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Basic Witches
Basic Witches: How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven | Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman
Tap your inner sorceress and channel the magical arts with this bewitching lifestyle guide. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Say the right symbolic curse and banish it from your life. Want to enhance your attractiveness? Pick the right power eye-shadow color and project otherworldly glamour. Interested in boosting your self-confidence? Whip up a tasty herbal potion to strengthen your resolve. All that plus historical and pop culture sidebars that situate todays witchcraft trend within a broader context. With humor, heart, and a hip modern sensibility, this charming guide dispenses witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost to get through the day.
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slightlyfoxed
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Hello, my other basic witches! The best holiday of the year may be over, but if you‘re still nursing your Halloween candy hangover, and not ready to trade your spooky vibes for aggressive Christmas cheer, check out this playlist I made for my #BasicWitchSwap. It‘s been giving me life even while I feel like death.

https://open.spotify.com/user/1244048432/playlist/28D7l10rrPUCCQDkw1WonG?si=y_zo...

Chrissyreadit 👏👏👏🖤 1mo
sprainedbrain LOVE this playlist! 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
slightlyfoxed @sprainedbrain Yay! I had so much fun putting it together, I think I might try doing the same for future swaps. 1mo
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ferskner
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@q84 I can't believe we had each other! Thank you so much for this adorable package - the books are PERFECT for what I feel like reading right now, and the candy and treats are wonderful. #basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Lovely treasures !! Happy Halloween! 1mo
sprainedbrain Wow! Hope you had a happy Halloween! 🎃 1mo
Q84 I'm glad you like! Happy Halloween! 1mo
Q84 I'm glad you like! Happy Halloween! 1mo
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Marmie7
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@tdrosebud This is an amazing swap! I love everything😁 The book tote is so cool! I'be been wanting a mini cauldron, it's perfect. Your book choices were excellent. Thank you my friend!
#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Lovely !! 🖤🎃 happy Halloween ! 1mo
Marmie7 Happy Samhain/ Halloween! @Meaw_catlady Thank you for hosting! 1mo
sprainedbrain Great gifts! Blessed Samhain to you! 🖤 1mo
Marmie7 @sprainedbrain Blessed Samhain to you too! Thank you for hosting😁 1mo
tdrosebud I'm happy that you like everything! 1mo
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Meaw_catlady
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It‘s been snowing here for 3 days straight! Have had two snow days at the library! My friend bought me this Ganesha and I have avoided several crashes on the icy roads! Braved the snowy roads to collect my #basicwitchswap package from the post office! Cannot wait for tomorrow !! 🖤🖤🖤 @MoonWitch94 @sprainedbrain

monalyisha I dislike the snow but love your Ganesh! Looking forward to tomorrow, too! 1mo
Crazeedi Wow!!! Snow! We might have flurries Saturday but nothing like this(yet!) 1mo
MoonWitch94 Oh my that snow!!! I am so glad you were able to get it. It‘s pouring rain here in NJ. Not exactly optimal Halloween weather either. 1mo
JoScho I have always loved and felt a connection to Ganesha 🖤 1mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Got my #basicwitchswap packages today! Yay! I am super intrigued by the long skinny package. I made my husband put them up where I can‘t reach them so I‘m not tempted to open them before Halloween.

@Sweetkokoro did you get yours from me? (Looks like we were a matched pair!) And does it matter which package I open first?

Sweetkokoro Ahh so glad you got them both! And nope it does not matter which is opened first! And yes I got your package last week It‘s been crazy over here so I totally forgot to post it! 1mo
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TheRomantiCate
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Finally sending off my #BasicWitchSwap package... sorry for the delay @Meaw_catlady and @sprainedbrain 🥺🥺🥺

sprainedbrain Yay! 🖤 1mo
Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
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slightlyfoxed
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Behold! I am not dead, and this #BasicWitchSwap is on its way to @TorieStorieS 🤦🏼‍♀️!

sprainedbrain Hooray for not being dead! 💀😂 1mo
TorieStorieS Hahahahaha!! Yay!!! Your box should arrive soon if it hasn‘t already!! 😃 1mo
TorieStorieS @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady Thanks, @slightlyfoxed the package arrived today!!! 🎃🎃🎃 1mo
slightlyfoxed @TorieStorieS @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain Didn‘t manage to get a picture to post, but mine arrived over the weekend! 1mo
TorieStorieS Yay!!! 1mo
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AlizaApp
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My #basicwitchswap package went out this morning @BethM 🧙‍♀️🖤🔮📚 Sorry about the ghost, I tried!

