One witch you can laugh at. Three you can burn. But what do you do with a hundred?
So, I misunderstood the open date and thought it was today, but my goodness… such amazing gifts. Really can‘t wait to test out the sticker pen. I‘ve never heard of those before. The book picks are just perfect! Thank you so much @Twainy especially for diligently trying to figure out tea!💜 #hhs
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This was a book club pick, & honestly not one I would have chosen on my own, but - and this is why I love book clubs - I loved it. Harrow‘s writing is beautiful, & I found myself often wishing I owned the copy I was reading instead of it being a library book just so I could highlight her words. It was a slower read for me, so I was glad I gave myself time to really sink into it &enjoy it. Feminist suffragette witches? It‘s a yes from me.
Book #53: I really wanted to love this book because I love the concept - witching in 1893 x the suffrage movement x sisterhood - but it took me a while to get through. I still liked the book but there was something missing for me, maybe in the pacing or POV. Love this cover!
This is a good but not great story of three sister witches at the end of the 1800s. The women‘s suffrage movement is happening while the estranged sisters find each other again and try to find their way forward. I liked the distinctiveness of each sister and watching their interplay. The audio is well done.
This is seriously well written fairytale. In 1893, witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But when the Eastwood sisters―James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna―join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women's movement into the witch's movement.
The plot of this was magnificent. The weaving of history, magic, and fairy tales was unexpected and perfect. A little wordy at times (especially in the first half for me) and the characters were meh to me, but so, so worth reading the whole thing. Magical.
Thank you so much Allison for the wonderful #BookCupidSwap goodies!! I love everything! I can't wait to read this book! And I already broke into the sea salt caramel chocolate 😂 sooo good! 😍
Hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day! 💖
Thanks for hosting Brooke! ❤️
Unpopular opinion time! I was disappointed with this one. The story dragged for me, making it really tedious to get through to the point that I almost bailed. The characters were so tied to their tropes that they didn‘t develop beyond them enough for me to care, especially when their decision making was implausibly bad. The story was all over the place in general. There are better witchy books out there.
This is a beautiful story of sisterhood and girl power. I loved seeing them trying to make witchcraft a thing and women being powerful. The villain of the story was well done too. I liked the tales and spells that were thrown into the story. The only thing I was not a fan of was the slowness of the story. Overall it was good and I recommend it.
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I finally finished this one on this rainy Saturday night. It started slow for me, but I wound up liking it more that I thought I would when I was half way through. I‘m glad I stuck with it. And now I kinda want to know what happens to the characters after the book ended.
2. The stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Breathtakingly brilliant and the only adaptation I‘ve experienced that was better than the book.
3. Harry Potter! I saw the first two movies as a teenager before finally reading the books.
An incredibly well-written, magical story that is ridiculously creative. Characters with distinct personalities, well-demonstrated flaws, & individualized motivations. Even supporting characters had dynamic development. The world-building was amazing with little historical nods & Easter eggs throughout the narrative, making it immensely fun to read. Despite the fact that it is a lengthy read, not a bit of the plot felt wasted. Beautiful & amazing.
I loved this story! This was my #Audiobook for #LitsyBooked2021. I enjoyed the author‘s other book as well, but this one was excellent. I loved all of the references to historic events and people, and the ending could not have been more perfect! @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen
🎧📚 Illumicrate Book!
Witches no longer exist in New Salem. They‘ve all been burned.
It‘s 1893 during the woman‘s Suffragette movement which is about to be impacted by the 3 Eastwood sisters (James Juniper, Agnes, Beatrice ... maiden, mother, crone) who intend to make it the Witches suffragette movement.
Juniper = my favorite & Gideon = evil antagonist. Started slow. I liked the interspersed fairy tales & nursery rhymes. I enjoyed it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On the eleventh day of Christmas, I choose The Once and Future Witches for #12BooksOf2020.
This book was magical, historical, feminist, and oh so witchy. I have seen very mixed reviews for it, but I loved this book from start to finish. 🖤
I really should get up and do chores. But any time I move Hank opens one eyes and looks at me like I‘m the biggest jerk in the world for disturbing his slumber. It seems that I am at the mercy of my Bulldog Overlord‘s napping whims for now. 😂
By Alix E. Harrow
I listened to the audiobook and loved it. The execution of putting this audiobook together is excellent. The book alone, the story, is well written as this historical fiction turns the suffragettes of the women's movement into the witch's movement in New Salem. This audiobook production should not be missed. I recommend it.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful Litsy Love swap box @Cuilin . I love everything! Can‘t wait to read the books and the chocolate and tea will be delish. But the highlight is the ornament! I love it sooooo much and I love that you put a message on the back so I will remember you and Litsy Love always! And it is so like our black kitty, Kali. Thanks for hosting @Bookgoil and @rsteve388
Took the puppy for his first walk to our local Indie today who are doing door pick ups. I think he liked it and asked if I‘d do it with him again some time! Of course Woodford! 🥳#newbooks
@rockpools tagged me for @suvata's #sweetnovember
Tricky, especially for V
(The) Once and Future Witches
(The) Mermaid and Mrs Hancock
(The) Bug Jar
(The) Elegance of the Hedgehog
Reasons to Stay Alive
Tagging whoever would like to play.
What a gorgeous book. Alix has a beautiful, beautiful way with words and I kinda think this book made me a better woman. It is a little long, but I can't think of what I would edit out. I'll be thinking about Agnes, June, Bella and their ways for a long time.
I have to stop falling for ‘new release‘ hype 😕the beginning was exciting but afterwards the story moved rather slowly (and boring) IMO. Although this author did a good job of highlighting similarities between the persecution of witches to Women‘s fight for equality in general. Not as much magic as I‘d hoped for. Honestly I probably should‘ve bailed because I was just waiting for it to be over 😶lol
⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5