…Witch Week, when there is so much magic around in the world that all sorts of peculiar things happen… — Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
Welcome to Witch Week at the Emerald City Book Review, where for the first time I’m hosting what I hope will become an annual event celebrating our favorite fantasy books and authors. This year, we’re focusing on one of the best fantasy authors of all time, who is also the originator (as far as I know) of the term “Witch Week” — British writer Diana Wynne Jones. What will be happening?
Guest Posts: From October 31 through November 4, there will be a different guest blogger each day commenting on some favorite DWJ titles. You won’t want to miss any of these!
- Day 1, October 31 – Fire and Hemlock by Ana of Things Mean a Lot
- Day 2, November 1 – Power of Three by Kristen of We Be Reading
- Day 3, November 2 – Howl’s Moving Castle by Jenny of Reading the End
- Day 4, November 3 – The Spellcoats by Cheryl of Tales of the Marvelous
- Day 5, November 4 – Deep Secret by Chris of Calmgrove
Readalong: On November 5, bring your thoughts about the book Witch Week to our readalong post, or just visit to see what other readers have to say.
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Giveaway: From November 1 through 5, in sync with the Literary Blog Hop, enter a giveaway for a copy of artist Emma Jane Falconer’s unique DWJ zine, a $10 Powell’s gift certificate, and (US/Canada only) the new Tor edition of Deep Secret. You’ll get extra points for leaving a comment on any of the announcement posts, including this one!
Link up your own posts: Use the linky below, or just leave a comment or send me an email at withawhy99 [at] gmail [dot] com to let me know of any related posts you’ve done on your own blog at any time (does not have to be from this week). I’ll do a roundup on the final day of the week, November 6.
However you choose to participate, I hope you enjoy Witch Week! This is a new venture for me, so your comments and suggestions are much appreciated. Happy reading!
10 thoughts on “Witch Week 2014: Preview and Master Post”
I have two books to finish today and tomorrow and then I'll be grabbing Witch Week. I'm so excited!
Yayyyy! So looking forward to this!
You all can't be as excited as I am!
Hooray, it's Witch Week! I'm so excited. Been looking forward to this since I heard about it. 😀
This sounds like a fun event! I've discovered a copy of The Spellcoats on my shelf, so I'll start with that one.
What a fun event. Sounds like you have a great lineup! I haven't read this author before but I do enjoy fairy tales and retellings. Thanks for stopping by my blog post about building blog community.
Thank you, and I hope you'll consider reading something by DWJ, especially if you like fairy tales. Howl's Moving Castle is a good one to start with.