Sunday, January 22, 2023

#MarchMagics 2023: All Good Things

Hello, friends! I wanted to do an early heads-up this year about March Magics because I have decided that this will be my last year hosting this lovely event. I started it as DWJ March in 2012, one year after our beloved Diana Wynne Jones passed away and then it became March Magics in 2016, one year after the passing of Terry Pratchett. As this 26th of March will be the twelfth anniversary of Diana's death and will also be the last year that I have a new-to-me book of hers to read, it felt like the right time to wind this down. It will only be eight years since Sir Pterry died (on 12 March 2015) and I do have a dozen or so of his books still ahead of me but it seems like a nice, odd milestone to hit for him as well.



Paraphrasing Chaucer, this year's theme will be All Good Things ... (Must Come to an End). This means that basically anything goes, because, with these two, there are so, so many Good Things to enjoy and they're different for everyone. I hope that many of you will join me this year in reading one or both of these authors. I don't have plans yet for any read-alongs or guest posts but, if you are interested, please do let me know! And thank you for spending each March with me in this celebration of literary lives well-lived. It has been one of the highlights of my reading year for so long now. Finally, I am more than willing to hand off the hosting of this event to someone else so do let me know if that is something that interests any of you.

Look for an official kick-off post on 1 March!

6 comments:

  1. It's been a good run, Kristen, thanks so much for hosting this over the years. I'll think about what to read / reread to properly honor the occasion.

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    1. Thank you, Lory! I'm working on my reading list too!

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  2. This event has brought me SO much joy through the years! Thank you ever so for hosting, and I look forward to this final one here--what a great theme. Bittersweet but perfect! I hope you enjoy the last new-to-you-DWJ. I'm already planning my March Magics reads! Continuing the City Watch books, a Dalemark Quartet reread, and maybe some other DWJ rereads... Looking forward to March 1.

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! This event has always been a bit bittersweet so here we are again. :) My final book is the fourth Dalemark, which seems like a good way to wrap things up too.

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  3. You've been so good to host this through the years! I'll look forward to one last good Magic March. <3

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    1. Thank you for always participating, Jean! It has definitely been fun!

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