The Week in Review: February 14th, 2016

Star Wars and the Power of Costume: Three Queens

Happy Valentine’s Day, kittens! I went to go see “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” yesterday, which was absolutely fascinating. It’s mostly Padmé’s wardrobe from the prequel trilogy, but they’re all so gorgeous. I am so impressed by Trisha Biggar, the costume designer, right now.

(Also, that black travel gown might be my favorite? It’s so striking and it also looks so comfortable.)

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The Week in Review: February 7th, 2016

Battery Park: Snow Day

If we can just make it to March without any more snow or me being sick, I’ll be a happy monster.

This week, Renay and I continued our adventures in Xena with “Callisto.” Also at Lady Business, I shared my favorite media from January, which were Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Late Night Tales: Jon Hopkins. (I listen to more than eighties music! Sometimes I have to calm down.)

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The Week in Review: January 24th, 2016

Target: Star Wars Valentines

I desperately need this tin to store my hardcore sewing supplies.

It’s snowing like a monster here in New York, so I’ve been spending my weekend wearing the same pair of thick socks, making oatmeal cookies, and crafting. (Painting a tin and cutting some postcards out of a Star Wars-themed cereal box is crafting, right?)

At Lady Business, Renay and I continue our Adventures in Xena with “The Greater Good.”

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The Week in Review: January 3rd, 2016

New York City: Union Square

Happy new year, kittens! It’s so fresh and new on the other side of 2015. I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens again on the first, just to really make sure 2016 started off on a good note.

The Book Smugglers kindly invited me to contribute to Smugglivus, so I wrote about how much I love Knightriders and why you should too.

Rory Eccleston, my MacBook Pro, has been in the shop all week, rendering me an absolute wreck. At least I knew what was happening, so I was able to find coping mechanisms that weren’t “feel awful about how dependent I am on technology.” He has been returned to me, with nearly all of his parts replaced (I just needed a new keyboard, but the hard drive, touchpad, and some mysterious internal cables were also replaced), so hopefully, he’ll keep kicking for the next three years. I am going to need three years to come to terms with a MacBook that doesn’t have a CD drive.

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The Year in Review: My Top Ten Reads of 2015

Ah, 2015. I, personally, had a pretty decent 2015—my (and everybody else’s) first FlameCon, for one, and I joined Lady Business as a contributing editor—but it’s been an ungainly, awkward year on a more macro scale. So let’s get The Literary Omnivore’s last post of 2015 underway so that 2016 can begin!

As always, these are my favorite books that I read in 2015, not my favorite books that were published in 2015. Although there’s a surprisingly healthy amount of books published in 2015 (albeit with earlier actual publication dates) represented on my top ten this year.  Continue reading