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Review; Celtic Tree Rituals: Ceremonies for the Thirteen Moon Months and a Day by Sharlyn Hidalgo

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Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book Celtic Tree Rituals: Ceremonies for the Thirteen Moon Months and a Day by Sharlyn Hidalgo throught Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Celebrate Celtic Symbolism, Mythology, and Magic throughout the Wheel of the Year

Enjoy phenomenal healing and spiritual teachings from the trees with this powerful book of rituals. Sharlyn Hidalgo presents multi-faceted ceremonies for all thirteen moon months--and the final day of the Celtic year--from a practice she developed using the Celtic tree calendar and the Celtic tree ogham. These ceremonies will enhance your life, helping you build a deeper connection with nature and become a better steward of the planet.

Celtic Tree Rituals leads you through each tree month, providing step-by-step instructions for the ritual, as well as group activities, song and dance suggestions, chants, and a guided meditati…

Book Tag Saturday; Finally Fall Book Tag

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I came across the Finally Fall Book Tag over at MeAsIShouldBeBooks and I decided I wanted to do this tag as it looked like a lot of fun. The tag itself is originally made by Brittany.
Now, over to the questions.
1. In fall, the air is crisp and clear: name a book with a vivid setting! The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor
2. Nature is beautiful… but also dying: name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
3. Fall is back to school season: share a non-fiction book that taught you something new. I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.
4. In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of. I would love to be part of the Weasley family.
5. The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: show us a pile of fall-colored spines!


6. Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: share …

Book Blogger Hop; How Long Does It Usually Take Me to Finish a Book?

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It's Friday yet again, which means it's time for another Book Blogger Hop post, courtesy of Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The question of the week was "How long does it usually take you to finish a book?".
Book Blogger Hop In my case, it all depends on the book. It could take me perhaps two hours finishing a 100 page novella, but close to a week, if not more, to finish a doorstopping 600+ pages Victorian novel by Charles Dickens.

Omtale; Hvis jeg forsvinner, seg du meg da? av Kristine Getz

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I forbindelse med Non-Fiction Reading Challenge, endte jeg opp med å lese Hvis jeg forsvinner, ser du meg da? av Kristine Getz og i dag kommer omtalen.

Beskrivelse fra forlaget
Sommeren 2010 sto 27 år gamle Kristine Getz fram i et debattinnlegg i Aftenposten og fortalte om sine 10 år med spiseforstyrrelser: "Ti år med spiseforstyrrelser tilsvarer 3650 dager fylt av selvhat, selvsabotasje og skam." Vendepunktet kom da Kristine begynte å blogge. Ved å sette ord på sine innerste tanker og følelser, og ved å blottlegge seg, kunne egenterapien begynne. Kristine klarer å beskrive en spiseforstyrrelse slik at vi faktisk forstår hva denne ubegripelige sykdommen går ut på, og hva den gjør med en. Hun skriver gripende og nådeløst ærlig, og vi tror på henne når hun midt i håpløsheten forteller at hun vil bli frisk. Derfor er dette også en bok full av optimisme og livsvilje.

Mine tanker om boka Det er en bok som alle burde lese, bare for å få et innblikk i hva spiseforstyrrelser er og hv…

Review; The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery by T J Smith

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A few months ago I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the updated version of the The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery by T J Smith through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
From springhouse to smokehouse, from hearth to garden, Southern Appalachian foodways are celebrated afresh in this newly revised edition of The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery. First published in 1984--one of the wildly popular Foxfire books drawn from a wealth of material gathered by Foxfire students in Rabun Gap, Georgia--the volume combines hundreds of unpretentious, delectable recipes with the practical knowledge, wisdom, and riveting stories of those who have cooked this way for generations. A tremendous resource for all interested in the region's culinary culture, it is now reimagined with today's heightened interest in cultural-specific cooking and food-lovers culture in mind. This edition features new documentation, ph…

Top Ten Tuesday; Favourite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

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It's Tuesday and time for another Top Ten Tuesday post, courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl. The theme of the week was favourite things to eat/drink while reading.

My picks are; Tea Coffee Hot chocolate Red wine Mocca (the coffee with chocolate) Cinnamon buns Chocolate Cookies
Muffins/cupcakes
Macaroons

Review; The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker by Joanna van der Hoeven

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Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the non-fiction book The Book of Hedge Druidry: A Complete Guide for the Solitary Seeker by Joanna van der Hoeven through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
Experience the Mystery and Magic of Contemporary Druidry

The Book of Hedge Druidry is for those who feel called to explore a powerful earth-based spirituality rooted in Celtic lore. With hands-on practices as well as fascinating perspectives on what it means to be a Druid, this book walks you through the magic of the liminal realm and helps you fill your own cauldron of inspiration.

Longtime Druid Joanna van der Hoeven guides you in creating an altar and crafting rituals based on the Wheel of the Year and important life passages. You will discover enchanting moon rites and ideas for daily practice as well as insights for working with herbs, spells, and the ogham alphabet. When you step onto the Hedge Dr…