#MarchMagics Wrapup {2017}

And March Magics comes to a close. Always a bittersweet feeling, because I don’t want it to END, but at the same time it was a delightful event!

I know I for one definitely immensely enjoyed this month of celebrating Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett.

Here’s a look at my magical March. πŸ™‚

Books I Read

  1. Wild Robert – Diana Wynne Jones — New read, quick and delightful; didn’t want it to end! 5 stars
  2. Aunt Maria – Diana Wynne Jones — Also a new read, I was so glad to finally get to read this; I enjoyed it a ton. 5 stars
  3. Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones (re-read; 5th time) — I was currently in the middle of re-reading this one when March hit, so I finished it up, and it was an absolute delight, as always! ❀ I’m amazed at how I still caught new things on my 5th read. 5 stars (and/or all-the-stars-ever!)
  4. The Pinhoe Egg (Chrestomanci #6) – Diana Wynne Jones (re-read) — This was for the March Magics readalong finishing up the Chrestomanci series. I had recently re-read the earlier books in the series, so I just did this one this month. IT’S SO GOOOOOD. 5 stars. ❀
  5. Mort – Terry Pratchett — Also for the read-along. This was my second-ever Pratchett book and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed myself. XD 4.5 stars
  6. Reaper Man – Terry Pratchett — Read-along again, and absolutely LOVED one of the main story-threads (the Bill Door one), although I wasn’t as crazy about the other main one for some reason. 4 stars
  7. Year of the Griffin – Diana Wynne Jones (re-read) — This one was for a read-along that the Diana Wynne Jones Fan group on Goodreads had. I had forgotten so many things about it! I couldn’t believe it. I liked it the first time, but I loved it SO much more this time! ❀ 5 stars
  8. Soul Music – Terry Pratchett — Also for the March Magics read-along; I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the ones before, but still had its fun moments and was interesting. πŸ™‚ 3 stars

DWJ Posts this month

I had SO much fun with those How to Read Diana Wynne Jones and Diana Wynne Jones Experience posts. πŸ˜€

Reviews

Other March Magic Things

New DWJ book to read

I got Hexwood by Diana Wynne Jones for my birthday this month. I can’t wait to dive into reading it! πŸ˜€

DWJ book and chocolate rose for my birthday. Chocolate and DWJ books have something in common: they can’t remain in the house long before I devour them. ❀

Photoshoot

I had an excuse to do a DWJ and Terry Pratchett book photoshoot. Which, as you can imagine, made me happy. XD

(I’ve read all the DWJ books I own except Hexwood. I’ve only read 4 Terry Pratchetts though, so the rest in the picture are ones I have yet to read.)

Archer’s Goon film

I saw the old BBC mini-series of Archer’s Goon (1992) which I had never heard of before but “coincidentally” discovered this month and binge-watched. It’s two-and-a-half hours of cheesy 90s British fun. It doesn’t do the magical and larger-than-life and humor of the book justice, but was nonetheless fun, just to see a DWJ story come to life on screen. πŸ™‚ It actually had quite a lot of dialog from the book, so in a sense it was far more “true” to the book than most adaptions these days… Anyways, it was VERY strange and not as good as the book, but I enjoyed it for some reason anyway. XD

Diana Wynne Jones Book Page

I also decided to make a DWJ Project page on this blog! It can track the books I’ve read, and the ones I want to read, and other fun stuff like quotes graphics I’ve made. I’m hoping to gather some fun links etc. there, and add to the page overtime. πŸ™‚

Conclusion

In general, I just really enjoyed immersing myself in DWJ things like reading posts and listening to a podcast and just… all the DWJ goodness!

And Terry Pratchett too, of course. πŸ˜‰ Before this month, I had only read one of his books, so I enjoyed getting to read a few more. The Discworld books are definitely strange and not for everyone, but I’ve been enjoying them fairly well. πŸ™‚

Overall, it was a splendid month of humorous fantasy, and I love any excuse to hang out in the worlds of Diana Wynne Jones. ^_^

Thanks very much to Kristen @ We Be Reading for hosting! I had a world (or several) of fun!

I look forward to another magical March next year. ^_^

Thanks for reading!

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer

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13 thoughts on “#MarchMagics Wrapup {2017}

    • Well it can be well-enjoyed even when one doesn’t read very much for it! (Last year I read one book, so. :P) And yes, the rest of the year is a great idea… I’ll certainly be reading some of both as the year progresses! πŸ™‚ I wish you reading joy! And thanks! πŸ˜€

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  1. I HAVE ENJOYED THESE POSTS SO MUCH!!!!!!! It’s been too fun getting so many fun DWJ posts from my Celti! And you’ve gotten me wanting to try the Terry Pratchett books even more than I did before!

    AND LOOK AT YOUR COLLECTIONS. AAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I could just stare at all those books forever!

    I think it’s so great how much you immersed yourself into March Magics (I mean, all those books you read! o.o). One of these years I’m going to join the bandwagon! I’M DETERMINED.

    Also, “Chocolate and DWJ books have something in common: they can’t remain in the house long before I devour them.” <— I laughed so hard at this. XDDD

    Thank you so, so, so much for sharing all your March Magics fun with us! It's been a BLAST and I'm sad to see it go!

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    • Aww, you’re so sweet! Thank youuu! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying them. πŸ˜€

      And yes, I have a tendency to stare at my own book collections myself.XD *cough*

      YESSS you must join in sometime! πŸ˜€ It’s the funnest! ^_^ (And, y’know, just read more DWJ in general and try some Pratchett. ;))

      Heehee, I know you don’t like chocolate, but at least you find it amusing all the same. πŸ˜‰

      D’aww, you are welcome! I’m sad that it’s over too, but I had the BEST time, and thank you so much for all of your awesome comments! ❀

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