Hi all, I'm Jo, a children's bookseller, blogger, and eclectic witch from London, UK.
I adore writing letters to my pen pals, and it's the letter that is most important to me. While I'm quite creative, I like to be brilliant at things straight away, and lose motivation if I can't complete something quickly. Writing is my creative outlet of choice, but I also quite like small cross stitch projects. I'm also into collaging, and I've started trying to create pretty envelopes, but I'm new to it. Happy Mail isn't going to be quite for me, though; it takes too long, and I end up losing interest.
I'm an avid reader and love YA and fantasy. Right now, I'm really loving beautifully written, atmospheric magic realism, like Moira Fowley-Doyle's books. I'm a massive fan of Laini Taylor, Heidi Heilig, Robin Hobb, and David Eddings, and I also love retellings, especially fairy tale retellings. I'm also especially loving non-fic on witchcraft and the occult. Send me book receommendations, I love them!
FOR THE TPC: SPELL JAR SWAP 2
I would love a spell jar for one of the following:
I would prefer to be surprised by my spell jar when it arrives. Thank you!
When it comes to witchcraft, I'm exploring sea/water witchcraft, word craft (magic as writing), and whimsy (using everyday objects in magic through a whimsical lens, and finding inspiration in fairy tales and nursery rhymes).
I'm new to Goddess worship, and learning all a can, with a specific focus on love goddesses, particularly Aphrodite.
I'm in love with anything to do with the Moon, aesthetically and magically speaking. But not so much with goal setting for each cycle. I'm not a goal oriented person.
Things I like around...
Tarot & Oracle Decks:
For the TPC: Book Swap - Fantasy
Some of my favourites are as follows.
I didn't like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or Priory of the Orange Tree.
I didn't like Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin, Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson, The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge, The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton, and A Room Away From the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma.
I didn't like A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland.
Fairy Tale Retellings:
My favourite fairy tale is The Little Mermaid.
I didn't like In the Vanishers' Palace by Aliette de Bodard, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Criag, Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly, The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill, The Beast's Heart by Leife Shallcross