Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Magics!

One of the things that drew me back into the world of blogging was the fun events that I love to participate in. Kristen's events are always some of my favorites (Poe Fridays, anyone??), and two years ago I participated in her Diana Wynne Jones March event and fell in love with an author I'd never tried before. Last year I wasn't blogging, but this year I'm back and ready for her NEW event - March Magics, celebrating the work of Diana Wynne Jones AND Terry Pratchett.

Kristen has lots of fun planned for the month, including two read-a-longs that I hope to participate in. She has also given us lots of blog prompts, and today's is -

 Share your books!
Show us your own DWJ/Pratchett books and/or the books that you are planning on reading this month.

Since I tend to fail at planning ahead, I do not technically HAVE any of the books I plan to read in my hands as I write this post. However, I DO have big plans, and I'm excited to share them with you. 

Kristen has read-a-longs planned for Dark Lord of Derkholm, and Equal Rites. I am hoping to be able to participate in both.

Since I've never read ANY Pratchett before, I plan to start the month reading the first two books in the Discworld series, to be ready for the Equal Rites read-a-long.

When I participated in DWJ March two years ago, Kristen told me to start with Charmed Life, which is part of the Chrestomanci series. I loved it, and would love to continue/finish that series, so I'm hoping to read some of these -

Loft goals for sure, but these books are quick reads, so I anticipate I'll make it through quite a few! I'm excited to get started!!


Kristen M. said...

Yay! I love all of these books! Those are good Pratchetts to start with but, even if you don't get to them, Equal Rites is a perfectly good starting place since it's the start of a different story arc. You would just have a bit more world-building background if you start with the other two (and they are also fun reads!). And continuing on with the Chrestomanci books is a wonderful idea. I'm listening to The Lives of Christopher Chant while I walk and having a great time. It's even got me walking longer because I don't want to turn it off. :)
Happy March Magics reading!!

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Aw, I hope you get to some more of the Chrestomanci books! The Lives of Christopher Chant was probably the first Diana Wynne Jones book that I read that made me say "yes, I must read all of her work." But Witch Week is awfully, awfully good too.