FYI: Bookish March Things

Warning: this post contains Jane Austen, Magical authors (such as Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett), and Irish warriors in fast cars.

…Say what, now?

Intrigued yet? 😉 What do they all have in common, you ask? The answer is: Delightful bookish things going on in March!

Read on for the stuff going on this month that you need to know about…


Blood Ties Blog Tour

What? The blog tour for Hazel B. West’s new book, Blood Ties, which is the first in a series that perfectly blends a modern Irish setting with a medieval one, with a touch of Faerie in there. Basically epic Irish warriors in a psuedo-medieval modern Irish setting, with fast cars and broadswords and leather jackets. It takes cool things from now and mixes in all the best medieval things. So even if you’re not a big fan of modern books (I’m not, really…), you might still like this. You know you want it… I’ve just started reading it, and am enjoying it muchly! (I’m also a part of the blog tour, as I’ll be reviewing Blood Ties on my other blog, The Road of a Writer, on March 14th, so watch for that!)

Anyways, be sure to check out this blog tour because it’s going to be fun, plus the author is giving away a copy of the book and swag. Because awesomeness. So go enter! Go, go! Check out the things! (Including the book trailer in the first tour post!)

Where? Hazel West’s blog… and elsewhere around the blogosphere

When? Now till March 18th

Blog Tour Schedule (and Giveaway!)


March Magics

(formerly Diana Wynne Jones March)

What? I ran across this last year right after it ended, when it was Diana Wynne Jones March, and marked my calendar to make sure to check in on it again this year. Sure enough, it’s back, a whole month of celebrating Diana Wynne Jones’s works, and adding Terry Pratchett’s in there as well (who I’ve yet to read, but want to…). Not sure how involved I’ll be in this, depends on how busy I am, but I’ll definitely be following along with others’ posts, regardless! So, it’s mostly about reading or rereading works by those two authors, and having posts of certain topics and some twitter parties.

Where? We Be Reading

When? All of March! Check out specific days for certain things, and all the details, here:

March Magics Schedule


Northanger Abbey Readalong

What? A read-along of Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen — this read-along is said to include weekly discussions and a couple of giveaways as well, and sounds quite fun! I saw this and instantly decide to jump in, since I keep MEANING to read Northanger Abbey and never have… So this sounds like the perfect opportunity. If you’re the same, or just want an excuse to read it again (I know it’s a favorite with many) then hop along over and join!

Where? Seasons of Humility

When? All of March! (Since March conveniently has exactly 31 days, just to accommodate Northanger Abbey’s 31 chapters, naturally.) The read-along dates and other info is below:

Read-Along Info

Do any of those sound interesting? Be sure to check them out! What bookish plans do you have this month? I hope you’ll all have a lovely bookish March! 🙂

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer

13 thoughts on “FYI: Bookish March Things

  1. Oh my goodness, this is just the craziest thing! Okay, so I was making out my TBR list for March this morning and decided it would be fun to read another Jane Austen novel. I finally settled on Northanger Abbey, only to see this post tonight and realize that there’s a read-along going on for the same book. O_O LIKE WHAT.

    Anyway, just thought I’d share the weird coincidence. I’ll have to check some of these things out because they look awesome!

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  2. I’m doing the Northanger Abbey read-along and really enjoyed the first chapter. In fact, I found it too short. 🙂
    Been wanting to try some Diana Wynne Jones, just haven’t gotten around to her books…

    Happy March Reading!

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    • Heehee, I found it from the picture on your side bar. 😀 I enjoyed the first chapter too! Like you said, short, but I won’t complain since a chapter a day sounds like a lot to busy me just now if they WEREN’T short… XD
      Ooh, I think you’d enjoy her! Definitely try Howl’s Moving Castle first, if you do. 😉

      Thank you! Happy March reading to you too! ^_^


  3. These all sound like fabulous things going on! 😀 All the bookish goodness.

    And wait hold on just a minute. THERE’S A DWJ MONTH??? A whole month focusing on Diana Wynne Jones? THAT IS THE BESSST!!!!! I’m so glad we’re not the only ones that acknowledges her fabulousness.

    I’m not sure I’ll really join in on any of this. I’ve just been really bogged down with computer stuff lately, and it’s super cutting into editing time. But these DO sound awesome!

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    • Yes! I’m so excited to see other DWJ fans. 😀

      And goodness, I TOTALLY understand! o.o The computers been eating up my time too… >.> I just wanted to make sure to share this for other bookish people! 😀 Not sure how involved I’ll even be myself…


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