- Could the moonshine cake be my new bourbon chocolates? I'm always looking for good regional cuisine mailing gifts for thank yous. (Via Cherie Priest.)
- There have been lots of smart thoughts bopping around tumblr re:movies based on YA novels and movies featuring teen girls, generated by an excellent post by Ally Carter. One of my favorite responses so far is this one from Cassie: "What Twilight, City of Bones, the Hunger Games, and Divergent have in common is that they are about teenage girls, and to people who know about YA, about fiction, even just about stories, that’s really not that much, or even a notable similarity." Go read the whole thing, and go see City of Bones, obvs, because it is going to be AWESOME.
- Would you like Boris Karloff's guacamole recipe? I would.
- The delightful Myra McEntire speaks the truth about the importance of writer friends.
- Genevieve did a wonderful post about eight notable silent films, focusing on the actresses at the heart of them. A great primer if you want to know more about the ladies of the silent era. I swooned. I love them so.
- 15 million-year-old whale skull found on banks of the Potomac. (You say whale, I say ancient god who looks like a whale. *g*)
- The science of champers at Smithsonian: "The collapse of bubbles at the surface is Liger-Belair’s favorite thing about champagne. “Bubbles collapsing close to each other produce unexpected lovely flower-shaped structures unfortunately completely invisible by the naked eye,” he says. “This is a fantastic example of the beauty hidden right under our nose.” "
- Photos of Shanghai 26 years apart. Astounding.
- If you're into SoundCloud, you can get the whole first season of Radio Unbound here (including the ep with me reading from Blackwood).
And some The Woken Gods things:
- The preorder contest is still going, of course, so watch video or read post! Then buy! Email! Get a postcard with a relic! Spread the word! Yay! (I'm really looking forward to writing these, and thanks SO MUCH to everyone who has already entered and who's signal boosted. Every book sold helps feed dogs et cat, so they thank you too.)
- And soon I will be all everywhere guest posting and doing interviews and etc.; if you want to be a part of that, get in touch with me or the fabulous Caroline Lambe at Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry, and we'll do our best to accomodate.
- Los Angeles area lovelies, I'm coming your way! My first-ever west coast event will be Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Mysterious Galaxy Redondo Beach. Calendarize and come out. And speaking of events, my Lexington ones for The Woken Gods are also now confirmed on the events page–so Kentucky peeps, come one and all.
- A couple more happy-making advance reviews this week, including this lovely one from Torre de Babel, which you can read in English at GoodReads: "Behind an amazing cover lurks a well-crafted divine drama. If you like alternate realities and mythology turned true, you're guaranteed a heck of a good reading." Plus, Kyra and Anzu love. Yay.
- Another nice one at the The Founding Fields: “A great, fast paced and fun novel that puts a new spin on the 'Gods Are Real' storyline that fans of the Percy Jackson series and other similar titles will love. … Kyra’s character is strong and awesome, and when this book hits shelves next month, you should certainly pick it up if you can. Young Adult readers will love this one.”
- And Daphne at Winged Reviews put me among 'I'm seriously not worthy' company on her Tuesday top ten books she wants sequels to. *beam*
2 thoughts on “Thursday Hangovers Et Things”
Aww, thank you so much for linking my post! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for the sequel <3
My pleasure! <3
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