#WitchWeek2020: The end is nigh!

If you’re reading this, you’ve lived to tell the tale of Witch Week 2020. When you do, make sure it’s a tale with dark corners, collapsed towers, and horrifying specters. Not to mention lots and lots of shadows.

Chris and Lizzie are grateful for the help of everyone who participated:

e-Tinkerbell of eTinkerbell, who, in typical English-teacher fashion, introduced us to a fabulous classic of Italian Gothic/Romantic literature;

Jean of Howling Frog Books, for guiding us on a tour through the world of M R James’ gothic horror stories and for participating so energetically in our read-along discussion;

Kristen of We Be Reading, who drew our attention to a modern gothic masterpiece set in Mexico;

Lory of The Emerald City Book Review, who joined Chris, Jean, and Lizzie in a lengthy and wide-ranging discussion of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book;

Citizens of the social media world, too numerous to mention, who added comments and questions; Tweeted/Facebooked/Instragrammed links to our posts; and included pingbacks, links, and reviews on their own blogs;

Our readers across the globe;

And, finally, once again, a special nod of appreciation to Lory, who six years ago started this annual celebration of Diana Wynne Jones and fantasy fiction on ECBR.

I want to add my own PS of gratitude to Chris for all his support as we put together this year’s event, especially for his excellent kick-off post on Gothick towers. Also, during our stewardship of Witch Week since 2017, he has created our wonderful memes. I hope he enjoys the work, because it’s his job for as long as we do this.

For anyone who just can’t get enough, here are the links for the Witch Week Master Posts from earlier years.

Thanks again to all of you for sharing this event with us, and we hope you’ll join us next year, at Chris’s blog, when our theme will be …


Contemporary engraving of conspirators, by Crispijn van de Passe. Third figure from right is Guy Fawkes.

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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14 Responses to #WitchWeek2020: The end is nigh!

  1. Calmgrove says:

    I really enjoyed your curation of this year’s event, Lizzie, and can only add my gratitude to what you’ve expressed here for those who’ve read and supported it over the last little while and more. And thank you for your kind words too, it was a pleasure to help plan and bring this to fruition! 🙂

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  3. Daphne Lee says:

    Reblogged this on head shoulders knees & toes and commented:
    Burn that witch!

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  4. etinkerbell says:

    Thank you so much Lizzie. Great job!!

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  5. Thank you so much, Lizzie and Chris — and wow, next year’s theme is great! Can’t wait for another Witch Week. 🙂

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  6. Lory says:

    A truly fantastic week, thank you everybody!

    Liked by 1 person

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