It is sadly getting more and more rare that I find a series out there that I can’t put down. Having read a decent amount of fantasy and science fiction novels (see attached picture of my library thus far) I sometimes get excited about a new novel only to be bored by their predictability and similarities with other novels I have already read. But The All Souls Trilogy was a series by Deborah Harkness (no relation to our Arthur that I know of) that restored my faith in the fantasy novel. I want to give you a brief background on why I truly think this series is worth losing sleep over if you have not read it already.
Sorry folks, I don’t have a creature comforts post for you today, but I do have a review of one of the latest retired seasons of Vampire Diaries, which is certainly a show full of creatures. Yes I am a little embarrassed to admit that I fell for Vampire Diaries. But as my previous posts on the show have discussed, it really has a fun backstory with long-lived vampires, witches, and werewolves. It even has vampire-werewolf hybrids! So I could easily drown out the obnoxious love triangle between Stefan, Elena, and Damon. That is until this season. Continue forward for a spoiler-laden update on the most recently retired Vampire Diaries season.
Your Weekend Creature Comforts: Installment Three Of Our Classic Halloween Creatures Brings You The Witch
“I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too!” Ahh, the witch. Writing about this humanesque haunted villain makes me feel all nostalgic and fuzzy inside. Afterall, while witches can be of the male persuasion in some depictions, this monster is traditionally a member of the sisterhood. And while adolescent men might go through a more Salinger-inspired development, I think it is a rite of passage that most teenage girls will at one point experiment with witchcraft or Wiccan studies. Along with the smell of apple cider donuts, pumpkin pie, and freshly dead leaves, autumn also bring us images of spooky black pointed hats, green warty noses, and bubbling cauldrons. The witch is your perfect feminine representation of Halloween, and I just love her diabolical ways.