Category Archives: Fantasy

Behind you!

It’s less than 3 weeks away, but you still have time to pick up a copy of Diana Wynne Jones’ Cart & Cwidder and join us at Calmgrove for Witch Week 2019, a week-long celebration of DWJ and fantasy writing … Continue reading

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R.(eaders) I.(mbibing) P.(eril) XIV

Thanks to a new follower (that’s you, Juliana), I’ve discovered this perfect September-October reading project that makes a good run-up to WitchWeek2019: Readers Imbibing Peril XIV, aka RIP14, 2 months devoted to reading scary tales. Mystery, horror, dark fantasy, Gothic, … Continue reading

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Witch Week is coming!

October 30 is only 2 months away, so here’s a gentle reminder to get out your cauldrons and your fright wigs: WITCH WEEK is coming! The theme? VILLAINS! Join us at Calmgrove’s blog for a look at those dastardly characters … Continue reading

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It’s never too soon to think about Witch Week

Balmy breezes, later sunsets, heading for the shady side of the street — these can mean only one thing: Witch Week is coming. Chris at Calmgrove and I are already deep into plans for Witch Week 2019, a week-long celebration … Continue reading

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Tolkienerdity*

The Morgan Library’s JRR Tolkien exhibit may not be large, but it’s crammed with plenty of items that require a good long look just to see every detail. Images of a small number of the items are up on the … Continue reading

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Was it a bear or a Russian or what?

Inspired by a recent review by Calmgrove, I dug around in the archives of one of my retired blogs to find what I wrote. Here’s my take, with only a couple of minor revisions. The Circus of Dr. Lao, Charles … Continue reading

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WITCH WEEK DAY FIVE: Discussion of The Other Wind

Chris, Lizzie and Lory approached this discussion of The Other Wind, this year’s readalong book, not as a Q/A session, but rather as responses developing over time and in conversation with each other. Below: the edited version, with sections that … Continue reading

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