Coffee table: The Children Act by Ian McEwan. I’m having trouble developing coherent thoughts about this one. It’s very McEwan.
On the metro: Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean. Sarah MacLean is amazing.
Audiobook: Nothing at the moment.
Do you follow The Court Jeweller yet, bling lovers? Because you should. Royal jewels galore.
I really enjoy this After Deadline article on words the NY Times loves too much. Also, they found an affect/effect mix-up that went to publication! When I edit something I often do a global search for both words, since they’re so frequently misused.
This is a cool post about the history of diamonds.
Want to see some insanely beautiful watches? You’re in luck.
I’ve been encountering a lot of irritating mansplaining recently, which is part of why I found this so amazing: Women Listening To Men In Western Art History.
This guy brings a new meaning to the phrase “birthday suit.” He had a 24k gold shirt made to wear on his special day. What did he do in it? Went for a walk.
Fascinating: The 7 Deadliest Fashion Trends Of All Time.
If anyone wants to buy me a present (or is looking to expand their own library), you must check out Gem Gossip’s store of jewelry books (I already have the JAR, the Bulgari Dolce Vita, The Art of Cartier, and My Charmed Life. Now I just need the rest!)
Ex-Postmaster Says USPS Harry Potter Stamps Are a Form of Prostitution. (Imagine me raising my eyebrows.)
A lovely post on, a designer who’s recently caught my eye.