Giveaway: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker


Remember a few months ago when I reviewed The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic? Go check out the review, I’ll wait! Don’t you just want to read it? Not yet, okay well here’s a summary that put’s mine to shame:

Nora Fischer is a bluestocking-ish grad student with a stalled thesis, unsure future, and a broken heart. At a boring wedding reception, she finds herself in a beautiful garden near a tiny cemetery—and suddenly in a different, bizarre sort of world. Here she takes up with a group of glamorous new friends who throw incredible parties with the likes of Oscar Wilde. If things sometimes seem a little off-kilter, Nora’s having too good a time to notice, especially since her romance with the gorgeous Raclin is heating up.


When her head finally clears, Nora is shocked to find herself in a magical world where men rule with swords or spells and most women are illiterate chattel. Surviving here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally—and a reluctant one at that—is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a murderous past. And it will take Nora becoming Aruendiel’s student—and learning magic herself—to survive. While waiting for a passage to her own world to open, Nora must weigh the chance to resume what she still considers her “real life” against the dangerous power of love and magic.


See, I told you you’d want to read it! In honor of its paperback release, I have the opportunity to giveaway a copy.  I Leave a comment below letting me know what your favorite witch in literature is (and don’t forget to leave your email). This giveaway is open to US residents.

6 responses to “Giveaway: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic”

  1. Elphaba from Wicked.

  2. You know how much I love your giveaways. Predictably, I love Hermione from the Harry Potter series — I grew up with her, and have always wanted to be!

    My email is robbin dot zirk at gmail dot com 🙂 I’ll be sure to share your giveaway!

  3. Laciel from Sharon Green’s ‘Far Side of Forever’ doandroidzdream at gmail dot com

  4. I really love Kate from Marianne Curley’s “Old Magic”. It brings back great memories of middle school when all I wanted to do was to read and escape to another world.

    1. I just reread this comment. I LOVED Marianne Curley’s Old Magic. I have never found someone else who has read it. Definitely one of my favorites from when I was younger.

  5. I really enjoyed Eleanor Amore from The Witch of Little Italy
    by Suzanne Palmieri. It was a very enjoyable book.

    Laura Kay

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