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Girl's Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky

Title: Girl's Guide to Witchcraft
Author: Mindy Klasky
Series: Jane Madison #1
Genre: Supernatural chicklit. Like the sexy pentacle tattoo genre, but less violence and sex, with happy endings guaranteed.
Why I Picked it Up: I'm trying to get things off my bookshelf that I haven't read - I want to read them and send them on.
Pages: 426
Copyright Date: 2006
Cover: A chicklit style, with a drawing of a woman in a short black dress sitting nest to a cat, some books, and a witch's hat. Stars are emanating from the book in her hands, which surround the title.
First line: "They don't teach witchcraft in library school."
Best part: I liked the portrayal of Jane's relationships, both with romantic interests and with friends.
Worst part: I wanted her to grow a backbone. This is a common problem when I read chicklit.
Imaginary Theme Song: "It's My Life" by No Doubt
Grade: C+
Recommended for: People that like chicklit with some magic.
Related Reads: Enchanted, Inc by Shanna Swendson, Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. This book also has two sequels.

Jane Madison's life is going fine. Sure, she had to take another pay cut at work. And her Imaginary Boyfriend doesn't seem to realize she exists as other than a research appendage. And let's not even talk about the new costumes her boss has dreamed up for the library where she works. But when she accepts the chance to move into a cottage as a side benefit to the job, she discovers a mysterious collection of books in the basement. They could change everything - even her.

Light, fluffy, and fun. I enjoyed Jane's love tribulations and the way her dealings with her somewhat dysfunctional family were displayed. But it bugged me that she gave in to almost everyone about almost everything.
Tags: books 2009, fiction
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