Friday, February 8, 2013

Get Ready! DWJ March is Coming!

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Diana Wynne Jones March is happening! And, according to my survey, most of you wanted guest posts, giveaways and a read-along. So, I'm here to ask for some help in the survey below.

First, I am looking for 4+ guest posts on the theme What Makes DWJ Magical. You can interpret this any way you want and in any length of post. I welcome posts from readers along the whole DWJ spectrum -- from first-timers to seasoned veterans. If I don't get enough volunteers, some of you may get an email/tweet from me. :)

Second, we need to choose a Read-Along book. I have a couple of ideas but will give you a write-in option too. There have been read-alongs semi-recently of Fire and Hemlock and Dogsbody so those are probably off the table for this year. I'll announce the read-along book by Feb. 24th so everyone has time to get a copy of whichever book it is.

And finally, if you might be interested in hosting a giveaway on your blog for this event, let me know. I have two or three ideas for giveaways that I want to host but I would love to see more DWJ love-sharing out there!

Prepping for the party,
K

23 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm excited. I'll have to decide which books to try out this year.

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    1. I'm still deciding too. I might finally read the Dalemark books or just reread some favorites.

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    2. Well in THAT case my post might just have to consist of "why everyone should read the Dalemark books NOW." OK, C&C is not my all-time favorite, but The Crown of Dalemark pretty much is. It is super and fantastic. The other ones are good too.

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  2. I think I forgot to put a title in. I don't care much what we read, actually--I love 'em all. I would love to do a blog post, but the trouble is that the more I love a book the less I can find to say about it that isn't totally idiotic. DWJ of course reduces me to utter babbling. However, I am happy to try!

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    1. I don't care much either. I just wanted to see if anyone else did. :) And the reason I want guest posts is because I'm the same way. I'm sure your post will be awesome as long as it's full of love!

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  3. Thanks for doing this again, Kristen! Looking forward to it.

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    1. It's going to be extra fun this year! :)

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  4. Yay hooray hooray! I'm going to read Changeover and it's going to be maaaaaaaaaaagical.

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    1. It's so awesome to still have something new to read! Yay!

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  5. Count me in! I still haven't read my first DWJ books yet.

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    1. So glad you're joining in! You're in for a treat.

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  6. Such a great idea! I'm hoping to participate in the readalong - it sounds like it will be fun!

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    1. It will be! You definitely have to join in! :)

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    1. You know I would hound you if you weren't. ;)

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  8. Have we decided on a readalong title yet? Here's my post: http://howlingfrog.blogspot.com/2013/02/upcoming-events-dwj-month.html

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    1. I'll announce it this weekend, I think. Thanks for spreading the word about the event!

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  9. I tried to reply last night on my phone and for some reason I can't remember now, it wouldn't post.

    So I'm pretty sure I filled out the form, but get back to me (kerryATcreationsDOTcoDOTnz) if it didn't come through.

    I suggested Eight Days of Luke or Archer's Goon for the read along as they are both favourites. Archer's Goon is a good one for readers to particularly enjoy I think.

    I'll be reading at least Power of Three in March now you've reminded me, as that's where I'm up to in my Author Read.

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    1. The form worked. :) I think just about any book would work as a read-along, even ones further along in series. It's so hard to choose!

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  10. If it has to do with DWJ, count me in! I'm always ready to spread the Wynne Jones love. I'm going to go with Archer's Goon for my read-along vote.

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    1. Awesome. :) I am so glad I started this event so that we can all praise DWJ!

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  11. I'd like to join this year! I missed it last year. One of the Christomanci books might be fun for the read-along- they were books that got my son reading, so I cherish them for that reason - and that they are wonderful magical books, too.

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    1. Fantastic! I love the Chrestomanci books too. I've recently reread them all for, I think, the third time now. :)

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