Badali Recommends #5 Hillarie!

Next up in Badali Recommends is Hillarie! 

Name: Hillarie Jill

Twitter & Instagram: @HillarieJill

Job Title: 

Designer, Bench Jeweler, Social Media Manager

Currently reading: 

“Pool of Two Moons”, Book 2 of the Witches of Eileanan Series by Kate Forsyth. I have read these several times as a kid and through out my life, and have been waiting years for the audio books to release! (Don’t mind me while I make all my witches rings.)

Last book you finished: 

“Wanderers” by Chuck Wendig. If you want to lean into a pandemic reading list, this book should be high on that list.  

Favorite Book/Comic: 

I also don’t know if I could pick one favorite book or comic, but I am currently obsessed with “Bitch Planet” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine Delandro. 

My love for “Witches of Eileanan” has stayed strong since like 2000. 

I will never stop singing the praises from mountain tops for “Come As You Are” by Emily Nagoski. 

Favorite Series: 

Besides the ones mentioned above, I love the “Iron Druid Chronicles” by Kevin Hearne.

“Locke & Key” by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

Favorite non-fiction:

Again, “Come As You Are.” by Emily Nagoski

“Burnout” by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski 

Seriously if there are two books I could put in everyone stocking, it would be these two books. “Burnout” should almost be required reading during things like pandemic lockdowns. 

Other literary recs: 

I usually try to recommend books based on people’s interests so:

-If you would like more escapism but with butt jokes and puns, "Kill the Farmboy" by Delilah Dawson and Kevin Hearne is pretty great.

-if you want an entirely different kind of natural disaster with an alternative history flare, then the  "Lady Astronaut" series by Mary Robinette Kowal is perfect for you.

-If you want a biography, "Lady from the Black Lagoon" by Mallory O’Meara is wonderful.

-If you want some eldritch horror but would like more detail than “it was so horrible, I shan’t write about it here,” then you want "Lovecraft Country" by Matt Ruff or "Winter Tide" by Ruthanna Emry.

-if you want some fun adventures in science and learning read "Bonk" or "Spook" by Mary Roach.

-My comic recommendations are "Bitch Planet," "Rat Queens," "Niobe," and "Sex Criminals."

-Want a one off novel? "The Grand Dark" by Richard Kadrey was a trip! 

Favorite Genre: 

You would not have guessed it by everything I have just listed, horror stories are my favorite. I recently listened to "Rosemary’s Baby" by Ira Levin and actually really enjoyed it.

I also devoured "The House of Long Shadows" by Ambrose Ibsen and all the following books because it started with a video blogger flipping a house that happened to be haunted and I was here for it. 

I also recommend the audiobook "Ghost Stories" written and read by Seth Andrews . . .  because his voice is velvet.   

Favorite Book/Series affiliated with Badali: Besides Bitch Planet and Iron Druid, 

"Borden Dispatches" was a bucket of fun and "Wake of Vultures" was great! 

I recently read "Warbreaker" and oh boy, I loved it. 

 Favorite piece of jewelry: 

I am very biased, the Eowyn Shield, the Mistborn Ascendant Warrior pendant, and the entire Bitch Planet Line. 

Also, have you seen Dol Guldur? *swoon* I am still pretty in love with the Necronomicon.

Custom White Bronze Eowyn Shield in the SnowBack of Custom White Bronze Eowyn Shield, quote reads "No living Man am I, You look upon a Woman."a bronze and a silver version of the Ascendant Warrior Cameo on a background of tree barkBronze Born Big pendant on an burnt orange back ground.















 Favorite piece of jewelry to make:

Hands down Bridge Four pendants. I could make them all day everyday. They might be one of the easiest and stress free pieces we make, followed closely by the Blacken Denari coins from Dresden Files. 

Bronze bridge four necklace

 Other Media Recommends:

Hello From the Magic Tavern (Podcast)

Citation Needed (Podcast)

God Awful Movies (Podcast)

Graveyard Keeper (Video Game)

I might be a smidge biased on this one as well, but I was recently on a podcast to discuss Bitch Planet, check out Comic Trades Monthly here:

Go to thing to listen to while making/packing jewelry

Horror Podcasts!! The "No Sleep" podcast is wonderful for making me super jumpy when I am alone in the shop! 

Also my new favorite thing is a podcast called "D&D Minus." 

Basically I make jewelry while either having an existential crisis or in tears from laughing, there is no in between. 

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Links to recommends:

Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Valentine Delandro:

Bitch Planet (Collected Editions) Series by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Witches of Eileanan by Kate Forsyth:

The Witches of Eileanan Series by Kate Forsyth

Wanderers by Chuck Wendig:

Come As You Are by Emily Negoski:

Burnout by Emily Negoski and Amelia Negoski:

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski

Locke & Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez:

Locke & Key Series by Joe Hill

Iron Druid Chronicle by Kevin Hearne:

The Iron Druid Chronicles Series by Kevin Hearne

Kill the Farmboy by Delilah Dawson and KEvin Hearne:

The Tales of Pell Series by Delilah S. Dawson

Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal:

Lady Astronaut Series by Mary Robinette Kowal

Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara:

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff:

Rat Queens by Kurtis Wiebe:

Niobe She is Life by Sebastian A Jones:

The Grand Dark by Richard Kadrey:

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin:

The House of Long Shadows by Ambrose Ibsen:

Ghost Stories by Seth Andrews:

Hello from the Magic Tavern Podcast:

D&D Minus, Citation Needed, and God Awful Movies by Puzzle in a Thunderstom podcasts @PiatPod :

No Sleep Podcast:

Eowyn Shield:

Mistborn Ascendant Warrior Pendant:

Dol Guldur:


Bridge Four:

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