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The Story of Neil Armstrong – Sarah L. Thomson

★★★★ With one step, he became the first human being to walk on another world…and one of the most famous astronauts of all time. Before Neil Armstrong was a household name, he was a kid who loved the sky. Around the time he was 15, Neil decided that he wanted to learn to fly. This lovely little… Continue reading The Story of Neil Armstrong – Sarah L. Thomson

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Seasons of Wicca -Ambrosia Hawthorn

★★★★ ½ Wicca emerged in the United States in the 1960s as an Earth-centered religion that incorporates diety and ritual. If you've ever been curious about Wicca, then this is the book for you! This handy little guide begins by discussing what Wicca is - including its origins and core beliefs. One thing that surprised me is how… Continue reading Seasons of Wicca -Ambrosia Hawthorn

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Big Thinkers and Big Ideas – Sharon Kaye

Philosophy is both fun and good for your brain. By thinking about deep questions, anyone, including you, can be a philosopher. Philosophy often gets a bad rap among kids as something that's long, boring and useless. But it's not. True, discussion takes longer than just memorizing whatever your teacher says, but the time is well spent. This… Continue reading Big Thinkers and Big Ideas – Sharon Kaye

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The Beginner’s Guide to Runes – Josh Simonds

★★★ ½ By studying the lore and mythology of the ancient Norse people, we not only learn of the origin of the runes, but we also discover the gods and creatures that brought them to us... Ancient runes have been a popular source of divination and connection to Norse mythology for movies and books. This little guide… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Runes – Josh Simonds

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Herb Magic – Patti Wigington

★★★★★ Herb magic, also known as magical herbalism, is one of the oldest known forms of sympathetic magic, found in forklore all over the world. This absolutely gorgeous little handbook focuses all about the various herbs and their impacts in history (and on the modern world). The book begins by going into what Magical Herbalism is - the… Continue reading Herb Magic – Patti Wigington

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The Beginner’s Guide to Canning – Diane Devereaux

★★★★ ½ Welcome to the fun, delicious world of home canning and preserving. Ahhh...Ever since reading my Laura Ingalls Wilder books and Anne of Green Gables...I've wanted to get into canning. Reading about those characters eating their homemade preserves and jams made me intensely jealous. So, when I saw this gorgeous little how-to book up for review...I… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Canning – Diane Devereaux

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Essential Seafood Cookbook – Terri Dien

★★★★ Seafood cookbooks can be intimidating but this one, dedicated to the home chef, is sophisticated yet unpretentious, and very rewarding. I'm definitely one of those people who LOVE trying new recipes and yet...I'm always shying away from the scary ones - like fancy fish. So, when I saw this books was up for review - I… Continue reading Essential Seafood Cookbook – Terri Dien

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The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy – Sarah Durn

★★★ ½ Alchemists, even today, are often misrepresented as kooky, Merlin-like sorcerers. It's an association that bears some truth, though... Alchemy is often referred to as the precursor to chemistry and has been a source of fascination and intrigue for hundreds of years. Turning lead into gold was certainly a piece of the alchemical puzzle, and a… Continue reading The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy – Sarah Durn

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Paganism for Beginners – Althaea Sebastiani

June's Reading Vlog Video is up! Click the link to see where this one ranks (along with all my other June books! The Written Review ★★★★ Today, members of the Pagan movement can be found on nearly every contienent and practice a Paganism that is rich and vibrant. If you've ever been curious about Paganism - both… Continue reading Paganism for Beginners – Althaea Sebastiani

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Family Cookbook Recipe Journal – Rockridge Press

This is a customizable book. So, this review will be a little different from usual...mostly cause there's so little to this book. It does not include predetermined recipe sections for breakfast, appetizers, entrees, and so on. You choose the categories you'd like to include. This is a completely (and utterly) blank family cookbook. Everything that goes into it… Continue reading Family Cookbook Recipe Journal – Rockridge Press