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My sodding goodreads replacement (maybe)

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Currently reading

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World
David Abram
Pantheism: A Non-Theistic Concept of Deity
Michael P. Levine
Wicked Enchantments: The Pendle Witches and Their Magic
Joyce Froome
Today
July
17
September 2013
21
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Ahaha I just remembered this was my favourite book for a while back when I was 8. I don't remember much about the book's qual...
Antz - Ellen Weiss;Todd Alcott
September 2013
13
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There I was needing to while away the night when, after googling pantheism for a while, I stumbled upon the word "panpsychism...
Panpsychism: The Philosophy of the Sensuous Cosmos - Peter Ells
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September 2013
12
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After reading some reviews of this book before I borrowed it, I was prepared to be slightly put off by gushing prose and "pre...
Journey of the Universe - Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker
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September 2013
03
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What a grimy, unpleasant book. Excuse me while I dramatically wash my hands of it now that I'm done with it.Okay. So. The Sca...
The scarecrow: A novel - Ronald Hugh Morrieson
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August 2013
28
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Really good read. Definitely will require multiple read-throughs to let each chapter sink in, though. This is the only versio...
Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching - Laozi, Jerome P. Seaton, Ursula K. Le Guin
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August 2013
23
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Love love loved it. Not all of it; the end kind of fell flat, I thought. Everything else was great. So great. The characters ...
We Have Always Lived In The Castle - Shirley Jackson
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August 2013
12
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Jesus Christ. I've never had such a nauseous reading experience. This is a horror book, there's no other way I can think of i...
Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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August 2013
01
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It was like listening to a great grandma wax on about the past, but not without a compassionate eye for the injustices experi...
Old Days Old Ways: A Book of Recollections - Mary Cameron Gilmore
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July 2013
18
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July 2013
07
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What a sad little story. Not the tear-jerking kind of sad, but that uncomfortable, needling kind of sad that I can sense is g...
The Well - Elizabeth Jolley
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July 2013
03
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Really fascinating overall. While I can't fault Owen Davies' thoroughness, I do think the book could have been formatted a li...
Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History - Owen Davies
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June 2013
23
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May 2013
23
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May 2013
20
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May 2013
4
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May 2013
3
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April 2013
08
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Turns out people were pretty cool with drinking snail tea back then. Also, ducks breath cures thrush. You couldn't make this ...
Bill Wannan's folk medicine: A miscellany of old cures and remedies, superstitions, and old wives' tales, having particular reference to Australia and the British Isles - Bill Wannan
finished reading:
April 2013
07
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3.5 stars. Quick and interesting read, but old and likely outdated. I wouldn't put it on a "must read" list, but wouldn't enc...
Witchcraft In England - Christina Hole
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March 2013
25
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"Six days and seven nights I wept for him, I would not give him up for burial, Until a worm fell out of his nose." Ancient ...
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Norton Critical Editions) - Benjamin R. Foster, Anonymous
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March 2013
22
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For a tarot deck/book touted as a "brilliant introduction", I found it a poor choice for a first deck and wouldn't recommend ...
Tarot (Book and Cards) - Jonathan Dee
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A really nice deck, one that definitely lives up to its reputation of being both cute and creepy. I bought it because I wante...
Tarot of the Magical Forest - Leo Tang