This book is exceptional! As I read about Max and his grandfather, I felt my heart swell and fill to the brim with love. Love is, after all, at the very center of this wonderful story. Love is its North Star and what tugs Max toward his grandfather again and again. This book is beautifully illustrated and poetically written. It is truly an edition to treasure and to revisit any time you need a reminder of all that is good and kind in life.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
It isn’t often that a poetry book is written to empower women, to encourage the broken-hearted and to challenge its readers to love themselves more. This is, however, one such book. It urges people to be strong and to not settle for less than they deserve in either a partner or in life. This book highlights the importance of loving yourself and is a positive force in the battle for equality. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4/5 stars : highly recommended!
Images taken from book, courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing
This almanac has a wealth of information in it. Organized into 5 sections (Earth Magic, Air Magic, Fire Magic and Water Magic with a core calendar section in the middle), this almanac covers a lot of ground. There are a wide variety of articles in it, and after dipping into it at length, I can see now why people purchase this almanac every year.
A sampling of the articles I’ve read so far has included information on the therapeutic benefits of pink Himalayan salt, ten common herbs that belong in every magical cupboard, the history of fairy roads, a how-to guide for creating your own labyrinth, magic while traveling and a brief history of absinthe. There are almost 3 dozen articles in this almanac. There’s definitely something for everyone.
If you haven’t purchased this year’s version yet, you may be able to find it on Amazon for a few dollars less than market value since we’re already a quarter of the way through the year. Happy hunting!