Reading: Ross Poldark, still — it’s very good. Finished up Victorian Secrets by Sarah Chrisman, the story of a modern woman who learns to love corsets. Essential reading for anyone writing Victorian or Edwardian historical fiction, because it clears up a lot of misconceptions about corsets. Also reading The Radium Girls, the story of the young ladies who painted glow in the dark watch and instrument dials 100 years ago — many of them died from ingesting the radioactive paint when they would shape and moisten the brushes with their lips.
Watching: Catching up on America’s Got Talent.
Listening: Not much listening this week.
Doing: Had a very fun weekend — an evening at Musso and Frank Grill in Hollywood, where the stars of old Hollywood used to hang out. We had Frank Sinatra’s old table, and it was fantastic. So many fantastic stories, all while dining on the original Alfredo recipe that Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks brought back from their honeymoon. Then we went to the Hollywood Bowl to see the 1812 Overture with fireworks, which was fantastic.
Planning: My fall wardrobe. Adding a few new pieces here and there. Got my first Redbird Vintage Box and I’m continuing to add more of the vintage style that I’ve always loved to my outfits.
Writing: More revising of The Lion and the Eagle, continuing to bring it to my critique group.
Obsessing Over: My Redbird box. I mean, seriously — it’s so much fun.