You don’t have to live near a metaphysical shop in order to equip yourself for magical workings. Although some of my books and supplies come from the witchy stores of New Hope, Pennsylvania or Salem, Massachusetts, the rest were acquired less conventionally. This post is meant to help you think outside the box to obtain the tools for your craft. Continue reading “Unexpected Places to Acquire Magic Tools”
Twins in fiction, especially the young adult works I read, tend to fall within a few tired tropes. As an identical twin myself, I judge works pretty harshly on how they portray their twin characters. In this post, I will examine a few of these tropes and how I would prefer to see twins represented. Continue reading “Twin Representation in YA Fiction”
If you are comfortable with the basics from my Primer on Crystals post and looking for more advanced ways to harness the energies of stones and gems in your witchcraft, you may want to explore the concept of a crystal grid. Continue reading “Next Level Crystal Magic: Crystal Grids”
Welcome to my fourth round-up of fairy tale retellings! This week I am focusing on versions of the Sleeping Beauty story, in which a young woman pricks her fingers and falls into a long and magical sleep.
Until recently, divination was not a big part of my practice. I’m not entirely convinced that it is possible to know specific occurrences before they happen, and if it is possible, I’m not sure that knowing would be such a good thing. But from another perspective, in a world of uncertainty, it often helps to have some sort of guidance, whether divine or arbitrary.
As a twin, a ballroom dancer, and a lover of folklore, The Night Tiger drew me in on all fronts. What part of 1930s Malaysia with dance hall girls, superstition, and weretigers doesn’t sound exciting? I fell in love with Yangsze Choo’s writing with her debut work The Ghost Bride (featured in my 2018 Diverse Books post). Her second book, released just yesterday, is no less entrancing.
There are a bunch of great works coming out this year. Here are some of the ones I am most looking forward to reading:Continue reading “Book Forecast 2019”
Yesterday, the exciting sequel to The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, which I reviewed last year, was published! In the sequel, The Kingdom of Copper, Nahri has completely left the human world behind, now in a loveless marriage with a crown prince of the djinn. Meanwhile, an exiled prince and a resurrected warrior plot to return to the capital of their homeland.Continue reading “Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty”
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