Author Archives: Frances Locke

7 Great Books With Female Protagonists That Are Better Than The Hunger Games

7 Great Books With Female Protagonists That Are Better Than The Hunger Games

Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a cup of tea and a great book. Especially when that great book has a strong, interesting female protagonist. This leads people to assume that I must love Katniss Everdeen, from The Hunger Games. Which I totally do, BUT, being a full, grown adult (at least on paper, sometimes I feel like I’m still a teenager), I’m not really into the young adult genre. Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy The Hunger Games, but looking at all the praise its received, I can’t help but think of all the other great books out there, (old and new) with kick-ass female leads that don’t get as much attention (as having a huge, multi-million dollar budget series of films is wont to do). More »

I Tried Orange, Blue and Green Lipstick And It Was Surprisingly Tame

 I Tried Orange, Blue and Green Lipstick And It Was Surprisingly Tame

As a general rule, I am more of a classic-style type girl rather than a slave to the trends. Think less Lady Gaga, more Kate Middleton (without the perfect hair and royal title, of course). But every once in a while a trend will come along that I will find fascinating. The whole “weird, bold lip color” trend isn’t really one of them. But I’m going to try it out anyway. More »

Why Nicolas Cage Is Simultaneously The Best And Worst, In Honor Of His Birthday

Why Nicolas Cage Is Simultaneously The Best And Worst, In Honor Of His Birthday

Nicolas Cage - The man, the myth, the legend (the hairdos). Whether you know him from his movies or simply from his internet infamy, everyone seems to know Nic Cage. In honor of his 50th birthday, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of being Nic Cage, aka why he is the best and also the worst. Also, there will be gifs. Oh the GIFs! And memes! Because the Internet loves Nicolas Cage like I love cupcakes, and boy do I love cupcakes. More »