@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

BethM I think it‘s a pretty good ghost! 1mo
sprainedbrain I love your little ghostie! 👻 1mo
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ferskner
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My office decorations are a little out of control this year (more pictures later), and they're a nice backdrop for the #basicwitchswap package I just mailed. @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady Spooky cute! 🖤 1mo
sprainedbrain I love it! ❤️🖤 1mo
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collegecatlady

Our witchcraft is a cultural ethos. Our witchcraft is about rebellion - not for rebellion‘s sake, but with with purpose of living true to ourselves.

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Lots_O_Books
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My #basicwitchswap is going to the post office today! 🙌🏻 so excited to receive me and to open it on HALLOWEEN!! 🔮🖤🎃 @Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

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Meaw_catlady
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Hey all my lovely witches!! It is the 13th of October !! The hunters moon! Blessings to you all! Samhain is fast approaching and we want to remind you all that packages need to be sent ASAP so your swap match is not left without a package on oct. 31st. Oct 25th is the last day you can send a package priority mail for it to reach your match in time! If you have already sent or received please post a post and tag us in it!! #basicwitchswap

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TheReadingMermaid I have already sent and my match has received mine, and I have received my packages as well with the exception of one late book package. 😘😘 2mo
Meaw_catlady @TheReadingMermaid yay! I got y‘all down!! Almost open time!! 🖤 2mo
TheReadingMermaid I know girl I can't wait!!!! I'm so excited!!! 😁 2mo
LibrarianRyan Mine has been sent and received. 2mo
JoScho I sent mine out last week and says it was delivered on the 10th but I haven‘t heard from my recipient yet as to whether she received it or not. (edited) 2mo
LibrarianRyan I have not received a package yet 2mo
phatsallylee I sent mine and it has been received. 2mo
MoonWitch94 I received mine ☺️ Sending mine this week 🎃 2mo
KatieDid927 I haven‘t received mine nor sent mine out yet. I have everything I just need to wrap and send this week. 2mo
Nitpickyabouttrains I sent mine on Thursday! 2mo
TheBookKeepers Appreciate the reminder! Mine was sent out yesterday! 2mo
hermyknee Im waiting on one more item to come in then I‘ll be shipping mine out! 2mo
BookwormAHN My match has her's and is presently enjoying the box 👻 2mo
MeganAnn Waiting on one last item and then mine will go out! Should be this week. 2mo
bookish_wookish Mine will be on to its new home on Tuesday! 2mo
BethM Mine has been sent and received to the recipient. I have not received one myself. 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 Mine has been sent and received. I haven‘t gotten one myself. 2mo
BarkingMadRun Mine was sent and received, still waiting on mine but there is plenty of time 2mo
Gissy Today the moon is so beautiful! 2mo
PatriciaU Boxing tonight, mailing tomorrow! 2mo
Shuga Received my package. Mine will be sent this week. 2mo
PaperbackPirate Waiting on one more thing so it should be shipped by the end of the week. 🧙‍♀️ 2mo
jenniferw88 Sent mine ages ago but don't know if received. Still waiting for mine. 2mo
Catsandbooks My match has received hers. I have not received mine. 2mo
j9brown Just dropped mine in the mail, my match should have it on Monday! 2mo
Endowarrior21 Mine will be going out Wednesday seeing I just got back from my cruise yesterday and I need to packed it all up to be shipped. @Meaw_catlady 2mo
Endowarrior21 I also received mine I just don‘t know who it‘s from lol 2mo
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sprainedbrain
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So I just got home from a loooong day at work followed by away-game volleyball, and I found this little lady sitting on a box from my sister-in-swapping, @Meaw_catlady who is (*checks notes*) NOT my swap match, but has sent me a #BasicWitch swap package anyway.

