Reading List for 2013 - 2014
Night Circus...............Erin Morgenstern
From the first page and forward, the suspense builds...Magical characters introduced quickly and
and two story lines develop to add to my excitement.
Bored old magic men develop their craft to unmentionable extremes through the ages. But they did not
count on the brilliant Love Child to change the game.
I have heard? that Hollywood wants to adapt this to film and I for one will be
joyfully lining up to visualize what I have already developed in my imagination....
This is a RE read book and one for all to enjoy....If you love suspense,well written Magick! and
colourful , settings, this FANTASTIC novel will not disappoint....
The Painted Girls.............Cathy Marie Buchanan
In my humble opinion, in Canada, there are FEW! who shine bright
in the Arts ( my rant on this another day) During my flight to swish
together a reading list, mostly thanks to all you experienced readers,
I ventured off on my own..( buy one, get one free flurry)
Yes! the cover attracted me for reasons of my character...then I read the
flap....about sisters! I'm in!
1878 France, Paris...Montmarte area
van Goethem sisters, Antoinette, Marie and Charlotte, struggle to grow
up after the death of their beloved father, and their mother mourning in
I absolutely enjoyed and was fascinated with the history lesson, of the times.
Especially a peek into the artist Edgar Degas....and those famous works
of ballet...the blue period
I think I will end with the opening quote from the newspaper of the day
No social being is less protected than
the young Parisian girl --by laws,
regulations, and social customs.
-Le Figaro, 1880
the famous bronze by Degas... is Marie, the middle sister
and my artful interpretation of Antoinette, eldest......who I most identify
If you love history, Fine Art, and the why and how of life.....I
recommend this beyond excellent!
Garden Spells..............Sarah Addison Allen
This is an absolute favorite. I enjoyed re-reading this novel and will again,
and again....Excellent insight, information, characters that left me sad when
the rivating story was over.
A story of tradition, home, family secrets, sisters, and the craft that linked
them all! I especially enjoyed Evanelle, the older women, eccentric, mindfull,
invisible, quietly wise, her relationship with Claire and Sydney, guiding them
both back to LIFE!
I gained knowledge and curiousity with the on going information about herbs, and their effects.
I recommend this highly for those who wish to be entertained, educated
and feel wonderful about being "not normal".
My Artful Rendering .........................
Dark Witch.......Book One of the Cousins O'Dwyer
author Nora Roberts
I was very pleased to stumble upon the release of the long awaited new Trilogy from Nora Roberts.
Iona Sheehan (Main Character) is a young women searching for her true place in the world. With the
support, love and direction of her dear maternal grandmother, her search pointed to County Mayo, Ireland.
Packed with her remaining worldly possessions and determination , Iona is quickly acquainted with 2 very interesting distant cousins, who have been expecting her for centuries!
Mi's-steps, mayhem and magic are woven with history, pagan beliefs and family loyalties.
I am intrigued with this adventure and anxiously await the continued tale...Shadow Spells, sometime late
My Artful interpretation is of Iona, Alabaster and the Ancestral Homestead.