Nightstand: Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce.
Coffee table: GIA notes!
Kindle: The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley.
Audiobook: Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Everyone in the jewelry world is currently freaking out about the JAR exhibit at The Met (myself included). Here’s a look at some of the jewels.
How beautiful is this antique dress?
Cocktail Science: MIT Researchers and José Andrés Make Edible Drink Garnishes That Swim Like Insects – this is amazing. I adore José Andrés.
This guide to writing ridiculously good emails lives up to its name.
Have you seen the jewelry that was created for the new Hunger Games movie? I think it’s really cool.
Self-marketing with Action Figures – !!!
I’m dying over this vintage coat. It’s green. There’s leopard trim.
These photos of rare books at The Strand are so, so lovely.
Finally, who has seen the new Hunger Games movie already?? What did you think? I’m going later this week, and I can’t WAIT.
Bloodhound is excellent. Stop now and pretend Mastiff never happened.
Becky Cole says
It’s interesting to hear you say that because everyone else who has said something about that series thought Mastiff was the high point by far – is it the book in general that didn’t float your boat, or specific events? (I’ve read it now)
I loved Terrier and Bloodhound. They were tightly written with excellent, believable characters, but Mastiff made me say, “What?” too many times. Tunstall’s transformation to traitor isn’t convincing, especially knowing the Tunstall of the pervious books. Bekka became a Mary Sue, the guy she chose was the most mamby-pamby of Pierce’s characters- male or female (all novels, just didn’t like the guy), and Bekka’s connection with the god of death, a huge part of her overall story, went unexplained. The last quarter of the book felt rushed. The wizards’ massive power, combined with the royal’s total dependance on them, was a plot hole around which the story spiraled downward. What did I miss?
Cheryl Kremkow says
Glad you liked my post on the JAR retrospective! It really is a must-see for jewelistas!
Becky Cole says
It was marvelous – I couldn’t resist all your pretty pictures! And I’m definitely going to go see it. I just have to find the right weekend to run away to NY!