Category Archives: Witch Week

Are you ready for Witch Week 2020?

Leaves are turning, winds from the north are cooling down the nights, pumpkins and apples are making appearances at local farm stands.* Which can mean only one thing: WITCH WEEK 2020 approaches! Anyone still unsure what that is can check … Continue reading

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Witch Week 2020

Not long now! Witch Week, the annual celebration of fantasy fiction, begins in under 2 months. Lory @ EmeraldCityBookReview created it to honor Diana Wynne Jones, author of the Dalemark and Chrestomanci series, along with dozens of other fantasy novels and short … Continue reading

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Getting over the Don’t-Wants

Maybe you’ve never heard the term, but you know the feeling: Low energy, little interest in doing anything that isn’t absolutely essential (cleaning, eating, sleeping), general listlessness. But stop right there — I don’t deserve anyone’s sympathy. I know I … Continue reading

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Witch Week 2019 ends

It’s been a great Witch Week, and many thanks to all who participated. Our theme for next year is … … No spoilers here! You can read all about it at Calmgrove. Happy November to all!

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A penny for the guy

Happy Guy Fawkes Day! To wind up Witch Week, we’re exploring a political fantasy by Diana Wynne Jones appropriate to this day of “gunpowder treason and plot“. Head over to Calmgrove to read our discussion of Cart & Cwidder. If … Continue reading

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Evil too close to home

What’s that police van doing here, you ask? Well, it’s a subtle reference to the title character in one of Diana Wynne Jones’ fantasy novels, whose villain Jean Lee (from Jean Lee’s World) discusses in detail in today’s Witch Week … Continue reading

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If ’tis Sunday, ’tis hump day

Villains in Shakespeare! Of course there are. But ones fantastical? Oh yes. For today’s Witch Week post, marking the half-way point through our celebration, Sari from The View from Sari’s World, gives us a dose of foul misdeeds. Do these … Continue reading

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There’s more than one kind of wolf

Today’s Witch Week post, from my WW2019 co-host, Chris at Calmgrove, is all about the despicable and heinous, the selfish and greedy — the altogether dreadful villains of Joan Aiken’s Wolves Chronicles. Whether you know Aiken’s series well, or are … Continue reading

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Images most horrifying

Day 2 of Witch Week, and I’m honored that my review of villains in graphic novels is featured today over at Calmgrove. And someday I may explain all about the Bat-winged Hamburger Snatcher, who is, alas, NOT included in my … Continue reading

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A frosty queen

First up for Witch Week, Laurie from Relevant Obscurity explores Narnia’s arch villain, Jadis. Read what Laurie has to say about this infamous evil queen at Calmgrove. And as a little Halloween treat, this oldie from Sesame Street:

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