Later than advertised (sorry folks, last weekend got away from me), it’s time for one last affectionate look back at our amazing month of Wyrd and Wonder. A huge hearty THANK YOU to everyone who took part – you make Wyrd and Wonder what it is and we love you for it.
I say this every year, but every year the party hits new highs – more people, more posts, more love for one of our favourite genres. With getting on for 100 of us taking part this year (woah), generating over 200 reviews and over 800 posts in total (WHAAAAT), the bar is set HIGH for next year’s fifth birthday adventure. Put a pin in your calendar, we’d love to see you there!
Let’s take a final waltz through your retrospectives, reviews and random enthusiasm for all things fantasy.
- JOE ABERCROMBIE – The Trouble with Peace | The Bibliosanctum
- SA KLOPFENSTEIN – The Shadow Watch | A Bookworm’s Paradise
- HP LOVECRAFT – The Alchemist | Parsecs and Parchment
- SIR TERRY PRATCHETT – The Shepherd’s Crown | Peat Long’s Blog
- TASHA SURI – The Jasmine Throne | Dianthaa Dabbles
- NGHI VO – The Empress of Salt and Fortune | The Curious SFF Reader
- JOHN WYNDHAM – Jizzle | Calmgrove
Memes, tags and other treasure
The final Wyrd and Wonder Music Monday and Maxine’s Obsessions danced us out of the month with Baby Groot and the opening credits to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Peat Long went with a heavy metal anthem penned by none other than Michael Moorcock.
Lex Lingua closed out the month with a round of Five Star Reads In Five Words. Jessticulates considered three chunky fantasy novels she’d like to read this year. Mayri the BookForager indulged in a round of Quick Fire Fantasy Books.
Last but not least, there were of course a couple of Wyrd & Wonder Challenge round-ups to tie up the month with a bow: R M Andrews at Beneath A Thousand Skies | Fran Laniado
The final day of Wyrd and Wonder (and the few days after) are a good time for round-up posts looking back at the month. The party never disappoints:
- Rachel at A Bookworm’s Paradise | May Wrap-Up // ft. lots of books, blogging slump and blog redesign!
- Annemieke at A Dance with Books | Posts from Earlier Wyrd and Wonder Editions
- Amy at A Thousand Worlds | Wyrd & Wonder Final Wrap-Up
- Tammy at Books, Bones & Buffy | #WyrdandWonder Wrap Up & Giveaway (note: giveaway is now closed)
- Dianthaa Dabbles | May Round-Up: A Wyrd and Wonderful Month
- The Fantasy Hive | Wyrd and Wonder Wrapped Up
- First Line Reader | May 2021 Reading Wrap-Up (Wyrd and Wonder)
- Fran Laniado | #WyrdAndWonder Book Bingo
- Mervi’s Book Reviews | Wrap up of Wyrd and Wonder
- Sahi at My World of Books | May Wrap Up: Readathons, BTS and Binge Watching
- JonBon at Parsecs and Parchment | In the Grim Darkness of the Recent Past: May in Review
- Peat Long’s Blog | Wyrd & Wonderful: A Little Round Up
- Ariana at The Quaint Book Nook | Wyrd & Wonder Wrap Up
- Caitlin at Realms of My Mind | Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2021
- Anouk at Time for Tales and Tea | Wyrd & Wonder 2021: wrap-up
- Tanja at Where Stories Lie | Wyrd and Wonder Wrap Up!
- WoSFF: Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy | Wrap up of Wyrd and Wonder
- Peyton at Word Wilderness | Wyrd and Wonder 2021: Wrap-Up
- Zezee with Books | Wyrd & Wonder Wrap-Up & Bingo | 2021
Once more with feeling: THANK YOU folks, we love you!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jorie’s final Wyrd & Wonder reviews and wrap posts, including the Challenge retrospectives, have been delayed. She will be catching up over the comings weeks, so please watch out for updates from @joriestory on Twitter. She appreciates your patience and looks forward to sharing her final event content very soon.
Your Wyrd and Wonder team will be back in October for #SpooktasticReads, 13 days of supernatural tales, urban legends, dark fantasy and horror leading up to Hallowe’en. Come join us for a walk on the creepier side of fantasy… if you dare.
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