I thought I’d start to share snippets about my research books…because there are quite a lot of them and they are just…<–there.
This book, I love. It weighs as much as you think a book about stones would weigh as there are about 550 rock-filled pages.
For a writer of fantasy or paranormal magical stories it’s crammed with useful information. Every one of the roughly 500 minerals listed has an image and its keywords, elements, chakras, a break down of its composition and the opinions of the two authors on its particular qualities.
Knowing this sparks little moments of inspiration, of defining a character, of sharing something that can add extra meaning to a scene. It does for me.
Also, I’ve learnt that people work the green volcanic glass –Gaia stones– from the reheated ash of Mount St Helens. Yes, I’m a complete magpie for stuff like this!