Serving "The Craft" realness
Everyone said the Graces were witches. They moved through the corridors like sleek fish, ripples in their wake. Stares followed their backs and their hair.
They had friends, but they were just distractions. They were waiting for someone different. All I had to do was show them that person was me.
The Craft is one of my favorite movies of all time. I discovered it in 1999, I think, and because I was so into witchcraft, occultism, ghosts and all other sorts of
weirdness esoteric stuff, that movie spoke to my tween soul like no other movie. After having recently picked up Laura Eve’s brand new book The Graces, I found myself revisiting a lot of teenage memories, because this book is serving some serious The Craft realness, and I am loving it.
Hell hath no fury...
When Delilah Marlow visits a famous traveling carnival, Metzger’s Menagerie, she is an ordinary woman in a not-quite-ordinary world. But under the macabre circus black-top, she discovers a fierce, sharp-clawed creature lurking just beneath her human veneer.
Captured and put on exhibition, Delilah in her black swan burlesque costume is stripped of her worldly possessions, including her own name, as she’s forced to “perform” in town after town.
Some people say you should always let a book rest a little while before making up your mind about it. Well, with this book, with Menagerie, there was no way in hell I could just let it sit after I finished reading it. I am so freaking enthusiastic about this story, that I just have to share it with you. Right now.
The September Edition
As I go through a whirl of books each month, I cannot possibly discuss everything I read at length in a separate blog post. Instead, I called into life this series of posts, in which I talk about what I’ve read the past month, and answering the one question above all other questions: do you need it?
This month I read a bunch of magical books, which I’ve also discussed in past reviews. I also read a book from 2015 about a Jinni, I read about a world in which all sound appears to be lost. The question, as always, is: do you need these books?
Shirking your responsibilities is such fun!!
A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
Just the other week I discovered The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson, and dove right into the ebooks. The fast pacing of the story and the quirky, if somewhat naive main character Lia, kept me interested, even though the first part’s world building and character development left a lot to be desired. Kiss of Deception was interesting enough, however, to keep me reading, but by the end of The Heart of Betrayal I didn’t really know what to feel, or what to do with myself anymore…
I’ve enlisted Nancy (The Craft)’s help with my thoughts on the first two books in The Remnant Chronicles.
repurposing another person's garbage
Since I am currently living with my parents in order to finish her Master’s Degree, I currently do not have a heck of a lot of room for pretty and functional bookshelf-ideas. Consequently, I have condemned myself to IKEA Billy, which is about as functional as it gets, but not very exciting to look at, unless you were to turn them into ceiling high built-in cases, and I unfortunately I don’t have the space for that either.
As a big fan of thrift stores, recyclables and upcycling though, I have a lot of ideas for bookshelving that include thrift and garbage finds, I want to try out after I move out and get myself a nice little place.