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The whole landscape was a riddle, I thought bemusedly. A puzzle. A trick. Hiding something, maybe, or trying to reveal something. I hadn't a clue which. What could a weedy field or a dying rose tree say? Or a great house with all the life in it forced into two mean rooms? What had happened … Continue reading Friday: Words from Faerie
To ring in the start of 2017, what is better than a book related beverage? (Lots of things probably, but I can only help with the drinks.) If you are less a bookish beer person and more of a wine fancier, this post is for you. I’m highlighting just a few wines that have in one way or another been inspired by literature.
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Australian winery Some Young Punks uses book covers from the pulp fiction of the early 20th century as inspiration for its wines. Passion Has Red Lips, a Shiraz-Cabernet blend, borrows the cover of Lauren Beauchamp’s Sin on Wheels.
Or perhaps you prefer more classic literature. In that case, you can pick up a bottle from Quixote Winery. Inspired in part from Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote, these Cabertnet Sauvignons, Petite Sirahs, Malbecs, and more all have a touch of…
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Anything I've read by Maria Popova from her blog, "Brain Pickings" has given me pause and made me think. So I want to share her "16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016". These books range from essays to myth but all contain wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration: thoughts and ideas that provoke emotion and change. If there's … Continue reading Maria Popova’s Favorite Books of 2016
In the veils between the worlds, I remember the fairy folk who guard the ancient places. May we walk lightly and with courtesy upon the earth, may no being stay their progress or block their path, so that the hidden household of the earth may be peaceful. A prayer written by Caitlin Matthews, author, shaman, … Continue reading Friday: Words From Faerie
Since I write novels that revolve around a coven of witches who solve murders, I think it only fitting, that I sign up for this reading challenge through Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf. I will try to read at least ten witchy books and write one, as well. If you are looking for a novel that … Continue reading 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge
Winter is here. We, in the northern hemisphere, feel her enfold us. She is the Ice Queen. Cloaked in black frost, exhaling snowflakes in a great rush of crystal, she ushers us inside and bids us remember who we are. We, humans, are vulnerable to her whims; cannot control her, though, in our technological frenzy … Continue reading Winter Solstice: A Festival of Light