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Which Witch?
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. 'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North. Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers - but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition. Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires. Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress - but how? 'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman
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peanutnine
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This was one of my favorite books in elementary school! I hadn't thought about it in ages until it was mentioned on a podcast recently. It was such a treat to read again! The story is so cute and whimsical ✨
First book finished for the #AnyWayYouReadathon
@MidnightBookGirl @kimmypete1 @Eggbeater

Eggbeater Nice job! 👍 2mo
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peanutnine
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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#haunted 🧙🏼‍♀️ Witchy Wednesday 🪄
All the witchy books that I'm reading/hope to read this month!

@Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧙🏻📚🙌🏻 2mo
Eggs Great selections!! 2mo
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hannah-leeloo
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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Thanks @sprainedbrain for my swap. Me and my sister @CymbaX13 got each other. Looking forward to the swap and hope my friends @TheWolfbehindTheEyes and @Cupcake12 have fun too.
#BasicWitchSwap

sprainedbrain Ha! Are you ok with being matched with your sister? We only had a few UK witches join, so I‘m glad you did! 3mo
hannah-leeloo It's ok lol. I got her for a wonderland swap too haha @sprainedbrain 🙃 I'm looking forward to it thank you for the fun 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love your picture! 3mo
hannah-leeloo Saved it special for litsy @Chrissyreadit 3mo
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jessinikkip
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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1. Wicked Witch of the East
2. Maleficent
3. The White Witch
4. Glinda the Good
5. Sabrina Spellman
6. Samantha Stephens
7. Wicked Witch of the West
8. Ursula
9. Shansa (since Tia/Calypso is a Goddess)
10. Blair Witch Project
11. Winnifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson
12. "The Evil Queen"
13. Melisandre
14. Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer
15. Bewitched

@TheReadingMermaid

BeansPage Great job sweetheart 45 points!!! 🧟‍♀️ 2y
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slightlyfoxed
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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1. Tea all day every day.
2. Both? Mostly fiction though.
3. Dark?
4. All furry creatures.
5. Tarot!
6. Storiessss.
7. Plants!
8. North.

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Clare-Dragonfly
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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☕️I prefer tea—but a nice light-roast whole-bean coffee for my husband to make cold brew is also lovely!
📙Fiction
🌓There are two sides to every witch.
😺Cats
📒Tarot
📚Story
🔮Crystals
🍁West for the element of water, the suit of cups, and the season of autumn

#basicwitchswap

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MeganAnn
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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#basicwitchswap #thisorthat

☕️ Coffee. Medium to dark roasts, preferably beans but ground is ok too*
📚 Fiction
🌓 Both, depending on my mood.
🐈 Cats!
✨ Tarot
🧙🏻‍♀️ Both. I‘ve loved a good witchy story for years, seeing other people‘s posts from the #witchpleaseswap last year got me very interested in practice and working that into my life.
♦️ Crystals. I have a black thumb when it comes to plants
⬆️ North (I‘m in North Dakota after all)

MeganAnn * Coffee is my daily go-to, but I do enjoy a good cup of tea in the evenings on occasion. Non-caffeinated and relaxing herbal teas, particularly lavender and chamomile blends. (edited) 2y
Crazeedi 👏👏👏 for coffee beans!! Grind them fresh daily! Med dark to dark-YES!!! 2y
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sprainedbrain
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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Let‘s play, my pretties!

🌝 tea (black, mint or unflavored)

🌚 fiction

🌝dark

🌚cats

🌝tarot

🌚both!

🌝crystals

🌚west

#BasicWitchSwap #ThisOrThat

Meaw_catlady 🌔🌓🌒🌑🌘🌗🌖 2y
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Meaw_catlady
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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☕️ Both! I love coffee but I also love tea! Especially herbal blends with lavender and chamomile!
📖 fiction
💛Light magic dark clothing 🖤
Cats 🐈
Both! 🔮
Both. I love a good story but I also love to practice magic.
💎Crystal witch here. But I am slowly growing a green thumb 💚
North (earth) 🌍 east (fire) 🔥
#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain

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wanderinglynn
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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#BasicWitchSwap sign-ups are open! Check out @sprainedbrain & @Meaw_catlady posts for the link.

