Tag: #WitchWeekECBR

Witch Week Day Two: Top Ten Reasons to Read Shirley Jackson

Posted November 1, 2016 by Lory in events, lists / 24 Comments
Witch Week Day Two: Top Ten Reasons to Read Shirley Jackson

Witch Week is about celebrating all kinds of fantasy literature, which can evoke many different moods and experiences — but because it takes place in the darkening days following Halloween, our reading choices may tend toward the creepier end of the spectrum. And for intelligently creepy entertainment, there is no one quite like Shirley Jackson, […]

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Witch Week Day One: American Gods

Posted October 31, 2016 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Witch Week Day One: American Gods

When I came up with the idea for this year’s Witch Week theme, the first book that sprang to mind was American Gods by Neil Gaiman. In its exploration of the gods and demons brought to these shores by immigrants from many lands, written by a transplanted Brit with a deep knowledge and appreciation of […]

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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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One week till Witch Week

Posted October 23, 2016 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
One week till Witch Week

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 […]

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Witch Week 2016 is coming!

Posted September 6, 2016 by Lory in announcements, events / 30 Comments
Witch Week 2016 is coming!

I know it’s only the beginning of September, but I can’t wait to tell everybody about what’s in store for the third annual Witch Week, which will take place from October 31 to November 6. It’s a chance to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors, and I have so much fun each year putting […]

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Witch Week 2015: Wrap-Up and Preview

Posted November 6, 2015 by Lory in events / 13 Comments
Witch Week 2015: Wrap-Up and Preview

It’s been another wonderful Witch Week here at ECBR, and I’d like to extend a giant thank you to everyone who made it possible: Matt Ryan and Carleton College, for being awesome and also for helping me find photos for my Tam Lin/Blackstock College post The Folio Society and Thomas Dunne Books, for sponsoring the […]

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Witch Week 2015: Interview with Kate Forsyth

Posted November 4, 2015 by Lory in interviews / 12 Comments
Witch Week 2015: Interview with Kate Forsyth

This post is part of Witch Week, an annual celebration of fantasy books and authors. This year’s theme is New Tales from Old, focusing on fiction based in fairy tale, folklore, and myth. For more about Witch Week, see the Master Post. Today, I’m delighted to welcome Australian author Kate Forsyth, who was kind enough […]

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Witch Week 2015: A Guide to Blackstock College

Posted October 31, 2015 by Lory in events, places / 33 Comments
Witch Week 2015: A Guide to Blackstock College

This is the first post for Witch Week 2015, a celebration of fantasy books and authors. This year’s theme is New Tales from Old, focusing on fiction based in fairy tale, folklore, and myth. For more about Witch Week, see the Master Post. In Tam Lin, Pamela Dean takes her college experience and mixes it […]

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