Week One: Chapters 1 - 6 Another week means another post delving into the world of Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry trilogy, and we are just over halfway through book two: The Wandering Fire. I am really loving it, and I think this series really benefits from being read in a group, because there are… Continue reading The Wandering Fire Read-Along: Week 2
Eurovision Outfits as Fantasy Book Covers
Some might say Eurovision is over for the year, but the truth is, Eurovision is never over! If you haven't guessed, I'm a big fan, and because May is both the month of this fantastical music contest AND the bookish Wyrd and Wonder, I thought I'd mash the two together to create something weird and wonderful (pun intended). The premise is simple: any outfits/stage looks that took my fancy, whether during the premier, or the show itself, paired with a fantasy book cover I think matches its colours and vibes.
2021: My Year in Books
For those who know me, I've always been a book lover, but the last couple of years have seen me a little more hyper-focused on reading than usual - I started writing on this blog, I joined book twitter and met other bloggers, readers, and writers, and I've been working in a bookshop where I… Continue reading 2021: My Year in Books
The Wheel of Time Adaptation: First Thoughts
If you're a fantasy fan, and if you're on book twitter, you will not have escaped the fact that the Amazon Prime adaptation of The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan was released recently - as of writing this, four episodes are out and I have Some Thoughts™. This may just be me shouting into the void along with everyone else, and I know that I'm far from the only one, but I wanted to make a note of my thoughts so far, since I've read the first six books relatively recently. Also because my husband probably can't cope with yet another monologue about characterisation and writing, so the wild web will have to deal with me instead. I did consider waiting until the entire first season was out, but I don't actually know how many episodes are expected, and I don't really feel like keeping track of my thoughts for that long. And I feel like four episodes is enough to judge the feel and general direction of the show. It goes without saying, but this post will be full of spoilers for both episodes 1-4 and all books, and I may be quite critical so if you're really loving the show and don't want to hear anything bad please don't read on.
Women in SFF: Lifetime Achievement Awards
The Fantasy Hive blog have an awesome Women in SFF feature, and July is the month for it! As part of this, there's a really fun photo challenge, and we're taking some of those to the next level! Today's prompt is 'Life-Time Achievement Award' (actually, it's yesterday's prompt, but life gets in the way). We decided to do something a little different for it, and we set five categories and nominated a book, author, or character each. Here are our final choices, but we'd love to hear what you think!
Mid Year Check In
It's the last day of June, so we're half way through the year and I've seen the 'Mid Year Freak Out' tag pop up on plenty of book blogs and booktube channels. This is my first year participating, and I believe the tag was created by Chami and Earl Grey Books. My version might be… Continue reading Mid Year Check In
Hello fellow readers! We are now about halfway through June, and halfway through the year (help!) and the Book Nook has been quiet, especially in comparison to our flurry of posts in May, during which I was taking part in Wyrd And Wonder. Since then, I've moved into my first apartment with my husband, so… Continue reading June Update
Wyrd & Wonder Prompt Catch-Up
IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com Hello fellow adventurers. I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of May, and thus Wyrd & Wonder has come to an end. I'm pretty sad about that, but I've loved this first experience of mine so so much and can't wait for the next one! I'm sure I'll write… Continue reading Wyrd & Wonder Prompt Catch-Up
Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag
IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com I saw this tag done by the awesome Book Forager at the start of the month, and I don't exactly know where the tag started but if you follow the links I'm sure it'll lead you somewhere exciting! I've seen quite a few fun interpretations of it doing it this… Continue reading Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag
Wyrd & Wonder: Highly Anticipated Books
Day 17 of the Wyrd & Wonder prompt challenge is 'Can't Wait to Read' - books on your TBR or up and coming series. Given this, I thought I'd talk about some of the books that are coming out this year between June and December that I cannot wait to get my hands on! There may be some that I've mentioned a few times on the blog, but I haven't included any ARCs I've already read, even if their release date is June, and for those you can look back through my reviews! So, here are 21 fantasy books that I am really looking forward to for the rest of 2021: