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Read and Watched January 5-11

READ

Alibaba: The House that Jack Ma Built – Duncan Clark:Fascinating look at how Jack Ma built the Albaba company and why it succeeded in China when other companies such as Yahoo and eBay could not.

Modern India: A Very Short Introduction – Craig Jeffrey: An excellent introduction to India in the modern era.

A picture of my black poodle Rosie sitting on a leather couch with the book "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" by Caitlin Doughty
Rosie with “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?” by Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? – Caitlin Doughty: Really interesting book that answers many questions about death, dying and funerals.


WATCHED

NCIS

16×09 Tailing Angie

NCIS LA

11×11 Answers: Are we character assassinating Nell now? Seriously, what the hell?

11×12 Groundwork: Still not liking the hostility towards Hetty.

Legends of Tomorrow

3×01 Aruba-Con: Oh how I’ve missed my weirdoes!

Hawaii 5-0

3×18 Na Ki’i: Catherine looked awesome as a roller derby girl!

3×19 Hoa Pili: I love Kamekona

3×20 Olelo Pa’a: Loved seeing Catherine and Steve in their dress uniforms. Also, this episode explained why Steve is so obsessed with the Hesse brothers.

Elementary

1×08 The Long Fuse

The Blacklist

5×08 Ian Garvey (No.13)

The Flash

4×02 Mixed Signals: My love for Cisco knows no bounds. This ep was great.

According to Jeff Goldblum

1×05 BBQ: Amazed at all the different ways to BBQ. Also, someone quoting Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park to Jeff Goldblum is FABULOUS.

1×06 Gaming: The virtual reality tree experience was interesting.

Read and Watched

Read and Watched 29th December -4th January

READ

So Here I Am – Anna Russell

Rosie with “So Here I Am” by Anna Russell

This is a great book about some of the great female speeches that have been given. They’re often not included in books about speeches, and this book included some women I had not heard of.

Butterfly – Yusra Mardini

A fascinating look at a swimmer from Syria and her escape to Germany.

WATCHED

Castle

7×10 Bad Santa

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St Peter

Episode 1

Episode 2

Jurassic Park

I LOVE these movies. I also love how every time Jeff Goldblum stars in anything, he’s playing Jeff Goldblum.

The Lost World

Loved Jeff Goldblum in this. This was the only sequel I really enjoyed.

The Thin Man

These movies are classics for all the right reasons. Love Myrna Loy and William Powell together.

After the Thin Man

This is my favourite Thin Man movie. It is absolutely hilarious and you can completely tell that William Powell and Myrna Loy would often ad lib things in the movie.

Inspector Rex

2×08 Death of a Child: Love Rex with the logs of wood at home and then saving the little boy

NCIS LA

11×09 Kill Beale Volume 1: Eric was a complete star in this and I loved the bit at the end with him dancing. So mad about this Nell/Hetty rift. They are literally my favourite relationship on the show.

11×10 Mother: So, so good. Did not care for Nell’s nasty snark at Hetty. LOVED Deeks riding the door out of the building.

Arrow

6×01 Fallout: Oh hello evil Laurel. You are so much more fun when you’re evil. And Thea’s in a coma. Because of course she is.