Quest Log The First: the party gathers

Wyrd and Wonder - celebrate the fantastic

They gathered at the tavern. Some came alone, some came with friends; all came with books. Many called out happy greetings to familiar faces. New faces were welcomed with a smile and found a seat. Soon all were deep in discussions of other worlds and fantastic beasts. And so it began.

Wyrd and Wonder is off to a flying start! This promises to be our biggest adventure yet, so today Lisa and I are hosting half of the Quest Log each: you can get to know your fellow adventurers’ with her round-up of the intro posts over at Dear Geek Place.

Housekeeping

Before I get started, a reminder from your immensely impressed but slightly overwhelmed co-hosts! Please remember to add a link to the Master schedule if you want your blog posts included in these weekly round-ups. We do our best to keep an eye on everything with our crystal balls, but with a party this big it’s easy to miss something. Don’t go getting up to mischief when we’re not looking.

A hundred thousand thank yous to all of you who have already adopted the master schedule – there’s over a 100 links in it already, and it’s only day four!

New companions

The word is out that Wyrd and Wonder is the place to be – let me introduce you to the latest adventurers to join the party. Give your best bookish welcome to Sahi of My World of Books, A.K.Azariah of Wallie’s Wentle Trap, Kat of BookBlather, Meg the Fairy Bookmother and Erin of Erin’s Library. Well met, friends πŸ‰ Wait – is that Nikki the Bibliophibian and The Captain I see coming in? Welcome back!

Giveaways

It’s too late to register for the Sign Up Giveaway; the winner will be drawn next weekend and announced in next week’s Quest Log. However, that’s just the beginning

  • Keep an eye out for Robin Kirk‘s announcement later today as it starts and ends before we update you next – you’ll have until May 10th to enter
  • …and watch out for Tammy’s monthly giveaway at the end of May

The Wyrd and Wonder Challenge

We nearly didn’t have a set of challenge prompts this year, but I’m glad we did – the blog posts and photos are a daily delight. I’m loving the many interpretations we’ve seen already; I’m not going to try and link any photos this week (check out #WyrdAndWonder on Instagram) but let’s take look at some of the blog posts coming our way…

Day 1 | TBRs

Lisa has many TBRs in the intro posts featured in her half of the Quest Log this week, but I’ve got a few more to share from these first few days…

Happy reading, folks!

 

Day 2 | Start here prompted some delightful retrospectives and recommendations

 

Day 3 | The best things come in threes saw lots of brilliant trilogy recommendations on Instagram, and two fab re-interpretation posts

Reviews

Features

 

Read-alongs

The Goblin Emperor read-along kicks off with the first round of questions on Wednesday! Lisa will post questions on Goodreads for those participating via blog posts and re-post them on Twitter each Sunday for a live discussion.

The reading breakdown is as follows:

  • Week 1 | Chapters 1 through 9
  • Week 2 | Chapters 10 through 17 (end of part 2)
  • Week 3 | Chapters 18 through 26 (part 3)
  • Week 4 | Chapters 27 to End (part 4 & 5)

Anyone chipping in who has read the book / series – please, no spoilers!

One last thing

Are you missing from the Quest Log? It may just be a matter of timing – posts added to the master schedule this afternoon may not be included until next week. Not in the schedule? Ah, well, that would be it. Get those links added and we’ll sweep them up next week too (if you cross-post a link to Twitter, include the #WyrdAndWonder tag and we’ll try to include those too, but it’s not guaranteed).

And if your link has been in the schedule all along, I apologise – you may throw virtual vegetables at us from a socially acceptable distance. Just don’t feed us to the dragons, I promise we’ll give them indigestion.

Right – shall we venture out of the tavern and into the woods? Let’s go find an adventure!