Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
If you want more intricate, literary fantasy, try these next…
Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake for an elaborate and bizarre gothic epic
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a dark fairy tale
The Magicians by Lev Grossman for a melancholy urban fantasy
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for superb YA world building
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is one of my top 10 favorite books. I didn’t like Lev Grossman’s The Magicians but I’ll check out the other recommendations.
Maya Angelou has a similar quote where she also believes words are things of power. They can stick to the walls of your home so be conscious of what you speak and allow to be spoken in your sacred space & presence.
Star light. Star bright. First star I see tonight…
Mister Nelson Mandela for beeing such a great and wonderful idol to the world. Showing that unity is the key to freedom, that love is the greatest power and our heart is the biggest weapon. We are the masters of our fate and the captains of our souls. Thank you Nelson Mandela!
Toddler naps with his 2-month-old puppy every day.
Blogger Jessica Shyba and her family adopted an adorable 7-week-old mutt. They named him Theo. On his third day as part of their family, Theo joined Jessica and her toddler son Beau for afternoon snuggle time. Beau fell asleep and then so did Theo.The next day, he joined in the naptime ritual again. “And so began,” Shyba says, “the most organic and beautiful friendship I have ever witnessed.” Since then, every day Theo waits for Beau to fall asleep and then joins him for his two-hour snooze.
Tom Hiddleston - Yes we know he’s not a book
Last week we received the following request: "Could you recommend a book for Tom Hiddleston fans about a character similar to him?"
Well, we can certainly try….
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster for a gentleman hero determined to follow true love in the face of Edwardian-era social convention
The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung for A.J. Raffles, a Victorian gentleman and master thief, a sort of criminal cousin to Sherlock Holmes
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for a hero who conjures Tom’s charisma and complexity
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson for a hero who remains a true gentleman under exceptionally difficult circumstances
And if these don’t do it for you, why not listen to Tom reading classic poetry