A recent post by Dani sent me looking through my book case for a certain book. Power Spells by Lexa Rosean. My parents gave me this book almost 3 years ago for Easter. Their first real recognition of my choice to follow a Pagan Path. I was surprised by the gift, to say the least. I really didn't have any experience with spells at the time. That day I sat and read every spell in the book, absorbing the knowledge. Spells still have not become a big part of my path. I don't have access to some ingredients, and I have no privacy in our small house. One thing I like about this book, though, is that there are some spells that I can easily and quickly do.
A few months ago I was browsing Borders and I bought The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients. Just the other day I picked it up and went "Hey... this is the same author who wrote Power Spells!" Online today I found she has written a few different books. I plan on finding more of them. I definitely suggest this author to you all if you're interested!
Now, because I feel like talking about books some more, I'm going to babble on. Yesterday I got a new book (I had a 25% off coupon, and we were in Keene, so why not?) it's called Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. It's great! It gives the reader a look into Oz and the witch's side of the story. Gregory Maguire, the writer, is a genius!
My dad told me about a website that is going to fuel my reading addiction. Half.com, where you can buy second hand books. There is a second hand book store in my town, but it's open odd hours so I've never been inside. I surprised myself yesterday by not buying a ton of $0.75 paperbacks! It took willpower. Online shopping is going to leave me broke if I don't proceed with caution. I don't think I'm going to proceed at all to be honest. I need to stop spending money, and save more for college.