pjvj (pjvj) wrote,

50 Book Challenge 2005

#13 --- Ooooooo lucky number 13! Not so lucky for me, however. Do. not. waste. your. money. Seriously.

"Rootwork - Using the folk magick of black America for love, money, and success" by Tayannah Lee McQuillar

Not to be repetive for the 2 of you who read my entries and replies, but this book held next to *no* new information. I don't know why I bought it - I believe it was based on the reader reviews. Problem is, you never know what level of knowledge those readers are coming from. Think of the "wicca 101" book that makes you cringe because you picked it up with high expections (maybe the cover had good artwork, this one did) and page after page after page was filled with only words and not a new thought to be found. Perhaps if you're completely new to all concepts of magic, herbs, stones and their uses it is packed full of info. Naw, it's not. It is only 137 pages including the bibliography (4 cites in that), the glossary of tems takes up a page. The font is large and well spread. It took me between 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 1/2 hours to read this. Yeah, I'm a fast reader, but an interesting read will slow me down. This did not.~~sigh~~

I'm beginning to think these books have little new to offer because of my studies of oils, herbs, and stones. They have info, but it's the same I already have and the sources I have now are more thorough. I haven't learned it all by a many years shot, but do I really need more sources of the same, yet severely truncated information? I think not.

This book had some spells that made me laugh in their creativity, same as the Haskins book did. (And the Haskins book is looking a helluva lot better right now.) If you want to do divination via playing cards it lists the cards and their meanings, but I'm guessing you can find the same info on the 'net and save your $10 you'd spend on this book and put it towards mojo bag ingredients.
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