Fairy Tale Retellings: Cinderella

Since this is one of my favorite genres, I’ve decided to start up a series of posts rounding up novels that retell classic fairy tales. This week, we will focus on rags-to-riches Cinderella tales, where women overcome poverty, evil stepmothers, and chores to find their true destiny. Continue reading “Fairy Tale Retellings: Cinderella”

Fantasy Schools I Wish I Could Attend

Although I’m no longer a student, I’ll never stop associating August with the anticipation of a new school year. Of course, many fictional schools are even more enticing than the real thing. Below are some of the fantastical schools I’ve read about that I wish I could attend. Continue reading “Fantasy Schools I Wish I Could Attend”

Diverse Reads: Mid-Year Check-in 2018

Six months into 2018, I am well on track to meet my reading goal: making sure one third of all books I read this year represent diverse perspectives. For the sake of definitions, that means books that feature religious, racial, differently-abled, gender, or sexual-orientation minorities as major, multi-faceted characters and/or were were written by authors of color. So far, I’ve read 35 books,17 of which (49%! ) meet my diversity criteria. Here are some of my favorites:

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What’s on a Witch’s Bookshelf?

Today I thought I would combine the two main topics of my blog to talk about the written works that have informed my practice of witchcraft. In addition to this small sampling, I also read every book on the subject at the local library when I was starting out. The more you read, the more ideas, perspectives, and practices you will have to choose from and the easier it will be to start intuiting your own version of the practice.

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Diverse Reads of 2017

Every year, inspired by the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, I strive to read as many books as possible that support and represent minority groups traditionally left out of the publishing industry. In 2017, although I did not set any numerical reading goals, I did make an active effort to seek out works with LGBT representation, disabilities representation, and/or by authors of color. These works ended up comprising one quarter of all the books I read last year – a much heftier proportion than in previous years. Below is a list of some of the books I read. Feel free to use it as inspiration for your own diverse reading! Continue reading “Diverse Reads of 2017”