Rachel, you are the bestest and I can‘t wait until Samhain! 🖤🖤🖤

Meaw_catlady Awwww she‘s so adorable!!! And you deserve this package you‘ve been an amazing swap sister!!! Love you 🖤🖤🖤 2mo
sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady I feel like you‘ve done the work! I am planning to send some stuff I‘ve gathered for you, so I guess now you can‘t complain when you get it. 😂 love you too!! 🖤 2mo
MoonWitch94 You both have planned such a great swap!!! It‘s been so fun. Can‘t wait to see what‘s inside my boxes 📦 2mo
Liz_M I don't usually enter book swaps, but Ill take the kitty of it's on offer. 😁 2mo
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AlizaApp
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Received my #basicwitchswap package today! Thanks @BethM I am so excited to open! 👻🖤🧙‍♀️📚

@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain

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Clare-Dragonfly
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🎃 Yes!
♎️ Not really
🔮 It‘s been a while…
🤷🏻‍♀️ No
🌠 Of course, whether it‘s Mercury retrograde or not!
📚 Heck yes
🌱 Depends on the problem, and the friend!

#basicwitchswap

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Meaw_catlady
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Is it October yet!!! The weather is changing and I am so happy!! 🧡🖤🎃🖤🧡 #basicwitchswap
🎃 No. only pumpkin pie and soup
♎️ Yes
🌝 Yes!
💎 Yes!!
🔮 Yes haha
📚 yes more than 5!
🌿 Yes! I‘m always recommending turmeric, lavender , and crystals for anxiety.

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @sprainedbrain (you have about 9 hours left!):

We are opening the #BasicWitchSwap up again for 24 hours only. One participant had to leave us, so we need at least one more person to complete the circle.

We will take all that want to join, but please understand packages must arrive by 10/31—this may not work for witches outside the US.

For more info or to sign up - go to @Sprainedbrain 's page!!

sprainedbrain Thank you!! 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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We are opening the #BasicWitchSwap up again for 24 hours only. One participant had to leave us, so we need at least one more person to complete the circle.

We will take all that want to join, but please understand packages must arrive by 10/31—this may not work for witches outside the US.

For more info or to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckjsmgphBlkftGRGgacz8QY3x2lC4M7bbYLdkE...

Please share! 😃

LibrarianRyan Hey drop me an email when you have time please. MissRyanAF @ Gmail.com. 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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Hey, witches, @Catsandbooks created this cute questionnaire to help with our stalking/shopping.

1. So many! lilac, freesia, peach, vanilla, sea, lavender...

2. Pretzels, gummy candy, fruit

3. Crystals, candles, incense, essential oils, tarot, cats

4. All of it! Walks in the woods, bonfires, trick-or-treating with my little, followed by soup and homemade bread.

Now you!

#BasicWitchSwap

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 😘 3mo
sprainedbrain @Catsandbooks thank you for making it! 😘 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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#BasicWitchSwap

🌒 Hot Chocolate
🌒 Both
🌒 Dark (unless we're talking about chocolate)
🌒 Cats
🌒 Not sure, but not tarot
🌒 Story
🌒 Plants
🌒 North, I guess

@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Hello my pretties!! Emails have all been sent out by the lovely and talented @sprainedbrain !!! Plz respond ASAP to confirm !! Super excited to start shopping for this swap!! #basicwitchswap

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TheReadingMermaid Received and responded 😘😘 3mo
Sweetkokoro Received and responded 3mo
MoonWitch94 Received & responded! Can‘t wait 🌛🌝🌜 3mo
TorieStorieS Received and response sent! Can‘t wait!! 3mo
Endowarrior21 Received and responded 3mo
LibrarianRyan Got mine 3mo
i-am-papercrane Received and responded and EXCITED 3mo
BookwormAHN Received and responded 😸 3mo
TheBookKeepers Received & responded! 3mo
phatsallylee Recieved and responded 3mo
hermyknee Received & responded! 3mo
Lots_O_Books Received & responded🖤 3mo
BethM Received and responded 3mo
MaleficentBookDragon Received and responded. 3mo
Kshakal Received and responded 3mo
AprilMae Received and responded! 3mo
Readergrrl I‘ve confirmed by email!! 3mo
tojuxtapose 👌👌 3mo
Q84 👍 3mo
TsundokuAleax Received and responded 3mo
Nevermore88 Received and responded 3mo
Kar2b Received and responded! 3mo
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sprainedbrain
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Hey, witches!

