Possession Book Review

For today’s post, I have decided to do a review of the book Possession by A.S. Byatt.   I just recently decided to pick up this incredible work of fiction to re-read it.   It is a book that is delightful with each and every re-read! The story follows academics Roland and Maud as they…

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Anais Nin, Prolific Erotic Diarist

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to write a little bit about the infamous writer Anais Nin.   Anais Nin was a prolific writer who wrote diaries, novels, and erotica.   She was famous for her torrid love affairs and her incredibly descriptive diaries about them! Anais Nin is probably most remembered…

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90s Teen Movies and the Classics

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at a few 1990s teen films that were based on classic works of literature!    This was a unique time in the history of teen movies since some of the most fun ones took direct inspiration from the classics.   In particular, I will be…

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The All Souls Trilogy

For today’s post, I have decided to take a brief look at one of my favorite book series.    The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness is the book series that inspired the beautifully done television show A Discovery of Witches (which is named for the first book in the series).   I have mentioned…

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The Beauty of Re-Reading

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at re-reading.   I have been an avid reader for my entire life, and I have been re-reading favorite books for basically just as long!   Now, I know some people have trouble with the concept of re-reading.    I have often been asked, usually…

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Emily Bronte’s Impact: Kate Bush, the Music Videos, and The Unthanks

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the lasting impact of the works of Emily Bronte.    Wuthering Heights is my favorite novel of the nineteenth-century, and that says a lot given I do love nineteenth-century literature!    While this was the only novel that Emily Bronte ever wrote, it is…

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Gillian Owens, Practical Magic Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to feature my favorite character from Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic!   This book was the first in a series of four novels, the second two being prequels and the fourth a direct sequel to the original.   Gillian Owens appeared in the first and last of…

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My Top 10 Non-Fiction Faery Books

For today’s post, I have decided to make a list of my top ten favorite Faery books.   In this case, these are non-fiction books that focus on faery lore!   As will be apparent to regular readers of my blog, I am a huge fan of anything faery.   I have been studying faery…

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The Lord of Winter and the Lord of Summer

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the Celtic concept of the Lord of Winter and Lord of Summer.    There is a tradition of a representative of Summer and a representative of Winter fighting over a Flower Bride.   This happens throughout several Celtic tales, but for this post, I…

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Faery Glamour

For today’s post, I will be looking at the concept of Faery Glamour.    Faery Glamour is both a principle within folklore and something that can be utilized magically.   This is a magick of illusion and transformation.   Within this post, I will take a look at three of the primary literary examples of…

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