Saturday, September 6, 2014

Joining Up: Witch Week (October 31-November 6)


Lory at The Emerald City Book Review is starting a new yearly event -- Witch Week! The first year will focus on the inspiration for the event -- Diana Wynne Jones.
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 many fantastic books and (as far as I know) the originator of the term "Witch Week." As we learn from her novel of that name, starting on Halloween we enter a special time "when there is so much magic about in the world that all sorts of peculiar things happen," and when stories carry a particular power. What better time to celebrate and share the magic of reading?
Our "official" read-along book will be Witch Week (naturally), with a discussion on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5. Don't know what Guy Fawkes Day is? Read the book, and you'll find out!
There will also be other DWJ books featured daily and a giveaway. I'll be guest posting about Power of Three on November 1!

So, head on over to Lory's blog and let her know you want to participate -- because it's six long months until the next DWJ March.

Waiting for the witching hour,
K

8 comments:

  1. AWESOME! More DWJ just in time for my birthday!

    (I was just thinking of you. Did you realize this weekend was the conference in Newcastle, that we didn't get to go to? I hope it was neat.)

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    1. I realized it and sat here at home feeling really bummed out that I wasn't there. I hope they do it again sometime!

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  2. I'm so excited you'll be participating. I just rearranged my DWJ shelf and I want to read ALL THE BOOKS. I'd better get started.

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    1. Luckily with DWJ March I'm constantly reading and rereading. It doesn't mean I don't want to do it a lot more though!

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  3. Sounds like fun! Though since I totally failed at DWJ month (I think I finished Howl in June), maybe if I start something now I'll be able to finish by next March. ;)

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    1. Lol, Trish! I'm going to have to figure out which story you will absolutely not be able to put down. :)

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