📖 Spells8 Book Club XXII (Oct 21 - Nov 18)

Wishing a warm welcome to all of the forum book-lovers!

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Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last month’s reading session (Reading Session XXI)

For those who haven’t yet shared their thoughts about their book (or anyone who enjoys reading book reviews!) you still have time to do so in :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXI- Reader’s Reviews .

As of today, the 22nd book club reading session has now begun !

Spells8 Book Club

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! :books:

  1. Begin by announcing your book
    The first post below is an editable wiki post- add your book title and name to the list! (instructions below)

  2. Know that you have [[ 4 weeks ]] in this reading session
    While it is great if you can finish your book during this time, it is okay if you break it into chapters or sections- do as much as you can and know that doing your best is always good enough!

  3. As you’re reading, feel free to share your thoughts!
    You are very welcome to share any thoughts or tidbits while you read in the comments below or in a new post in the forums. Just save the best parts for the final discussion at the end of the reading period!

  4. Join the final discussion
    After four weeks, a discussion post will open encouraging all readers to share a review of their book and any personal thoughts they have about it. A mini-review is perfectly fine, and there will be a suggested format for anyone who would like to write a longer review.


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A note about sharing books:

While everyone is free to choose their own book, you may consider reading along with someone else ! It is fun to share thoughts and insights about different books and even more exciting to do in-depth about a book with fellow readers :handshake:

If the book you plan to read is already on the list below, add your name to the list of others reading that book! For books with multiple readers, a separate discussion just for you will open for you to swap thoughts and share insights.

Please keep in mind that everyone will reconvene for the final discussion, regardless of which book you read :books:

If you are reading a book along with someone else, please make a note in the comments so I can create a special discussion thread for you!


Not sure what to read?

You can find book recommendations in:

And also:

Reading on a budget?

Free online books can be found in:


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If you have any questions about Book Club, be sure to check the Book Club FAQ and/or ask in the comments.

Blessed be and happy reading!

:sparkles: :open_book: :sparkles:

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~~ ~~ ~~ This post is a WIKI POST- it is editable by everyone! ~~ ~~ ~~

Please announce your books here :blush:

Example:
Book Title by Author
(@) your username

Out of respect to others, please only add/edit your own entry


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For anyone who has trouble with adding their entry to the wiki post above, here is a step-by-step guide on how to do so:

How to Edit a Wiki Post (with pictures!)

If you’ve read the instructions but are still having a tough time- no stress at all! For anyone who prefers, I am happy to add you in. Just write your book title and author in a normal post and I will take care of it :blush:

Blessed be! :heart:

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Amazon has been recommending this book to me for forever and I finally gave in and bought a copy! It looks like most of the material is geared towards beginners, but I’m excited to browse through the herbs and hopefully learn some new herbal magickal correspondents :open_book: :sparkles:

Looking back at previous book clubs, I believe you read this one and liked it, @TheMuslimWitch? I’m excited to jump into it too! :blush::green_heart:

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Yes i actually just finished it and started a new book called 'The Holistic Witch by Robbins Greenaway. This too has quite a bit on herbs. I am really looking forward to reading Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs. Perhaps in light of Beltane coming up i can take the book with me in the wonderful nature sight near by and see if i can identify some plants here. :blush:
Anyways, back to the book, i suggest the other ones from Lisa Chamberlain too such as Wicca for Beginners, Wicca Book of Spells, and Wicca Crystal Magic. I have so far read up to Wicca Herbal Magic and still have the other additions- Wicca Year of Magic, Wicca Crystal Magic, and Wicca Essential oil Magic (her latest one).
If i could choose to do any activity it would be sitting and reading non-stop, however, due to life itself it is not possible but that doesn’t stop me getting in a few chapters here and there. Maybe with my degree coming to an end (fingers crossed i pass, i will find out in a few weeks), i can read more, walk in nature and ride my bike more often. :blush:

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Mine has 23 authors so I wrote what was on the cover. It’s an anthology and it looks really interesting.

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So excited I can finally join the book club. I managed to sneak off to the book store today and got a small inexpensive bundle, so going to do the first one as this is heading into a busy time of year, I should be able to finish a slim volume by the 18th.

