Category Archives: Fantasy

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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WITCH WEEK DAY FOUR: A Famous Witch

Many of you know Lory, of Emerald City Book Review, as the creator of the Witch Week blogging celebration to honor Diana Wynne Jones. Lory announced last year that she was ready to hand over the reins to any interested blogger. We’re … Continue reading

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WITCH WEEK DAY THREE: The Women of Witcher

We’re pleased to include in Witch Week this piece by Piotrek and Ola, authors of the Re-Enchantment of the World blog, here discussing the female characters of the Witcher novels by Andrej Sapkowski. The Women in the World of Witcher … Continue reading

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WITCH WEEK DAY TWO: Sword-For-Hire

Tomorrow, two avid fans of Sapkowski’s Witcher series discuss the women of Witcher, so today Lizzie gives you a quick intro to the books and characters with this review. The Last Wish: Introducing The Witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski (1993; English translation by … Continue reading

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