Welcome to my December Treasure Box! Because it’s the season for giving, this is the biggest yet, with lots of feminism, science, Asian awesomeness, and more! ♦ Starting things off with a bang, here’s a piece for BBC’s 100 Women 2016 on the female orgasm and how sexism (who’da thunk it?) has inhibited scientific understanding of… Continue reading Treasure Box: December 2016
I’ve been sitting on this post for a while and today’s finally the day! It’s the release date of THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE, the third YA novel and first contemporary by Stacey Lee! As one of only two aromateurs left on the planet, fifteen-year-old Mimosa knows what her future holds: a lifetime of… Continue reading Book Release + Playlist: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
The last book of Hermione’s Feminist Book Club 2016 is MOM & ME & MOM by the legendary Maya Angelou, and it’s a doozy. Mom & Me & Mom is Angelou’s slim but monumental final book, a memoir that traces that most mythologized of human relationships: that with her mother, Vivian Baxter, an indomitable force and personality in her own… Continue reading Hermione Granger’s Feminist Book Club: Mom & Me & Mom
So it’s Christmas (and the second day of Hanukkah!) I wrote the title of this post but then went to take a walk, and as it turns out it was well chosen. I checked my phone with relief to see that Carrie Fisher was stabilizing, only to see that George Michael has died, because 2016 can’t… Continue reading A Very Cautious Christmas: Life Update 11/18 – 11/24
So I’m done with my first week of winter break, which normally would be halfway over, but gah, I love this month long break so effing much. And it was a good week at that: ♦ Outlined and started plot revisions! ♦ Got my grades back–and they were straight As!!!!!!!! ♦ Researched my thesis, which involved reading up… Continue reading Life Update: 12/11 – 12/17
This post is going to be very brief. As part of promotion for her upcoming magical YA contemporary, Stacey Lee offered personalized aromateur perfume recipes for the first 100 pre-orders. THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE is about love witches and elixirs made from scent notes, so this was perfect! (Even better: Mimosa and her mother’s… Continue reading My Magical Aromateur Scentprint from Stacey Lee…Er, Sweetbriar Perfumes
I saw this book tag at S. Jae-Jones’ blog ages ago, but as I was foolishly hoping to see Hamilton live in LA, I held off on listening to the soundtrack for the longest time. Then Mike Pence and the #BoycottHamilton embarrassment happened and I found out tickets for LA 2017 were already sold out unless you’re willing… Continue reading Hamilton Book Tag!