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Saturday, August 11, 2012

"it began with a discovery of witches"

it is the time of the autumn equinox, the harvest is winding down. the fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter.
mabon is the mid-harvest festival, 
and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and to celebrate the second harvest. 
on or around september 21st, for many pagen and wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, 
whether it is abundant crops 
or other blessings.

in this book
mabon is like a "witches convention"
that occurs at the beginning.

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together.

"Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilightseries--with an extra serving of historical realism."

these are my visions of matthew and diana

i hope you are enjoying whatever book you are reading...

i am finding that witches are oddly interesting
and surprisingly likable...

it is an anniversary of sorts for me....
a year ago i started this little book club and blog...
i started with
in august of 2011
and only dared ask people
to join me in october
it was only in my own head at that time and i was afraid
to actually do it for fear that no one would read with me
so for me it did begin here...
so thank you for reading with me:)

happy anniversary
chapters and tea

more later...


Matt Thomas said...

Its been a great year, I love the books. Nice Job!!!

Staci T said...

Thanks Matt:)

John said...

I finished reading the Discovery of Witches and I really enjoyed it it reminds me of the series that I recommended last year by Libby Gray the books are Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing and A Great and Terrible Beauty. You can find these books in the teenage section.
I love the book club Staci, it's been a blast. I appreciate all the work you have put into it. Now onto Shadow of the Night!!

Staci T said...

Thanks Penny...I am actually going to do "A great and Terrible Beauty" for February of 2013 beacause of your recommendation:) Thanks for reading along. It has been fun for me and I love being in touch with everyone.

Cindy said...

I have LOVED the book club Staci!!! It has brought me back to reading and started my daughter reading without me saying anything. It has been a fun year. Thanks for all your hard work!!!! I am hooked on the Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. I have read them both twice. Also, equally loved all of the Outlander series. I started with one book and read them all twice. They all get 5 stars from me!

Staci T said...

Thanks Cindy! It's been great. I have the best has brought back alot of memories too!

Masters Of Disasters said...

Great job !!!

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