Category Archives: Witch Week

#WitchWeek2021 Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who dropped by, to the guest bloggers who wrote such intriguing reviews (and who added several more books to my TBR list), to those who supported this event on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere, and to Chris who … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 6

Over at Calmgrove, you’ll find the final Witch Week post. Jean (from Howling Frog Books) reviews a sci-fi novel by John Verney that was published more than 60 years ago. Looks like I’ll be spending time in used book stores … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 5

We’ve passed the half-way point of Witch Week, with reviews that I hope have given you a few chills. Today, you’ll find my own Witch Week post, about two fantasy novels — Diana Wynne Jones’ The Merlin Conspiracy and Rachel … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 4

It’s Science Fiction Wednesday, with Ola and Piotrek, from Re-enchantment Of The World, assessing Roger Zelazny’s classic sci-fi series, The Chronicles of Amber. In any of the 10 novels written between 1970 and 1991, you’ll find royalty threatened by conspiracy … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 3

As you read this, I’ll be at the polls, doing my bit as an Election Day worker. If you haven’t voted yet, get yourself out there and do it. Don’t let anyone convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. Today, … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 2

Over at Calmgrove, you’ll find our discussion of The Tempest. Ola, Jean, Chris and I had a great time talking about stormy double-dealing, back-stabbing, machinations, and just plain old devilry happening in what’s considered Shakespeare’s final solo project. A suitable … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 Day 1

Over at Calmgrove, you’ll find our first guest post for Witch Week, by Lory from Entering the Enchanted Castle. She reviews Megan Whalen Turner’s Queen’s Thief series. The first book in the series, The Thief, is about an expert thief … Continue reading

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#WitchWeek2021 starts tomorrow

For an overview of what Chris and I have planned for this year’s Witch Week — honoring Diana Wynne Jones and fantasy writing of all sorts — check out his blog at Calmgrove. You’ll see our theme is TREASON AND … Continue reading

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Don’t look now …

… but Witch Week is almost here! This year’s theme is TREASON AND PLOT (when Chris and I decided on this last year, we certainly didn’t expect it to be so apt), and our read-along is Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with … Continue reading

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Modern Tempests

As I prep for Witch Week 2021, for which my co-host (Calmgrove) and I have chosen The Tempest as our Read-Along, I’ve been working my way through some of the modern works that are either inspired by or adaptations of … Continue reading

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