In one of the Harry Potter games, the Quidditch announcer is a kid in a wheelchair. How does he get up those stands? For that matter, how does ANYONE get up those stands?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Illustrated Edition) – JK Rowling: As always, I love this series, and Jim Kay’s illustrations are always in line with what I expected.
Death of a Dying Man – JM Redmann: The storyline was okay, but I really enjoyed the descriptions of New Orleans the most.
4×22 Night Watch – Well that was one very powerful and well-done episode
5×01 E Pluribus Unum – Blowing up Stevie is unacceptable. Also, the secretary of states reuniting was awesome.
5×02 The Chaos Game
5×03 The Magic Rake
Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
1×02 Georgia and Azerbaijan
The Originals (Parents First Watch)
3×11 Wild at Heart – They were both quite surprised by Cami in this.
3×12 Dead Angels – They certainly didn’t see Marcel as leader of the Strix coming! Or Elijah’s role. Or Aurora stealing the white oak!
3×13 Heart Shaped Box – They were very put out by Hope’s toy being ruined, and they liked Finn helping Klaus to find Freya. They also enjoyed the toast to murder at the end.
3×14 A Streetcar Named Desire – They really enjoyed Freya breaking Lucien’s neck. They didn’t see Aya’s death coming, but they were very pleased about it.
3×15 An Old Friend Calls – They were really happy that Elijah finished Hayley’s list
3×16 Alone with Everybody – They certainly didn’t expect Lucien to kidnap Vincent and Freya!
3×17 Behind the Black Horizon – They didn’t see Lucien’s new form coming. They did enjoy Klaus and Hayley working together.
3×18 The Devil Comes Here and Sighs – They are looking forward to Lucien getting killed.
3×19 No More Heartbreaks – They thought Cami’s last episode was really well done
3×20 Where Nothing Stays Buried – They actually don’t mind that Davina’s dead.
3×13 Olelo Ho’Opa’I Make – He might be a bad guy, but San Min never stops being fun.
1×01 Well this murderer is a sadistic psycho
1×02 I’m surprised they killed someone who was introduced as a main character!
2×03 A Murderous Summer – I love Rex packing his bag to go camping
When you have a cold and your nose is blocked up, you can’t taste anything. What happens if your sense of smell is completely gone?
Passing Strange – Ellen Kloges
A short little book about witches living in New Orleans that preserve themselves in artwork.
Writers: Their Lives and Works – James Naughtie
A brief overview of several different authors, including some I was not aware of
National Geographic July 2019
Eye to Eye – Frans Lanting
This is such a beautiful book of photography from Frans Lanting. I particularly love his photos of elephants and the different wild cats.
Moscow: An Illustrated History – Kathleen Berton Murrell
This was an interesting short history (with black and white illustrations) of how the capital city of Moscow came to be.
Monster, She Wrote – Lisa Kroger and Melanie R Andersen
This is an absolutely fascinating book about all the pioneering (and a lot of forgotten) female writers of horror, ghost stories and speculative fiction. A lot of these women were sometimes the first in their fields, predating men who are often considered the pioneers.
4×15 The Unnamed – Well this had shades of Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya.
4×16 My Funny Valentine – Puppies!
4×17 Phase Two
4×18 The Friendship Game
4×19 Thin Ice
4×20 The Things We Get to Say
The Originals (Parent’s First Watch)
3×05 The Axeman’s Letter – They completely agree Aurora is nuts
3×06 Beautiful Mistake – They loved Freya breaking the necks of all the Strix
3×07 Out of the Easy – They thought the Thanksgiving decorations and dinner were excellent, and were most approving of Freya breaking Aurora’s neck.
3×08 The Other Girl in New Orleans – They got quite the shock when they saw Finn!
3×09 Savior – They loved the Christmas decorations. Totally didn’t see the ending with Cami’s death coming. They also were quite shocked at Elijah having to dagger Rebekah!
3×10 A Ghost Along the Mississippi – Dad says this show has some of the best scriptwriting ever. They totally didn’t see Cami pulling the switch with Aurora and locking Tristan in the box coming!
Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure
1×01 Venice, Albania and Turkey – Utterly stunning scenery and fascinating information
16×02 Love Thy Neighbour – This show is getting good again. So glad Maria Bello is in it. And this was an excellent piece of character development for Torres
2×05 I’m glad Tarek and Rasha are okay.
2×06 Seriously Nelly and Gregor? Did we HAVE to? Also, it’s like no one can kill the maniac birdwatcher!
2×08 I’m glad someone finally got the maniac birdwatcher. He was nuts!
1×03 Child Predator – This episode was so good. Such twists!
5×03 Miss Rebecca Thrall (No 76) – This show has lost something along the way. The writing is not as tight, and the characters are acting out of character.
If everyone uses CGI technology, why is some CGI good (Avengers) and some CGI really bad (Cats)?
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers – Sady Doyle
An interesting read on the tropes and different ways women have been portrayed in popular culture. The theory on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is fascinating.
Border Line – Mishell Baker
A book with a disabled, mentally ill protagonist is a rare find indeed. I just wish the ending was better.
A Room Of One’s Own – Adrian Mourby
A romp through the different places most identified with particular writers
Final Chapters – Jim Bernhard
How writers lived their last days – with the interesting addition of the individual writers’ thoughts on death.
4×10 Women Transform the World
4×11 Mitya – Here we go, Stevie’s parents are wrong, again. She’s adult and can date who she likes.
4×12 Sound and Fury
4×13 Reading the Signs
1×02 While You Were Sleeping – First Marcus episode
2×21 Fire With Fire – Figured Klaus was going to be cranky
2×22 Ashes to Ashes – Great episode all around
3×01 For the Next Millennium – Don’t like Lucien. They were confused over why Aurora was in the Buddhist Temple
3×02 You Hung the Moon – Well we agree Davina’s making bad choices. Were surprised at Lucien’s little werewolf venom cure and agree that Aurora and Tristan are creepy
3×03 I’ll See You In Hell or New Orleans
3×04 A Walk on the Wild Side – They loved Freya punching Alexis
5×02 Greyson Blaise (No 37).-Better than 5×01 but still lacking…something
3×21 Cause and Effect – One of the funniest episodes we’ve had in a while.
Kapu – Look at little Andy Lawrence all grown up!
2×1 – Silent Screams – love Rex helping the little girl
5×21 Honor Thy Fathers – Not as good as the last episode – clearly what happens when there is not enough focus on Felicity
Where do people with tiny houses do their laundry?