Wyrd & Wonder 2023 TBR

It’s already May, which means it’s time for Wyrd & Wonder! During this online event we celebrate all things fantasy. This year there are five hosts: Annemieke (A Dance With Books), Ariane (The Book Nook), Jorie (Jorie Loves A Story), Lisa (Dear Geek Place) and Imyril (There’s Always Room For One More). They organize two read-alongs: Lisa is going to read Howl’s Moving Castle and Annemieke will read The Bone Witch. I won’t be participating, but I am looking forward to reading all the discussion posts. Two years ago I read The Bone Witch trilogy, and really enjoyed it. I haven’t read Howl’s Moving Castle yet. There’s also a prompt challenge:

I certainly will use a couple of these prompts as inspiration. During the month I am going to post fantasy-themed blog posts and read only fantasy books. Usually I choose books I haven’t read yet. This year I challenged myself by making a To Be Read-list with only rereads:

The Magister Trilogy by C. S. Friedman
I read these books more than ten years ago. Since 2012 I never reread them, but I still kept the books around. I have almost no memories of the story. I know it’s about sorcery and I vaguely remember that the main character is woman with red hair. When I first read the books, I did grade them. I gave Feast of Souls a 7.5, Wings of Wrath got a 6.5 and Legacy of Kings received an 8. So I liked the books, but they didn’t really impress me. This month I’m going to reread the Magister Trilogy. I’m curious if I will recognize parts of the story and if I will like it more than the first time.

The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien
I was quite surprised to discover that I read the Lord of the Rings only once. Although it’s ten years ago, I still remember a lot from the story. I could summarize the plot and know the names from most of the characters. I did watch the movies a couple of times. And of course The Lord of the Rings is discussed a lot on the internet. I would love to reread the story and experience it all again.


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