Tuesday, February 23, 2016

#MarchMagics Schedule


It's time to get our calendars synced for March Magics! I've chosen dates for the two readalongs and have scheduled Twitter party dates so that we can get together and celebrate Terry and Diana and share the love with the whole Twitterverse. I'm also throwing out some prompts for Tuesdays and Thursdays just to keep the conversation going. Feel free to post about as few or as many of them as you want. On March 1st I'll put up a pinned post so that you can come back and share the links to anything you write/draw/etc. during the month.

Tuesday, March 1 - Share your books!
Show us your own DWJ/Pratchett books and/or the books that you are planning on reading this month.

Thursday, March 3 - Favorite Character
There are A LOT of characters to choose from but is there one that stands out as a favorite?

Tuesday, March 8 - Favorite Series
(or story arc if it's part of Discworld because just to say Discworld would totally be cheating)

Thursday, March 10 - Equal Rites Readalong Discussion Post
I'll post some questions and just start some general discussion.

Saturday, March 12 - All-Day Terry Pratchett Twitter Party
Use #marchmagics and #terrypratchett to post any lovely memory, quote, art, etc. that you want.

Tuesday, March 15 - Favorite Quotes
This one might be tough to narrow down but also a lot of fun!

Thursday, March 17 - Favorite Bad Covers
Fantasy book covers can sometimes be, well, interesting. Share your favorite bad DWJ or Pratchett covers!

Tuesday, March 22 - Favorite Fan Art
Self-explanatory

Thursday, March 24 - Dark Lord of Derkholm Readalong Discussion Post
Again, I'll post some questions and just start some general discussion.

Saturday, March 26 - All-Day Diana Wynne Jones Twitter Party
Use #marchmagics and #dianawynnejones to post any lovely memory, quote, art, etc. that you want.

Tuesday, March 29 - Favorite Ship
Which two characters need to be together -- bonus points for crossovers between authors!

Thursday, March 31 - Wrap-Up Posts
(boo! why must this month end?!)

For the rest of the month, I would love to see book reviews, fan fiction, art, and anything else you can think of. This event isn't about following any formula, it's just about having fun, reading our favorite authors, and bringing new readers into the DWJ/Pratchett fold. So, if you want to host a giveaway or an extra readalong or anything else, please do! Just tell me about it and I'll spread the word.

I look forward to spending March with all of you and with my good friends Diana and Terry, whom I miss dearly.

Lining up the ducks, ("What duck?")
K

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    1. I hope it will be! I really vary each year on how much I plan versus just letting everyone do their own thing. I think this year I managed to find the absolute middle ground. :)

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  2. Oh wow! So much fun. I'm going to have to write posts for weeks ahead of time!

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    1. I'm getting going on the posts too! Some of them are harder to make a decision on than I thought they would be!

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  3. Love these topics! I especially look forward to sharing my favorite bad cover art.

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    1. That one actually started as favorite cover art but then I started remembering all of the bad DWJs and I couldn't resist. ;)

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  4. Awwwww, Dark Lord of Derkholm! Excellent choice for a readalong! I was just rereading Year of the Griffin, so I'm probably due a Derkholm read pretty soon.

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    1. That was totally a selfish choice because I'm due for a Derkholm reread. ;)

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  5. An all-day Terry Pratchett Twitter party is pretty much the best thing I have heard! Can't wait for March.

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    1. I'm so glad you're joining in this year!

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  6. I definitely need to be in on this.

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  7. Oh, this sounds amazing. I haven't read Pratchett at all. (I'm sorry.) :) But I have read Jones. 'Dogsbody' is one of my all-time favourites. Since I haven't read good number of books of Pratchett's and Jones's, do you recommend any thing for me, that I can read for March Magics? :) Thank you. :)

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    1. I hadn't read Pratchett until just a couple of years ago so it's never late to give him a try!
      For Pratchett, I recommend The Colour of Magic or Equal Rites if you like fantasy, or Dodger if you like historical fiction.
      For Jones, I recommend Howl's Moving Castle, Charmed Life, or Enchanted Glass.
      I envy you reading some of these books for the first time!

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    1. Me too! So glad to have you along for the fun!

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  9. I am very new to both DWJ and TP so I don't really have any concrete list of books to read. However, I hope to read both Fire and Hemlock and The Color of Magic.

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    1. Both very good choices! I will be reading a couple that are further down the storyline from The Color of Magic. There are some great characters in there!

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  10. I'm so excited for this! I haven't read any Pratchett (yet... I'm hoping to change that...) but as an avid DWJ fan this makes me happy. :)

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    1. I usually read so much DWJ during the month of March. I definitely think Pratchett's books are a perfect complement so I'm excited to add them this year!

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  11. I'm so annoyed with myself for only finding this event now!!! Pratchett and Jones are two of my all time favourite authors <3 I'm gonna try and still join in even though I'll be a bit late to the party ...

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    1. Join for the last week and then pencil us in for next year! :)

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