@Chrissyreadit thank you so much for my #ANS #alterednightmareswap . I loved the theme of it and the unique way you altered. It‘s beautiful! I would have posted the ribbon that was wrapped around it, but loved it so much, I‘m wearing it💜. Thank you @LibrarianRyan for hosting.
Thank you sooo much @DanaManiac for my #basicwitchswap box! I'm really looking forward to trying out thrme runes and enjoying the treats. The candles smell lovely. Thanks again!
Thanks to @sprainedbrain and @mklong for hosting!
Thanks to @sprainedbrain & @mklong for hosting today‘s Zoom watch of one of my favorite Halloween (or really anytime movies) to celebrate tomorrow‘s#BasicWitchSwap. It will add another 6 points to this week‘s #scaratlon total for #teamhendrix 🧹🧙🧙♀️🧹
All systems appear to be go for #BasicWitchSwap opening day on Sunday! Thank you so much to everyone for making this such a fun swap. 🖤
Tomorrow, @mklong and I are going to celebrate with an impromptu witchy watch party of Practical Magic. I‘ve never seen it, and want to avoid having my witch card revoked.
Anyone care to join us? October 30 at 4 pm Eastern/3 pm Central… open to everyone, swappers or no—let me know if you want the Zoom link!
Still making my way through my September reviews…
Despite being a raging witch myself and a fan of several of Hoffman‘s books, until recently I had not read this book (still haven‘t seen the movie). Happy to report that I loved the audiobook. Hoffman‘s storytelling is magical, and I loved the Owens sisters and the aunts. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
This was my #AAM for September as well!
I have always liked this book (and LOVED the movie!) but rereading it in chronological order with the rest of the series, made me like it more. Now that it is a part of a series and I have read more about where this story fits within the Owens timeline, I appreciate these characters in a different way. On to the newest addition…
Mixed feelings with this one. I enjoyed the different stories about these three sisters narrated in the book but in my opinion, they were not well integrated like a whole story. But I‘m intrigued and want to read the second book and the whole series. I enjoyed the movie adaptation. It was different, more spooky. I still think is better to read the book first even when I liked the movie better. 3.5That cover😍
The hubs and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary today with a quiet night in. Chinese food, a pumpkin roll, and watching October movies. Starting with one of my all time favorites, Practical Magic. Life is so good. 🥰🥰🥰
Decided to do this for the #screamathon week 1 Scare Pairs challenge! This book was...not what I was expecting? It just felt kind of slow and hazy, I couldn't quite get into it. Can't believe I'm saying this, but the movie is better. Who doesn't love a good midnight margarita party and some solid 90s fashion?
Awesome artwork by Berlin Michelle and taken from here:
#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Practical Magic.
Nailed it! I thought about picking something else, but I've been thinking about this book and movie for weeks now, so I'm just going with it. ;)
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
Does anyone know what order I should read these in?? 🤔 Amazon and Goodreads aren‘t very helpful with their 0.1 etc order?! Or are they stand alone and it‘s doesn‘t really matter?? 🧐
This is sure to disappoint many of you, but this is a bail for me. 😔 I don't enjoy any of the characters - at all - and that's required for me to stick with a book. Don't take this to mean that the characters have to be likeable - I love a good dysfunctional family story. But I just didn't enjoy spending time with any of these characters. Sorry, Ms. Hoffman. Just not for me. #Authoramonth @Soubhiville
My dear Littens, I may be ostracized for this but...
The movie is better.
This audiobook felt like a slog of summary and not much actually happening. I didn't feel the familial comfort and closeness in the book that I got from the movie. And I literally have only seen the movie once about 10 years ago. That was enough. There really wasn't much magic or intrigue and I don't think I care enough to read the prequel or sequel. ⬇️
Okay, so this may be a rare time when the movie is better than the book. The book was good but with the newer prequels there were some annoying inconsistencies. This is the story of Sally and Gillian and Sally's daughters Antonia and Kylie and what happens one night when Gillian shows up with the body of her dead husband.
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Despite reading about everyone‘s disappointment in this book, I really enjoyed it and as much as I liked Rules of Magic. Maybe because I read the prequel first? In this one, 2 nieces come to live at the witch house as tiny little girls, we watch them grow, “escape,” make mistakes, and come to discover the aunt-witches are pretty wonderful people who can solve a pretty nasty problem. I look forward to watching the movie soon! #authoramonth
#LittensDressedInBlood Today's prompt is Superstition.
Practical Magic is a title that works for most of this month's prompts, but I think of the town and the way they treat the Owens women, and to me that fit the prompt. I also love this series!
I‘m way behind on my posts here, but I‘ve been busy working on designs for my Etsy shop, and I just had to share this one here. 💖💖💖
For the first time in two years I‘m going to try to read a second book during the #authoramonth challenge, having just bought this one at Nowhere Bookshop. And just look at who the bookstore‘s bookmark quotes!! Sort of perfect. @Soubhiville
I have such fond memories of watching the movie many times with my freshman roommate. While the movie captures the book‘s spirit, like all adaptations, there are differences. I enjoyed the larger role the aunts played in the movie (Stockard Channing!!), but I liked the larger role and ages of Sally‘s daughters in the book. Glad I finally got around to reading this!
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Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies so I was excited to read the original text. One of the things I liked most about the book is that Sally‘s daughters are teens when things start to fall apart and it was nice getting to see more of their lives and sister relationship in comparison to that of their mother and aunt. #AuthorAMonth #BookspinBingo
This was both more whimsical and more sassy/saucy than I was expecting. I think I would have liked it more if the climactic event wasn‘t resolved with ease. I‘ve never seen the film — is it pretty faithful to the novel?
Definitely getting me in the fall/spooky headspace. 🎃 🧙🏻♀️ 👻
Fall mean magic to me. Bring me all things magic with leggings, a cup of coffee, a snuggly chair, leaves turning colors and a great book #littensdressedinblood
Bk10 of July & Bk2 of #20in4 #readathon is done! Filling my #Reread spot on #BookspinBingo I really needed more magic after The Nature Of Witches. I adore this book & have done for years, it‘s such a beautiful read. The story is fabulous but Hoffman‘s writing is just magical & lush. Much different from the movie but has the same sweetness. 5⭐️ #Pop21 #ReadItAgainSam #NerdReading2021 #Pageathon #PennyPerPage
Just got approved!!
A story about sisters who discover the most powerful magic is a simple, human emotion - love. Hoffman‘s writing style is unique, using the perspective of an omnipresent narrator to clarify ambiguity and provide deeper character background. However, the long paragraphs often led to rambling digressions, making the story feel longer than it was. To me, more mystery would‘ve made Practical Magic more satisfying.
I guess I expected this book to be different. I was thinking it would be “darker”. I didn‘t think it would be a quirky love story. (Not that I don‘t like quickly love stories, just not what I expected.). I‘ll admit, it kept me reading. I have the next book in the series to read, which I will eventually get to. This book has been around for a long time, so I should have known what I was getting into. Lol.
I have mixed feelings about this one. I enjoyed the story & characters. I loved how magic was presented in a matter-of-fact way and how each character had a different relationship with it. Yet I struggled to get through this read. It was difficult to stay engaged and not pick up something else. It would switch to different characters' perspectives or jump around to flashbacks a lot. So I guess that turned me off.
Overall I'm glad to have read it.