I enjoyed reading this book. I definitely feel like i can re read it over and over again. I highly recommend this book. It is well worth the read and a wonderful book.
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjurings by Maria DeBlassie is a book designed to get you thinking in a different way.
This book is one that was written in a different style to that which I am used to reading and I found that refreshing. I loved that the book was almost in nice little bite sized chunks for you. For myself, running around after a one year old, it made it so much easier to read. I could pick it up and put it down easily, falling straight back into the authors rhythm every time I did. It really helps you to reflect on your everyday life and news ways of thinking about things.
This is honestly the type of book that I never thought I would read but I am so glad I did. Brilliant from start to finish I would highly recommend everyone give this book a go!
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie is a collection of short musings from the author. She embraces the everyday things in life and brings that to her readers. This is a book that can be read a chapter at a time or all at one time. I like the author mentions things that we might take for granted and bring enchantment to them. She also is relatable. I read this during my lunches during a stressful week at work. I went back after lunch with a renewed sense of spirit and was able to finish my work day in a better mood and able to look at the little things differently.
Review by @sherimichelle1
I’m not sure I knew what I exactly I expected to find in these pages. What I do know is that I found this book from DeBlassie to be charming. This book’s delivery is different than most, being written in a way that I found myself appreciating the words and the intent behind them. The stream of consciousness found in these pages was easy to follow and appreciate but will find me rereading them to enjoy them again. Very well done. Something I will definitely recommend to others.
Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
This is the perfect companion book for the person who loves to get lost in nature. Finding joy and peace can be difficult in this day and age but one of my favorite activities is sitting on my porch with a cup of coffee in the morning and just listening. The serenity I can find for a few moments in the silence of the early morning is exactly the kind of thing this book is about. You don’t need to participate in any particular religion or lack thereof to appreciate what Maria DeBlassie has put together. While her particular flavor is Southwest USA, anyone from anywhere can gain perspective or at least find instances to appreciate the magic in everyday life.
The only thing I dislike about this book is Maria’s view of the myth of Persephone. I know it’s a weird thing to pick out and it’s only like one sentence in the entire book but it is literally the only thing I didn’t enjoy.
Everyday Enchantments is a collection of essays that remind the reader how to experience connection to life in everyday moments. I love the way the author has woven the words in this book, definitely a lot of magic in there! A few of my favorite essays from the book are: On Synchronicity, On Dreaming Deeply, Descending into the Underworld, and A Conversation with Coyote. This would make a great daily devotional type of book. My first reading of this book was on the Kindle, but I am definitely going to get a hard copy!!!!!
Maria F DeBlassie’s Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings is a different spin on a book that has you step back, picture your life, how you are interacting, and finding yourself. This book inviting a relaxing read and reflections made by the author. In no way is this a directional book on how to take your life, but it was a fresh breath of air that makes you want to shift how you may view particular things as they impact your life. I found that this author did a fine job in portraying their thoughts and beliefs in a way that comes across as inspiring, possibly spiritual in certain ways, but overall finding wellness within.
Reviewed by @hbahm
Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie
This sounded like a woman writing in her journal. The boom to me seemed like someone giving thanks for all they have been going through and what is to come. The main focus was finding the brighter things in life. To turn a awful situation into something positive. It’s to look in front of you instead of behind you. To take the ordinary and make something extraordinary.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89
Everyday Enchantments: Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjurings by Maria F. DeBlassie
4 out of 5 stars
This book is a grown up version of the chicken noodle soup series. Too often do we just skip over the joy of the small things in life, but this author has written a collection of essays that takes part in those joys. This book was an invitation to sit back, read and relax. Many times I am rushing to get to the conclusion of the book, but this one, it was such an smooth, easy read that you felt wrapped inside the book and within the stories. You get a real understanding of this author, Her feelings, her emotions, wants and desires. She doesn’t impart her opinion on you, nor does she try to pass judgment. She just is, and she lets things be, and other times, with a bit of sage, she does some mass cleaning. I loved this book. This is not my normal genre, but I think I have found a new favorite.
Reviewed by @kgregory
Everyday Enchantments : Musings on Ordinary Magic & Daily Conjourings By Maria F. DeBlassie is book that I truly enjoyed reading. It made me stop and think how we tend to take things for granted and sometimes we don’t realize we’re doing it.Reading these stories also made me realize life is to short we need to slow down and enjoy life more.Very inspirational and I’m definitely going to be making some changes. I most definitely recommend this book.i look forward to reading more from this Author.