I loved @monalyisha ‘s Witch Please Swap last year. So I‘m super excited that Jenni & Rachel are carrying on the witchy swap tradition. 🧡🧙🏻‍♀️🔮🔭

sprainedbrain Yay! Thanks for sharing, Lynn! ❤️ 2y
Meaw_catlady Thanks for sharing!! 💕❤️😘 2y
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Lauranahe
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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Arriman is a powerful black wizard who‘s decided he needs to get married. Belladonna is a good witch who wants to be bad, but can she stop conjuring flowers and baby animals to become dark?
This was a super cute book. It definitely has a dark streak in it! All the characters are fun, and I love that her name is belladonna (I see you, poison plant!). I laughed out loud a few times, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Very quick read.

Avanders 🥰😍♥️♥️ 3y
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DGRachel
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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I can‘t remember what e-newsletter mentioned this book and that‘s driving me nuts, but the book itself was delightful. It‘s charming and fun and something I‘m sure I would have enjoyed as a young reader. I love all the unique witches familiars and the Kraken. Oh my goodness...the baby Kraken was too cute. I wish I had kids to share this with.

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DGRachel
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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I think I saw this mentioned in a Book Riot newsletter and I just had to have it. I can‘t even remember why, but I ordered it right away and I think I‘m going to put all other books aside and read it now. 😂 Photobomb courtesy of #Bailey

#dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

Sleepswithbooks Bailey ❤️ 3y
Swe_Eva Ah, a beloved childhood favorite! Hmm, perhaps a reread would be good... 3y
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Andrew65
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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One of my favourite children‘s books.
#Witch #BlackCatChallenge

julesG I like her books. One of my favourite stories is the Worm and the Toffee-nosed Princess 3y
Andrew65 @julesG Don‘t know that one, will have to check it out, 3y
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slightlyfoxed
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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I am a swap addict, please send help. #WitchPleaseSwap

monalyisha Thanks for joining - & for sharing! 🖤🔮 3y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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In a few categories, I just couldn‘t give one up. I want to read so many more genres now. #readingunderthelitfluence

EllieDottie 🤗 🤗 🤗 4y
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Sydsavvy
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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So this looks totally fun! 1. Ahem both. 2. Mystery 3. 🤔🤔🤔😬both 4. Religion 5. Both 6. Self-Help 7. YA 8. History 9. Essay 10. Current Affairs 11. Graphic Novel 12. Classic

And though it's not on there, Ancient! #genrethisorthat Ellie I'm sorry I fail miserably at these, lol. At least I have a great time participating.

EllieDottie It‘s never a fail to like too many genres!! 😆 4y
Sydsavvy @EllieDottie so true!!! 😎😎😎 4y
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Laura317
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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🎃Both. It depends on if it's morning or evening.
🎃I'm a cat person.
🎃Vampires - the rich sexy kind
🎃friendly Jackolantern
🎃thriller
🎃Voldemort b/c I don't know the other
🎃Marvel
🎃gimme the treat please!
#LitsyThisorThat
@hermyknee

Sace 😂😂😂😂 your vampire preference. 4y
hermyknee Hahaha I agree with @RestlessFickleBookSlut - that vampire preference is on point! 4y
BookBabe Ditto what @RestlessFickleBookSlut said! 😂👌🏻 4y
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merelybookish
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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Three books on the go: two in print and one on audio. #currentlyreading #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

Lacythebookworm How are you liking Hot Milk? 5y
merelybookish @Lacythebookworm I'm on the fence. I was quite taken with it at first but now I find it kind of tiresome. Did you like it? 5y
Lacythebookworm I haven't read it yet. I'm trying to decide if I want to! 5y
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thec0zy
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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I've learned I'm a Picasso of Pumpkins, so now I'm gonna cuddle up with Hocus Pocus. Happy Halloween and Samhain! 🎃🍁

Melwilk I plan to watch Hocus Pocus tonight too 🎃 5y
thec0zy @Melwilk it's the best!! Enjoy🔮 5y
missjenniferlowe Which Witch is such a great book! 5y
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courtneybee
Which Witch? | Eva Ibbotson
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"Belladonna herself longed for blackness--to smite and blast and wreck and wither seemed to her the most wonderful thing in the world."

This was one of my favorite "scary" reads as a kid (and I still love re-reading it!). It's full of so many wonderfully weird characters, and balances whimsy with just the right hints of darkness.

#AllHallowsRead #ScaryReads