The Language of Tarot: Guide to Reading the Cards

The Language of Tarot was written by a practicing tarot reader, Jeannie Reed, that broke down the meanings behind the cards based on a variety of questions that are possibly asked. Jeannie even spends time going over the good rituals to have in place, and what makes a bad tarot reader.

Guide to the Cards: Tarot for Beginners

Recently, I have been researching a story idea that had me looking into tarot. Tarot is a deck of cards that some are able to ascertain what the messages are hidden behind them. It intrigued me at how the people were able to pull messages from the images on the cards. The deck is filled with beautiful artwork no doubt, but what leads one card to symbolize one thing over another is unknown to me. I talked with other friends, but they also were unknowing. It seems odd that not many know how tarot works when it is a common medium for those connected to the spiritually in a nontraditional way. That is where this little gem comes in.

The Devil’s Highway: Immigrants’ Trials to Better Life

I think sometimes it is important to do something that humbles us. It reminds us of our own humanity needs. I was humble by reading the immigration story of a group of immigrants from Mexico to the United States called The Devil’s Highway.

Revisiting Pastry Love

Strawberries are the favorite berry of my dear friend. We will call him B. His poor birthday is in the middle of winter so not often he gets a cake that has his favorite berry. I wanted to give him a homemade present that was a strawberry cake for his birthday. I flipped through my cookbooks to find the perfect recipes. I found that recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks named Pastry Love.

Revisiting Perfect Finish

Perfect Finish was a cookbook gifted to me by my family, and had many wonderful recipes that satisfied our sweet tooth. I ended up reviewing on my blog, but I haven’t used it much recently as I have been trying to work my way through other cookbooks I have borrowed. I recently revisited this cookbook on my shelf unexpectedly. I was trying to find a recipe that used cranberries, which I consider a flavor of the holidays.

The Sun and Her Flowers: Feminine Poetry

It is a collection published under the title, The Sun and Her Flowers. Her style remains as distinctive as her first collection. She combines artistry of language with a bluntness of wisdom from life. Her line artwork even adds to the artistry within the pages.

Delicious Gifts: Red Pepper Chutney

I am the type of gift giver that tries to give personal gifts to friends and loved ones.  This is usually in the form of tasty treats like cookies or jam (see my family recipe here). However, some people do not like sweets. I also get tired of making the same recipes over and over again. 

I recently checked out Delicious Gifts by Jess McCloskey. It is a book filled with recipes for edible gifts that any amateur chef can complete.

Elements of Style: Grammar Handbook

Elements of Style was a book recommend by writer’s group as many writers in our group are getting close to finish their manuscript, and would need to start editing them. You can insert the sounds of groans here. It is a difficult thing to do, which is why this book was brought up. I checked it out from the local library out f curiosity and was surprised for many reasons.

Revisiting Italian Baker

Last year, I found this wonderful cookbook about Italian baking in my local library. It was called Italian Baker. I took a few of the recipes in this cook book and tried them out to see how well the recipes were written and if they were as tasty as I thought they could be. I was very happy and so was my belly. I was so happy to not only keep a copy of the recipes that I tried, but copied a few more recipes to try in the near future. With some free time recently, I revisited these recipes that I hadn’t tried yet and picked one to try out.

Aimless Love: Poetry for the Love of Poetry

Poetry is a love affair with literature. It is a game between language and imagery. Aimless Love by Billy Collins is a collection of poetry that is from a different moments of his writing