What I am Studying: Vol. 122.

What I'm reading. Photo of bookshelfes by Susan Yin on Unsplash

Whats up, my darlings!

Take a look at me, posting a number of occasions in a month! It’s so good to be getting again into the swing of issues a bit. However keep in mind that when you miss me between weblog posts, you may at all times discover me on Instagram or over at Instore Magazine.

Final week’s submit was particularly thrilling as a result of I had the good pleasure of masking the 2022 AGTA Spectrum Awards Editor’s Day occasion in Texas. In the event you’re retaining observe at house: sure, this was my very first jewellery journey in 4 years, the primary time I’ve traveled for enterprise since my chronic illness became serious.

It was very completely different from how I used to journey – I wanted wheelchair help on the airport, a number of spinal braces, a restoration infusion in my resort room, and bodily remedy prep earlier than and restoration after – however I did it and I’m so comfortable I went! It was all doable due to the stunning Mr. DitL, my wonderful husband, who got here alongside to assist out.

If issues hold going properly with PT and the pandemic doesn’t get any worse, I hope to attend extra jewellery occasions in 2023. And keep tuned for Half 2 of my AGTA submit coming quickly!

I hope that you just’ve had an opportunity to get pleasure from some lovely fall climate earlier than winter units in. It’s already fairly chilly right here and now that daylight financial savings time has restricted our sunlight hours, all I wish to do is curl up in a pile of blankets and skim. Which is an exercise I get pleasure from, so actually issues aren’t too unhealthy.

Comfortable nearly Thanksgiving to all who rejoice! I do know that I’m trying ahead to spending time with household this week and having fun with some high notch aspect dishes (turkey is okay, however I’m in it for the edges).

xoxo,
Becky

What I’m studying

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. This YA fantasy is the primary in a sequence that’s described as “Mission Runway meets Mulan.” It’s fantastically written and inventive, with a legendary really feel that’s one in every of my favourite flavors of e-book to learn. I loved it, however I have to say that there have been one or two moments that jogged my memory a lot of both Mission Runway or Mulan that it took me out of the story slightly bit. Nonetheless, these scenes had been comparatively early on and never vital components of the general plot. I want the references had been toned down just a bit, however I might nonetheless advocate this e-book to anybody who enjoys YA Fantasy and I look ahead to studying the sequels.

Ship Wrecked by Olivia Dade. That is the newest e-book in a sequence that’s completely one in every of my favourite Modern Romance releases from the previous few years. Like all books on this sequence, the primary characters are actors on a well-liked fictional television present primarily based on historical Greek mythology. The 2 are drawn to one another from the start, however they attempt to hold issues skilled since they’re filming on an remoted island collectively for years. Heehee. #onlyoneisland

All the books on this sequence are strongly physique constructive, with not less than one fats essential character in every love story. And I don’t imply that one in every of them has “a cute little stomach” or sheepishly admits that they “might lose a couple of kilos” however finds a associate who will overlook their flaws, I imply that these are fats characters who settle for themselves simply residing their lives, falling in love and having nice intercourse with companions who adore them precisely the way in which that they’re.

The books are wonderful and essential and when you respect love tales, or fanfiction, or physique positivity you must learn them instantly. Please notice: after I say it is a Romance, I do imply the sort with intercourse in it.

Internets

When Your Mother Is a Ghost Hunter: On the hunt with TikTok star Brittany Broski and her mom Heather Lengthy, lead investigator of the Texas Ghost Gals.

My Modern House: life in a mid-century masterpiece with Monica and Simon Siegel. This home is unbelievable.

How to Bury an Entire Museum.

Princess Diana’s Iconic Sapphire Engagement Ring Has a Somewhat Controversial History:
It’s very completely different from different royal rings (and never due to its design).

Discover Whitby Jet on the Art of Mourning.

How Witches Cast Their Spell on Art History: From Remedios Varo to Francisco de Goya, artists have lengthy turned to witchcraft as subject material.

When a Bible’s Not a Bible: There’s no evidence at all that a small, engraved, gold bead found in Yorkshire is intended to represent a Bible. This text focuses on the query of what this bead is supposed to signify, however the artefact itself is unbelievable – a tiny fifteenth century bead formed like an open e-book.

Back to the party: the Duchess of Devonshire’s Costume Ball 1897.

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