It’s the final day of Witch Week at the Emerald City Book Review, and I’d like to say a giant THANK YOU to everyone who participated, first and foremost our five guest bloggers: Ana, Kristen, Jenny, Cheryl, and Chris. Your contributions were a daily joy! For easy reference, here they are again:
- Ana on Fire and Hemlock
- Kristen on Power of Three
- Jenny on Howl’s Moving Castle
- Cheryl on The Spellcoats
- Chris on Deep Secret
Thanks to all who commented on these, and on the readalong post for the book Witch Week. If you didn’t have a chance to read that book yet, it’s never too late! Feel free to come back to share your thoughts at any time.
I’d also like to thank Leeswammes and the Literary Blog Hop (fortuitously scheduled during this week) for bringing many readers from all over the world to ECBR, and Tor Books, which generously contributed a copy of Deep Secret for the Witch Week giveaway.
And how about that giveaway? Jean L. won the $10 Powell’s gift certificate, the DWJ zine, and the copy of Deep Secret. Congratulations, Jean! Though the Witch Week giveaway is over, be sure to check out ghostgrrrl for a great opportunity to snag two mini-zines on “Five Diana Wynne Jones Books,” open through November 15.
I’ve gathered a few posts that were linked or sent to me below. You can still use the linky on the Master Post to add yours; I’ll keep it open for at least another month. You can also leave a comment or email me at withawhy99 [at] gmail [dot] com. I’ll keep on gathering posts here as long as anyone bothers to send them to me.
- Fire and Hemlock at Necromancy Never Pays
- Fire and Hemlock at Calmgrove
- Howl’s Moving Castle at Calmgrove
- The Spellcoats at Calmgrove
- Witch Week at Calmgrove
- Witch Week at Howling Frog Books
- Eight Days of Luke at ghostgrrrl
Finally, I’m already planning next year’s Witch Week! The theme will be New Tales from Old (books based on folktales, myths, and traditional stories) and the featured book for Halloween will be Tam Lin by Pamela Dean. It’s set at a fictionalized version of my alma mater, Carleton College, which makes it extra fun for me — but it’s a great read for everyone. I’d also like to include another book by Diana Wynne Jones, Eight Days of Luke, which plays on the origin of our days of the week in Norse mythology.
Other than that, I’m open to suggestions. What content would you like to see? Are you interested in contributing a guest post, giveaway, or anything else? Do you have feedback about this year’s event? Again, comment or email me to let me know.
Thank you all for being a part of the first Witch Week. I hope you’ll be back next year, and that you’ll stay connected in the coming months too. I’d love to share my reading journey with you.