It’s time for our party to gather, to make introductions and get reacquainted with old adventuring friends, and share the first round of our loot!
It never fails to excite me when we continue to gather new party members with this little event of ours, and I appreciate everyone who has spread the word, been enthusiastic, and held the door open for newcomers. On that note, let’s all get to know each other!
A few of you got in early, not wanting to wait for May to arrive before you announced your plans and intentions, and I am into it: Maxine at Maxine’s Obsessions, Annemieke at A Dance With Books, Anouk at Time for Tales and Tea, Zezee at Zezee with Books, Nicole at Thoughts Stained With Ink, RM Andrews at Beneath a Thousand Skies, Tanja at Where Stories Lie, Tammy at Books, Bones and Buffy, and Jess at Jessticulates.
Getting their boots on on May 1st: Dear co-host imyril at There’s Always Room For One More, Too Short To Read, Word Wilderness, Rachel at A Bookworm’s Paradise, Bethan at The Fantasy Hive, Molly’s Book Nook, Alligators and Aneurysms, Ariana at Book Nook Reviews, Amy at A Thousand Worlds, Line at First Line Reader, Maddalena at Space and Sorcery, Peat Long, Dianthaa Dabbles, Dina at SFF Book Review, Invisible Inkie, Hannah at I Have Thoughts On Books, Ariana at The Quaint Book Nook, Peter at The Swordsmith, Lex at Lexlingua, and Sia at Every Book a Doorway.
May 2nd and 3rd brought another handful of party members along: other dear co-host Jorie at Jorie Loves A Story, Paulina at Bites of Books, Eustacia at Eustea Reads, Mervi at Mervi’s Book Reviews, Charlotte at Mug Full of Books, and Starr K at Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
May 4th may be Star Wars Day, but we can still show fantasy some love, as did Caspian at Bibliophilebastard and Liz at Redd’s Reads. A day of rest was had, before Georgina at Georgina Jeffery’s Blog and Alyssa at IntotheHeartwyld arrived to join the party.
With the party thus gathered, we set out on our adventures! The ever popular lists and discussion post categories saw some activity, and in keeping with that theme, here is the list:
- Annemieke: Nine dragon and fantasy artists on Instagram
- Peat Long: The Joy of Family
- Caitlin G. at Realms of My Mind: Most Anticipated Summer 2021 SFF Releases
- Calmgrove: A world of pure hue
- Jess at Jessticulates: Top Ten Tuesday | My recent fantasy reads
- Peat Long: Five Items to Keep in a Bag of Holding
- Mogsy at The BiblioSanctum: Fantasy 5 Tuesday: Mentors
- Molly’s Book Nook: I Must Defeat the Dust Bunnies on These 10 Fantasy Books
- imyril at There’s Always Room For One More: Top Ten Tuesday | Recent fantasy reads
- Zezee With Books: Top Ten Tuesday #49: Recent fantasy reads
- Annemieke: Seven recent fantasy reads (Top Ten Tuesday)
- Julia at The Fantasy Hive: Favourite Self Published Fantasy Books – Update 1
- Jenna at Falling Letters: Fantasy Books with Nature on the Cover
- Ariana at The Quaint Book Nook: My Latest Fantasy Reads
- Dianthaa Dabbles: Recent fantasy reads
- Maddalena at Space and Sorcery: Ten best fantasy recent reads
- Tammy at Books, Bones and Buffy: Ten Upcoming Adult Fantasy Books to Get Excited About
- Sia at Every Book a Doorway: 10 Fantastical Recent Reads of Mine
- Dianthaa Dabbles: I can do this all day: Fantasy books by Asian authors
- Sia at Every Book a Doorway: What Fibromyalgia Taught Me About Fantasy: Or, Dragons are Real, Actually
- Maxine’s Obsessions: WWW Wednesday
- Jessticulates: How Critical Role celebrates playing make-believe when you’re all grown up
- Acqua at Acquadimore Books: On Fantasy and Italy
- Anouk at Time For Tales and Tea: Fantasy From Around the World
- Dina at SFF Book Review: #WyrdAndWonder Day 7: Fantasy From Around the World
- Dianthaa Dabbles: Fantasy from around the world: Non-European settings/Asian Readathon rec list
- Lexlingua: Foreign & Translated SFF Works: A rec list
- The Fantasy Hive: Fantasy Friday: Fantasy from around the world
- Sahi at My World of Books: Fantasies with inspiration from around the world
- Line at First Line Reader: Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t
- Peat Long: Off The Map: Five Fantasy Stories of Exploration
- Catherine at The Lazy Hufflepuff: Fantasy shows and films (for when you’ve finished Shadow and Bone!)
- Sia at Every Book a Doorway: Gentle Books For Trying Times: Fantasies to Make You Smile
- Rachel at A Bookworm’s Paradise: Role of Parents in MG and YA Fantasy
- Annemieke at A Dance With Books: Paranormal vs. Urban Fantasy
- Catherine at Based on the Book: Mothers in Fantasy
- Sia at Every Book a Doorway: The Crescent Classics 101 & the Book That Started It All
Whew! That is a nice haul, and this is only my half of the round-up! Be sure to check out There’s Always Room For One More, for imyril’s report on reviews and other goodness!
Until next week, keep on adventuring on!