Firstly, happy birthday to my annoying baby sister Paigedra who is evil as hell.
Hello all! I haven’t done one of these in awhile. Actually I haven’t read any ARCs in quite a bit as well ad that’s because none of them are really that October-y (yes, that’s a word) and I’ve just been mood reading for a bit which has been awesome.
I do have three ARCs for you all and they’re all plant based and two are about herbalism which is AWESOME since I’m super into that!
A Juliet update though 🙂 She is feeling better and her fever has FINALLY broke. It’s been a crazy week and thank you all for checking up on our dragon baby. Lol, that’s my nickname for her since she was born in the year of the dragon.
Mini mind update on me my depression is getting much better and I’m looking forward to my birthday. Thank you all so much for your kind words, friendship and following my blog. You all mean a lot to me. It’s been a year and you’ve helped me through it. Okay! Let’s get to these reviews.
Lightning fast!! Pew pew!!
Growing awareness of the importance of soil health means that microbes are on the minds of even the most casual gardeners. After all, anyone who has ever attempted to plant a thriving patch of flowers or vegetables knows that what you grow is only as good as the soil you grow it in.
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by Storey Publishing, LLC
|I love plants. I love flowers. I love pretty things.|
Unfortunately they do not seem to love me very much.
I plant and they grow and that’s it. They stall. They cease to grow. My flowers do not bloom. My plants wither and so does my soul. I cry in the darkness and I become another ghost to roam this cold, dark lonely world.
AND ALONG COMES THIS BOOK TO SAVE ME
Basically what I learned from this book is that I was doing everything wrong lol. Regarding soil, placing the seeds, and everything else.
My main problem…is that I over water because I like coddling my plant babies. Apparently that’s a big no no.
Stick with this book, you guys. Learn from my mistakes. Grow and flourish with the soil.
Thanks very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC. All opinions are my own.
🍂 🍂 🍂 🍂 4/5
This book is an invitation to the plant party just outside your door. It’s about making friends with these amazing plants through herbalism: not only the world’s oldest, but also the most widely practiced system of healing. It answers questions you may have had forever, but were too embarrassed to ask, like: What is herbalism? Where is it practiced? What can I put in my mouth and where do I find it? Can I still go to my doctor? Got you.
Expected publication: March 31st 2020 by Roost Books
I’m the type of person who needs the most simplest of things explained to over and over. I’m sorry if that isn’t your jam but it very much is mine and it’s not going to change.
This book is wondrous because it does exactly that and more. What else can I ask for? I love herbs, I love learning, and I want to be the very best I can be. Where can I go wrong?
Herbalism is not just about learning about plants but it’s learning about the healing practices involving them and how they can center your mental and physical well being. It’s about respecting the planet and everyone else that lives here.
I absolutely love this book. I have been slowly getting into
for years and have been relying on the internet and Pinterest for tips so it is nice to finally have a guide that breaks it down for me. It also even provides several ways that you can prepare the herbs for yourself. This includes tinctures, honey, tea, oil.
I’m not going to spill all this book’s secrets but my absolute favorite part is the paragraph that says:
that unless we are indigenous to this country we are on stolen land and we need to give thanks and take care of this stolen land that we are on.
My impression of this book is that it is wonderful as a guide and I learned so much reading while reading it. I highly recommend it.
Thank you very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC. All opinions are my own.
From creating potions to using dried herbs in rituals, herbal magic is a natural way to practice witchcraft. Herbs can be used in many different ways to help set the intention through every part of a witch’s process.
In The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magickal Herbs, learn everything you need to use the most powerful herbs and use them as an essential part of your practice. Including information on which herbs are best for what kinds of spells, how to use herbs in divination and rituals, and step-by-step guides to making herbal bundles, potions, and sprays, this guidebook has all the important facts to make your herbal witchcraft a success.
Expected publication: December 10th 2019 by Adams Media
|I believe that there is magic in affirmations. Just as there is magic in the names of herbs.|
That’s right this is another witchy book about herbs so get ready to dive in.
I’ve been lightly dabbling in witchcraft for a few years and I’m settling on being a green witch/herb witch. I love growing things and I like herbs. Healing people and taking care of them is such a joy for me. The healthcare field gives me such a rush and I genuinely enjoy interacting with people and caring for them on a day to day basis.
Guys, I was so excited when I was finally approved for this book.
We learn about the many ways that herbs can be used through tinctures, oils, teas, concoctions.
I think one of the best things I learned was how there are strong connections between herbs and the planets and the starts which contributes to the magickal associations of the herbs..
For example Venus:
Love ittt. I also love how it goes in depth with each and every herb. This is a great guide and I’m so thankful for it.
I really and honestly truly love this book and I just added it to my wishlist for Christmas because I need a physical copy because I grow my own herbs and I need this for my indoor herb garden.
Thank you very much to Netgalley and the publisher for this copy of my ARC.. All opinions are my own.
🍂 🍂 🍂 🍂 🍂 5/5
Thank you very much for joining me for this round of witchy lightning fast versions!
Later spooky days ❤