Review: Kate Quinn, The Alice Network

I'm a sucker for World War II spy novels. The Alice Network is the latest one to fall into my hands. Kate Quinn's novel tells the story of two women brought together by wars, loss, love, and revenge. Charlie is on a mission to find her lost cousin after WWII, convinced she's not dead, like everyone … Continue reading Review: Kate Quinn, The Alice Network

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Review: Ruth Wariner, The Sound of Gravel

Imagine having over forty siblings, all related to you by your father. That's just a small piece of Ruth Wariner's polygamist, Mormon family. In The Sound of Gravel, she recounts her life living in a polygamist colony in Mexico, torn between supportive family in the states, and manipulative family in Mexico. She and her siblings … Continue reading Review: Ruth Wariner, The Sound of Gravel

Updates From The Nerd Vault

Aloha, fellow geeks. This post is short and too the point (but not necessarily sweet, because it is to the point). I made an Instagram specifically for posting about my cosplay adventures. After talking to a few friends, and following some of the cosplayers from Katsucon, I decided a cosplay account would be a great … Continue reading Updates From The Nerd Vault

Squats, Klance, and Rubber Duckies: Adventures at Katsucon

I survived my first con! You know how they say people get serious ink fever after getting their first tattoo? That's the feeling I have now that Katsucon is over. I can't wait to get to the next one (which is only in a few months!). Katsucon was an incredible experience, and I'm so glad … Continue reading Squats, Klance, and Rubber Duckies: Adventures at Katsucon

Cosplay Tutorial: Spiking Wigs Upwards

As a rookie cosplayer, I rely heavily on tutorials to help me build my cosplays. It’s very easy to find tutorials on how to make wigs stand up and look spiky in general, and there are plenty more tutorials for specific characters. I, however, picked a character with a fairly complicated hairstyle, and virtually no … Continue reading Cosplay Tutorial: Spiking Wigs Upwards

Review: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little soldier boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little soldier boys traveling in heaven; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. Seven little soldier boys … Continue reading Review: And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie