Category Archives: Witch Week

Which week Witch Week?

NEXT WEEK! Chris at Calmgrove and I will be hosting WITCH WEEK this year, and it all starts on 30 October, just in time for Halloween and then ending right after Guy Fawkes Day (aka Bonfire Night). Want to know more … Continue reading

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Something witchy this way comes

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Ursula Le Guin’s Earthsea series is like Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, one of those secondary worlds that I’ve found I’ve needed to revisit every so often. I’m not the only one, I know, that — however…

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Ramping up for Witch Week

The days are getting cooler and shorter, the nights are getting nippier and longer. And you know what this means…. WITCH WEEK is only a month away. Calmgrove and I will be co-hosting the event (30 October to 06 November), with … Continue reading

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Do the math

Some days I think I’m an idiot, but other days the proof that I really am an idiot smacks me in the forehead. Ursula K Le Guin’s The Wizard of Earthsea was published in 1968. That’s 50 years ago, folks. … Continue reading

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Magic, menace and the mundane

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Ursula Le Guin: Tehanu: the Last Book of Earthsea in The Earthsea Quartet Puffin/Penguin Books 1993 (1990) As a fantasy novel Tehanu is a tough read: it touches on child abuse, rape, misogyny, prejudice, paranoia, xenophobia,…

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Early warning: WITCH WEEK IS COMING

My co-conspirator (Calmgrove at this website) is traveling, but I’m certain he’ll be posting similar information as soon as he returns. WITCH WEEK. This is a yearly event named after the third book in Diana Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series. The … Continue reading

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Quick check in …

… to let you know about what’s coming up. BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 23-29: A week to read/support books that have been banned or challenged, as well as the authors who’ve written them. Find out more here, a site hosted … Continue reading

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