I’ve ever done any blogging about video games. It’s definitely something I would like to get into as I’ve been playing enough of them recently. Anyway, this post looks towards the future to see what is coming out (or supposedly coming out). I had been aware of God of War because I’m a pretty big fan of that franchise, but most of these others were new (and exciting) to me. Especially Cult of the Lamb. What a trip hahah.
- Finally, I’ll end with Fatal Families: Bound by Blood and Oath over at There’s Always Room for One More. The concept of family seems to run deep within the veins of the Fantasy Genre. I’m sure a lot of this stems from the fact that succession for the throne was determined in most monarchies through family bloodlines, and many fantasies take place in faux medieval settings in which a King or Queen needs succeeding. Some more modern fantasies like The Green Bone Saga seem to interrogate and test the limits of family, and “Found Family” has become a subgenre in and of itself (to the chagrin of some) with books like The Wayward Children series, or The Vanished Birds (ok technically Sci-Fi but who’s keeping track).
Saint Death’s Daughter seems to take on a bit of a different approach, getting away from lineage, and heredity, and brining to the fore a seemingly more common and familiar type of family, even as its members are anything but. Looks to be a fun and funny-wild ride. I’m here for it.
Farewell and Thank You!
Finally, I’d like to close out #WyrdAndWonder with a fond farewell and a thank you to all of our wonderful hosts:
Thanks for all that you do, and for making this another amazing month of May!