Sunday, March 1, 2015

#DWJMarch: Welcome!



Welcome to Diana Wynne Jones March!  If you missed the kick-off post, head over and read all about the theme and recommended books.

Also, I'll be sending out The Islands of Chaldea to Iris, Time of the Ghost to Jean, and The Spellcoats to Amy (rockinlibrarian). Look for an email so that I can get your addresses.

Some of the books/stories on my reading list for the month (though I'll probably read more than this) are

Aunt Maria
The Islands of Chaldea
The Spellcoats
Time of the Ghost
The Pinhoe Egg
"Dragon Reserve: Home Eight"

Remember, our first read-along is Aunt Maria, with posts going up on 3/9 and a discussion on 3/13. But I think I'm going to start with Time of the Ghost because I've been meaning to reread it for a couple of years now. What are you reading first?

Getting the party started,
K

15 comments:

  1. yay! I think I might start with Time of the Ghost too.

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    1. I've actually only read it once so I bet this will be fun!

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  2. I need to participate this year... I am going to go see if Aunt Maria is something I have. :)

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  3. Hah! Yay! I just got that via interlibrary loan. I guess this way I don't have to worry about finishing it on time!

    I've just finished Islands of Chaldea. I was thinking of posting a review today, but should I wait a couple weeks?

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    1. Haha! Go ahead and post. I'll relink it when the time comes. :)

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    2. I finally got my Islands of Chaldea review up! http://rockinlibrarian.livejournal.com/372294.html (And some reviews of other non-DWJ stuff, too)

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  4. I'm hoping to squeeze in all the readalong books. I'm starting off with Black Maria. In addition to those, I'm planning to do a re-read of the whole Dalemark Quartet. I started with Cart and Cwidder in January, so I'll read the other two as well as The Spellcoats this month. I always like to read a series in the order they were published... I'm pedantic that way. :) I'm also going to do some reading of Reflections throughout the month. That's a nice one to spread out since it can get a bit samey if you read it all in one big go.

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    1. I've also just decided that I'm probably going to reread the Derk books because I love them both.

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  5. I also have been feeling that I need to reread The Year of the Griffin. I love Elda!

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    1. The griffins are amazing, Elda especially!

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  6. I think I have a copy of Black Maria somewhere around here. And Howl's Moving Castle, too!

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  7. Yayyyy for DWJ March! I am back just in time for it! Can't wait to see what everyone will be reading!

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    1. It wouldn't be a DWJ celebration without you. :)

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