#WitchWeek2019: When shall we all meet again?

Well, the world has survived another Witch Week. Lizzie and Chris couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone who participated:

  • Laurie of Relevant Obscurity, for her terrific post about that ice-hearted Narnian witch, Jadis, not to mention her perceptive contributions to our discussion of DWJ’s Cart & Cwidder
  • Sari of The View from Sari’s World, whose survey of Shakespearean villains dripped with bloody images
  • Jean of Jean Lee’s World, who introduced us to one of the scariest aunts in fantasy literature
  • people, too numerous to mention, who added comments and questions; Tweeted/Facebooked links to our posts; and included pingbacks, links, and reviews on their own blogs
  • our readers across the globe
  • and, finally, a nod of appreciation to Lory of Emerald City Book Review, who 5 years ago started this annual celebration of Diana Wynne Jones and fantasy fiction, yet willingly relinquished the chains so that Lizzie and Chris could have a turn — MANY THANKS, LORY!

For anyone who just can’t get enough, here are the links for the Witch Week Master Posts from earlier years.

Thanks again to all of you for sharing this event with us, and we hope you’ll join us next year, at Lizzie’s blog, when our theme will be …


20 thoughts on “#WitchWeek2019: When shall we all meet again?

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    1. Hah! I may search out my clanking chains or even jingling spurs and strut around in anticipation! Glad you enjoyed these very intense few days—hope you’ll join us again in 2020, when maybe Brexit and other crises will pale into comparison with our Gothick offerings?!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. That image is from a larger wall painting in the Mariakirken in Bergen, Norway. I’m glad my photo of that dark artwork, in a dark corner of a dark medieval church, came out so well.

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    1. That means a lot coming from you, Lory, so hope we did justice to your original concept!

      Yes, Gothic is such a wide, catch-all title, isn’t it! I tend to reserve ‘Gothic’ for architecture and, before it, the historic Goths of the Dark Ages, and ‘Gothick’ for anything post-Castle of Otranto.

      (It was Horace Walpole of course who, together with his Strawberry Hill House, kicked off Gothick with his fake Italianate novel after centuries of medieval Gothic being maligned for representing a more barbaric style than neoclassicism.)

      Now, Gothic (with or without a ‘k’) can mean almost anything not mainstream, it seems to me, so it will be interesting to see what interpretations will emerge in 2020!

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  3. It was such a fun week, and I’m grateful to you, Chris, for all the work you did as this year’s host. I hope I can come up to your standards as next year’s host (and I’m not fishing for compliments). Keep reading, all, and I echo Chris’s wishes for a brighter 2020.


    1. Oh I have no doubt that you will at the very least maintain standards, and even exceed them, Lizzie, and I shall do my best to support as you have done for me! Though I’m really glad that this week is over I’m already anticipating all things Gothick next year…

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  4. I may not have participated as much as I would have liked but I’ve been following along and have thoroughly enjoyed this week of insightful posts and comments. Thanks to everyone involved. Gothic in 2020…. can’t wait! 🦇 🦇 (Is it me or do those bats look more like dark angels? Either image works for gothic! 😁)

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  5. buriedinprint

    You’ve had such fun! What a great event! I’m sorry that my plans to participate didn’t catch hold. My book is still in my stack – and I think I might still get to it in 2019 – but I have been moving relatively slowly through my stack(s) and am just on the precipice of finishing one of the CanLit prizelists, the twelfth book being Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, which was longlisted for that prize, and which also counts for Margaret Atwood Reading Month. Oct/Nov is always a tremendously busy bookish season, isn’t it? But perhaps knowing about Witch Week now, I’ll be able to plan further ahead for 2020.


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