Books

Shitty Witchcraft, Pretzelesque Twists, And The Weirdest Book I’ve Ever Read

Damn you, Jenny Lawson. (Not really, I love you.) But because of your weird new book club I ended up ordering The Haunted Vagina from Amazon, and now my recommendations are almost as strange as yours. Almost.

It’s easily the weirdest book I’ve ever read. But it’s not the only one I’ve read recently, so rather than spending a whole post focusing on its oddness, here are a few of the books I’ve hung out with lately and what I thought of them.  Continue reading “Shitty Witchcraft, Pretzelesque Twists, And The Weirdest Book I’ve Ever Read”

Books

2016 Reflections – Books (Fiction)

2016 was a great year for books. Which is lucky really, because it’s been a pretty shit year on a global scale.

Here are my favourite novels I’ve read this year.

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Books, Miscellaneous

Some thoughts on wine, from a favourite author

Joanne Harris, in Five Quarters of the Orange:

“Drunkenness, she told us… is a sin against the fruit, the tree, the wine itself.

The thought stayed with me.

Wine, distilled and nurtured from bud into fruit, and then through all the processes that make it what it is, deserves better than to be guzzled by some sot with a headful of nonsense. It deserves reverence, joy, gentleness.”

wine

Sometimes I recite this to myself when I wake up with a hangover 😉

Books

Book Reviews: Joanne Harris and European Witchcraft

I’m currently doing that thing where I’m reading a book that’s both really long and really good. This means I’m trying to read it slowly to savour it more, and thus I’m not reading as many books as usual. But it’s worth it.

This week, two reviews: European Witchcraft and a novel by Joanne Harris.

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