OOTD :: of Thoughtful Third Thursday, Kendare Blake, and a moto look


I have a massive book crush on Kendare Blake.

Which is weird since we all know what a chicken-wimp I am.

My first introduction to Ms. Blake was her Anna Dressed in Blood, when it was suggested by the YA librarian as an AR option for my precocious daughter but I knew I had to read it first before I handed it over to Aly (who is a bigger chicken-wimp than I am).

Good thing I did, too. It was spooky and gory and disturbing and…I LOVED it!

Blake’s descriptions are bone-chillingly visceral and yet lyrical at the same time. And since I’m a sucker for an elegant turn of phrase, I just screwed my courage to the sticking place and not only finished the book but eagerly sought out its sequel immediatement upon finishing it.

The second novel did not disappoint, but when it ended pretty definitively, I jumped onto her next series without thinking twice because I was in need of a serious Kendare Blake fix. Needless to say, her Goddess War series is uh-mazing! It’s Percy Jackson for the mature audience, with a twisted take on Greek mythology that both repulses and enthralls me. I especially love her interpretation of Athena, who I felt got short shrift in Riordan’s version and is more satisfyingly realized by Blake.

EDIT: So I just finished the final book yesterday. Hrmmm. Maybe I shouldn’t gush so prematurely. Read my thoughts on the second book and the third book on Goodreads.

Anyhow, to the outfit: since Athena is my personal spirit goddess, of course I’d choose her for my T3 OOTD. And once again, serendipity strikes because the Create28 prompt for the day is “a moto look”, which fits perfectly with Blake’s description of Athena.

Okay, so it’s not a faded tee. And fine, I don’t have purple tips to my hair. And sure, Athena would never be caught dead in leopard pumps since they’re just too difficult to fight in, are too reminiscent of her crazy sister, Aphrodite, and pale in comparison to a pair of rompin’-stompin’ steel-toed boots, but I think I’m channeling her badass vibe with this outfit anyway.

Oh, and before I end this post, have a quote, yeah? I’ve been forgetting to leave one in my previous T3 posts and I figure I’d better follow the rules of my own linkup. [insert cheeky grin emoji here]


The urge to fall [in love] was utterly new and made her [Athena] dizzy. He [Odysseus] could catch her and hold her up. She knew he could.


If this is how Aphrodite feels every day, it’s no wonder she’s such an idiot.
Kendare Blake, Antigoddess


Your turn, my friends. Got a supernatural read this month that inspires your sartorial sensibilities? Do click on the blue froggy and tell…


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Moto jacket – GUESS
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez
Scarf – eBay
Pumps – Shoe Dazzle

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
U12 by Daya




5 thoughts on “OOTD :: of Thoughtful Third Thursday, Kendare Blake, and a moto look

  1. […] So I’m thinking of renaming my blog. Instead of :: My Closet Catalogue ::, a more befitting moniker would have to be Serendipity Strikes. Because how often have I used that word in correlation to my life? Ummm, let me count the ways…one, two, three… […]

  2. What is it with books about Athena? I saw how disappointed you were with the conclusion of this series, and I had to DNF the Thessaly series (Athena AND Apollo). Anyway, that jacket is everything!

  3. Most definitely badass! I couldn’t even think of a supernatural book that I’d read (aside from Harry Potter?) until I read this post. I’ve read some books of a series about an ANITA Blake, vampire hunter kind of a person. Ooops!

  4. Anne M Bray says:

    Yes, you look badass. You also look bats**t crazy, considering the temperature that you took this in. The infinity scarf. THAT sent me over the edge and caused some sympathetic hot flashing. (Maybe I’M the crazy one).
    Wanna come over and model winter wool coats?

    I went to a fashion show held in downtown LA at Union Station on Tuesday evening. Cool venue, EXCEPT for the NO AIR CONDITIONING part. I felt so sorry for the models in the Nepal Pashmina
    and Plush Cashmere segments — they were all wrapped up IN WOOL!

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