😲😲😲⚠️⚠️⚠️⚠️ A new Alice Hoffman book in 2020. This is what I was waiting for!!!
While I did enjoy Practical Magic, I really liked this prequel even more. This is the back story of Aunt Jet and Aunt Franny along with their brother Vincent. Much of the book is set in the 1960s and shuttles between NYC, Boston, California and Paris. A very compelling read that looks at the joys and dangers of love and the importance of knowing who you are.
Another book about witches, that I love. Silver will tarnish in a man's pockets if he's kissed a witch. A nail in a witch's shoes will slow them down. Carry lavendar for luck. Rules of Magic. This story is of 3 Owens children through the expanse of their lives. Learning that some rules change and some remain the same. Sometimes the predictions for your future aren't what they seem to be in the present. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
So-So for me...but totally a Pick if books about witches and magical happenings are your thing.
MY RATING⇢ 3.7 STARS | GRADE B
Prequel to Practical Magic
Spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s...and more
A Long Line of Witches
Romance & Love
Trying to do Halloween reads this month so started this today. I‘m really enjoying it. But I have a hard time with an plot device, no matter how small, that has a married woman sleeping with a 14yo boy 🤦♀️
What better way to pass time in a hospital room with a sick kid than to read a book that gets me out of my head? I truly love books about witches. I wish with all my heart that generations of herbal tinctures, stones and words could do the trick to get my baby back home already. We're out of the woods now, reading until we're discharged to go home 💙
September reading recap: 19 (not including bailed: 2)
*4-star reads (in order of reading)*
The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman
The Garden of Small Beginnings, Abbi Waxman
The Institute, Stephen King
The Innocent (Will Robie #1), David Baldacci
Midnight at the Blackbird Café, Heather Webber
*honorable mention (3+/4-)*
The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan
LOVED this book. I fell in love with all the characters and the overall story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
📘 Tagged! I always associate autumn with Halloween so anything witchy is my go to.
👨🏫👩🏫👩🏫 Kids all grown but have 3 grandchildren all in school.
Happy Wednesday @Texreader @4thhouseontheleft @suzie.reads @Eggs @Crazeedi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Avanders @CoffeeNBooks @OriginalCyn620 Hope I have not forgotten anyone!🤗
Enchanting! This one managed to pull me in right from the first page, as if the pages were turning themselves. Frances, Bridget and Vincent are siblings who know they're different and the book describes their journey as they discover and accept themselves for who they are. Even if magical realism is not your thing, read it as a story of love, loss and family. Hoffman makes you so emotionally invested in the characters, some parts made me ugly cry.
I sat on this loaner for over a year, thinking I wouldn't be into it, while poor @KatieDid927 wondered if she'd every see her beloved book again. 😝
What was I thinking? It was absolutely enchanting. I just loved it. I should have read it as soon as it was in my hands.
I've got to get to the other one soon. This was really great. So magical. ✨
I read/loved Practical Magic in spring 2007. I was just as entranced (at least according to memory, though a few things have happened since then 😂) with this prequel. It was neat to read the aunts' backstory. I can hardly wait to reread Practical Magic, and maybe watch the movie just for good measure (even though they aren't exactly the same).
🃏 I don‘t know enough to have a fave!
🔮 Celestite right now but I‘m still learning
📖 Harry Potter is still my fave witchy book
🌱 Lilacs, lavender, sage
🍬 Dark chocolate, fruity candy, salted caramel
💧 Eucalyptus, patchouli
#BasicWitchSwap 🧙🏼♀️ @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady
With the news that HBO is adapting #therulesofmagic into a TV series I thought I‘d better get a move on and read it.
I have such fond memories of Practical Magic the movie (Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock circa 1998) I hope the book - and series - live up to it.
I don‘t know how many have shared this yet. I am here for it!!! Who has read the book??? Any thoughts on who should play a young Frances and Jet???
I've tried this one on audio and on e-book, and while I tend to enjoy stories about witches, this one does not seem expertly rendered. The story is told in too straightforward a manner and with too frequent mention of the hair color of the main characters to keep my interest.
$1.99!! I have this in hardback but i bought this anyway! GREAT prequel to Practical Magic!
Post-miscarriage has been rough on my mental health. I have talked to the doc and will be doing some counseling for anxiety and grief. One of the things I am striving to do is find little ways throughout the day to rebalance my emotions. Stolen bits of time, like this time before my sweet boy wakes up or while he is napping, that I do the things for me like drink coffee while it is still warm, reading, journaling, yoga, etc. matter. #selfcare
Driving my youngest up to his first job as a camp counsellor at the camp he grew up attending. My husband and I will be empty nesters all summer as both boys are together at camp ( the oldest is on his fourth year working there) which is great for them since the older one is away at uni during the school year. I‘m a bit all over the map emotion wise, excited, proud, 😢and tired from school winding down ( 4 teaching days left 😲)
A bittersweet story that follows Franny, Jet and Vincent, siblings growing up in 1960‘s NYC who struggle with their identity as witches (each with specific powers). Additionally, their family carries a curse, dooming those who love them to ruin. Can they break the curse and be free to love? 4/5⭐️s