Bookshelf

Book Reviews

Pagan

Magic of the Celtic Gods and Goddesses by Carl McColman and Kathryn Hinds (1/8/12)

Fiction

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (1/29/12)

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2/2/2012)

Book Recommendations:

Pagan, General

A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith

Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions by River and Joyce Higginbotham

Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler

Witchcraft and Magic

Embracing the Moon: A Witch’s Guide to Rituals, Spellcraft and Shadow Work by Yasmine Galenorn

In the Circle by Elen Hawke

True Magick by Amber K.

The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

Tarot

21 Ways to Read a Tarot Card by Mary K. Greer

Meditation & Spiritual Disciplines

Trance-portation by Diana L. Paxson

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Need a Good Read? (Fiction, and in random order)

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. Four horrific and haunting novellas.

Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier. One of the most picturesque books I’ve read. Understated and beautiful, just like the portrait on the cover.

The Hunger Games Series by Susan Collins. Fast-paced and brutal.

The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant

**The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon (Includes: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone). All time favorite. All. Time. Favorite. Jaimie and Claire. No further explanation necessary.

A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin (Includes Game of Thrones, Clash of Crowns, A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows)

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Need A Good Read? (Non-Fiction)

Writing

On Writing by Stephen King.  Amazing. I recommend it to anyone with a passion, not just writers.

History

Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer

American Studies

Playing Indian by Phillip Deloria

The Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West by Patricia Nelson Limerick. Essential reading for anyone interested in American history or politics.

Devil’s Bargains: Tourism in the Twentieth Century American West by Hal Rothman

Environmental Studies

Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests by Derrick Jensen

Nutrition & Food

The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolff

Cookbooks

Irish Traditional Food: Over 300 Recipes from Ireland’s Heritage by Darina Allen

The Grand Central Baking Book by Piper Davis and Ellen Jackson

Food to Live By by Earthbound Organics

Ad Hoc by Thomas Keller

The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

Wine

The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeill (Essential…maybe out of date, but for pure information and accessibility it can’t be beat.)

The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly




One comment on “Bookshelf

  1. I love this. Such a lot of lovely things to relate to. I live in a part of the UK rich with pagan interest. Will definitely pass it on for my daughters to read.

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