Nightstand: Arcana by Jessica Leake. This is an advance review copy of a YA fantasy historical fiction novel that comes out soon. It’s set in Edwardian London and the heroine is a society debutante who can also do magic. Sounds right up my alley, doesn’t it?
Coffee table: The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson. I put out a Facebook call for fantasy suggestions and several of my friends recommended this. I loved Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy, so I thought I’d give Stormlight a try. It’s AMAZING. Pure epic fantasy adrenaline rush. And so deliciously long and rich. Also? The Kindle book is FREE right now through Amazon.
On the metro: Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive Book 2) by Brandon Sanderson. Have I mentioned how much I love classic epic fantasy? This series is just so good. I waited about 2 minutes between finishing the first book and buying the 2nd.
Audiobook: Nothing at the moment.
Gem Gossip’s “Engagement Rings of the Jewelry Bloggers” features me, my ring, and several other extremely fabulous jewelry-loving ladies’ bling and stories.
Do yourself a favor and read idazzle’s post on Colette Jewelry’s Blue Drift.
The Best Headline About Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney’s Wedding.
Urban Outfitters did a crappy thing. But you know what? Urban Outfitters does crappy things all the time.
A very cool interview with the fabulous gem-cutter behind the renowned Top Notch Faceting.
Have you SEEN this diamond??!?! I’m freaking out about it.
Kremkow’s Gem Safari at Ralph Lauren. I am of the opinion that as many things as possible should try to categorize themselves as “gem safaris.”
What do you think of the new Tiffany T collection? I’m totally into it.
This slideshow from The Cut of Joan Rivers fashion highlights (and lowlights) is ablaze with glory. Joan was a lady who accessorized with enviable gusto.
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