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  1. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    It's not SFF but it is YA and it's very very good: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Definitely merited all it's pre-publication buzz. http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/03/angie-thomas-the-hate-u-give-interview-ya-novel.html
  2. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    From the old thread: @Angalin Asked :Has anyone tried Bite Beauty lipsticks, out of Toronto? I heard good things about their Amuse Bouche lipsticks. I have the Kimchi colour and it's outrageous and I love it. It's exclusive to Sephora I think. I found it creamy enough and didn't bleed (thankfully) but I layer moisturizing lip balm on first so that might be why. The colour didn't make it past dinner but again, could be lip balm related.
  3. Whisk(e)y

    I am no fan of scotch. And we keep trying, as we have no shortage of options. I get all flaming alcohol and no flavor. It also causes strong blech face and full body shivers. Bourbon I can drink neat but I'm really more into bourbon/Rye cocktails. I like Eagle Rare and Blantons, but we have a few others on the go at the moment. We use Bulleit Rye in our cocktails, and I also like the rye from localish distiller Catoctin Creek. Crown Royal Northern Harvest is also quite good.
  4. http://www.gameofthronesconcert.com/ I saw this in DC last night and I highly recommend if it's coming to your city. It's an amazing experience if you love the music from the show.
  5. He was in last year's.
  6. Will it? That's not how I took that at all. I was under the impression that Billy was going to be left to the mercy of the slave revolt (which yeah, could be wrong). I'm already so sad about this show ending.
  7. R.I.P. the great Bill Paxton

  8. All this Mad Max talk is #lame. Like really. Also, is this Thunderdome group the Skinwalkers?
  9. What's For Dinner, Take 7

    Spanokopita is delicious. For reasons I can't explain, I bought a spiralizer. So we had spiralized zucchini with pesto to accompany the rest of the meal this evening. Pretty good.
  10. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    True enough. But, it is YAish. http://www.npr.org/2015/02/25/387252679/darker-shade-paints-a-fantasy-world-rich-in-depth-and-color
  11. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    @Xray the Enforcer I really love V.E. Schwab's Darker Shade of Magic series. The third/final book is out next week. It revoles around four parallel worlds, each wirh their own version of London. And there's magic and pirates.
  12. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    pics or it didn't happen also...aahhhhh..i need to discard a lip product to take in a new lip product. that's my new makeup rule.
  13. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    In the latest SJM newsletter she talks about how she asked the artist (Charlie Bowater) to use the dress for the cover and she agreed though fees etc, no idea.
  14. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    I also treated myself to this set and they are all lovely with the exception of the Buxom which kind of burned my lips. It had a menthol/minty thing going on that wound up way too tingly. http://m.sephora.com/product/P416228?icid2=skugrid&skuId=1894245 Aha, the Buxom has a lip plumping property, that I am still recovering from two days later. Ugh. http://m.sephora.com/product/P305132?icid2=skugrid&skuId=1668995
  15. NHL 2016 - The Kids Are Alright

    Just saw a story on the local (DC) news about this player from UAE. She's very impressive for someone who started playing only 8 years ago, at age 18. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/02/08/united-arab-emirates-hockey-player-has-the-best-reaction-to-meeting-alex-ovechkin/?utm_term=.219f94e5564d The one-timer in the article video was meh, but on the longer news clip she was nailing the upper corner.
  16. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    The third book in the series, King's Cage, was released today and I was blessed? with the first e-loan from the library. Come on Maven! *L* I follow the author Victoria Aveyard on Twitter and I like her politics. I also don't hate the story but I do hope she continues to grow as a writer and finds a wayt to make the main character Mare far less annoying.
  17. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    So I went a little crazy at Sephora on the weekend and thanks to Mya Stone I came very very close to buying a Clarisonic....However, the brush bristles scared me off - mildew, sanding my face off because I was using it too long, along with the cost of replacements. I recalled seeing videos of the Foreo Luna2, I decided to do some more research and became convinced it's what I wanted. So, it arrived today. It has a USB charger but no wall plug which annoyed me but also makes sense because it's a Swedish appliance and could wind up anywhere so one standard wall plug isn't feasible. It's charging now and I will take it for a spin before bedtime. I bought the one for sensitive skin. The videos for it are all sorts of ridiculous. Review at your leisure. *L* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OejbSErw3lM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTCucVffE-g
  18. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    On BBC America (no idea if it aired first though). Now with being on Netflix it's hard to say if it'll be a co-release with the UK or staggered. Given that Netflix is producing/co-producing I would assume it would release at the same time.
  19. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    So I ditched Carve the Mark completely after reading poor review after poor review. I'm at the beginning of Six of Crows and I can tell I'm going to like it, but I put it aside for a non-fiction long loan that finally came through (I Contain Multitudes). My holds list includes the newly-released Caraval by Stephanie Garber and Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst while I wait for my other anticipated releases to drop. Speaking of, cover at for A Court of Wings and Ruin has been released and Chaol's still untitled novella has become a full book/installment in ToG.
  20. Eye Contact - how long is too long? 2 seconds? 2 minutes!?

    When their ears are back, head bowed, and they roll over to show me their belly it's been exactly enough time.
  21. Makeup VI : SPFantastic

    I really want this: http://m.sephora.com/product/P416413?skuId=1899525 I can't imagine where or when I'd wear a metallic liquid lipstick. But still, want.
  22. Luke Arnold live-tweeted the season premiere and indicated that opening scene took all season to film.
  23. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/30/statement-secretary-kelly-presidents-appointment-thomas-d-homan-acting-ice-director So...
  24. Oh I know. Born in Montreal, grew up in Ottawa. Still a Canadian citizen. It makes me sad. I grew up with Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese and other middle-eastern children. But it was a more moderate climate on all sides in the 70s and 80s. Or it seemed that way to a child's eye at least.