All match emails have been sent, so please check your inbox and (if you haven‘t already), respond to let us know you have it.

Let the stalking and shopping commence! 😊

#BasicWitchSwap

MoonWitch94 Got my email & responded! Can‘t wait for this swap! 3mo
i-am-papercrane Got my email! I AM SO HECKIN EXCITED 3mo
TheBookKeepers thanks for hosting! Got my email and sent confirmation response! (edited) 3mo
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Gaylagal2 Hello @sprainedbrain. I know I'm late but if your short any matches I'd love to participate. If not, it's all good and have a great time 🤙🤓 3mo
sprainedbrain @Gaylagal2 Can you please email me at jenni.d.langford@gmail.com? I will see what I can do! 3mo
AprilMae Received and responded! 3mo
Readergrrl I‘ve confirmed by email! 3mo
monalyisha Communication received! Roger! ✅ @Meaw_catlady (edited) 3mo
Gaylagal2 @sprainedbrain I sent an email to ya 🤙 3mo
sprainedbrain @Gaylagal2 I emailed you back this morning! 😊 3mo
Gaylagal2 @sprainedbrain So sorry, not sure what happened but I did not get it. Gaylagal2@gmail.com Thanks 🤙 3mo
PaperbackPirate Hooray! I got mine! So fun! 3mo
sprainedbrain @Gaylagal2 I just sent your match email to you! :) 3mo
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BethM
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Well I just squeaked my sign up in. So much for self control 😂

Nevermore88 Who‘s hosting? 4mo
sprainedbrain I opened it back up for her! The more the merrier. 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Nevermore88 hosts are @sprainedbrain & @Meaw_catlady sign ups just closed, but maybe they'll let you squeak in a late entry? 🤷‍♀️🤞🏻🔮 4mo
Meaw_catlady Yay! Glad you caved !! 4mo
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MeganAnn
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I come back to Litsy after a social media hiatus and what‘s the first thing I do? Sign up for the first two swaps I see of course! 🤷‍♀️ I have zero self control and witches and cozy happen to be two of my favorite things. I love getting to know more littens and I‘ve ‘met‘ some pretty amazing ones through swaps.

#BasicWitchSwap hosted by @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady

#CozySwap hosted by the lovely @Avanders

SamanthaMarie I also had been on a hiatus and came back and signed up for the Cozy swap 😂 those swaps are just so fun!! 4mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you‘re joining us! I have joined 3 swaps in the last few weeks, so I hear you. 😂 And thank you for sharing!! 4mo
monalyisha Reconfirming our twindom. 😉👯‍♀️ Also two of my favorite things! 4mo
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MeganAnn @monalyisha yay! I‘m happy to see you joined as well... the #witchpleaseswap was undoubtedly my favorite Swap last year, mostly because you made it so very fun 😍 4mo
MeganAnn @SamanthaMarie welcome back! I can‘t resist a swap with a great theme 😆 4mo
MeganAnn @sprainedbrain I was excited to see you are hosting!✨🧙🏻‍♀️🔮 4mo
ferskner I. KNOW. I told myself not so many this fall! 4mo
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LitsyHappenings
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Another Repost for @Meaw_catlady :
Happy Thursday ! Here‘s another reminder to all the witchy littens and those curious about magic to sign up for #basicwitchswap sign ups close 8/16 so get your form in! Everyone is welcome! All genders! All levels of belief in magic ! Everyone 🖤🖤🖤
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckjsmgphBlkftGRGgacz8QY3x2lC4M7bbYLdkE...

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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady :
Looking for a witchy swap for Halloween this year? We have the swap for you!

Signups are open now through 8/16. Matches sent by 9/1, opening date 10/31.

See the form for more info & to sign up, and share!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckjsmgphBlkftGRGgacz8QY3x2lC4M7bbYLdkE...

Mad props to @monalyisha for having this brilliant idea last year!

#BasicWitchSwap

sprainedbrain Thanks!! 4mo
Meeko93 Anymore swaps like this available since I missed out on this one?? 4mo
LitsyHappenings @Meeko93 not that I‘ve seen yet, but I believe @Maleficentbookdragon and @BookishMarginalia will be doing their #AllHallowsReadSwap and #HalloweenGoesPostal respectively again this year... 4mo
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Chrissyreadit
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‘Tis the best Season Of the year! So glad @sprainedbrain and @Meaw_catlady are carrying on @monalyisha amazing swap.

sprainedbrain Thank you for sharing! ❤️ 4mo
Meaw_catlady Yes it really is! Thanks for the share !! 🖤🎃 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
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”The first time I called myself a 'Witch' was the most magical moment of my life.”- Margot Adler
Calling all witches! Crystal, Green, kitchen, eclectic, bb! Hop on your brooms 😆 and sign up for this magical swap! #basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain and I have made a swap inspired by the #witchpleaseswap by the amazing @monalyisha !! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckjsmgphBlkftGRGgacz8QY3x2lC4M7bbYLdkE...

Endowarrior21 All signed up 😍 4mo
MoonWitch94 So excited!! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft YASS!! 🔮🖤💜 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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YAAASSS more Halloween Swaps! 🐱🖤🧙🏻‍♀️
#BasicWitchSwap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

sprainedbrain Yay!!! Thanks for sharing! ❤️ 4mo
Meaw_catlady Best part of the year! Thanks for sharing ! 🖤 4mo
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sprainedbrain
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Looking for a witchy swap for Halloween this year? @Meaw_catlady and I have the swap for you!

Signups are open now through 8/16. Matches will be sent by 9/1, opening date is 10/31.

See the form for more info & to sign up, and feel free to share!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckjsmgphBlkftGRGgacz8QY3x2lC4M7bbYLdkE...

Mad props to @monalyisha for having this brilliant idea last year!

#BasicWitchSwap

BookwormAHN Fantastic! I'm in 🧙🏻‍♀️ 4mo
taraWritesSci Yay! And I love this tag so much 😂 4mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah Baby! 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yaaassss! 🖤🧙🏻‍♀️💜🌘 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly I shouldn‘t! But! 🧙🏻‍♀️❤️😂 4mo
sprainedbrain @Clare-Dragonfly oh but you should! 4mo
Eyelit Oooh, so tempting!! 🤔 4mo
sprainedbrain @Eyelit just do it, Lesley! 😉 4mo
Eyelit Twist my arm, why don‘t you 😂 4mo
monalyisha So happy you two are doing this! And thanks for the props. 😉 @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady 🖤🔮 4mo
ErinSueMreads Me me me me me me me me !!! @Meaw_catlady 4mo
saresmoore This sounds so fun and I almost signed up, but my better judgment kicked in and I realized I just can‘t do it this year. It‘s awesome that you guys are hosting it, though. 4mo
sprainedbrain @saresmoore sorry you can‘t join us, but I get it! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft YASS!!! 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Hey all my lovely littens! Question : is anyone hosting a Halloween/ witch swap for October? If anyone is good at organizing and want to get together with me and co host one if it doesn‘t exist let me know!
For real this heat is the worst and I‘m ready for fall!

BethM A bunch of swaps are usually run in October. 4mo
Birdsong28 @BookishMarginalia Are you doing one? 📚📖 4mo
sprainedbrain The #witchplease swap that @monalyisha hosted last year was one of the best swaps I‘ve done. I would love it if another happened this year! 😉 4mo
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monalyisha @sprainedbrain That‘s super nice! I‘m not planning on hosting one again but I‘d be totally cool with someone taking it over. 🌚 4mo
Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain @monalyisha yes it was my favorite! It was amazing!! Loved it and if anyone was willing to help me host it I would be down. I‘m the worst at organization!! Ah my stress levels get high! But a co op would be good ! ☺️ 4mo
sprainedbrain It‘s been over a year since I cohosted our Jane Austen swap... it was quite an undertaking, but I might be able to handle sharing duties again. 🤔 4mo
Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain email me or if you have me on Instagram under the same handle dm me and we can chat about it :) my email is evemag92@ hotmail.com 4mo
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Meaw_catlady
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Hey y‘all! A couple things to let you know on this fine day.
1. Check this artist out I love her work!! Robin Eisenberg on insta and society6
2. This weekend is Starfest convention in Denver with @WhiskeyMistress @ErinSueGreads get ready for pics of costumes !!
3. I have one more coworker I coerced into joining Litsy!! @Kimberlysewell2 is a fellow nerd/witch/bookloving librarian! Welcome her to the fam littens!! #litsywelcomewagon

