TBR: Books Jasmine Bought Part 1

I bought some books, which I mentioned in my podcast but I thought a TBR would be better for a blog post instead of podcast.

I love books, as I'm sure you do. For the past four or five months maybe more I've been exploring tarot🧞‍♀️ ✨and crystals💎✨ and witchcraft🔮✨ so I picked up Basic Witches by Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman, Instant Tarot by Monte Farmber & Amy Zerner, WTF Is Tarot?... & How Do I Do It by Bakara Wintner. 

I have four other Tarot books, so I really didn't need more but I guess I can't turn back now. I love all the books, all of them have helped me interpret the cards. I like the Instant Tarot book for quickies but most of the time I reach for Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea and The Ultimate Guide to Tarot by Liz Dean. 

I did, however, enjoy reading through WTF Is Tarot? I think Wintner's book gave me more confidence in myself and I enjoy her modern interpretations. I recommend totally. I also really love Biddy Tarot's Ultimate Guide because it's so in-depth.

I'm a little obsessed with Tarot these days, if you couldn't tell. 


Basic Witches was a pure aesthetic buy. I thumbed through the book and I love message but it didn't offer anything really practical or useful to me in my life. But having it in my hands makes me feel like a badass bitch. And that's worth every goddamn penny

I also bought A Book That Takes Its Time by Irene Smit and Astrid van der Hulst. It's a beautiful book and I've enjoyed reading and the activities in the book so far. I am totally the demographic for this book. The design, the illustrations, the little activities for journaling and post cards and beautiful moment little cards speak to the very core of my consumer experience. 

If you are into mindfulness and journaling and you don't want to pretend like you're going to be that person who colors in an adult coloring book I would say pick this one up and have a good ass time. 

The other two book purchases I made recently are fiction, Close my Eyes by Sophie McKenzie and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz, both of which I haven't read because there are four other fiction books waiting to be consumed by eyes and my mind and yet I haven't touched them because I found Zumbo's Just Desserts on Netflix and I invested several hours into nurturing that relationship.

I know Stephen King said we should read instead of watching television but to be fair they weren't airing Stranger Things when Mr. King wrote that. But he's still right

Anyway internet, these are words. I'll come back with a full review of Close my Eyes and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao when I finish them, which tbh at the rate I'm going it'll probably in 10 years. 

jkjkjkjk I'm going to try. My intention this Scorpio New Moon 🦂🌚🦂 is to be a better human/tarot reader/literate girl. 

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