Sunday may be a day of rest, but there is apparently no rest for this year’s wicked adventuring party! Wyrd and Wonder has officially kicked off, and its first weekend has been bustling with awesome content!
imyril will have a round-up of some of that for you, but over here today I’m helping you all get to know each other a bit better with a round-up of participant intro posts, as well as picking a few gems from the first hoard in our photo challenge!
First up is a flock of early birds! We may have officially set off on our adventures on May 1, but some of you got up with the proverbial dawn and made your plans in advance. To those who plan, I salute you:
- Kriti at Armed with a Book
- Beth’s Bookish Thoughts
- DeeZee at Dragons & Zombies
- Line at First Line Reader
- Annemieke at A Dance with Books
- Jenna at Falling Letters
- Sia at Every Book a Doorway
- Rowena at Beneath a Thousand Skies
- Mogsy at The BiblioSanctum
- Liz at Redd’s Reads
- Ola & Piotrek of Re-enchantment of the World
Another bunch of us aimed for that May 1 target, and our arrows flew true:
- Charlotte at Mug Full of Books
- The Fantasy Hive
- Susy’s Cozy World
- Allison Alexander
- Nat at natrosette
- Jen at the Book Den
- Maxine’s Obsessions
- Peat Long
- Lynn at wanderinglynn
- Maryam at The Curious SFF Reader
- Hannah at I Have Thoughts On Books
- Lisa at Way Too Fantasy
- Peyton at Word Wilderness
- Maddalena at Space and Sorcery
- Avada Kedavra at Bookish Muggle
Worth a thousand words
And because not all the action is happening on blogs, I’ve chosen a selection of my favourites from among the pictures you’ve been sharing for our daily photo challenge! This may be a tough one to keep doing every week, but I encourage you all to give it your best shot (pun always intended)!
Day 1: TBR
Annemieke at A Dance with Books got the ball rolling by putting the question of what to read first to the Twitter masses, though I’m not sure we really helped to narrow it down. Oops.
— 🐉 Annemieke 🌟 #allsystemsgoreadalong (@Signourney) May 1, 2020
Day 2: Start here (get into fantasy)
Acquadimore folded two prompts into one beautiful shot, opting for some Grishaverse – and personally I’m also always here for a nice potted plant.
Today's #WyrdAndWonder prompt is "the best things come in threes", and yesterday's was "start here", so it seemed right to share the trilogy that got me into reviewing and into fantasy again after years of not reading!
The Grisha Trilogy, feat. my fave Haworthiopsis pic.twitter.com/VcH6DzU2hb
— acquadimore (@acquadimore) May 3, 2020
Day 3: The best things come in threes
Nils Shukla went full Shiny for this prompt, for which I have to salute her.
Day 3 – #WyrdAndWonder photo challenge; the best things come in threes
I’ve chosen The Wounded Kingdom by @dedbutdrmng – I loved Girton Clubfoot’s journey! And Xus! Look at glorious Xus!
Stunning illustration by @papagaeio
What’s your favourite trilogy? pic.twitter.com/P6hHco4SQl
— Nils Shukla (@nilsreviewsit) May 3, 2020
Sparkle, baby, sparkle.
If you’d like to get in on the challenge action, here’s the graphic with our prompts:
And remember – all of these prompts are open to any interpretation you like! That’s the fun of it, after all.
That’s it from me for today. I’ve got reading to do!