Tag: Witch Week 2017

Witch Week Day Seven: Wrap-up and 2018 Announcement

Posted November 6, 2017 by Lory in events / 20 Comments
Witch Week Day Seven: Wrap-up and 2018 Announcement

It’s been another wonderful Witch Week, and I’d like to thank everybody who made it possible: Chris, Laurie, and Katie for three fascinating guest posts; Tachyon Publications for a fabulous giveaway; and everyone who posted, linked up, and commented. You are the best! Regarding next year, I’m sad but also somewhat relieved to say that […]

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Witch Week Day Six: The Buried Giant Readalong

Posted November 5, 2017 by Lory in discussions, reviews / 19 Comments
Witch Week Day Six: The Buried Giant Readalong

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (2015) A few days after I announced that The Buried Giant would be our Witch Week readalong book, author Kazuo Ishiguro became a Nobel Laureate. The magic of Witch Week may be stronger than we realize… Intrigued by the synchronicity, I embarked on my third Ishiguro novel. I had been […]

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Witch Week Day Four: A Gallery of Arthurian Art

Posted November 3, 2017 by Lory in events / 16 Comments
Witch Week Day Four: A Gallery of Arthurian Art

With so many magical and dramatic characters and scenes to explore, the Arthurian legend has long been a rich source of inspiration for artists and illustrators. To complement our literary studies, I thought it would be fun this year to look at some pictures as well. Here are a few images that caught my eye, […]

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Witch Week Day Two: Giveaway Day

Posted November 1, 2017 by Lory in giveaways / 20 Comments
Witch Week Day Two: Giveaway Day

This year, I’m excited to present a double giveaway — two books, in two different formats, thanks to Tachyon Publications. The Emerald Circus by Jane Yolen, due to be released next week, is a master storyteller’s riff on various well-known tales including The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and of course the […]

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Witch Week Day One: Rex Futurus (Guest Post)

Posted October 31, 2017 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Witch Week Day One: Rex Futurus (Guest Post)

This year, I’m delighted that Chris of Calmgrove, an Arthurian scholar and frequent Witch Week contributor, agreed to give his personal perspective on Arthurian literature, a genre that has sometimes annoyed him with its forays into bad history and bad fiction — but has also given him much pleasure, especially in the more adventurous “freestyle” […]

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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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New Reprint Review: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Posted September 27, 2017 by Lory in reviews / 16 Comments
New Reprint Review: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

Patricia A. McKillip, The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974) Though McKillip’s early novel has become a classic of fairy-tale-flavored fiction, a favorite genre of mine, I’ve somehow managed not to read it until now. I’m so glad I finally did, thanks to a new, beautifully designed paperback and e-book edition from Tachyon books. This is […]

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