38 thoughts on “Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

  1. “that makes you wonder if the author isn’t one of them too”…Haha, well, who knows? She just might be! I have never read anything by her, but after reading this I can’t help but be intrigued! I have always liked tales about witches, and here in Holland we have a small town where there were actually scales that weighed witches, back in superstitious times. (I went there once and there was even a possibility to determine if you were a witch yourself….)
    Eh…I’m getting a little of track here lol. Seriously though, this book does sound very cool, and as always your review is spellbinding. Yes, yes…pun intended! 😀

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    1. I remember visiting a location like that when over in Holland. I recall the scales, it was really interesting, though I was much younger at the time. I kept trying to get my mother on the scales. 🙂

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    2. Hahahah if only we could tell! I’d love to learn more about their secret arts and whatnot! 😉 I’ve only heard amazing things about her books though, especially her writing, and this one proves that it’s fantastic!

      Oh man, the history of witches over in your country is definitely intriguing. And those scales! I’ll definitely want to check those out for sure. I wonder if people camp those places in care it reveals a witch or something! 😮

      Thanks man for your kind words and for reading this review! I appreciate it! 😀

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      1. Haha, I don’t know if people are camping in those places, but it wouldn’t surprise me😂😂 Seriously though, it is a fun place to visit one day if you are ever in Holland again.It’s definitely worth it, and who knows…you might just meet some real witches 😂

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  2. I believe I heard of this series on the blogosphere but I’m unfamiliar with the books: this one, however, sounds like a fascinating tale because what you called “intergenerational journeys” always fascinate me, as does the theme of the Salem witch hunts. The fact that the books sounds more like historical fiction than anything else is another point in its favor. My TBR will need to make room for another book soon! 😉
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I was actually surprised by its historical fiction accent myself. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised, especially by her beautiful writing style that feels so immersive and detailed! It’s safe to say that she knows how to write and I hope to check out the rest of this series or more of her stuff in the future! Thanks for reading, Maddalena! 😀

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  3. This certainly sounds like one I’d like. Every year I say to myself that I’ll read one of Hoffman’s novels but have yet to do so. Still, I look forward to trying Practical Magic.

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  4. I just watched the movie Practical Magic and the story with the Owens family and the curse sounded so familiar. Afterwards, I realised my recognition came from reviews of this book. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. I’m still not at all sure if I’d enjoy these books. I keep hearing good things. Maybe it’s the movie that keeps me away, as I don’t recall being that into it. But I do like how so many folks really enjoy this series. That’s always a great thing.

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    1. I heard of the movie after reading this book and knowing that it was based on Alice Hoffman’s book saddens me hahah I think you should try to sample her writing in one of her books because it’s what really stands out the most in this one! Hopefully, you’ll discover a new author to check out soon enough. 😉 Thank you, as always, for reading and sharing your thoughts, Todd! 😀

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  6. I swear one day I will read her books as so many of my blogger friends recommend them to me! Grate review Lashaan and congrats for being “in” now LOL

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