Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Discovery of Witches
This picture has absolutely nothing to do with what I want to write about except for the fact that I imagine witches must have amazing gardens. As a girl who hails from the arrid west, I'm naturally drawn to succulents. I snapped a picture* of these beauties as I walked into a local Whole Foods.
On to the matter at hand. I fell in love with a new book last week. Discovery of Witches had me nervously fretting as I waited to see how this story of magic, alchemy and story of forbidden relationships played out. It allowed me to escape into Oxford's Bodleian Library and ancient texts, all the while giving me the tension and push-pull of a steamy relationship. She weaves a supernatural world effortlessly among the human populations and creates family out of the oddest pairings.
History. Science. Intrigue. Romance. What more could a girl want?
I really want to say more but don't want to spill too much! I will say that you may want to avoid reading this right away if you need immediate resolution. Turns out this is going to be a trilogy (had no idea) and definitely left me in need of MORE as I sped through the last pages.
*I swore up and down that I wouldn't start taking all my pictures with my cell phone once I got one with a better camera. Then, a funny thing happened. My camera got a scratch on the lens and started acting wonky. Next thing you know I'm taking more cell photos. I'm disappointed in myself but will hopefully remedy this soon with a new camera.