I am fascinated with Tarot and have been for years. I own several tarot decks and have reads tons of books. Some of the books I have read have been more like a text book, others were written so hard no one could actually understand them. This book on the other hand was very simple to read and understand. I love the easy to follow directions. I love how this book is also to the point while adding some life experience and even a little humor. I love that this book was written by a person who has actually used tarot cards and has come up with the simple to follow ways of the book. A lot of books just seem to be written by someone who has never picked up a card much less used them.
This is one of those books you want to keep around as well. A refresher is always a good thing when working with tarot cards since most of us do not use them on a daily basis.
I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.
Destined by Gail Cleaire
Wasn't sure I was going to like this book but loved the writing style of another of the author's books.
A bit out of my comfort zone as I know nothing about Tarot cards and the fortune tellers but enjoy reading and learning.
What I loved about this book was Emily who is trying to be strong and powerful walks away from a job where they want her to do things she really wasn't hired for. Bravo for just walking out the door.
Which leads her to more job interviews where she comes across a curio shop and is hired on sight. Henry and her seem to have a bond through visions and other events although they've never met.
She's now the manager and in charge of getting the rooms in shape so they can open the shop or rare and antique things to be sold. She goes above and beyond while meeting his other clients and associates.
Love that she is able to help others in need and works with others she doesn't get along with to benefit the shop. Love the festival of sorts as the whole community work together in that feat and many other things to help one another make a success of their businesses.
Like clash of some as they do come together. Especially love the discussions of different kinds of power and are able to implement them and that the discussions are so today concerns of climate changes.
There are so many the book follows, male love interests, shop owners and their families and the spirit world. Didn't care for sex scenes, seemed to be a bit rushed and not that deep of a relationship.
Love how each chapter starts out with a step or symbol and it's described in words that you can use in today's world although they may not have been in the original 1700's tarot card decks (the way I understand it).
Received this book from the author and this is my honest review.
With illustrations in the French/Belgian “bande dessinée” tradition, colourful and detailed, this collection tells a series of wordless stories taking place in fantasy landscapes with fantastic creatures, extravagantly clothed.
A feast for the eyes, this is thoroughly recommended to all lovers of excellent artwork.
The last of my pop-up book splurge, Mega Beasts is almost every bit as good as the Dinosaurs edition created by the same pop up artist team.
The same incredible level of paper art, the same solid writing; my only complaint is sometimes the spectacular paper art actually blocks the text, making it difficult to read without some maneuvering. Otherwise, an awesome example of its kind.
Once again, MT provided a hand (or two) for the picture taking portion of this review:
King Kong wasn't just a myth y'all!
It was depressing to learn just how many creatures lived for ages without natural predators... until man came along.
My personal favourite spread. Of course. :)