Ostara: Rituals, Recipes & Lore for the Spring Equinox

Disclaimer: This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.

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Rating: ★★★★

Expected Published Date: 1/8/2015

I really liked the fact that this was not just a Wiccan book, and that it focused on Neo-Paganism views on the holiday as well.

I liked how some of the recipes were vegetarian friendly.

There was a little bit of everything for everyone.

I wish there was a bit more advanced information, I felt like I didn’t learn anything I didn’t read before or researched before.

I recommend this as a good starting place for new neo-pagans, since it feels like a compilation of information in one book.

Also, the cover is cute. It really stands out among other witchy books.

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Classical Feng Shui for Romance, Sex & Relationships: Design Your Living Space for Love, Harmony & Prosperity

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Should be Published on: 1/8/15

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Rating: ★★½

I am going to state right away that I do not know that much about Feng Shui, and this is my first book about the subject. I am still pretty skeptical.

I think Classical Feng Shui is for rich people, who can afford to design and build their own houses. They can afford to renovate their houses, they don’t necessarily live in apartments with no control over how the apartment is constructed. At least we get some tips/advice on how to fix the bad energy flow based on construction design errors if you can’t afford to do all those other things.

The author is an expert on her field and I give her props, but she has some quite out-dated views on gender and sexuality. She also references Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars book, and I’m like LOL No.

This might be relevant to you, but it wasn’t to me.

Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl

Rating: ★★★★

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This book was really good.

This book gave me lots of feels, and made me think of things that I haven’t thought in a long time.

I am going to be speaking about religion/spirituality and my own thoughts on it. Feel free to not read it, because I know that can be upsetting/triggering to people.

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Yoga

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Rating: ★★★★

This is a good basic guide to Yoga, including the spiritual aspects. Half of it focuses on the spiritual aspects (which I personally liked), and the other half focuses on the most basic and a few advanced asanas (poses). Also diagrams the Sun Salutation and Moon Salutation. This book also has some very useful tips and advice for beginners (and maybe for those more far along). Definite keeper. 😀

Clairvoyant Psychotherapy

Rating: ★★★

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Read: 10/19/14

Expected Publishing Day: 3/1/14

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There were a few things that I really disagreed with, but all-in-all, I think this will be useful to me.

Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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Reviewed: 6/22/14

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Recommended For: ummmm…this is awkward….

And now for the finishing move:

Shy Girl

Rating: ★★★★★

Book Read: 8/25/14

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Recommended For: Those who want F/F with angst and hot sex.

While this was not erotica, it gets pretty damn close to it. It was pretty hot in the heavily implied sex scenes. It was just yum.

The writing was on point, the plot was dark and angst-filled but done the way I like it. I think every queer* girl has dated or been with a girl like Shy. I have. LOL

Alta is my fantasy of butch women come to life. Just *drools*

UNF! and it was really hard to find a decent butch picture on google. I need to find my stash of hot butch pictures.

I love how this is a femme/butch dynamic story, so I can get the best of both worlds here. LOL

Basically want angst and hot sex and have it well-written? Read this book.