We decided to join the Wyrd & Wonder this year, to celebrate the fantastic along with so many of our friends 🙂 Thank you to Imyril, Lisa, and Jorie for organizing this wonderful bookish event. The annual fantasy blogstravaganza looks quite promising this year, so we’re looking forward to it!
Celebrating all things fantastic for us means mostly reading and reviewing fantasy books, but among our plans is also a tag or two – for example, the Fantasy Bucket List Book tag looks quite promising :). So, without further ado, our TBR for the coming month – not surprisingly, filled with fantasy books (though I do mean to smuggle Yoon Ha Lee’s Revenant Gun on it as well! :D)
Ola: My list is rather short, reflecting more my reading capabilities in May than wishes, but if I manage to add a title or two to it, I’ll be very happy. I’m definitely planning to review Adrian Tchaikovsky’s recent small novel/novella, Made Things, and Seanan McGuire’s third book in October Daye sequence, An Artificial Night. Thanks to the indomitable efforts of Maddalena at Space and Sorcery I decided to give McGuire another chance 😉
Moreover, as I recently decided to register on Netgalley, I’m executing my newly acquired privileges with willful abandon :D. As a result, I can put Marie Brennan’s new novel Driftwood on my TBR secure in my knowledge that I already have it on my Kindle. Who knows, maybe I’ll be even able to fit Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic on the list as well!
Also, I plan to venture into the grim world of Warhammer 40k, hopefully with Dave at Wordaholicanonymous, and embark on a grisly mission with Dan Abnett’s Ibram Gaunt and his Ghosts.
Piotrek: I’m not sure what exactly I shall write about during these exciting weeks, but I’m currently reading Gaiman’s View from the Cheap Seats, which is itself a wonderful celebration of the fantastic, and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, a little gem of fantasy lit well worth celebrating.
I also finished cataloguing my library in LibraryThing. I put 2037 titles in there, missing a hundred or two that are in the cellar right now, or well hidden on the furtest shelves. That means I got rid of around 300 since I started my fight to regain some space. Huh. Now it’s only what I really need, but I also need to buy many more 😉
LibraryThing proves to be working really well, but I need some time to explore all the cool features.
But the best thing is my new ex libris I got from my family recently:
I absolutely love it 🙂 My old stamp was cool, and given to me by my grandparents thirty years ago, but it needed to be retired.
Then I stamped all the books bought since November 2019, it took some time for my hints I need this to work 😉
So, things are looking good, and now I can celebrate!