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Patricia Rice
The Notorious Atherton, August 2013
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The Gillian Roberts are true treasures! I'm loving the ability to snatch up books I missed the first time around.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on What We're Reading: February at Word Wenches
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LOL, I love the dust bunny books and hadn't thought about them not harming me if I fall asleep. Hope you have time to smell the roses and get your energy back.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on What We're Reading: February at Word Wenches
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what an amazing selection, as always! I'm amazed at how you turn up so many new-to-me books. And how you condense them so beautifully... Off to open up my purse...
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on What We're Reading: February at Word Wenches
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oh cool, I wasn't aware of the new Charlaine series. I just looked it up. For those who want to find it, it's the Gunnie Rose series. Thanks!
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argh, I may lose all my readers should I dare to publish... G
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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I do love the connections to history and that you can recall all these details. Id forgotten that about the pins!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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Yes, I think Id put those catch phrases under the magic umbrella as well. Youre wishing away the evil! I can remember when people carried a rabbits foot for good luck, until everyone realized it wasnt very good luck for the poor rabbits!
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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I am so glad to hear you're weathering this storm while safe and warm! It's an awful time to be without electricity. I think the evil eye is meant to chase off bad luck. We got ours in Greece. Not sure where they can be bought here but sounds like Texas may need a few!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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yes, that's where I picked up my evil eye! Glad to know it works.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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yes, I've heard the penny, good luck part. I like the tails addition.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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Keep smiling and take care!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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I think my gardening operates much the same as meditation, but after a year of this...it's just hard. And as you know, I write the magic books because I do believe the world possesses energies that science isn't ready to accept. And when they get into Quantum theory... we get quite lost.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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Wow, Binnie, I always knew you were special but it sound as if you have a Finder's magic!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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I should look into the sign of the cross. I know what it means to the church, but is this another instance when they borrowed from the pagans and gave the sign a Christian meaning? I've not heard of pressing thumbs for luck, but I prefer the wards for good than the ones against evil. And yeah, we cross our fingers behind our back when we lie, too. Apparently there is powerful magic in fingers!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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the bottle trees always fascinated me. At one point, they were blue milk of magnesia bottles. I think these days, it just tends to be fun.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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or a pedantic nature!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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Oh I love that, especially since I tend to knock on the block of wood that's my head.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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You are so right, Sue, about the magic of the world we live in. And you are not mundane! Keeping people from hurting themselves is your particular magic.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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how very interesting about finger crossing! People are so fascinating that there's never any end to the fresh quirks I can steal for my characters.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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and now I must research what they might have done to witches back in the day if they knocked on wood!
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2021 on Apotropaic Magic Needed at Word Wenches
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How do you add a little magic to your life? Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at Word Wenches
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LOL, Jo, you win! Poetic koi top Mozart any day. And who needs a duke if we can chat with the Fae!
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with artificial trees, you can leave them lit for as long as it makes you happy! I totally get where youre coming from.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2021 on The Epiphany after Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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I love the idea of carrying Christmas through Ash Wednesday (although Puritan Americans would disapprove) but Im trying to imagine what decorations keep in an Australian summer!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2021 on The Epiphany after Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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good thought for next year!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2021 on The Epiphany after Twelfth Night at Word Wenches
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