Nightstand: My Mistress’s Sparrow Is Dead: Great Love Stories, from Chekhov to Munro. I picked this up again the other night when I couldn’t sleep. It’s an extremely cool anthology edited by the incomparable Jeffrey Eugenides.
Coffee table: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber. This book is SO GOOD. Expect a review as soon as I can calm down enough to have coherent thoughts about it.
On the metro: The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes. I’ve heard some great reviews of this one, but it’s not doing anything for me so far.
Audiobook: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. I love hearing authors read their own work. This one is awesome to listen to.
Geeking out over Gem Gossip’s feature on antique date rings!
At Book Riot, we just published our master list of the best books of 2014. This is a treasure trove.
Seriously beautiful photos in this Stay Gold post on the Denver Cartier exhibit.
Discovery wrote this “Gift List Circa 50,000 B.C.” and it’s really cool. Spoiler: pretty rocks and jewelry were valued even then!
Is anyone in the market for a cursed sword? An elderly lady says that one of her 100+ swords is cursed, and she’s had enough of its antics. It’s on Craigslist.
The Cost of Things in Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’ Music Video – this post is hilarious, but they don’t mention any of the jewelry. It’s all real, by Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira.
Are you following Monica on her #idazzletravels through the the African gemstone world? You should be.
Why We’re Sad That Chris Pratt Is “Done” With Being a Little Chubby – can you imagine an article like this ever being written about a lady celebrity? Neither can I (I do love me some Chris Pratt, though).
My girl at Spinsterhood Diaries did an amazing all-gold gift guide. Yes, I do think I need gold driving gloves and gold salad tongs.