Meaw_catlady @Kimberlysewell2 some great littens to follow are @SkeletonKey @monalyisha @wanderinglynn @madamereadsalot1 @GypsyKat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @erzascarletbookgasm and basically everyone I follow! Too many handles to remember! 7mo
JoScho I follow this artist and she is so badass! 7mo
madamereadsalot1 @Kimberlysewell2 welcome! @Meaw_catlady thanks for the tag! 😘 7mo
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monalyisha Can‘t wait for photos! I love a good theme. 😉 @Kimberlysewell2 Hope you love it here! 🖤 7mo
SkeletonKey @Meaw_catlady - Thanks for the tag! Welcome, @Kimberlysewell2 7mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy @Kimberlysewell2! 7mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! ☺️ Welcome to Litsy @Kimberlysewell2 👋🏻 7mo
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag 😘, excited to see the photos! Welcome, @Kimberlysewell2 👋 7mo
ErinSueMreads I love everything about this post 7mo
Kimberlysewell2 Thank you for the warm welcome!!! I‘m excited to explore the site and make some new bookish and witchy friends! This art is fantastic as well :) 7mo
mreads Starfest looks awesome, have a great time 😁. And post pics 👍 7mo
mabell Welcome @Kimberlysewell2 ! 🎉🎉 7mo
GypsyKat @Meaw_catlady Thank you for the tag! And welcome to Litsy @Kimberlysewell2 📚📚📚 7mo
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OddBookishBee
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#RiotGrams Day 4! Prettiest Book You Own.

rather_be_reading so pretty 😍 10mo
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dialogofadream
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Mehso-so

A cutesy book that takes itself too seriously. Facile and exploitative at times. BUT some interesting historical tidbits and a hearty reminder of the magic of intention. Also counts for three different reading challenges I‘m doing this year. 💪🏼

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Pickpick

Fabulous!!!

Gennic :o never seen this before! How awesome 11mo
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Cloudia
Bailedbailed

For Halloween figured I give this one a go. I‘m a bit turned off by the “wear black to feel witchy” and “be loud” with your makeup. Mostly the spells are for confidence and there‘s even one for consent. Interesting part: how to select your “broomstick” aka sex toy.

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I hate how busy I have been this month but at the same time it has been amazing being with friends and family again. I do regret how little I have been able to spend reading. I can feel it wearing down on me!! I just picked up my #witchpleaseswap box from my moms and I am v excited to open this!! My costume is also all prepared and I‘m ready for Halloween!! Happy full moon littens! Peace and blessings 💕🖤🌕 @monalyisha

monalyisha Thanks for the tag! Will you be posting your costume? Love playing dress-up. 😉 13mo
Meaw_catlady @monalyisha yes queen! I will be posting pics! Not sure yet but I may do rocky horror as well so there might be 2 costumes coming this way! 🖤🖤🖤 13mo
monalyisha @Meaw_catlady YESSS! 🙌🏻 13mo
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ferskner
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This box of fun is on its way! #witchpleaseswap @monalyisha

monalyisha Cool picture! 💀🔮 14mo
Booksnchill Love the skull! 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It has arrived!! That was crazy fast. 🕸🧙🏻‍♀️ 14mo
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Seekingtardis
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We found out yesterday, after having to do my scans again because they were “lost” somehow!, that it‘s not cancer!! I have cyst that are growing and bursting, they put me on a birth control and a low grade hormone and some pain pills for when it gets bad! I‘ll have to have a partial hysterectomy in the next couple years but it‘s all OKAY!!!! 😍😍 thank you for your thought, prayers, good vibes and support!! I love you litsy family!!

