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Read and Watched 10th-16th November

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Rosie the black poodle with the book "Invisible Women" by Caroline Criado Perez
Rosie with “Invisible Women” by Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez – This was a fascinating book, but at the same time it was rather terrifying. It examines how women are often ignored in data, and how the average “human” is basically a white male. It includes data on how female crash test dummies are not used, and the fact that many drug trials do not use female participants. They also look at the way a lot of important data is not segregated by sex, which means that information on the status of women in these particular areas, such as poverty, is not accurate.

Alpha Girls – Julian Guthrie – This book is a fascinating look at a group of four women who were some of the earliest venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. It follows their lives as they went through both the boom and the bust of the dot com industry, and how it affected them. Most importantly, it also shows how differently women were and still are treated in these industries.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

5×20 Better Angels – I’m glad she’s running. But I will not forgive them for killing Peter Harriman. He turned out to be awesome.

6×01 Hail to the Chief – Glad Russell’s back, but I miss Jay and Kat

6×02 The Strike Zone – I like how they change the title card to Madam President. Also, where is Kat? And I want Steve/Dmitri to be a thing, not this idiot.

6×03 Killer Robots – still no Kat. Or Matt. Or any explanation for either.

6×04 Valor – Mental health is so important and it needs to be taken more seriously.

NCIS LA

10×03 The Prince – NELLVERINE!! My Queen! The cocked gun under the desk! The warning to Joelle out of her car! She has truly embraced the Hetty of it all

10×04 Hit List – UGH MOSLEY. But I do enjoy Admiral Kilbride

10×05 Pro Se – I object to using Tiffany in that way. Also WTF is going on with Anna? Didn’t see tell Callen to tell the truth?

10×06 Asesinos – Nobody stalls like Deeks!

10×07 One of Us – What is the point of having Arkady if you only use him for five minutes? I demand more Arkady!

10×08 The Patton Project – The giving of that car made me very uncomfortable. Bad timing.

10×09 A Diamond in the Rough – I have so much love for Mama Deeks. And given that both she and Hetty were in Kindergarten Cop together, I want them to have lunch and chats.

Deep State

1×05 Bet White didn’t see that coming! Also, I hate Jones. She’s terrifying.

1×06 Meanwhile this show gets weirder and more disturbing.

The Originals (Parents first watch)

5×08 The Kindness of Strangers – Felt sorry for Elijah in this one.

5×09 We Have Not Long to Love – Freelin proposal! They loved the ring. They also felt sorry for Vincent.

5×10 There in the Disappearing Light – They were glad to see Josh with Aiden. They wondered about where the fuel for the car came from. And yay for no more Emmett!

5×11 Till the Day I Die – They loved the Freelin wedding. They were pretty peeved at Vincent and Elijah for turning Freya down (it’s her turn to have support!) but they forgave Elijah since he turned up.

5×12 The Tale of Two Wolves – They didn’t expect Alaric to crossbow Klaus! They loved Hope’s wolf and getting to see Hayley. They also loved the message for Elijah

5×13 When The Saints Go Marching In – I cried. Again.

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Read and Watched November 2nd to November 9th

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My dog Rosie with the book "Jane Austen at Home" by Lucy Worsley
Rosie with “Jane Austen at Home” by Lucy Worsley

Jane Austen at Home – Lucy Worsley: This was a really interesting take on Jane Austen from the perspective of the places she lived. I also learned a couple of things – like me, she had facial pain, and scholars believe it likely she had depression 

Around the World in 80 Trains – Monisha Rajesh: I’ve traveled long distance by train once – 6 hours from Salzburg to Venice, through a blizzard. Not something I was interested in doing, but it’s interesting to hear someone who enjoys train rides go on a journey around the world in them.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

5×14 Something Better

5×15 Between the Seats – This was a sad episode

5×16 The New Normal – Thanks for breaking my heart with Gordon

5×17 The Common Defence – VACCINATE YOUR KIDS!

