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Rain Rain

I awoke to tiny, click/clack paws-on-wood-floors and thunder. Roaring mountainous thunder and more rain. It’s coming down in buckets, replete with lightening and it seems the cat and dog of the house do not like thunderstorms. 527 more words

Books, Journaling, Wedding, Country

Book Review: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic is one of those books that lives on the border between fantasy and magical realism. On the one hand, it features magic and names it for what it is — the main characters’ aunts are well-known as witches within their Massachusetts town — but the way in which events unfold, with supernatural events unfolding fluidly, as if they were natural, gives it that surreal feeling that reminds me of Like Water for Chocolate or The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake (both excellent books, by the way). 248 more words

Book Reviews And Recommendations

Quote of the Day

“Are people drawn to each other because of the stories they carry inside?” – Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen

Quote Of The Day

The Pageant of the Bizarre

For some strange reason, I love to read books that deal with the circus, freak shows, carnivals, or side shows. There is something fascinating about an entire culture where the weird and the grotesque are not only acceptable, but expected. 506 more words

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The Cover Wars

Where we judge the books by their covers and back copy – it’s tough but also a tried and true method for book selection! Join us in the comments and on twitter! 2,019 more words

The Cover Wars

The River King by Alice Hoffman

I started this today. There’s gorgeous phrasing and she writes women beautifully.  She allows for contradictory impulses and agency.  For me she’s a great teacher in that respect.  82 more words

Only The Weak Are Cruel Gentleness Can Only Be Expected From The Strong

I just love this quote!  It says so much about the character of people.  When you see cruel people, recognize that they are weak, like a bully, who in other words is a coward. 13 more words