Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Book Review No. 54 - The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

Sit down, grab some tea because it is cold outside and when anyone discusses Austen it is always better to have tea in hand.
I read this book in about a day and a half. Katherine Reay's "The Austen Escape" is a charming romance novel set in modern times. Isabel and Mary have been friends since childhood, but things have been strained in their relationship as they've grown into adulthood. Mary took a job working in a flourishing tech job while Isabel is working on her doctoral thesis on Jane Austen.
 
 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review No. 53 - Arthurian Magic by Virginia Chandler, John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews and Gareth Knight

Welcome 2018! The ending of a year and the beginning of a new always has a special quality about it, like things get refreshed.

I finished this magical book "Arthurian Magic" by Virginia Chandler, John Matthews, Caitlin Matthews and Gareth Knight. Now, I know little about King Arthur other than the basic mythology, but this book goes way deeper into ancient magics and mythos of the fabled king and Merlin.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Book Review No. 52 - Tarot Time Traveller by Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin

Hello, welcome back to another addition of Book Review Tuesday, that rarely ever happens on Tuesdays. 

If you read tarot books, then you've come across Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin before. They have a good number of books on the subject, and I've read several of them, which I thought were excellent for beginners and more advanced tarot students alike. "Tarot Time Traveller" is a little bit different of a book, it really is like time traveling to specific times in tarot history. 
 

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.