Mark Reads… Young Wizards

by Diane Duane
Mark Reads Young Wizards

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time… and the time’s finally come.

Mark Oshiro, far-famed medianaut and proprietor of MarkReads.net, will on March 22 start a truly amazing project. He’s going to read the entire Young Wizards series in its New Millennium editions — including the interstitial book Interim Errantry and the newest YW novel, Games Wizards Play — and report back on what he finds, book by book, via online reviews and video, until he’s done.

That’s a lot of words and a lot of territory to cover, and it’s going to be a real treat to watch it unfold. I look forward to rediscovering things about the world I’ve been building for the last few decades that I’ve probably completely forgotten… as well as finding out some things I didn’t know.

It falls to me now to look for ways to help make the Mark Reads community feel welcome in my universe. One way we’ll be doing this is described in Mark’s introductory post here.

Another way is to invite interested Mark Reads readers and co-readers onto the YW universe’s own online turf and give them a place to discuss what’s going on as the reading process unfolds. Understanding that Mark’s own discussion areas are spoiler-free, we’ve set aside a space at the Young Wizards discussion forums that’sĀ  specifically intended for Mark Reads community members. This is a spoiler-friendly space where discoveries can be discussed in as much detail as the community desires. (One note in advance: to keep the spammers at bay, our registration process asks new/prospective Forum members a challenge question. The answer to this question is the initials of the newest YW novel. Just check the first paragraph of this post for the answer.)

I’m really looking forward to the events of the coming months, and to sharing the discoveries that Mark and his community will make.

So welcome, cousins! Settle in and make yourselves comfortable. This is going to be a terrific ride. Thanks for your company!

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6 comments

Phil Boswell March 15, 2016 - 9:39 pm

This should be splendid. I’ve not followed all of his read-throughs (not having read everything šŸ˜‰ but those I have I very much enjoyed.

Kathryn Sullivan March 17, 2016 - 12:25 am

Looking forward to this!

Phil Boswell March 21, 2016 - 2:41 pm

I just watched the first one: https://youtu.be/8lySLDGq0zg

I think he likes it šŸ˜‰

dianeduane March 21, 2016 - 4:35 pm

I get that sense too. šŸ™‚

John Nemesh April 5, 2016 - 7:37 pm

I watched the first several…I LOVE this! Mark has that childlike sense of wonder…and he isn’t afraid to let it all show! Watching him read this (and seeing his expression when he comes across a really good part!) is PRICELESS! Seriously, this is like reading the stories for the first time all over again! I have read and re-read the series multiple times…and this…this is special! Can’t wait until he reads “Truthsong” in the 2nd novel! (my personal favorite chapter from the whole series!) Can’t recommend checking this out highly enough!

Adam Thoume April 7, 2017 - 12:14 am

Somehow I’ve only just stumbled across the fact that Mark is doing/has done these; I followed all of his Harry Potter reading but then he dropped off my radar somewhat. Have just bought the e-books and looking forward to a big Young Wizards binge; it’s about time I re-read them all again anyway ^_^

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