It’s October, and that means there’s only one month to go until Witch Week — an annual event celebrating favorite books and authors from the realms of fantasy, myth and legend. What do we have to look forward to? Besides a link-up for your own posts and contributions, there will be some wonderful guest posts:
- Chris of Calmgrove with “Rex Futurus,” an opinionated survey of recent interpretations of Arthurian legend
- Laurie of Relevant Obscurity on the legend and history of the Round Table
- Katie of Doing Dewey with a nonfiction review of The Discovery of King Arthur by Geoffrey Ashe
Thanks to Tachyon Publications, I’m thrilled to be able to offer a giveaway of The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip AND The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen. As well as the US-only giveaway for paperback copies of each book, there will also be an e-book giveaway for the same titles, open internationally.
The results of the readalong poll were very interesting, with each title garnering at least one vote and some write-in candidates as well. Sword at Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff ended up tied with The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro; in casting my tie-breaking vote, I’ve decided to pick The Buried Giant for the readalong because it’s been somewhat controversial and could lead to some interesting debate. Grab your book, and join us on November 5 for the readalong discussion!
And as usual, during (or after) the week your own posts on the theme, or any other tangent that catches your fancy, are most welcome; please visit the Master Post starting on October 30 to link them up.
Will you be participating? What are you most excited for in this year’s celebration?