Tag Archives: tarot

Wink Poppy Midnight, by April Genevieve Tucholke

I’m not going to summarize this book. Even a small summary would provide spoilers. The book jacket is extremely vague on purpose. The GoodReads summary provides a little more, but even then, I’d be a bit wary. Read it if … Continue reading

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So Many Books, So Little Time

Recently, I was out driving, listening to music, when a little light-bulb popped up over my head. I’ve had an idea in my head for a novel for probably a decade now, just the rough bones, no real development. It’s … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday #18: One Word

It’s been a long, hard year for my health, both physical and mental. Over the last year, I’ve moved across the country, been diagnosed with PTSD, dealt with family problems and others’ diagnoses, struggled to find the right medicines and doctors, … Continue reading

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The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot, by Maggie Stiefvater

Subtitled: Illuminating the Prophecy [Before starting this review, let me clear up a few misconceptions about tarot. Tarot is not magic. It does not tell the future. It is not anti-Christian or some form of devilry. It is not a … Continue reading

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October Tarot

At the beginning of every month, I do a tarot spread. I don’t view tarot as a future-reading device, but more of a way to sort out the thoughts I’ve been turning over. Sometimes I ask a more specific question, … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Bountiful

That’s a new coffee mug I’m holding, one of many wonderful things I received this week. Cool story: The San Antonio Public Library system has summer reading programs every summer. I didn’t know until recently that there was not just … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – On November

Every year, right at the end of December, I draw a tarot spread for my upcoming year. It’s a simple spread, one card for each month. I do this mostly in jest, as I’m not a huge believer in the … Continue reading

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The Dream Thieves, by Maggie Stiefvater (audio)

This review will necessarily contain spoilers for the first book in the series, The Raven Boys. It will unnecessarily contain minor spoilers from The Dream Thieves. Ronan Lynch has a secret. He can remove things from his dreams, taking them … Continue reading

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The Tarot Cafe (series), by Sang-Sun Park

I don’t read a lot of manga. I’ve tried a few in the past and they didn’t appeal to me, artistically, plus I had a hard time following the plots. So I’m not sure why, on my first trip to … Continue reading

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On My Skin, These Words I Write

Note: Originally posted on Boston Blooming. I got my first tattoo on 7/12/13. It’s an infinity sign on my wrist, modeled after the halo on the STRENGTH card in the Rider-Waite tarot deck. The tattoo was triply significant to me. First, I’d … Continue reading

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