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More Than Mardi Gras – The Occult Underbelly of the Big Easy

Tuesday marked the end of Mardi Gras. Perhaps you've been or just witnessed it on the internet. Either way, you'll probably agree it's a spectacle. It also gives a glimpse into the the unusual, mystical city itself. In a way, Mardi Gras is the anthem of the musical opus of New Orleans.

Top 10 Tuesday: My Top 10 Quotes from Harry Potter Book 1 – The Sorcerer’s Stone

I am new to the Harry Potter-verse and just finished book 1 (Sorcerer's Stone). I successfully survived reading it without breaking any of my daughter's rules for reading her book. Therefore, to celebrate finishing the first book and kicking off my introduction into the world of Harry Potter, here are my Top 10 favorite quotes from the first book!

You Might Need to Be Psychic to Find a Psychic: My Search for a Tarot Reading

I wrote a book about witches (The Travelers) and it includes magic, prophecies, tarot readings and such.You know, the things witches are made of. As I wrote the book, I did a little bit of research on the internet regarding tarot cards and their meanings. Beyond that, I just used my imagination. Now, I'm working on book 2 of The Travelers and I want to take my research beyond the internet. What better way than to find a real tarot reader, right? Totally easy, right? Wrong.

Friday Night Fun: Me, A Guy Named Harry and Some Magic

Guess what I'm doing tonight? I'm starting on New Year's Resolution #1 - I'm starting the Harry Potter series.

Harry Potter Confessions from a YA Author and Reader

I have a confession, a reading-related confession. Prepare yourself to be shocked. I've never read the Harry Potter books. I know it seems crazy that a YA fantasy author and a lover of books has never read Harry Potter. (Please don't hold it against me.) So, I'm going to make a active choice now, my first New Year's Resolution - I will read the Harry Potter series...

Librarian Lisa Guest Blogs Again! An Airport Story: Ask Girls What They’re Reading Instead of What They’re Wearing (#BooksOverLooks)

A few weeks ago my family and I were in the airport, preparing for an overseas trip. In the waiting lounge, I said hello to a young girl, aged around 4 years old, who was waiting with her dad in the seating area. She was very social and immediately engaged with me. Right away, I asked her if she liked reading and what her favorite book was. She absolutely lit up! Her favorite book was Clara the Cookie Fairy and she had the book with her! We sat together for the next 15 minutes or so, reading this delightful and amazing book together. This experience reminded me of the inspiring and creative post below by Lisa Bloom from 2011. It’s an eye-opening approach to engaging a girl about her mind via books instead of what she’s wearing.

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