First Impression Friday – Practical Magic

First Impression Friday

Hey ya’ll! I am coming at ya with a “weekly” meme thanks to my friend Joe over @ Storeys of Stories! I really liked this idea because it is less commitment on my part (I don’t have to do it EVERY week, only when I start a new book) and gets me talking about books I have just started (or want to start very soon).

Straight from the horse’s mouth (if you will):

First Impression Friday will be a meme where you talk about a book that you JUST STARTED! Maybe you’re only a chapter or two in, maybe a little farther.  Based on this sampling of your current read, give a few impressions and predict what you’ll think by the end.  Did you think you’d love it and ended up hating it? Or did you think you’d hate it and wound up loving it? Or were you exactly right? I think what will really make this meme a lot of fun, is linking back to it from your review to say, “Look at how wrong I was!” OR “See? I knew it all along!”

This week I started: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

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I have been putting this one off for ages. Technically it was supposed to be my backlist book for March but by the time I finished by buddy read book, and Bookmarked’s first book club book, I only just started this at the end of March.

Practical Magic is one of those classics. Nearly everyone has seen and adores the movie, and I know nothing about it! I mean other than the movie has Sandra Bullock in it, and that it is a prequel to Hoffman’s newer book in the series, The Rules of Magic. I met Alice Hoffman at an event at my library and after hearing her speak, I bought this book with the intent to read it right away. Since this year seems to be a witch-y one, I think it is the perfect time to dive into this finally.

So far I have barely cracked the surface of this book. Literally? I am only a couple pages in so I don’t actually have any opinions at the moment. Based on the recommendations of others though? I am predicting a 3.5 out of 5 stars!


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