Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman.

I’m happy to report that my re-read of Gods Behaving Badly was a good one. I’d mentioned that I was concerned I wouldn’t enjoy it as much this time around, but I’m happy to say it has mostly held up. It would’ve made a great series, and I’m sorry that the author never pursued that route.

I’m now moving on to Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. This is one of the rare cases where I’ve seen the movie before reading the book. Since I love the movie, however, I’m really excited to finally be getting to the book.

Have you read Practical Magic and/or watched the movie? What did you think? Share in the comments…


Aspasía S. Bissas

(PS: In other news, I got my second covid shot. Who would have thought that something like a vaccine would be cause for celebration in our lifetimes? But then again, who would’ve thought we’d be going into year 2 of a pandemic? We owe a debt of gratitude to all the researchers and scientists– and volunteer test subjects– who worked so hard to get us a vaccine as quickly as they did. And also to everyone stepping up and getting the vaccine. Being vaccinated not only stops the spread and protects those who legitimately can’t get vaccinated, but it also prevents new variants.)

9 Replies to “Currently Reading”

  1. Welcome to the “Double Jabbed” club! I know there are people out there who are suspicious because the vaccine came out quickly, but I heard on the radio that this is what happens once the medicinal red tape gets taken away: things get done! So congratulations!

    Only ever saw the film and that was in my 20s. I remember being a little bothered by the rest of the Witch Community “Coming Out” when the sisters were in real danger and thinking “ What? The rest of you were doing here the whole f@£&#*g time!?” To be honest, I might not have remembered it properly and possibly misunderstood the context. I’d have to watch it again to give a fairer assessment.

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    1. I love the British term “jab”– it makes it sound fun (maybe that’s just me lol). Yes– the reason the vaccines came out so quickly was because red tape was cut, not anything related to safety. People don’t (or don’t want to) understand this. Pretty sweet club, though 🙂

      I think you might be remembering that scene a little wrong. The other women were just women in town (not part of the witch community) who always feared the Owenses. But once they realized there was nothing to fear, and that the Owens women were going through something they could all relate to (a really terrible breakup), then they all bonded and allowed themselves to set their witch sides free (because “all women have a little witch in them”). Watch it again– I think you might like it more this time 🙂

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      1. I guess it does, actually!

        Thank you, yes it is something I’ll admittedly need to see again to be sure! Just goes to show that memory is indeed a fallible thing.

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      2. I’m watching a lot of music reaction videos these days, where people listen and react to songs they’ve never heard. I’m surprised that it’s giving me a whole new perspective on some songs and artists, and a new appreciation, as well. Now I’m tempted to go back and watch movies I didn’t care for originally, to see if my perspective might have changed on those too. (Conversely, I’m a little scared to go back and re-watch movies I used to enjoy!)

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      3. Generally, I’ve found the movies I used to love when I was younger are still awesome. I think it’s part nostalgia and also a testament to the storytelling of those films. Even though there might be elements that aren’t applicable by modern standards, I think there’s a reason the ‘classics’ stand out.

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