📝 Spells8 Book Club XI - Readers' Reviews!

Wishing a very warm welcome to all of the Witchy Readers! :open_book:

The current reading period for Book Club [Oct 1 - Oct 29 ] has now ended - thank you to everyone who joined in!

Book Club Members This Reading Period:

  • Herbal Teas Throughout the Seasons by the Herbal Academy

  • Witchcraft Today By Gerald B. Gardner

  • High Magic’s Aid by Gerald B. Gardner

  • The Meaning of Witchcraft by Gerald B. Gardner

  • Book of Shadows by Gerald B. Gardner

  • Gerald Gardner Old Words & the Old Laws by Gerald B. Gardner

  • A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws by Diana Cooper

  • Herb Magic by Patti Wigington

  • Native American Herbalism Encyclopedia by Shania Williams

  • The Witch’s Path by Thorn Mooney

  • When, Why, If by Robin Wood

  • Anatomy of a Witch by Laura Tempest Zakroff

  • The Inner Mysteries by Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

  • Wiccapedia, A Modern Day White Witch Guide by Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenway

  • Crystal Reiki by Krista Mitchell

  • Celtic Spirituality: a Beginner’s Guide to Celtic Spirituality by Sara Owen

  • Pagan Portals: the Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queen * by Morgan Daimler

Even if you are not listed above but you read a book during this reading period/ you decided to read a different book than listed- you are very welcome to share and discuss here too!

Art by Patricia Eubank: Witch and Friends Reading

Time to share your thoughts with your coven! :star_struck:

This discussion post will serve as a place to share your thoughts and opinions on the book you chose.

  • :heart_eyes: If you loved your book and think everyone should read it- awesome! Talk about your favorite points or something you learned.
  • :woman_shrugging: If you didn’t connect with the book- consider explaining why it wasn’t for you.
  • :angry: Absolutely hated your book of choice? Warn others to stay away!

This is a great place to share your love for books and find recommendations for new books to read :+1:

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Your book review can be as simple or elaborate as you’d like :writing_hand:

If you’re not sure what to talk about, here is a suggested format you can use. Feel free to write as little or as much as you’d like!

Book Title and Author:

Status? : Finished / Still Reading

My overall rating of the book : ???/10

How does this book relate to my magickal practice?:

My personal thoughts/opinions:

An interesting quote from the book: " "

All in all, would I recommend this book?: Yes / No

Remember that your review is uniquely yours- this is a chance to let your opinions and voice be heard :raised_hands:

Please keep in mind that others may have opinions that differ from yours- when responding to the thoughts of others please always show respect! Remember that 100 people will read 1 book and have 100 different experiences. That’s what makes sharing interesting! :nerd_face:

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What if I didn’t finish my book / joined late? :raised_hand:

No worries at all!

You are welcome to share your thoughts about the part you have read so far. If you joined the session late and have just started, feel free to talk about your expectations for your book. You can continue reading it into the next reading period.

And whether you read a book or not - you are very welcome to jump in and discuss what others share about their books! :handshake:

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Deadlines and Dates :spiral_calendar:

You have 5 weeks to share your thoughts and discuss- until the next Readers’ Review Post appears in the forums!

Deadline for Reviews for this Session: Friday, December 3rd

While you have plenty of time for reviews, know that the next reading period will begin in one week:

The Next Reading Session will Begin: Friday, November 5th

On this day a post will appear where you can announce your next book (or continue with your current reading!).

Until then, you can find more info about the club in the Book Club FAQ.

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It can be hard to find the time and motivation to read on your own- hopefully book club helped provide a bit of motivation and that it led to some wonderful new knowledge and discoveries in your Craft :books:

Thanks again for joining in and being a part of Book Club! I am so excited to read your thoughts and learn more about the book you spent time with :blush::open_book:

Blessed be! :sparkles:

:books: :heart: :infinite_roots:


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The eleventh session of the Spells8 Book Club and its review period have closed. But no worries! Visit Activities to jump in on the current reading session.