Oct 19, 2016

Herbs and Hoodoo - The Great October Book Giveaway

** One copy of The Black Folder will be heading home with James, and one copy with Melissa Glassford!

Wild Drinks and Cocktails will be slipping into Christine Candora-Hickey's hands!

DIY  Bitters will be going to live with Petoskystone! **


A cave. In the middle, a cauldron boiling. Thunder. Enter the three Witches. 

First Witch:
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

Second Witch:
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.

Third Witch:
Harpier cries 'Tis time, 'tis time.

First Witch:
Round about the cauldron go; 
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot.

All:
Double, double toil and trouble; 
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble!



A pinch of this and a handful of that. Ingredients from the cupboard, the garden, the crossroads. Whether you are brewing up some magic, some medicine, or a good drink, these next books will be very helpful. 

I have two copies of The Black Folder to give away, from the extraordinary Briana Saussy who is the author of a particularly beautiful essay in the book. The book itself is a collection of essays, flyers and workshop information put together by the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church and contains, among other information:

"Cursing and Reversing Tricks with Dolls and Mirror Spells; The Secrets of Kitchen Witchery and Grocery Store Magic; Candle and Oil Lamp Magic in the Hoodoo Tradition; How to Make Your Own Mojo Hands, Doll-Babies, and Packet Amulets; Divination and Seership with Bones, Tea Leaves, and Candle Wax"




If getting your hoodoo on isn't your thing, I also have two of the most delicious new herbal books to come out this year in the giveaway pile.


DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavor is the herbal love-child of Guido Masé and Jovial King and ensures that you will have very good beverages and a happy belly for years to come (you know that bitters = belly love, right?) and Wild Drinks and Cocktails is a stunning tome from Emily Han which will have you muddling all sorts of fruit and herbs, and splashing vinegars in your highball glasses. Both of these books are a lovely addition to an herbal, cookbook, or bar bookshelf, and I have one copy of each to give away.








As always, a comment here is your entry. Feel free to let me know which book you prefer if your name is drawn. You can also send in an entry via the "contact" button up top. You have until Sunday, October 23rd at 9pm Pacific to get your entry in!

*Poetic intro from Macbeth, of course, via Mr. Shakespeare


Legal Bits:

* This giveaway (or "sweepstakes") is open to all residents of Canada, (exluding Quebec residents) the USA, Great Britain, Europe, South America,  who are 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is void where prohitibited by law.  Please be aware of the contest/sweepstakes laws in your area.

*  Canadian residents will be subject to a skill testing question before being able to claim their prize (this is standard law in Canada).  The skill testing question will be in a form similar to: 1 + 2 - 1 =

*  This giveaway is not for profit and no purchase is necessary to enter.

*  This giveaway is sponsored/administrated solely by this blog/blog author and is not affilitated with or sponsored by Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, or any other entity, nor can they be held liable.

* By leaving a comment intending to enter into the draw for the giveaway (or "sweepstakes") you are knowingly agreeing to these rules/conditions.

I have chosen all the books/cards featured this month myself.  I have not been paid to feature a book, nor have I been asked to advertise for anyone.  This giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by anyone other than Rue and Hyssop

50 comments:

Katy Magee said...

Oh geez, these all look like they'd be wonderfully useful, but that Wild Drinks and Cocktails book looks like it's exactly what I need!

Rommy said...

Not officially entering this one but I am excited to add them them to my to-read list. They look good!

Amitisti said...

I would love to get my hoodoo on with a Black Folder :-D

Erin Gergen Halls said...

That Black Folder fo sho!!

Sasquatch Jones said...

O My Gods, love this. Sharing and crossing fingers.

Heather said...

The Black Folder is my #1 but any of them would be wonderful!!! ❤️

Iesadora said...

Oh My Goodness I've got a girlfriend that DIY Bitters: Reviving the Forgotten Flavour and Wild Drinks and Cocktails would be perfect for!!!

mrsalf97 said...

I've had the Black Folder on my wishlist for awhile, so I would be overjoyed to own it! <3

Don Cunningham said...