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Thank you for the recommendation- I have to admit I have quite a few of Chamberlain’s books on my to-read list! I’m not too far into the Wicca Book of Herbal Spells, but it seems like it kind of sample for her bigger book of herbalism. I’m sure I’ll want to check out that one (and her other ones too!) when I’m finished! :blush:

I completely empathize- I know it’s tricky to juggle things, but I agree (and applaud you!) about sneaking in the chapters here, there, and whenever the opportunity arises. Reading slowly but surely is much better than not reading at all!

I hope things are doing well with your degree- wishing you all the best, and that you’ll have more leisurely time to enjoy your books once the work is wrapped up and complete! :heart:

I was completely blown away until I caught what you said about it being an anthology- I was picturing 23 authors cramped into a room taking turns writing paragraphs (which is ridiculous and not at all how it works, but overactive imagination sometimes grabs the steering wheel :joy:)

I hope you enjoy The Wild Woman’s Book of Shadows, Amethyst! Happy reading! :open_book: :blush:

Hooray for a new bundle of books, and all the better if they were a great price! :partying_face: :sparkles: Happy reading, Catherine- I hope you enjoy Herbal Magic!

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The Wicca Book of Herbal Spells arrived yesterday and I got to jump in last night- it’s such a cute book! Most of the herbs are very standard (think: rosemary, lavender, chamomile, thyme, etc) but I love how each section is specific to the herb and how the spells for each are really focused on the magickal properties of the plants (and don’t require many extra ingredients) to help the reader really connect with them. I’m excited to keep reading! :grinning:

I also got a copy of Słowiańska Wiedźma (Slavic Witch) by Dobromiła Agiles- but I’m going to need my partner to help me read it, as there are a ton of big words in Polish that I don’t know :sweat_smile: That one looks good so far, but will certainly take me a very long time to get through it!

We read the section on Samhain (Dziady) last night- it has recipes, spellwork, rituals and meditations for each of the holidays on the Wheel of the Year, as per Slavic (specifically Polish) magickal traditions. Lots of things I didn’t know- especially about the local deities. Very interesting and am excited to read more! :books::sparkles:

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Okay…I added in my book that I’ve had since September that I’m finally starting to make my way through. I was sent Aos Sidhe by the publisher for a review and I haven’t gotten around to finishing it yet. Fingers crossed :crossed_fingers: I can finish it soon :sweat_smile:

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Ohhhh very exciting! :star_struck: I hope you enjoy Aos Sidhe- looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it! :heart::open_book:

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I just finished it last night and I’m hoping :crossed_fingers: to get a video review filmed of it next week!

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Ohhhh hooray! :tada: I know I’m subscribed to your YT Channel, but please feel free to drop a link here in book club too- I can’t wait to see it! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :books:

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Hi everyone! Look up the information in the link about how to get digital books for free with your library card anywhere in the world!

Read all your books for free!

Happy reading!
:brown_heart::orange_heart::open_book:

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So excited to be reading my book choice.

It popped up on my Amazon recommendations yesterday and there was a copy in TK Maxx today so it feels like fate.

Reading it in the pub whilst my husband’s at archery and I’m hooked. Whilst I’m a vocal LGBTQ+ advocate and a member of the community myself, the changes that led to where we are now started before I was born so there’s much to learn.

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It sounds like that book really wanted you to read it! :laughing: I’m glad you’re enjoying Pride so far, @IrisW! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it- happy reading! :books::sparkles::rainbow_flag:

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Finally, I can join to this club!!

I’m currently reading “The book of shadows”, by Migene Gonzalez Wippler. I’m enjoying it a lot, but I’ll do a review as soon as I finish it!

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Awesome, @SpanishWitchy- I’ve got you added to the list! :blush: I hope you enjoy the Book of Shadows and I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it- happy reading! :books::two_hearts:

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Friendly reminder time!

:grey_exclamation: The current reading period will end in one week (Friday, Nov 18) :grey_exclamation:

A Reader’s Review post will appear in the forums at that time for everyone to share their thoughts and hear all about what your fellow coven members have been reading.

I hope everyone is enjoying their reading so far! I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s thoughts and learning about new books :open_book: :sparkles:

Happy reading and blessed be! :books::sparkles:

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