Three centuries, yet still binding. She isn't here anymore, at the plaque, or on the patterned floor. Binding which need not have been done before...
Following on from my 'All Kinds of Fur' post, I did some more research into witchlike princesses. I made a poll on Twitter asking people which they would prefer to be. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of witch, with the strongest reason having magical powers. Some also specified they would like to be a 'good' witch.... Continue Reading →
This essay was my final project for The Carterhaugh School of Folklore and the Fantastic's witches in folklore and literature course, delivered by Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman. The course was extremely informative and fun, and a great opportunity to share ideas with like-minded people. I highly recommend keeping an eye out for their future courses. Credit to Sara and... Continue Reading →
When I finished this book, I put it down and thought 'well, that was pretty good.' It wasn't until I started making notes for this review that I realised exactly how good. Honestly, I can't think of much wrong with it at all. The Witch of Salt & Storm is about a sixteen-year-old girl, Avery... Continue Reading →
I finished reading The Daylight Gate by Jeanette Winterson yesterday, and whilst it's not an entirely pleasant book I enjoyed it (by 'not entirely pleasant' I mean that it's pretty gruesome & disturbing in places, with frequent mentions of rape, death, and torture. But then it is a historic horror novel, so they're not out... Continue Reading →
For some reason, when I edited my blog this review disappeared. Can't have that, since it's my favourite book EVER. And I mean EVER EVER EVER, out of ALL THE BOOKS. EVER. So, I've written this new review. Which is actually borderline incoherent gushing about witches and Scotland and all of the awesomeness that this book has.... Continue Reading →