Tag Archives: Diana Wynne Jones

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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WITCH WEEK DAY ONE: Ten Kick-Ass Heroines

We’re excited to have this guest post from Marlyn Beebe, a west-coast (USA) librarian with Canadian roots. We thought a librarian would know of some fantasy books that would be new to us, and she did. With her permission, we’ve … Continue reading

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… Witch Week, when there is so much magic around in the world that all sorts of peculiar things happen… — from Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones Welcome to the fifth annual Witch Week, an opportunity to celebrate our … Continue reading

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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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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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I insist it isn’t writer’s block

My readers should know by now that I’m two weeks (nearly half-way) into NaNoWriMo, working on the sequel to Kenning Magic. If you check the tiny calendar in the right widget bar, you’ll see that I’m making sporadic progress, although I’m … Continue reading

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The course has ended but the reading continues

Originally posted on Readers Are Leaders 2014:
So keep posting to this site. I want to hear about the new books you discover, and I bet others do as well. Tell us what your students are reading. Post Top-10 lists. Top…

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