Book Club (Read With Me!)

I eat books. Sometimes several books at a time. When I was a kid, I lived in the library at my schools. In junior high the school librarian, in an effort to keep up with my voracious reading habits just handed me the book catalog and a pen so I could order what I wanted. It was heaven. Eventually this turned into working at the public library in the summers. My books are the first thing I pack when I move and the first thing I unpack when we arrive where we are going. They make me feel settled, like all my best friends are hanging out. Learning Is food for me and learning comes in many forms, sometimes it’s a story about kids learning magic, sometimes it’s a text. All knowledge is worth having. I think my superhero talent would be knowing things, my brain is packed with randomness and stories. It’s crowded and sometimes convoluted in here but it’s how I’m happiest.

These are what I’m eating currently and some of my best friends to share.

If you’ve got a suggestion for something you think I’d enjoy, send me a note through the contact page, I love making new friends.

Mwah. TKW

2019

2018 was crazy, tons of ups and downs and, thankfully, some positive movement toward our goals. so far we are on track for our goals and I’m both overwhelmed and thrilled to realize that. Personal & business development are still a big focus for this year but I’m mixing in spiritual development, spending more time meditating and cultivating my other practices, my reading list will reflect that.

  • High Magick: A Guide To The Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life On Death Row by Damien Echols
  • Mother Night: Myths, Stories, and Teachings for Learning To See In The Dark by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Seeing In The Dark: Myths and Stories to Reclaim the Buried, Knowing Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Theatre of the Imagination by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Joyous Body: Myths and Stories of the Wise Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft by Laura Tempest Zakroff
  • Grain Brain by Dr. Perlmutter
  • The House Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • The Witch’s Book of Self-Care by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
  • Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing The Mystical Energy of the Moon by Diane Ahlquist
  • The Illustrated Herbiary: Guidance and Ritual from 36 Bewitching Botanicals by Maia Toll
  • Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic. by Lisa Lister
  • Modern Magick: Twelve Lessons In The High Magickal Arts by Donald Michael Kraig
  • Go-Givers Sell More by Bob Burg
  • The Go-Giver Leader: A Story About What Matters Most In Business by Bob Burg
  • Conscious Living Finding Joy In The Real World by Gay Hendricks PhD
  • The Joy of Genius: The Next Step Beyond The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks PhD
  • The Sisters by Dervla McTiernan
  • The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
  • The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan
  • Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
  • The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  • The Monster Under the Bed: Uncovering the Lie That Drives Us by Kim Fiske
  • The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen
  • The End of Temperence Dare by Wendy Webb
  • The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
  • The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb
  • Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb
  • The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb
  • Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
  • Ain’t She A Peach by Molly Harper
  • Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper
  • Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck by Molly Harper
  • Peachy Flippin’ Keen by Molly Harper
  • The Mystery of Alice by Lee Bacon

2018

Kicking off 2018 with a goal of major personal and business development. I finally have clued into the fact that the more you work on yourself, the more likely you are to succeed at everything else. So this is my personal growth catalog so far, stick with me this year as I work through my 6 books a month goal. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some serious paradigm shifting over here.

  • Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways To Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done In Less Time by Brian Tracy
  • 108 Pearls To Awaken Your Healing Potential: A Cardiologist Translates The Science of Health and Healing Into Practice by Mimi Guarneri, M.D.
  • Ask And It Is Given, Volume 1: The Law of Attraction by Esther & Jerry Hicks
  • Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be The Root Cause Of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps To Cure It by Mark Hyman
  • Mixing Essential Oils For Magic: Aromatic Alchemy for Personal Blends by Sandra Kynes
  • Lucy Libido Says… “There’s An Oil For That!” by Lucy Libido
  • The Art of Blending with Essential Oils Booklet by Debra Raybern
  • High Performance Habits by Brendan Burchard
  • The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8am) by Hal Elrod
  • Think And Grow Rich For Women by Sharon Lechter
  • Get Over Your Damn Self: The No BS Blueprint to Building a Life-Changing Business by Romi Neustadt
  • Now You Know: Why Some Succeed and Others Fail Using The Same System by Ryan Chamberlain
  • Mach 2: The Art of Vision And Self-Motivation by Richard Bliss Brooks
  • Kick Ass With Mel Robbins: Life Changing Advice From The Author of “The 5 Second Rule”
  • The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins

2017

So the theme for 2017 has morphed from reading for the pleasure of it to reading for personal and professional development. I have a few gigs and own more than one business and I’m digging deep into learning what I need to make it all grow abundantly.

Some Of My Favorites

(In no particular order)

Audiobooks

I spend a lot of time in the car (I do live in LA) which means that I listen to a lot of audio-books (the radio rarely plays what I want to hear and the rest of the time they are babbling on about things that I don’t find entertaining). I made the mistake, while Cyndi was in the hospital, of downloading audio-books on ITunes. The issue is that you only get to download them once on one device. If you delete it, it’s gone forever. LAME. Then I found audible, it has a monthly membership which lowers the initial cost of many of their books (the average price on ITunes is approx $30 a book for an unabridged copy) and you can download on several devices as many times as you want. Since I often listen to a book more than once and there is only so much space on my phone this is ideal. They have regular sales, their pricing is better than average on normal days and as good as less than half the going rate on sale days. They also give you a free book every month. Genius.

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