Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fire Magic - Book Breakdown


Discover how to make your magic burn brighter than ever with this amazing book's spells, rituals, folklore, and recipes. Third in Llewellyn's essential Elements of Witchcraft series, Fire Magic makes it easy to bring this element into your practice.

Explore candle and bonfire magic throughout history, how fire is used in folklore and pop culture, and fire-related activities for the Wheel of the Year. Learn about elemental correspondences, sacred herbs and woods, and how to stay safe while honoring the sacred flame. Author Josephine Winter guides you on a deep exploration of fire and how it can bring new meaning to your spells, rituals, and celebrations. Featuring guest contributors, mythical fire beasts, crystals, and more, Fire Magic inspires you to reignite your passion for magic.







Book Breakdown 

It’s been a wee bit since I’ve done a witchy book review and what better way to change that than with an elemental review! 

I love the elements and work with them in my practice daily. My favorite is earth and water but fire is not any less important. Fire is the only element that can be created. 

I loved the history part of this book more than anything. Learning about the different traditions and how they used fire or even the animals tied to this element was very cool. I even learned a few new ones I didn’t know. 

There’s also spells you can try with this element. Some are very simple and easy to do, perfect for beginners! 

I own the first two in this series and can’t wait to buy this one and place it on my shelf with the rest. This is such a magnificent series that I fully recommend to anyone who is curious about the elements in witchcraft. 

*Thanks to NetGalley for this title in exchange for an honest review*


Monday, June 14, 2021

Pride Month - Music Monday - Sam Smith

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 I'm spotlighting Sam Smith. I love his 'dancey' stuff, his ballads just make me cry.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Cameron Wants to Be a Hero - Pride Book Breakdown


Lake: Did you get his number this time?
Cameron: Yes. But I'm not sure I should use it so soon.
Lake: What's soon? Didn't you last see him yesterday?
Cameron: I thought you're meant to wait three days? Otherwise it looks desperate.
Lake: You are desperate.
Cameron: Thanks.
Lake: From everything you've told me, sounds like this could be something.
Cameron: You think?
Lake: Message him. Keep it sexy.

When it comes to romance books, Cameron Morland can always read between the lines.
When it comes to real romance, he may need a dictionary.

Or Jane.

It's Northanger Abbey, complete with a neo-gothic mansion and charming misunderstandings. But contemporary. And gay.








Book Breakdown 

Cameron is a bookworm who kind of lets everyone else control his life while he sits in the background with his book. Therefore, I’m not the biggest fan of bookworm characters in books. Often they’re portrayed as Cameron.... just letting life pass him by while he’s reading. 

Now, I know we love to read, but I hope you’re still living your life as well. After all, we only get one. 

But when Cameron meets Henry, he actually seems to come alive. Henry just keeps Cameron a secret because he’s not out to his father yet. The end has Henry finally confessing his sexuality to his father after he kicks Cameron out of the house because he finds out about them.

I’m so sad! I wanted my first Pride review to be something exceptional that I could recommend to you but this one... It’s not bad but it’s just kind of blah. The only emotion that this book brought out in me is from the two siblings that just wouldn’t stop. 

I don’t even remember their names... Bitch and Creepy works for me. Creepy would not stop trying to get into Cameron’s pants. Don’t even get me starting on the cheating Bitch! They were horrid, but I know that was the point. So well done to the author! 

I’ve never disliked an Anyta Sunday novel, so this sucks. I don’t recommend this one but I suggest any of her books in the Signs of Love series. All of those are 4-5 star reads! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

Pride Month - Music Monday - Rina Sawayama

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I believe I've shared a song or two by Rina Sawayama before but I wanted to bring attention to her newest one. It really hits you in the feels. I cry every time. A beautiful song. 
 



Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Pride TBR

 Hello there you lovely human! It’s one of my favorite months. Pride Month! This is the month where we get to celebrate our wonderful queerness. Well, I hope you’re celebrating who you are every day, but you know what I mean. This is our month! 

So I wanted to share my Pride TBR! There’s not a lot because my reading pace has slowed down but I’m excited to read what I got listed! 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Music Monday - Dark Instrumental Music

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Today I wanted to share two really epic songs that I love to listen to when reading something scary or paranormal. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 



I really hope you have a great week. Stay safe and happy reading! 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Share a Poem Sundays - The Protected Sex by Alice Duer Miller

Alice Duer Miller was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. Her work was influential to women’s suffrage, and her satirical poetry collection, Are Women People? (1915), became a slogan for the movement. She died August 22, 1942, in New York City.


There, little girl, don’t read,

You’re fond of your books, I know,

But Brother might mope

If he had no hope

Of getting ahead of you.

It’s dull for a boy who cannot lead.

There, little girl, don’t read.


Sometimes in the fight for equality I forget how far we’ve come. I also sometimes forget just how recently such things stopped. My grandma wasn’t allowed to wear pants to school, but she did anyway. She got into so much trouble, but she just kept pushing. 

You should never hide your light from anyone. No matter what! if you’re being smart bothers someone, that’s their problem! Keep pushing forward! I hope one day that the world will be an equal place.