Tag: Witch Week

Witch Week is coming in one month!

Posted October 1, 2017 by Lory in events / 16 Comments
Witch Week is coming in one month!

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: […]

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Witch Week 2016: Master Post and Linkup

Posted October 30, 2016 by Lory in events / 24 Comments
Witch Week 2016: Master Post and Linkup

…Witch Week, when there is so much magic around in the world that all sorts of peculiar things happen… —from Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones Welcome to the third annual Witch Week, an opportunity to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors. This year we’re focusing on the theme Made in America, and I […]

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Witch Week Readalong Poll

Posted September 23, 2015 by Lory in events / 10 Comments
Witch Week Readalong Poll

In just over a month it will be Witch Week, a celebration of our favorite fantasy books and authors. I started this event last  year in appreciation of Diana Wynne Jones, originator of the term “witch week,” and it was so much fun I wanted to do it again! This year there will be guest […]

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Witch Week Summary, Giveaway Winner, and 2015 Preview

Posted November 6, 2014 by Lory in events / 3 Comments
Witch Week Summary, Giveaway Winner, and 2015 Preview

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 […]

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Witch Week Day Six: Readalong of Witch Week

Posted November 5, 2014 by Lory in reviews / 11 Comments
Witch Week Day Six: Readalong of Witch Week

UK paperback, Mammoth We’ve arrived at the fifth of November, known as Guy Fawkes or Bonfire Night in the UK, and the last day of Witch Week according to the book of that title by Diana Wynne Jones — which, appropriately, has been our readalong selection for this event. This being the first time I’ve […]

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Witch Week Day Five: Deep Secret (Guest Post)

Posted November 4, 2014 by Lory in events, reviews / 10 Comments
Witch Week Day Five: Deep Secret (Guest Post)

UK Hardcover, Gollancz Throughout this week, we’ve been considering how the power of storytelling in all its forms — folklore, myths, ballads, fairy tales — underlies and informs the writing of Diana Wynne Jones. Today’s book, Deep Secret (1997), is centered around perhaps the most profound and fundamental form of word-magic there is: the nursery […]

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Witch Week Day Four: The Spellcoats (Guest Post)

Posted November 3, 2014 by Lory in events, reviews / 11 Comments
Witch Week Day Four: The Spellcoats (Guest Post)

UK Paperback, Mammoth Diana Wynne Jones did not often write “series” books, and nor did she write many in a first person voice. But she did both with The Spellcoats (1979), third of the linked sequence of four books set in the vaguely Netherlandish land of Dalemark.  As is typical of DWJ, this series doesn’t […]

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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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