This was whimsical, interesting, colorful, and full of bright and terrible characters. Whipped through it. Can't say that I can see Johnny Depp playing any of the characters (as he does in the film); this isn't a love story, but a tale of life, magic, and chocolate.
Compendium of Herbal Magick by Beyerl Paul. The most comprehensive and all-inclusive book on the magical and religious uses of herbs. 330 herbs covered in detail with over 100 illustrations. Over 200 entries covered in detail on subjects including altars, astral work, clairvoyance, Drawing Down the Moon, Goddess worship, good fortune, handfasting; over 140 deities with appropriate herbs for each with guidelines