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Betraying Season

In this follow up to Bewitching Season, Penelope Leland sets off for Ireland to study magic.  Just as Bewitching Season is refined and restrained like London society, Betraying Season is much more free and sensual, like the old Celtic magic … Continue reading

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Bewitching Season

It’s actually almost a bit embarrassing how much I liked this book. The fact is, I’m a sucker for romantic historical fiction, particularly anything taking place in England in the 1800s. Bewitching Season takes place as Victoria is about to … Continue reading

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October Giveaway – The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

Today I have a giveaway for you – The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams. Abbie is a fifth grader who also happens to be a witch.  In fact, her whole family has magical powers.  And Abbie’s certainly got her hands … Continue reading

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Which Witch?

Arriman the Awful is simply sick and tired of being the darkest wizard around.  He consults a fortune teller and is promised that a new wizard will come to take his place as master of black magic, but after nine … Continue reading

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Jinx

I wasn’t in love with Jinx to begin with (more on that later), but when I hit page 241, I nearly threw it across the room.  You see our heroine, who is a witch, learning to harness and embrace her … Continue reading

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Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

E. L. Konigsburg writes hard books.  It’s too bad in a way, because they really are exceptional, but I believe grown-ups are often guilty of pushing them on children before they are ready. If a child is faced with a … Continue reading

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Witch in the House

Witch in the House may be a dangerous book to let your kids get a hold of.  The absolute highlight of the book is a flying bathmat named Pinky, who answers questions by flipping his corners.  You should be forewarned … Continue reading

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The Witch and the Ring

Well, I can’t say as this is the best written Ruth Chew book I’ve read.  It’s actually pretty marginal.  Charlotte and Walt get a magic ring out of one of those supermarket vending machines designed to lure children into squandering … Continue reading

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What the Witch Left

Friends Louise and Katy are playing in Katy’s room when Louise becomes curious about the tall chest of drawers.  Louise pressures Katy into opening the locked bottom drawer where they discover lots of stuff belonging to Katy’s Aunt Martha.  Over … Continue reading

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The Witch at the Window

Marjorie and Nick are not the brightest of children.  They befriend a talking bird and think nothing of it.  Clearly they are not able to see the distinction between birds that talk in the form of mimcry and birds that … Continue reading

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