irre Amazing news!!💕💕 1y
Well-ReadNeck 👏🏼😘 1y
Dragon 👍😀 🤗 1y
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Soubhiville Yay good news! Don‘t be scared about surgery- I had a partial hysterectomy in July, and I feel great afterwards! I hope the BC helps you. 💜 1y
tonyahoswalt Glad for the good news! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Such good news!! ♥️♥️ 1y
julesG Good news! 1y
Laylafinn Congratulations! 1y
Tamra Yay!!! 1y
Insearchofbooks CONGRATULATIONS! I‘m so happy for you! 1y
squirrelbrain Congratulations! What a relief for you! 1y
JoScho That is so wonderful 🧡🧡🧡 1y
BookishBlonde12 Yay congrats!!! 1y
TrishB Great news ❤️ 1y
kezzlou85 Wonderful news ❤ 1y
Mollyanna Woohoo! Great news! 1y
Jas16 Such great news! 1y
MaureenMc 🙌😊 1y
ThatBookishGal Oh wow! Good to hear it wasn‘t anything worse! My mom has the exact same thing, and I remember seeing the pain. She ended up having a full hysterectomy. Praying that you have a speedy recovery! 1y
Purrfectpages What a relief for you! Great news! 1y
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Seekingtardis
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I haven‘t felt good for the past few days so yesterday I went to the Dr. They did tests and x-rays and tomorrow an ultra sound. The Dr has her suspicions that it‘s ovarian cyst or ulcers or ovarian cancer. I‘m having a freak out day and staying home to cuddle in my fuzzy socks and hearing pad. Gonna try to zone out and read or watch some mind numbing tv OR both!!

Alicia I hope you feel better! Thinking of you. 😣🙏🏽 1y
Wife 🌹 1y
DebReads4fun Praying for you. Please let us know how everything goes. 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Positive thoughts. 💗 1y
AmyG Hope it‘s nothing serious. Feel better. 1y
MaureenMc 🙏💗 1y
Schnoebs Sending positive thoughts your way ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
TheWordJar Thinking of you! Take care! 1y
readordierachel 💜💜💜 1y
JoScho Sending love and well wishes ❤️ 1y
BookNerd9906 Sending love and healing energy! 1y
Aims42 Prayers coming your way!!! 💗 1y
TheSpineView Thinking positively for you! 1y
wanderinglynn Thinking of you & sending positive vibes! 💜 1y
Bookzombie Sending positive thoughts your way! ❤️ 1y
QuietlyLaura I hope you receive good news and feel better soon! 💕🙏 1y
Redwritinghood I hope things go well for you. 💕💕 1y
JacqMac Sending love and happy thoughts your way. Good luck with the tests. 💕 1y
Eyelit 💚💚💚 1y
Amanda23 Take care. Hugs! 1y
CouronneDhiver 🙏🏽🧡🙏🏽🧡🙏🏽 1y
Purrfectpages Here‘s to hoping you get good news soon! 1y
Jas16 Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping for good news 1y
irre Hoping for good news 💕💕 1y
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Nerdfins
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Today‘s news cycle made me have moments of uncontrollable sobbing at work as I relived past trauma...again. So I took time off and did some book shopping to get my mind off things. #halloween

rather_be_reading i need all of these! 🎃 1y
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HufflepuffGirl90
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Such fun with this bingo. I‘m pretty happy that I was able to cross off most of them! #witchpleaseswap

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Meaw_catlady
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Almost a blackout. 🖤🖤🖤 I‘m done with my package ( fingers crossed. unless I stumble upon more items I must buy) . Should be in the mail within the week! #witchpleaseswap

Meaw_catlady Actually just googled an herb a couple of minutes ago 🌿🔮 1y
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2BR02B
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Finally signed up for my first ever Litsy swap: @monalyisha's #WitchPleaseSwap! I have an abiding fear of participating in swaps because I'm pretty sure one of the following two scenarios will occur: I will go all out and spend way too much money, and my swap mate will back out at the last second and send nothing...

