Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com. 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…

Cheers,

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.)

Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com, Terry Pratchett Eric, Discworld, Rincewind

I think this might be my last Terry Pratchett novel for a while. There are some authors, like Pratchett and Douglas Adams, that you have to be in the right mood to read, and I just haven’t been in that mood. There’s a good chance I’ll come back to Discworld, though, as I hate the thought of starting a series and not finishing it!

What are you reading these days? Share in the comments…

Cheers,

Aspasía S. Bissas

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Thought of the Day

Quote of the Day, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com. Quote, militant decency, anger, injustice, terry pratchett, anger is energy, make the world better, do the right thing.

I found this on Facebook and can relate. Anger isn’t inherently bad– it’s energy, and it can be focused and channelled into something good. Maybe we should stop wasting time feeling guilty about our anger or trying to suppress it, and work instead on turning that anger into something that makes the world better. What do you think? Share in the comments…

Cheers,

Aspasía S. Bissas

Currently Reading

Currently Reading, blog post by Aspasia S. Bissas, aspasiasbissas.com, The Confectioner's Exile, The Confectioner Chronicles, Claire Luana, magic, baking, intrigue

Fortunately, the last book I read (which is the third, and final one, in this series) was far better than the previous book. This works out because I still have a prequel to get through, and it’s much nicer to read a series when you’re actually, you know, enjoying it.

On a somewhat related note, I’ve been working steadily (if slowly) on my next novel, which will be a follow-up to Love Lies Bleeding. I’m pleased with the progress so far, and looking forward to sharing more updates (watch this space).

What are you reading (or writing) these days? Share in the comments…

Cheers,

Aspasía S. Bissas

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