These are just one person’s musings on beads and books, offering some examples of both. I love books on orisha and Afro-Atlantic religions, and compulsively acquire the good ones (very few but pictures help) the bad (the vast majority are a let down) and downright ugly (the type that would make you want to crush a grape!) I also do a lot of beadwork. It’s cheaper than therapy and it is rewarding to create something with your hands.