2BR02B or, I will drop the ball and send a lackluster package, probably too late, and my swap mate will send me something amazing in return. I'm not sure which of those scenarios would be worse. Probably the second one. #swapanxiety 😫 1y
2BR02B But I am still super excited to participate! So I'm window shopping for stuff now in order to mitigate scenario #2 from happening. 1y
KristinaRay I feel you. I decided to only join one at a time to keep my #swapanxiety to a minimum. This is the one I picked for my first #litsyswap as well. 1y
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LibrarianRyan You will do great. Do not let anexity get the best of you. The most important part of a swap is to have fun. 1y
AmyG Yes...what @LibrarianRyan said. As long as you try and care to do a good job...it will be great. I‘ve done so many swaps....all but 1 was wonderful. Just have fun with it! 1y
vivastory I've participated in two Litsy holiday swaps & have not been disappointed. Fingers crossed for a good experience! 1y
julesG Don't worry! Have fun. Pack what you'd like to get. If it helps, set a budget (I do it all the time, and allow myself to go 10% overboard). Keep postage in mind. 1y
JoScho Yay!! I am sure it will be awesome!! 1y
Craftylikefox I am so glad you joined 🖤🖤 1y
Clare-Dragonfly I totally get that. I feel like I fell way short of what other people sent for my first Litsy swap, and I didn‘t sign up for another—until this one! It‘s going to be awesome. 1y
sprainedbrain I‘m excited that you‘re joining this one! It will be fun. ❤️ 1y
2BR02B @KristinaRay @Craftylikefox @Clare-Dragonfly @sprainedbrain I'm happy so many awesome Littens are participating! Just goes to show that my fears of scenario #1 are totally unfounded. 😁 1y
whippoorwill815 I have no doubts that @monalyisha will make sure everyone has an awesome swap!! She was my first ever swap partner and she‘s amazing 😊 1y
2BR02B @julesG that's really good advice. Of course, as a first time swap participant, I'm a little at sea when it comes to setting a budget. The guidelines are two books and two witchy items, so I believe $50-60 (plus shipping) would probably be an appropriate amount to spend. 🤔 @monalyisha- any input? 1y
2BR02B @LibrarianRyan @AmyG @vivastory @JoScho Thanks for the encouragement, friends! 🤗 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I always over spend. But I like preparing the gift almost more than getting it. I just make a package that I would want to get. So far I've never had a match back out. 🤞🏻 So it's been all positive. 1y
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Matilda
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If you love donuts and books (I did a lot of drooling while writing this): http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/eat-donut-read-book

jenniferw88 I ❤ the ending of that web page "eat donut, read book"! ??? 1y
Ddzmini 🍩😝yum yum 1y
Matilda @jenniferw88 life motto! 1y
TheInterpretationOfBooks Omg yes. Everything about this is 👌🏽 (edited) 1y
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Getting my witchy groove on with this library find. Goes well with my Wild Unknown tarot 🧙‍♀️🔮

Kalalalatja That cover! 😍 2y
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Sio
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This book is so charming and funny. I found it very empowering and I loved the illustrations

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oddandbookish
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Yesterday I finished reading Basic Witches which I got from @quirkbooks and I loved it! It‘s not real witchcraft but it‘s still super fun.
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QOTD: Who‘s your favorite witch? (Real or fictional)
AOTD: Sabrina Spellman (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina version) and Elaine from The Love Witch (I really recommend this movie!)

KathyWheeler My favorite tv witch is Rowena from the show Supernatural; my favorite book witch is Lily Ivory from Juliet Blackwell‘s witchcraft mysteries. 2y
minkyb Samantha Stevens from Bewitched. Sorry I could not resist. 🙃 2y
Kallik93 I really like Sally and Gillian Owens from Practical Magic, but the movie version...I wasn‘t a huge fan of the book. 2y
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oddandbookish
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Please be advised that this book doesn‘t feature “real” witchcraft that Wiccans would use, so if you are looking for that, then I would suggest looking elsewhere.

From the self help point of view, I found all the chapters to be really empowering and useful. I could definitely see people actually doing some of these rituals.

Overall, if you are looking for different self help book, or want to dabble in witchcraft, then check this book out.

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Pickpick

This was a great read! Humorous, intelligent, and thought-provoking. I loved the illustrations and layout. The authors felt like new witchy friends welcoming me into the secret world of self-love and confidence that can come from accessing one‘s witchy side. The overall message was very empowering, and the spells provided and the suggestions for creating your own spells really sparked my creativity! 🧙🏻‍♀️