flourish-blotts-the-bookstore-in-the-har

My Library

No... this isn't my library but I sure wish it was!  

It is Florish and Blots from the Harry Potter films

Typically when I meet a kindred soul I can sometimes overwhelm them with enthusiasm and over share all the things that I love.  It is akin to being caught in a glitter explosion and getting buried under titles of books, movies, articles, photos, stories, philosophy, spirituality psychic phenomena, clothes, cats, and, and, and...


In an effort to mitigate this I have listed below many of the things that excite me or have had an impact on me in some way.  This list is by no means complete; it is just a start on the twisted inner roadway of inspiration for my imagination. 


By explanation…

I like happy endings and happy stores.

I make no apologies for this.  I am profoundly influenced by visuals and involved stories and so I choose to only surround myself with happiness.  Life has had enough trials and tribulations for me without adding to them with disturbing fictional stories.  I am still traumatized by my grade school teacher’s reading of Old Yeller.  Therefore the stories I list below are beautiful, enchanting, quirky, or old-fashioned swashbuckling fun yarns.  If there is an exception to this I have put an asterisk by it.  Those few stories may be challenging, sad, somewhat graphic or slightly disturbing.  For me they have value either by their power, lessons or beauty.  I love them and so I have included them on my list.  Be warned however, they are not simply feel good stories.

Fantasy/Faerie/Magic

*Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring books

*Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

CS Lewis Books

All of Sarah Addison Allen’s books

*Discovery of Witches series by Deborah Harkness

All of Carolyn Turgeon’s books

Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Something Rich and Strange by Patricia A Mckillip

*Most of Alice Hoffman’s books especially Practical Magic and

         The Rules of Magic

Way of Wyrd by Brian Baites

The Mythago Woods by Robert Holdstock

The Wood Wife by Terri Windling

Most books by Charles de Lint


Stories evocative of the magical Southwest

All of Tony Hillermans books

His daughter’s books, Anne Hillerman

The Haunted Mesa by Louis L'Amour

Brige at Ottoway

All of Mable Dodge Luhan’s books

All of Dorothy Pillsbury’s books

Milagro Beanfield wars by John Nichols



Shamanic/Psychic/Spiritual 

Eddie Conner’s books

Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman

Other books by Michael Harner

All books by Dan Millman

Neal Donald Walsh’s Conversations with God

All of Abraham-Hicks books

The Teachings of Theo books by Sheila and Marcus Gillette

Seth books by Jane Roberts and Robert Butts

Carlos Castaneda

All of Lynn V Andrews books

All of Hank Wesselman’s books

The Profit by Kahlel Gibran

In the Shadow of the Shaman by Amber Wolfe

All books by Paul Coelho

The Untethered Soul by Michael A Singer

All Orin books by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer




Old Fashioned Mysteries and other fun stories, not blood and guts stories

All of Sherlock Holms

All of Phyllis Whitney’s books

All of Elizabeth Peters books especially the Amelia Peabody mysteries

The Tea shop mysteries by Laura Childs

Queen Elizabeth I mysteries by Karen Harper

Barbara Michaels (Mysteries with a paranormal twist)

Agatha Christie’s books

T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen

All books by Dorothy Gilman

Plains of Passage series by Jean M Auel



Beautiful/Inspirational/Art/Creative How to books

Nick Bantoc’s books

The Artists Way by Julia Cameron

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards

Niel Gaiman’s Make Good Art speech

All books by Brian and or Wendy Froud



Myth and Archetypal Stories

Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes Ph.D.

Joseph Campbell’s Power of Myth

A Little Book on the Human Shadow by Robert Bly


Helpful books and People’s inspirational stories

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Anything else by Pema Chodron

All books by Wayne W Dyer

Awakenings from the Light by Nancy Rynes

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Life by the Cup by Zhena Muzyka

All books by Annie Lemont

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani

All books by Deepak Chopra

All books by His Holiness the Dali Lama

The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally

Love, Its How I Manifest by Mandy Morris

 

Moving Pictures

(Sadly this isn't me either... but is it was I feel like when I am perusing my magical books!) 

Faerie/Fantasy/Magical

*Lord of the Rings Series by Peter Jackson

Harry Potter series

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Practical Magic

Enchanted April

*Charmed series

Fairy Tale A True Story

*Excalaber

The Milagro Beanfield Wars

The Secret Garden with Maggie Smith

The Chronicles of Narnia

Lady in the Water

*The Twilight Series

The Secret of Moonnacre

Hocus Pocus

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Willow

Stardust

The Spiderwick Chronicles

A Midsummer Nights Dream with Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Kline

Legend with Tom Cruise

Peter Pan (2003) with Jason Isaacs

Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland


Just Good Stories

Gilmore Girls TV series

Sherlock Holms with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law

*Braveheart

*Rob Roy

*Out of Africa

*Color Purple

*Fried Green Tomatoes

Avatar

Anna and the King with Jody Foster

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Chocolate

O Brother Where art Thou

Northern Exposure TV series

Pirates of the Caribbean

Indiana Jones series

Spy with Melissa McCarthy

Hidalgo

Contact

*Tea with Mussolini



UK TV productions

Downton Abby

*Sherlock Holms with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman


Quirky English/Irish stories

Saving Grace

Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie

Doc Martin the Movie

Doc Martin the TV series

Rosemary and Thyme

The Secret of Ronan Iish

The Beautiful Fantastic

Waking Ned Devine

 

Subscribe Form

©2018 by Tricia Saroya. Proudly created with Wix.com