Thursday, January 5, 2012

Between the Covers - Book Review #7

Time for another book installment, folks! I've been reading a bunch on vacation, since I haven't been sleeping well. I have three picks for you.

1) My first pick is The Enchanted Cat by Ellen Dugan. Ms. Dugan has been a practicing hedgewitch for almost twenty years. Her book is user-friendly and written in an entertaining, conversational tone. The Enchanted Cat is specifically tailored to anyone looking to bring a little cat magic into his or her life or to deepen your relationship with your four-footed friends. I found this book practical and enjoyable and look forward to applying some of the spell work in my own home upon returning from vacation. I highly recommend this book to anyone who doesn't like a stuffy witch read, but wants to gain great knowledge.

2) My second pick is Clive Barker's Mister B. Gone. I don't know how this book slipped past me when it came out in 2007, but it did. This is the published memoir of Jakabok Botch, an unlucky demon with no real skills who is captured by human poachers. Mr. B., as his demon friend affectionately nicknames him, chronicles his adventures in our world above. This book is an entertaining read, but I don't find it to be the complex plot I've come to know and love from Mr. Barker, though I still recommend it. Just don't expect it to be a thick read like Imajica or Coldheart Canyon.

3) My last pick is Christopher Moore's Bite Me: A Love Story, a snarcastic novel of teenage Abby Normal with a quirky and lovable cast of vamps and other assorted characters. Chet, the vampire cat of San Francisco, has unleashed a vampire cat posse on the unknowing citizens of San Francisco bay area and Abby Normal and her friends are in a race against time to stop the feline rascals from spreading and rescue their own vampire friends from being hunted by a group of angry vamps. Just as witty and entertaining as always, this book is a must-read for any Moore fan, though it took a few chapters to get into for me. This is because the book is told from multiple characters' P.O.V. and Abby Normal's is an adjustment, since she is very much a product of teenage webspeak angst. LOL

4 comments:

Shah Wharton said...

Some good reads - bloody hell Nora - you read three books over Christmas. Wish I could read that fast. Hope you're feeling better?

PS: I now have an author blog as well as WordsinSync: http://shahwharton.blogspot.com/ X

Shah Wharton said...

I gave you an award! :) Check it out here X http://wordsinsync.blogspot.com/2012/01/new-shorter-weekend-creation-blog-hop.html

Susanne said...

I really wish I had more time to read, all of your recommendations seems very interesting. Sadly there are only 24 hours in a day and it becomes a matter of priorities i guess. Thank you so much for visiting and leaving such nice comments on my blog!

Nora Peevy said...

Shah, thanks for the award! I haven't been online since my shower accident. Hehehe. The blog has been neglected, but I am trying to remedy that today. I will also stop by and visit your author blog.

Susanne, yeah, I know. And I don't have time to read all I would like either! Imagine that! LOL You are welcome for the nice comments.