Book Review: The Circle Book One of The Sidhe by Cindy Cipriano
Uncategorized / December 22, 2013

ISBN 9781922200044 186 Pages Odyssey Books Children’s Fiction, Sci Fi & Fantasy I enjoyed this book even though it is considered a children’s book. Calum and his family are Sidhe. Before the book begins Calum’s cousin, Finley, disappeared while they were out playing. He wants to find Finley and bring him home. His mother owns and runs an old bookstore called Siopa Leabhar which is Gaelic for “shop of books.” The bookstore is unique in many ways. All along the book stacks are words written in Italian. Each saying is a faerie verse from the oldest Sidhe clans. One summer day he meets Laurel, a young girl wearing a necklace with another Sidhe clan symbol on it. Laurel’s family moved here because her brother went missing and they wanted to leave behind the pain in the old house. Calum and Laurel soon become good friends and spend the summer hanging out in the bookstore and telling stories. Laurel tells Calum about the day her brother disappeared. She saw a faerie boy take her brother into a faerie hill but gave her a fairy stone. This is what she wears around her neck. Before they return to school Calum’s other cousin,…

Book Review: Mind Body Home Transform Your Life One Room at a Time by Tisha Morris
Uncategorized / December 22, 2013

ISBN: 9780738736945264 PagesLlewellyn BooksAvailable December 2013Health, Mind & BodyI was very excited when I read the summary of this book. I have been interested in Feng Shui for a while and found a way to introduce it into my daily life. I began seeing my home from a different perspective. I am lucky and was able to build this house. We bought the lot, selected the builder, planned the layout of the rooms, and picked out the finishes. Without realizing it, my house is perfect for me.The book goes into detail about the connection between our homes and our bodies and minds. Each house is a reflection of its owners. The author talks about animals and the importance of them around the house. I have been dealing with frogs for quite a while and found that frogs are a sign of good fortune especially at the front door. On any given night when I walk outside there are at least three or four frogs.The book discusses the shape of the lot, driveway, and sidewalks in conjunction with the placement of the house. I did not realize the importance of blocking headlights from shining into windows. The headlights from cars are…