Category: events

Witch Week Day Two: Power of Three (Guest Post)

Posted November 1, 2014 by Lory in events, reviews / 16 Comments
Witch Week Day Two: Power of Three (Guest Post)

US Paperback, HarperCollins For today’s post, I wanted to focus on an example from Diana Wynne Jones’s first decade of publishing. Though perhaps not as exuberantly inventive as some of her later works, these early books already display many of her narrative strengths, and Power of Three (1976) is a particular favorite of mine. One […]

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Witch Week Day One: Fire and Hemlock (Guest Post)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Lory in events, reviews / 17 Comments
Witch Week Day One: Fire and Hemlock (Guest Post)

US hardcover, Greenwillow To kick off Witch Week, we’re taking a look at Fire and Hemlock (1984), a book in which today’s date plays a very important role. It begins (after a brief prologue) when ten-year-old Polly accidentally stumbles into an ominous Halloween funeral at a nearby manor, and makes a life-changing connection to a […]

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Witch Week 2014: Preview and Master Post

Posted October 30, 2014 by Lory in events / 10 Comments
Witch Week 2014: Preview and Master Post

  …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 […]

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Witch Week starts in one week!

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Witch Week starts in one week!

One week from today, I’ll be hosting Witch Week, a celebration of fantasy fiction and of one of my favorite authors, Diana Wynne Jones. If you haven’t already, please check out the announcement post and consider signing up. Then come back to ECBR on October 30 for a preview, giveaway details, and more before the […]

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Witch Week is coming: October 31-November 6

Posted October 1, 2014 by Lory in events / 6 Comments
Witch Week is coming: October 31-November 6

You may just possibly have heard the news already, but here’s another reminder. At the end of this month, I’m hosting a blog event to celebrate fantasy fiction and one of my favorite authors, Diana Wynne Jones. For the original announcement and sign-up post, click here. I was beyond thrilled that when I asked five […]

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Witch Week 2014: A Week of Magical Reading

Posted September 5, 2014 by Lory in events / 20 Comments
Witch Week 2014: A Week of Magical Reading

Calling all fantasy lovers! I’m excited to announce that from October 31 to November 6 I’ll be hosting Witch Week, a chance to read and discuss our favorite books and authors, and discover some that may be new to us. This year the focus will be on the incomparable Diana Wynne Jones, author of so […]

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Austen in August Wrap-up

Posted August 31, 2014 by Lory in events / 8 Comments
Austen in August Wrap-up

Coming from Abbeville: Austen’s notebooks   Well, my blog “vacation” ended up being pretty busy. Participating in Austen in August hosted by Lost Generation Reader kept me quite occupied with reading and writing about Austen-related books, and reading other people’s posts. You can see the summary of my own posts here, and here are some […]

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A Regency Sketchbook: Mrs Hurst Dancing

Posted August 22, 2014 by Lory in events, reviews / 8 Comments
A Regency Sketchbook: Mrs Hurst Dancing

For my next (and possibly last) Austen in August contribution, I wanted to let readers know about a lovely book I chanced upon through this post at Charlotte’s Library: Mrs Hurst Dancing and Other Scenes from Regency Life, 1812-1823 (Victor Gollancz, 1981). This reproduction of two volumes of sketchbooks by a young lady of Jane […]

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Austen in August

Posted August 2, 2014 by Lory in blog housekeeping, events / 8 Comments
Austen in August

The view from my window I’ve been blogging for a bit more than six months, and I’ve so enjoyed meeting many other rabid readers and sharing my thoughts about books. This month I’m taking a break for some vacation travel and to get some other tasks done, so I’ll be posting more infrequently than usual. […]

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