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S4S – Witch-y Books

Six for Sunday

Okay so I’m pretty sure October only started last week but apparently, this is now the last Sunday of the month! I’m off to London MCM Comic-Con today and really rather excited about it! (Report and hopefully Vlog coming next week). First though, it’s time for Six for Sunday with the prompt for this week (from Steph at A Little but A Lot) “Witch-y Books” and I’ve read a fair few witch-y books in my time so this shouldn’t be too difficult.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The clue is in the title I guess? I read the first book in the All Souls series last year and I’ve been desperate to get back to the next one! I really loved this book and I like that we have not only witches but also Daemons and Vampires. You can find my spoiler-free review here.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Andersen
One of my favourite reads from last year, I received an advance copy at YALC and instantly fell in love with this very Halloween-y feeling book. Mila is awesome and the twist in this really threw me. You can find my spoiler-free review here. 

Sanctuary by V.V James
Defintley in my top three reads this year and certainly my favourite new release. This witch-y murder-y book was fantastic. It was also very stressful and full of twists and turns. I adored it. You can find my spoiler-free review here.

A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne Harris
Although not witchy in the exact same sense of most of the other books on the list I defintley think our nameless wild girl from A Pocketful of Crows is someone who would be classed as a witch. Not just because the villagers of the town name her so in an unkind or spiteful way but because of her connection to nature and the ritual of the magic she uses. Guess what? You can find my spoiler-free review here!

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab
Again, this one is a little different to most of the ones on the list as the main character isn’t a magic-user at all but is instead in search of one but this has a witch-y feel to it nether the less as she befriends a witch and goes to another group of witches for help. I loved the spooky, chilly vibes throughout this book. You know the drill, spoiler-free review here.

Finding Home Vol. Two: The Healer by Hari Conner
So this isn’t technically a book that would probably be regarded as a witch-y book BUT it does feature a witch annnd Chepi uses magic? I’m basically obsessed with this book right now and can’t stop going on about it so makes the list okay? Just check out my spoiler-free review for the funny pic of Janek.

So I guess that’s it for October. I’m kicking myself that I never got around to reading Hex-Life (yet) as it’s literally an anthology of witchy stories but things have been SO hectic. I honestly don’t know where all the time went? Anyway, hopefully I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my turn on the Angel Mage Blog Tour! (Part four of my Inktober posts will be Tuesday instead next week!)

 

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S4S – Classes I would love to take

It has been an absolute week and I’m pretty glad to see the back of it (one of my favourite sessions of D&D to date and seeing Muse this evening notwithstanding) so it’s time to crack on with this weeks Six for Sunday post! This weeks theme from Steph at A Little but A Lot is “Schools you’d love to go to” and if you caught my post last week (this one) which was “Books set in schools” you’d probably realise pretty quickly that the list would be almost identical this week. SO instead for this week, I decided I would try “Classes I would love to take” (at bookish schools).

Weapons Training 
This is a basic class for most of the badass assassin or mystical defenders schools and would probably be my favourite by far. I’ve always been fascinated by different kinds of weapons and techniques and who doesn’t love a good bit of sparring?

Care of Magical Creatures
Another favourite class would defintley be Care of Magical Creatures, I actually qualifications in animal care and worked training animals for a while so this would be an absolute must.

Charms 
Memorising wand techniques and magical words actually sounds like my kind of thing. I’m not smart but I’ve always been a “book nerd” and I feel like all that studying would help me with charms. Plus I always thought it looked fun in Harry Potter tbh.

Enhanced History Lessons 
One of my favourite subjects at school was History and I love the idea in a few books that I’ve read where they have enhanced lessons, for example being able to walk through a hyper-realistic hologram of a historical monument or even better an interactive simulation? That would be AMAZING.

Glass Blowing 
A strange one right? In the later Study books by Maria Snyder, some students take up glass blowing lessons after the council finds out it’s possible to store magic in glass objects. I’ve always been fascinated by the process so this would be another class I would love to take.

Herbology
Seeing as I took floristry at college I think this would probably be another good shout. It’s been years and I’ve almost certainly forgotten a lot and would love to do a class that focuses more on the herb lore than just pretty bouquets and displays although you can bet I would do that too!

What classes would you take? Would you be joining me in any of the classes I picked already? Have a great Sunday and I’ll be back on Tuesday with a new release review!

 

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Harry Potter Spell Tag – Video

I finally managed to find the time to get this tag video edited! I recorded it maybe a month or so ago so my answers are a tiny bit out of date, watching it back there are definitely some I would probably change now but these were my answers when I was tagged.

Feel free to do this tag yourself but if you do I’d be grateful if you could link back to this video and to the original itself. I hope you enjoy me attempting to pronounce spell names and a lot of useless wand waving!

Rachels Rambling reviews can be found here
Kimberley Faye Reads (The Original) can be found here.