The Black Folder would be my first choice, but all of them sound wonderful!

Clanori said...

The Black Folder would be amazing.

Isabel DuneWitch said...

That Black Folder looks very sexy ! I bet the inside is even better.

syncreticmystic said...

I will happily take any/all of these titles!

Soli

Debra Nehring said...

Thank you, Jen. I would also be a happy recipient of any of these delicious looking books, but the Black Folder looks a real treat.
Debra.nehring@yahoo.ca

lillie8302 said...

All of these books look amazing, I would be happy with any received. But my fave is DIY Bitters followed by The Black Folder. Herbs, alcohol, and Hoodoo, perfect! Email is- lilefal1102@hotmail.com

Alafosca said...

I love this giveaway, the black folder is my favorite!
thanks for all your work

Kelly Davis said...

Loving this! Black folder is my jam. Xxoo

rheawhite said...

So awesome! I'd be happy with any one of them.

Siduri said...

They all sound like interesting books!

Flapper Flickers + Silent Stanzas said...

The Black Folder's been on my wish list for ages now! I'd love that one. Thank you :)

K Walters said...

Oooh, I'd love to have a copy of The Black Folder. Thank you! :)

Christine Candora-Hickey said...

Those herbal drink and bitters books look amazing! Would love one of those and would raise a virtual herbal toast to you if I won ;)

Brandy Boyd said...

that wild drinks book looks like fun!

-arianna- said...

I would love to enter!

la mala said...

Ooh! So good.

A Seeker said...

Black Folder would be amazing, this is so wonderful of you!

Eveline Maedel said...

Would love to win any of these books :)

Cartermaryd said...

I would love the Black Folder! Thanks for the chance!

petoskystone said...

Bitters would be my choice, although all have luscious covers.

ajc1696 said...

The Bitters book sounds great - I love Guido's other book, would love to read this. They all sound interesting, though! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Definitely the Black Folder!
Great giveaway!

Rebecca Powell said...

All three look awesome, I don't think I can choose this time!

rapowell4@gmail.com

Bohemia Rustica said...

Serendipitously, I was just looking for a book on Hoodoo because I'm working up a course on occultism and that's a tradition I don't know much about.

If those are already gone, I'd love a copy of Guido's bitters book. I have seen him speak live several times and he is very inspiring.

I already own a copy of Emily Han's Wild Cocktails, so that needs a different home.

Thanks!

♥ eli mari said...

I'd LOVE to add The Black Folder to my library!! Many thanks for the opportunity to do so!!

Melisa Glassford said...

The Black Folder sounds great, as do the other two. Thanks!
melisaglassford@gmail.com

sunwyn said...

They all look great but The Black Folder would be my first choice.

Engie Willow said...

I would love The Black Folder! engie.willow@gmail.com

Iorek Byrnison said...

I must add The Black Folder to my collection. flutter.flute13@gmail.com

Nichola said...

The Black Folder!!!!! lol *all my fingers and toes are crossed*

A said...

They all sound fantastic, but I'm especially in love with the Black Folder. Crossing everything that's crossable.

Sparkless said...

Who could resist a book with the name like Wild Drinks and Cocktails? But The Black Folder sounds wonderful too so either would be fantastic.

Kelly M said...

They all look like great books and I'd be happy with any one of them.
Thanks.

Zephidus said...

Awesome!I have wanted the Black Book for a time!

Michelle Willms said...

I would love a copy of The Black Folder. It sounds extraordinary. Thank you for the chance to win.

SerenityXStar said...

These books sound amazing. I can't decide between the last two, but they would all make a great addition to a library!

tosha said...

hi! they all sound awesome but I'd go with the black folder.

Arcane Flame said...

Cool. I'd be interested in the Black Folder.

Frindle said...

What a nice offer! Black Folder if I win

Theresa N. said...

I'd love The Black Folder.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Luna Bruja said...

I'd love to add the Black Folder or Wild Drinks to my bookshelf!

John Breen said...

Thanks for offering these! I would love to win these!