Episode 4: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest with Marilag Angway and James DeBruicker

Another Reblog! Seriously, Meg @ La Foi Aveugle is amazing, and kudos to her for taking the time and getting this audio edited!

In this episode, we discuss Cherie Priest’s Boneshaker, a steampunk zombie adventure (yes, you heard me) taking place in Seattle during the American Civil War (yes, you heard me again). Steampunk has always been near and dear to my heart, considering I write in this subgenre so much!

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Judging Book Covers #3: Silk by Caitlin Kiernan

I know, I know. I’ve taken a short blogging hiatus and I come back with a reblog instead, lol! I promise some more updates in the next couple of days, but this is just as important, promise!

My friend Meg @ Le Foi Aveugle has been pretty busy starting up her first podcast, and I’m so excited for her! This particular podcast is all about books, and I had the pleasure of being a guest for these next two episodes. On episode 3, we discuss the book Silk by Caitlin KiernanIf you like podcasts, or, well, like books in general and want something to listen to in the background while you do other things, hop on over to the Judging Book Covers Podcast and have a listen!

Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, or where ever you listen to podcasts: iTunes | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google Play| Pocket Cast| RSS Feed Word of the Day: Weird For episode 3 I welcome two new guests, James DeBruicker and Marilag Angway! We discuss Silk by Caitlin Kiernan, which is a darker book than the previous two […]

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Anthology: The Sea is Ours

Just had to reblog this, because reviews are awesome. And awesome reviews of something you were a part of are even more awesome. (Yes, I’ve just managed to overuse the word awesome. Sorry, not sorry.)



Reasons for Inclusion: Southeast Asian authors, characters, and setting. Several queer characters and disabled characters.

Publisher’s Summary: Steampunk takes on Southeast Asia in this anthology.The stories in this collection merge technological wonder with the everyday. Children upgrade their fighting spiders with armor, and toymakers create punchcard-driven marionettes. Large fish lumber across the skies, while boat people find a new home on the edge of a different dimension. Technology and tradition meld as the people adapt to the changing forces of their world. The Sea Is Ours is an exciting new anthology that features stories infused with the spirits of Southeast Asia’s diverse peoples, legends, and geography.

My Review:

(4.5/5 stars)

While science fiction is very popular in Southeast Asia, those voices aren’t heard very often by the Western world. This English-language anthology aims to change that. 

 The collection starts off beautifully, with the tales of a girl who…

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The Girls Who Were On Fire – A Week of Catching Fire Makeup

Again, straight from the mistress of painting’s mouth. What I loved about film adaptations of awesome books is the visual immersion of the content. Scenery, clothes, action shots, even character interpretations; all of these are definitely elements I looked forward to when I went to see The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And since fashion is probably one of the foremost “to-die-for” elements of The Hunger Games films, I thought a post on makeup and the Katniss/Effie looks was definitely relevant.

Now if I can only get me that Effie butterfly outfit…

And yes, it’s safe to say that I absolutely adored the Catching Fire movie.


As you all may or may not know, The Hunger Games Catching Fire premiered not too long ago last month and was an INCREDIBLE success at the box office.  Being a HUGE fan of the books (minus Mockingjay that book was rubbish), I was also inclined to watch the movies.  I must say I actually prefer the movies over the books so far (note I NEVER say this with the exception of Jurassic Park).  But I digress…I had the fortune of watching Catching Fire last week and was MESMERIZED not only by the editing but also the makeup.  Hoooooly cow the makeup was FANTASTIC!  I just loved every minute of that movie and wanted to recreate some of my interpretations of some of the makeup from the movie.

I did a total of 4 looks for the week.  3 of Katniss’s looks and 1 attempt at an Effie look…

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