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The Book of Dog Magic

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Title: The Book of Dog Magic by Sophia with Danny Sargent

Category: Nonfiction, New Age, Magick

Review: I was very happy to get this book and it didn’t disappoint. I am a dog person through and through, so it is nice to see a book just about dogs with information about the history of dogs and humans, spells, etc… This book covers many areas of dogs and humans lives together. It talks about how dogs and humans first came together. It then goes into different things like how to find a dog or puppy that is right for you, letting go of a deceased dog, getting a dog to return home, etc… What I liked was the history. She went over a lot of history in each chapter. Not just one specific religion. There was Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, and more. I also like that towards the end she mentions information about astrology. For example, I’m a Gemini, and she mentions what type of breeds would be best for me (as for the others). She also talks about the dogs and their signs. The book also has a great amount of spells and charms. I think it was well written. So if you are a dog lover and want to find something that will help you with understanding your friend, buy this book. It’s a wonderful read.

Rating: *****

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Book Goals for May

Hello everyone,

So I know last month wasn’t exactly the best in reviews, however, since I am out of school I am hoping that this month will be better in reviews. I posted my first review today and hope that I will have a few more reviews before May is over. Here are my goals:

  • Fiction: 1
  • New age: 1
  • Nonfiction: 1

So I will hopefully be posting more soon. Have a good one.

Serenity

War World I

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Title: World War I by S.L.A. Marshall

Category: Nonfiction, History, World War I

Review: This book was a very good and detailed read. There was no information skipped over about World War I when reading this book. Everything is considered and talked about in the book, from the beginning of how the war was started to the end of how it was ended and it progressed on to helping Hitler start World War II. I was very impressed with the book. You don’t often find a book that is so informative on the issue of War World I. Most popular books are dedicated to the second war, and it is true that I am a War World II fanatic, but I wanted to learn more at the first war. So this was a good starter to the first world war. It goes through the trials and tribulations of the soldiers and their commanders. It also goes through the difficulties of the politics as well behind the war. If you have never read anything on the subject on War World I, I think you should pick this up. It is a very interesting read.

Rating: *****

Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat

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Title: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May

Category: Nonfiction, Health, Weight Loss, Mindful Eating

Review: I am now a big fan of mindful eating due to this book. In fact, I plan to get a few more books on learning more about mindful eating due to Michelle May’s book. Michelle May basically describes a process of why we have been abusing ourselves through food and what we can do about it. She tells stories (her own and others) throughout the book. In her book she finally helps us understand why the dieting cycle is so bad for our bodies and why we are not bad. She gives tips and tricks on how to be mindful while eating. How to reacquaint yourself with your body. This book has taught me a lot and I find it a starting point in my journey in mindful eating. I would definitely pick it up and stop dieting. Take a chance with it. Michelle May is a great author, a doctor, and had her own ups and downs with dieting as well.

Review: *****

Practical Magic For Beginners

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Title: Practical Magic For Beginners by Brandy Williams

Category: Nonfiction, New Age

Review: This is a well-written and put together book for those who are beginning the craft and those who have been practicing for years. The author focuses on creating a foundation for the student, meaning learning how to visualize, to ground, seeing an aura, etc… She also includes tips on creating a spell, including some of the basic correspondences. Not giving too much which will come later with practice. She also includes rituals of her own that can be followed by anyone who is not comfortable in creating their own just yet. I find that the beginning witch will like this book and it would have been nice to have when I started. Try reading it if you’re new to the craft, whether from the library or buying it from Llewellyn (they sell on deals all the time).

Rating: *****

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Hello,

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! I hope you have fun day! Unfortunately, I have to work, but it’s money. My nephew comes over, but I won’t see him until tomorrow because I will be at work then be at home about 11:00. 😦 At least on Sunday I will see him a bit. Anyway, have a good one!

Serenity

I Am America (And So Can You)

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Title: I Am America (And So Can You!) By Stephen Colbert

Category: Nonfiction, Humor

Review: This was Stephen Colbert’s first book, I just got around to reading it. I loved reading it. Back when he wrote it he was still on The Colbert Report, so that is mentioned in the book, but other than that, you’re going to find nothing different. Everyone who is entertained and loves Stephen will find his crazy humor in it. The book ranges from all different subjects: religion, sports, school, media, sex, etc… In every chapter there is a section where a “everyday person” has written. There is also a little fun part at the end of the chapter that he adds on. As soon as you start the book you can’t help laughing. Reading this book made me laugh and it was just hard to put it down. I hope Stephen writes more books like this soon.

Rating: *****

March Book Goals

Hey everyone,

Well last month was a bust. Job and school got in my way. So I am going to try to just read three books. I have started on a book from Stephen Colbert. The first book he wrote. Stephen is one of my favorite people in the world to watch and read, so that should go by pretty quickly. So I will hopefully have a better month. Have a good night everyone!

Serenity

Happy Presidents Day/ Blog Anniversary

Well it’s Presidents Day everyone and I thought I would wish you a very Happy Presidents Day. I had to go to school, but that was okay. I just was very happy that I didn’t have to go to work today.

Besides that, the blog has been here for officially 4 years! It turned 4 years old on 2/14/2018. I can’t believe it! It is the oldest blog that I have and I am amazed that it has been here that long. I hope that my reviews have helped you or have been entertaining at the least. Keep looking out for more reviews. This blog is my baby and I plan to have many more years with it.

Serenity

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Well I thought I would wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day! I spent mine with my parents. Also since it was Ash Wednesday, we had fish from Long John Silvers. So a two-in-one. Anyway, I hope everyone had a great holiday with lots of love in it!

Serenity

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