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Book Review - A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I don’t recall where it was I first saw this book recommended but reading the summary caught my attention enough to stick it on one of my To Read lists. 698 more words

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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)

by Deborah Harkness

At the Bodleian library, history of science historian Diana Bishop calls forth the manuscript Ashmole 782. Surprisingly, it is rife with magic. As a witch, Diana does not use her magic – she wants to have an ordinary life, she wants to be normal, so she sends the manuscript back into the stacks. 154 more words


Plotting is at an end!

The story is back!

Oh such happy days. I’ve started an excel sheet to keep track of my writing – I want to do 1000 words a day. 187 more words


Baking for Bookworms: Vanilla Custard from Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches

So I normally don’t take baking posts from descriptions of food, but this custard was part of a really provocative description, and I couldn’t resist. 535 more words

Baking For Bookworms

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) By: Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) By: Deborah Harkness


Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. 653 more words

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Five Favorite: Fantasy Novels

“Five Favorite” is a feature on thewasofshall where I lay out my five favorite “x”. Sometimes they’re relevant to a season or holiday, mostly they’re not. 143 more words

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