In my mailbox: The Witches’ Almanac, Issue 38

51jdewaxtol-_sy346_The folks at The Witches’ Almanac has sent me an advance copy of next years almanac “The Witches’ Almanac, Issue 38, Spring 2019-Spring 2020: Animals: Friends and Familiars”

I’ll do a video thumb through of this one soon. I will say this, it does seem possible, but the book just keeps getting better each year .

Review: Storytelling Alchemy

Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy EndingStorytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending by Renee Damoiselle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

All in all, I thought it was an excellent book. I liked the writing style of the author and more importantly I came away liking the author. That being said, at first, I was uncomfortable with her and her definition of alchemy “a magickal term for transforming lead into gold” page 9. I thought that her definition was too simple and fru fru. I was prepared to dislike the book and found myself quibbling about everything she said. I was letting her words and my ego get in the way of what she was trying to say. Eventually, I decided to give the book a fair chance and I came away really liking it.
I guess, at some point, I felt that I heard her voice.
If you give “Storytelling Alchemy” a chance, I think you’ll turn your lead into gold.
*Disclaimer* I want to thank Weiser Books for providing a free copy of this book for review purposes.

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Brisingr – Eragon – MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED

I enjoyed this series back in the day and I like to check back on it from time to time. In this case, the Man at Arms: Reforged crew make the sword Brisingr from the Eragon book series. While I highly recommend reading Eragon, I can’t give the same recommendation for the movie. Who knows, maybe Hollyweird will give us a reboot?