And we've reached the end of another Diana Wynne Jones March. It wasn't any easier this year, knowing that there will be no new books, no sequels to beloved favorites, no new tales in existing worlds. And yet, it was comforting to visit and revisit her stories, knowing they can never be taken from us.
This month I read The Time of the Ghost, Aunt Maria, Conrad's Fate, The Islands of Chaldea, The Pinhoe Egg, The Spellcoats, and Howl's Moving Castle. My favorite was my reread of Conrad's Fate, especially since I had forgotten some of what happened in the story so I had some surprises in store! I also had a great experience by focusing on female characters this month. I thought about relationships and characters in ways I hadn't before.
Which DWJ book(s) did you read this month?
I'm already thinking about next year's event and considering rereading the Wizard Derk books this summer.
Thank you to everyone who participated in any way this year (Jenny, Lori, Anastasia, Memory, Amy, Sabrina, Lauren, Jean, Chris, Teresa, Stephanie, Marisa, Iris, Kim, Kelly, Belle, Tif, and any others I might have missed)! Sharing the love with all of you makes this event extra special.
Never saying goodbye,