Thursday, December 7, 2017

Book Review No. 51 - Darkly Skewed by Natalie-Nicole Bates

Well hello December. Where did November go? It passed by so quick, and with the holidays upon us, time really flies.

I have a great novella to review this week, it is "Darkly Skewed" by Natalie-Nicole Bates. I have the privilege of knowing this author, so I am please to be able to review her work. This is the first in a series of books based on a dark, devilish carnival. This book is set at the turn on the early 1900's, a time period I love to read about.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Book Review No. 50 - The Witching Hour by Silver RavenWolf

Book review #50 on the site, how exciting! I've been feeling a little more witchy than usual, although I still have no energy. I'm lucky to spend a few minutes of meditation beneath a moon. Here is to new things on the horizon though, as this is a good time of the year for reflection and introspection.

I've never read one of Silver RavenWolf's books before, although she is a well-known new age writer. I really didn't know what to expect when reading "The Witching Hour", but I approached it with an open mind and I am glad I did. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Book Review No. 49 - A Year and a Day of Everyday Witchcraft by Deborah Blake

Welcome to the post Halloween world! I live in a perpetual world of Halloween, but I do miss the actually night of the holiday and Samhain when it passes. 

To kick-start your witchy studies, I want to recommend "A Yeah and A Dar of Everyday Witchcraft" by Deborah Blake. This is a fantastic yearly study filled with all sorts of witchy goodness. Each day has some insightful bit of information, small spell, or tip on how to get deeper into your practice.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Adorable Faux Planter from CSI Wall Panels

Now that it is fall, I've been thinking of ways to incorporate a little greenery into my house. As I have said before, I have a tendency to kill live plants, so I try not to subject any living plants into my care if I don't have too. 
When I saw this adorable faux planter, I fell in love. The fantastic people at CSI Wall Panels sent me the product to review, and I have to say I am really impressed with the quality. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Book Review No. 48 - Ghosts of the Civil War by Rich Newman

With Halloween so close, I've been enjoying some spooky shows and creepy reads. I had the luck of going on a haunted train ride over the weekend. That was a lot of fun. I also got to visit My Old Kentucky Home State Park where the tour consisted of Victorian Funerary rituals and rites. That was extremely fascinating, plus I feel like everyone that lives in KY should visit their state song's namesake at least once.
 In the spirit of the season, I read Rich Newman's "Ghosts of the Civil War". Newman does a great job of exploring the grounds of haunted battlefields and houses of some of the civil war's greatest battles.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Review No. 47 - Queens of Conquest by Alison Weir

Hello autumn! Welcome to the cooler weather and the longer nights. It has been a little rough here this week, as I got my wisdom teeth out. I know, most people have this done in there late teens/early twenties. But I guess I just like doing things the hard way. I did get to enjoy an amazing book this week, so I can't complain too much. 

If you enjoy non-fiction books about English history, this is a must. Alison Weir's "Queens of Conquest" is so well done, I really had a hard time putting it down. Now, that is hard to say about non-fiction, especially ones filled with so much detail, but this book is a treasure of information.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Book Review No. 46 - A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere by Kris Radish

Hello there again, welcome back. I haven't been into much lately, except spending way too much time looking at all the Halloween goodies online and in stores. As this is my favorite time of year, I tend to go a bit nutty.

If you like westerns, especially ones with a strong female main character, I think you will enjoy "A Dangerous Woman from Nowhere" by Kris Radish. This is technically a love story, but not in a smutty, naughty romance sort of way, this book isn't in that genre (not there is anything wrong with a nice trashy romance set in the American west).