5×18 Ready

5×19 The Great Experiment

The Originals (Parents First Watch)

4×13 The Feast of All Sinners – How am I crying the SECOND time I watch this?

5×01 Where You Left Your Heart – They like teenage Hope. And Caroline. And Amnesia!Elijah. They felt sorry for Marcel when Rebekah turned him down. And mum was a bit peeved when Klaus started killing off the roses by visiting Amnesia!Elijah

5×02 One Wrong Turn on Bourbon – Felt so sorry for Freya. I love her friendship with Vincent. Mum was very sad about Henry.

5×03 Ne Me Quitte Pas – Mum likes Amnesia!Elijah piano-playing in France

5×04 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – They liked the teamup between Klaus and Marcel. And they feel Hope has a little of her father in her. They still haven’t guessed who has Hayley.

5×05 Don’t It Just Break Your Heart – Well they HATE Greta. And they were surprised by Antoinette’s and Roman’s connection to her.

5×06 What, Will, I, Have, Left – They were shocked that Declan was related to Cami!

5×07 God’s Gonna Trouble the Water – They didn’t expect the first-born curse of the Hollow. And they sincerely dislike Emmett.

Hawaii 5-0

3×14 Hana I Wa ‘Ia – So glad to know that Danny and Grace will stay together.

The Flash

3×23 Finish Line – Glad Iris and Caitlin are going to be okay. So glad we’re going to get to keep Killer Frost. I admit to shedding a tear when Barry went into the speed force with his mother.

Inspector (Kommisar) Rex

2×04 Deadly Seduction – I love how Rex is refusing to let that woman anywhere near Moser.

NCIS

16×04 Third Wheel – I don’t like Brooks horning in on my Gibbs/Fornell time. Also, Izzy can go away permanently.

NCIS Los Angeles

10×02 Superhuman – That suit is terrifying. And while I love Admiral Kilbride, I miss Hetty.

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Read and Watched October 26th – November 2nd.

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The Veil – Chloe Neill:This was a really interesting novel set in New Orleans that had all kinds of supernatural beings. I really enjoyed it and have just gotten the sequel out from the library. Plus the main character is a redhead, which just makes everything better.

My dog Rosie sitting next to the book "The Veil" by Chloe Neill
Rosie with “The Veil” by Chloe Neill

National Geographic – Rarely Seen: I love these photo books and this had some stunning photographs in it of things rarely seen both in nature and the man-made world.

Samurai in 100 Objects – Stephen Turnbull: A look at objects relating to the samurai, including armour, swords, screens and war fans. It was absolutely fascinating

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

5×09 Winter Garden

5×10 Family Separation Part 1

5×11 Family Separation Part 2 – If only fixing this problem in real life had been this simple.

5×12 Strategic Ambiguity 

5×13 Proxy War

5×14 Something Better – Mr Panda was adorable.

Midnight Sun

1×07

1×08 – Well, that was a weird and sometimes disturbing ride.

Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure

1×04 Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan: Beautiful places. Uzbekistan’s metro is stunning!

The Originals (Parent’s First Watch)

4×08 Voodoo in My Blood – Well, they certainly didn’t expect Hollow!Sofya to stab Elijah in the back – literally!

4×09 Queen Death – They were both quite shocked by Elijah’s death.

4×10 Phantomesque – Oh, the red door is back. Joy.

4×11 A Spirit Here That Won’t Be Broken – They certainly didn’t expect to see Jackson – or that he would be Hollow!Jackson and evil.

4×12 Voodoo Child – I always have joy at Freelin. And we all agreed that Summer Fontana must have had so much fun playing evil as Hollow!Hope

4×13 The Feast of All Sinners – Okay, how am I crying at this the SECOND time I watch it?

NCIS

16×03 Boom – Uh, what the heck is going on with Vance’s prospective date?

Deep State

1×01 Okay…that’s the bad guy from Shazam! But he’s a good guy in this. I still expect to see his eye glowing, though.

The Blacklist

5×04 The Endling – What have they done to this show? I want the old writers back.