Tammy did this tag just the other day and it was too tempting to ignore. It was originally created by Jo The Bookworm Dreamer whose responses, along with Tammy’s, only added to my already-quite-large-enough-thank-you TBR. (Reader problems, eh? *grins hugely*).
Anyway, let’s see Wyrd and Wonder out with a wave and a smile, and some rapid-fire responses to Jo’s prompts …
5 Star Book:
What’s that? I’m getting repetitive? Well, I don’t read as fast as some of you and when I like something I do tend to go on and on and on …
I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet how much I really enjoyed Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart though. Were it not for the read-along I wouldn’t have picked this up at all (*whispers loudly* “I think there might be sex in this!”), but I’m so glad I did!
Always Going to Recommend:
Believe it or not I am genuinely trying to use different books for this tag! But I am also always going to recommend Tam Lin by Pamela Dean (naff cover notwithstanding) and A Thousand Nights by E K Johnston (alternative cover shown, which I neeeeed) because they’ve got so much in them that I love.
A book I’ve probably mentioned less here, but that I throw at people regularly (and literally) at work, is Corrag by Susan Fletcher. It’s not really fantasy – Corrag is believed to be a witch, but the book is set in 17th Century Scotland – but Corrag is such a beautiful soul and her view of the world is magical, so here she is.
Own It, But Haven’t Read It Yet:
Seriously? So. Many. Books.
Here are three:
Would Read Again:
I definitely got read again vibes from Spirits that Walk in Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman so far. I fairly steamed through this unplanned Wyrd and Wonder read and would like to go back and see what, if anything, I missed. It’s pacey, sweet and there’s an animal companion … all good signs. Here’s that glorious cover again:
In Another World:
Let’s go with Ancelsteirre and the Old Kingdom (two for the price of one). And let’s see those glorious Leo and Diane Dillon covers (much-coveted by me, but yet to be found):
Back on Earth:
I can’t actually do a tag without mentioning Walton at least once, so … #sorrynotsorry
Anyone else want to play? Throw down those book covers, let’s see ‘em!