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.
Sistersong is a lyrical, mythical story based on the folk ballad, The Two Sisters, and set in and around the hold of a great chief in the Dark Ages of Britain. I did review this book last year, and will provide a blurb at the end of this article, but today I wanted to talk to Lucy about her inspirations and writing process, especially since a follow-up book is in the works! So welcome, Lucy Holland, to the Book Nook.
We're halfway through the month of May and the all the fantastical celebrations that come with it, and myself and Annemieke thought it was high time we took a look at all your wonderful posts on Instagram! If you've been following our account you'll see the two of us have been sharing the prompt posts… Continue reading A Wyrd & Wonder Instagram Showcase: Week Two
It's the second week of our readalong of Holly Black's The Darkest Part of the Forest and we're poised on the edge of a full moon gathering, so tensions are rising! This week we've met the mysterious boy in the box, asleep no longer, and uncovered more of Hazel's past. The questions this time are… Continue reading The Darkest Part of the Forest Read-along: Week Two
Last year, I had the chance to read Little White Hands by self-published author Mark Cushen, which follows a young kitchen boy as he takes up a quest to restore the seasons to their balance. I absolutely loved this story and the way it felt both classic and fresh and, well, you can see what… Continue reading Author Chat: Mark Cushen
The Darkest Part of the Forest readalong, week one. Spoilers beware!
Week one of The Summer Tree readalong for Wyrd and Wonder 2022. Beware spoilers.
ARTWORK by chic2view from 123RF.com First, can I just say that I am so happy with how many people have been taking about Wyrd And Wonder on day one already? It's my first time as a host, and my second year taking part, and I've spent most of Sunday (when I wasn't trapped in an IKEA) scrolling… Continue reading Anticipated Fantasy Reads
ARTWORK by chic2view from 123RF.com Here we are, it's May at last and the 5th(!) annual Wyrd & Wonder has begun! A month-long celebrations of all thing fantastical, ready to tempt you with new books to add to your already teetering TBR piles, bring new authors to your attention, find new friends among fellow fantasy-lovers, and test… Continue reading Into the Woods: Wyrd & Wonder Plans and Top Five List
ARTWORK by chic2view from 123RF.com Despite what the weather might be saying in my little corner of the world, it is already April, and that means it's less than a month to go until our May celebration of Wyrd & Wonder! It is so very exciting! If you're reading this and wondering, 'what is this… Continue reading Wyrd & Wonder – A Month to Go