hello all! This meerkat is my spirit animal this week! I know exactly how he feels! My get up and go has been gone all week so that has impacted on how bookish I’ve felt! I just haven’t been able to settle to reading much this week so I don’t think my wrap up is going to take very long this week!!!
Just the one book finished this week (and that was last Sunday!) so I definitely need a rocket up my bum this week to get back on the reading groove!! At least I have stayed away from Netgalley, so no new additions there BUT I may have had to treat myself to some books in The Works! ooh and I was lucky enough to win an early proof!!
So here’s my look back..
WHEN I COME HOME AGAIN by CAROLINE SCOTT – 5 STARS
Was lucky to win an early proof of this one from Twitter….
GIRL A by ABIGAIL DEAN
PUBLICATION – JANUARY 2021
‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’
Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. And she doesn’t want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can’t run from her past any longer. Together with her sister, Evie, Lex intends to turn the House of Horrors into a force for good. But first she must come to terms with her six siblings – and with the childhood they shared
And then I treated myself on a little shopping trip!! I’m going full on witch with Halloween approaching!
Discover the power of natural magic and healing through herbs, flowers, and essential oils in this new guide to green witchcraft.
At her core, the green witch is a naturalist, an herbalist, a wise woman, and a healer. She embraces the power of nature; she draws energy from the Earth and the Universe; she relies on natural objects like stones and gems to commune with the land she lives off of; she uses plants, flowers, oils, and herbs for healing; she calls on nature for guidance; and she respects every living being no matter how small.
In The Green Witch, you will learn the way of the green witch, from how to use herbs, plants, and flowers to make potions and oils for everyday healing as well as how crystals, gems, stones, and even twigs can help you find balance within. You’ll discover how to find harmony in Earth’s great elements and connect your soul to every living creature. This guide also contains directions for herbal blends and potions, ritual suggestions, recipes for sacred foods, and information on how to listen to and commune with nature. Embrace the world of the green witch and discover what the power of nature has in store for you.
WICCA by HARMONY NICE
Witchcraft and Wicca for a modern world, from YouTube vlogger and Instagram sensation Harmony Nice
Welcome to Generation “Hex”–an era where young Americans know that witchcraft isn’t about devil worship and spooky curses, and instead are openly embracing meaningful Wiccan rituals that can enrich our lives in real-world ways. In Wicca, 21-year-old Harmony Nice–a YouTube and Instagram star with 700,000 followers–offers modern readers a guide to overcoming obstacles and maximizing happiness. She offers practical guidance on:
using crystals, wands, tarot cards, and magical tools
setting up an altar
introductory spells for health and protection
finding your own witchy path–solitary or with a coven
With beautiful illustrations throughout, Wicca offers readers spiritual authenticity, a hint of glamour, and a perfect guide to infusing their lives with spiritual purpose, confidence, and resilience.
THE WITCH’S BOOK OF SELF CARE by ARIN MURPHY-HISCOCK
“From Wiccan author Arin Murphy-Hiscock comes this fantastic guide to spiritual self-care with a witchy bent. The Witch’s Guide to Self-Care contains recipes for products and spells for self-restoration.” —Bustle
Worship yourself the witchy way—learn how to nourish your body and spirit with herbal remedies, spells, and rituals inspired by witchcraft in this unique, enchanted guide to self-care!
Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman, and this book helps you prioritize #1 with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch’s Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your body, mind, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength. This book features such magical self-care remedies:
–A Ritual to Release Guilt: Learn to burn whatever causes you pain and process painful memories or work through heavy emotions in this therapeutic ritual.
–Green Space Meditation: Learn how to reconnect with the healing energies of nature, even in the middle of a bustling city, as part of a series of meditations based on the elements and your senses.
–DIY Body Butter: Create your own custom soothing and smoothing body butter, powered by crystal and essential oils suited to your intention, and sanctified by a ritual.
And much more! The Witch’s Book of Self-Care shows you how easy it is to connect to the earth, harness your personal power, and add a little magic to your everyday life for a better you!
THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by RICHARD OSMAN
Hopefully this can snap me out of my slump!!