Avon Van Hassel

Building Worlds and Filling Them With Magic

It’s been quite some time since my last blog post, and while I feel a little bad for setting my blog on the back burner, I’m heartened by knowing that the reason for my absence was due to a big event in my life.

As you’ll recall from my 6 previous Reading Nook posts, I’m doing the ’12 Meses, 12 Libros’ Challenge. This month’s topic was a book from a genre I’d never read before, I chose travel, and went with the #1 recommendation from people who have opinions: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.

Treasure Island is a classic for a reason. It has so much: high seas adventure, salty sailor talk, sailing ship vocabulary, a desert island, buried treasure, even a talking parrot. SO MANY pirate story tropes come from this book, the creativity boggles the mind. You all know Long John Silver already, the sea cook with the peg leg who is charismatic, charming, and treacherous. There’s also the good doctor, the hot-headed country squire, and the innocent widowed-innkeeper’s-son-turned-cabin-boy-in-search-of-adventure, Jim Hawkins.

What programmes and apps I use to do what I do

You know about Magic Beans and Golden, and I’ve introduce you to Gaslamp. So you might be thinking that’s all I’ve got cooking, but you’d be so wrong. Here are my other current and ongoing projects.

Jane Austen's World

This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic.

countryhousereader

Country House History - people and places

Underflow

Prayers to the Gods of Olympus

The Forest Witch

Polytheist Witch & Tea Brewer

GLOW RECIPE

Natural Korean beauty, hand-picked with love

Hearth Witchcraft

HOME IS WHERE THE 'CRAFT IS

carnobodua.wordpress.com/

Viewpoints of a Gaulish Polytheist

Gather Victoria

ANCESTRAL FOOD. MAGICAL COOKERY. SEASONAL CELEBRATION.

Colonies, Ships, and Pirates

Concerning History in the Atlantic World, 1680-1740

The Old Shelter

Sarah Zama's Author Blog - Fantasy fiction set in the 1920s

Dun Brython

A Brythonic Polytheist Blog

Words That Burn Like Fire

Welcome to the Adventure

The Druid's Garden

Spiritual Journeys in Tending the Land, Permaculture, Wildcrafting, and Regenerative Living

Jacob Devlin

Young Adult/Middle Grade Fantasy Novelist

omnomnomdeplumeblog

A blog about writing, food, witchcraft, and science.

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