Tomorrow is the last day of Wyrd and Wonder. I’ll be posting the book bingo wrap up then. So I thought it would be a good idea to make me almost last post one where I look back at the previous years of Wyrd and Wonder and what I posted then. I was inspired by our lovely Jorie ❤
Wyrd and Wonder was created by our lovely Imyril, Lisa and Jorie back in 2018. And I seem to have been present for every year so far. I hope I can continue to do that for many years to come.
2018 | 4 Posts and 10 Reviews
This is the first comparison post that I ever did and quite probably the first post I ever wrote specifically for Wyrd and Wonder. I compare the two subgenres of Urban Fantasy and Contemporary Fantasy to see what are the actual differences between the two.
Here I shared with you some non-human sidekicks in some of my favorite fantasy novels.
I also wrote a list of a to z of what was fantasy to me. It was easier said than done.
I also filled in a book tag called the fantasy bucket list. In it you answer questions like what world you would like to visit or what weapon you would like to wield.
2019 | 9 Posts and 7 Reviews
Here I am looking at some all time favorite means of transportations in fantasy books! How about some cloud surfing?!?
There are many great fantasy books. But only a few get the chance to get as epic an adaptations and budget as LOTR and HP. Think of books like Nevermoor.
Showcasing some of the best covers I had on my shelf in 2019 when it comes to fantasy books.
Here I decided to look back at the last 10 years and see what my favorite was in each year. Also a little harder than I thought it was going to be, but it is great to look at. Pretty much all fantasy of course.
Here I talk about why I consider myself a Discworld fan but haven’t read everything yet. And why I am taking my slow time with the series instead of speeding through it.
In 2019 it was released he would not be releasing the next book in May but in October. A lot of people complained. But he had been steadily putting out 2 books a year and I didn’t see the problem. So I made a list of books to read in the mean time that would fit well for those that love Rick Riordan’s books. Pretty much all fantasy of course.
Looking at the difference between Dark Fantasy and Grimdark, with a special interest to Grimdark.
I filled in the bookish adventure tag where you use the tag to choose a literary world to visit and explore!
And I wrote a list of books I’d recommend new readers to Adult fantasy to start with.
2020 | 11 Posts and 6 Reviews
In which I share a few tropes that I enjoy. One being the reluctant hero!
I shared a list of 7 books that can be considered as magical realism.
I shared my love for Wyrd and Wonder and why I enjoy doing it every year again.
I shared books that I rated 5 stars in a 5 word summary which was harder than it sounded.
I decided that it would be a good idea to create a masterlist of SFF Blogs. So many people sometimes struggle to find whatthey want so I thought it would be good to have us all in one place. You can of course still submit your blog. I’ll be updating the list in June again.
I discussed what is magical realism and fabulism is and what the differences between the two subgenres is.
I was also requested to discuss the difference between urban fantasy and epic fantasy.
After reading the short story Do Not Look Back, My Lion by Alix E. Harrow I started musing on how gender is written into fantasy books.
I talk about how urban fantasy grabbed me completely during May 2020.
I filled in the get to know the fantasy reader tag because you had absolutely no idea that I loved fantasy, right?
And I did a feature on the book Dreams of Thunder by Christian Cura