If you follow me over on twitter, you may have seen me tweeting about Wyrd and Wonder coming along this May.
Now… it’s May! So let’s kick this thing off!
how am I celebrating?
I am extremely excited to announce that I will be hosting two Q&As on my blog this month, and I’ll be pairing the interviews with giveaways! *flail* Who am I interviewing? Only two of my favourite recent debutantes; A.Z. Anthony and Anna Stephens!
I’ll be taking part in Wyrd and Wonder’s book challenge, here it is for anyone who’d like to join in:
I’ll also be blogging about my favourite fantasy reviewers every Friday in a #FF, featuring a favourite review from each, looking at my favourite covers in fantasy and the artists behind them and tagging plenty of you in a new book tag based upon one of my favourite fantasy features.
Being primarily a reviewer, I will of course be posting reviews; first up you can expect my review of Mark Lawrence’s Red Sister.
what am I reading this month?
I don’t have much order to my TBR/wish list… I’ve just finished Red Sister in paperback, and I’m extremely fortunate to have the sequel Grey Sister through Netgalley. As I’m suffering from some pretty epic book hangover, that’s definitely up next (read: have already started).
Next up will be R. F. Kuang’s The Poppy War, which was kindly sent to me by Harper Voyager. Reviews coming in are calling it dark and fantastic, Kuang being hailed as the “Daughter of Grimdark”.
I’ll be buddy reading Nicholas Eames Kings of the Wyld with Justine from IShouldReadThat on or around the tenth of the month, and I cannot wait. This book has been on my radar forever and I’ve never buddy-read anything before; so much excite for this!
Also forever on my radar and desperately need reading have been RJ Barker’s Age of Assassins (which I was given for Christmas), Ed Mcdonald’s Blackwing and Ravencry (which I’ve just received on Netgalley) and Jonathan French’s The Grey Bastards (which will be winging it’s way to me from the Orbit offices after the bank holiday).
Finally, I’m still trying to cling on to the Subjective Chaos (Kind Of) Awards, although I’m woefully horrendously behind on the reading. I’m trying to concentrate on just the fantasy group, so that I’ll be able to partake in at least one category, but I still have the following to read: Paul Cornell’s Chalk, Hari Kunzru’s White Tears, Oliver Langmead’s Metronome, Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s The Beautiful Ones, Jeannette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun and Vivian Shaw’s Strange Practice.
To wrap up the month, I’ll be sharing with you all an exclusive excerpt from my WiP (it is very much in progress, but we’ll see how it goes!)
So, lots to look forward to this month and I hope you all can join in on the fun!
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