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Wrock, Retail Therapy, Books, and Glasses

Looking ahead to a class discussion of wizard rock (or "wrock"), I was pleased to see that the We Are Wizards documentary is now available on YouTube. There are also trailers and clips from The Wizard Rockumentary: A Movie About Rocking and Rowling on the official website.

FYI, if you're in the mood for some "retail therapy"...

* My awesome sister (you know, the tornado chaser) has opened "Thunder and Lightning," a KitsyLane jewelry and accessories boutique, so I invite you to check it out. In addition, her Etsy shop is Stormy Sky Designs. Yay!

* Peadar Ó Guilín's brilliant Bone World Trilogy is now complete with the new release of The Volunteer. Don't miss the dystopian goodness.

* Speaking of science fiction series, Jeff Carlson now has a sequel to his thriller The Frozen Sky. Betrayed is "Vonnie vs. the sunfish"; who can say no to that?

* I was sad to hear that Strange Chemistry is closing its doors. If you're interested in any Strange Chemistry book titles, this would be a good time to get them! I recommend the YA steampunk Emilie duology (Emilie and the Hollow World and Emilie and the Sky World) by Martha Wells.

Last but not least, I finally chose new glasses. Dark blue in front and bronzey-gold on the sides, they're bookverse Ravenclaw house colors, so they had to be mine! Nerdhood rocks!

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Jun. 24th, 2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
don't those look wayyyy too cool? (yes). So now you need a pic with your niece. Back-to-back cool!
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! I could only dream of being as cool as my niece, LOL.
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:45 pm (UTC)
Ha! And if she is so very cool now, imagine how she'll be as the cool factor multiplies tangentially.....

let bow-ties beware: the new barometer of cool is on the horizon!
Jun. 24th, 2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
Excellent new glasses! :)
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :D I'm tickled that you like them!
Jun. 24th, 2014 08:37 pm (UTC)
Much appreciated -- by which I mean, "great glasses"...
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! And thanks... ;)
Jun. 24th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC)
Is wizard rock a thing now? Because I would really like it to be a thing.

I like the new glasses!
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
It is! I'm not sure wizard rock is quite as big as it was a few years ago, but it's definitely still around - definitely a thing! :D

I like the new glasses!

Thanks so much!
Abbie Culbertson
Jun. 24th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
You and little Kaitlyn! You're both so adorable in your spectacles!
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! *is tickled*
Jun. 25th, 2014 10:34 am (UTC)
Your sister has some gorgeous jewelry for sale. I've started wearing earrings again, so your timing couldn't have been better. :-)

And love the glasses!
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for checking out her boutique and store! I really appreciate it. She's got good taste!

And love the glasses!

Aw, thanks! :) I appreciate it. The hunt for new frames felt like it took forever this time, LOL.
Jun. 25th, 2014 10:49 pm (UTC)
Love your glasses! I never saw the old ones, so I can't compare, but these look smashing. And thanks for the book recs! And for your sister's Etsy shop! I'm a big fan of Etsy, so I'm bookmarking her shop.
Jun. 28th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much for the kind words about my glasses! It seemed to take forever this time to find a pair that I thought worked, so I'm tickled that you like them, too!

Thanks also for checking out my sister's Etsy shop. Isn't Etsy wonderful? Every time I go there I kind of lose myself in all the clever and beautiful things that these talented people create.
Jun. 26th, 2014 11:59 am (UTC)
Another Kickstarter plug here. This one is for AVGhost, a paranormal investigation game designed to be played in the dark. It's got some really innovative concepts. Unfortunately, pledging has been stagnant and, with ten days to go, it could use some funding love.

Jun. 28th, 2014 12:49 pm (UTC)
Oooh, thanks for the heads up! Innovative is good!
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