Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

★★★★★ I am a huge lover of cultural anthropology, mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, and this was by far the best book I have read in a long time! It's categorized as YA Fantasy/Folklore/Fairy tale but it does not feel YA at all when you read it. A lot of Russian cultural research went into… Continue reading Book Review: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden


Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★ This might be a lengthy review because there is so much I have to say about this book! (Good and not so good) I just wanted to lay there out there from the beginning. Let me start by saying that I have watched the movie Practical Magic every single fall season multiple times for… Continue reading Book Review: “Practical Magic” by Alice Hoffman

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Book Review: “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman

★★★★★ I started the Practical Magic series with this book, the author's latest to date, because I wanted to read in chronological order instead of published order. This was my first Alice Hoffman book. I've been a fan of the Practical Magic movie since it came out in the 90's but somehow never read the… Continue reading Book Review: “Magic Lessons” by Alice Hoffman

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Book Review: “Vulpini” by Meg Pelliccio

★★★★★ First off, I have to say that I love the cover for this book. It's charming and whimsical and subtly gives hints to the delights you'll find inside. From when I first started reading, I fell in love with the author's melodic form of writing. She does such a great job with descriptions that… Continue reading Book Review: “Vulpini” by Meg Pelliccio

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Book Review: “American Witches” by Susan Fair

This is a nonfiction book that covers witches in America from the first accusations as they crossed the ocean to the New World all the way up to the Blair Witch phenomena. Going in, I thought it would be an interesting read but possibly dry, but boy was I wrong! Susan Fair has a great sense of humor and looks at the events of the past with a skeptical and sarcastic lens.