The Witch's Library

Welcome to my blog! Now, be warned — I have lots of interests and am happily enthusiastic about many of them. Therefore, you’ll likely find posts not just on writing or Witchery, but also on (but not limited to) life in general, books, cetaceans, Taylor Swift, words, music and lyrics, pop culture, gaming, creativity, personal development, Multiple Sclerosis, knitting, spirituality, and magic. Below, you can find my latest posts, or you can always visit the Archives

[Review] Herbal Magic by Aurora Kane

Herbal Magic by Aurora Kane is, I believe, one of a series based on different aspects of contemporary magical practice. I had not heard of this author or the series before receiving this book to review, but as an experienced Witch myself I was intrigued.   First off, the book

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[Review] The Witchling’s Girl by Helena Coggan

The Witchling’s Girl is a lyrical and magical story about Hayley, the titlular Witchling’s Girl, who was born with death-magic and is given to Marian for further instruction in magic. We follow Hayley as she grows up into the role of the Witching — the town’s healer and midwife to

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[Review] The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Let me begin this review by saying I don’t read crime. Ever. I think it’s a horribly conflated genre which gets a lot of hype but is boringly predictable and formulaic. However, I wanted to try The Thursday Murder Club because I find Richard Osman to be one of the

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[Review] The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

The Age of Witches was my first introduction to Louisa Morgan’s books, but since then I’ve read her debut, A Secret History of Witches, and next up is The Witch’s Kind — so you could say she left a certain impression. The books don’t interlink in any way that I’ve

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[Review] The Magical Writing Grimoire by Lisa Marie Basile

The Magical Writing Grimoire is a sweet and accessible guide to using writing as both a healing and a magical practice. As well as providing a good starting point for understanding and writing your own rituals, the author offers exercises around unpacking your emotions and self-healing. This book is beautifully

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[Review] Kitchen Witchcraft: Crystal Magic by Rachel Patterson

Rachel Patterson is back with her third book in the Kitchen Witchcraft series, Crystal Magic. This is a fantastically accessible guide to crystals and their use in magic. Though slim, this book is packed full of information, advice, and encouragement with Patterson’s trademark warmth and experience shining through the pages. 

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[Review] Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

TW: Violence, murder, death, drug abuse, human experimentation and mutilation, attempted rape, sexual abuse, emotional manipulation, ghosts, dark magic.   Holy ****. Leigh Bardugo’s debut adult novel, Ninth House, is beyond anything I expected. It’s a magical and intellectual tour de force; a powerhouse of plot and prose, suspense and

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[Review] True Magic by Cyndi Brannen

True Magic is a primer, of sorts, for witches both new and more experienced. It combines elements of witchcraft, self-help, psychology, and emotional healing to provide a path of transformation for anyone interested in empowering themselves and improving their life. Written by Cyndi Brannen, this is both different to and

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[Review] Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

First off, I want this to be known: This book broke me. It broke me in lots of wonderful, poignant, emotional, gut-wrenching, shattering ways. After the very last line, I was consumed by All. The. Feels. It was that good. Sorcery of Thorns is a fast, magical read which keeps

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