It’s almost here! Witch Week will start in one week with a preview and master post on October 30, and then the real fun will begin on Halloween, October 31.
What is Witch Week? It’s the week between Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day, and the term comes from the book of that title by Diana Wynne Jones. It’s a time when there might be more magic around than usual, and so I decided to use it to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors. This is the third year, and it just keeps getting better.
Here are some of the plans I’ve heard. I hope you will join us, too!
- Lizzy, Helen, and Jean are planning to join the readalong of Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Other possible participants include Katie, and Meaghan. Brian, Chris and I have already had a great discussion, which will help to start us off.
- Katie would also like to read along with us, and has picked up a copy of Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle.
- As well as being interested in the readalong, Chris is interested in The Witches by Stacy Schiff. Nonfiction is certainly welcome!
- Ruthiella is another possible participant and also may look into Camilla, a spooky classic by Sheridan leFanu.
- Jeanne is planning to post about The Evil Wizard Smallbone, a choice I can heartily recommend.
- Shay has Labyrinth Lost on her TBR, which I haven’t read but looks intriguing.
- Laurie is re-watching the original movie of The Haunting of Hill House and reading the book for the first time, and she’s also picked up The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
- And of course our guest posters have been hard at work: Maureen did a wonderful interview with author Kat Howard, Jenny has ten reasons we should read Shirley Jackson (it was hard to stop at ten, I’m sure), Deb is sharing an appreciation of the Oz books, and Kristen revisited an old favorite, American Gods.
Do you have any other ideas or suggestions for Witch Week?