Read and Watched

Read and Watched 29th December -4th January

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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.

Read and Watched

Read and Watched – 8th December – 21st December

Sorry again for another double-up, but we had an unexpected loss in the family. Some of these are episodes I’ve watched before, but we’re rewatching for Christmas.

READ

How to Make Money With Social Media – Jamie Turner and Reshma Shah:Interesting, but not something I’m really into exploring at the moment

Nine Pints – Rose George: This was absolutely fascinating and a little terrifying at the same time. I’ve noticed I read a lot of books like that this fortnight.

Twisted 26 – Janet Evanovich: This was great, and I loved having so much Grandma Mazur in it. She’s so much fun.

Daring to Drive – Manal Al-Sharif: This was interesting and terrifying at the same time.

Women and Power – Mary Beard: Taken from her lectures, this was an interesting read that looked at women’s power right back in the Western canon of literature.

My dog Rosie on a blue carpet with the book "The Witches Are Coming" by Lindy West
Rosie with “The Witches Are Coming” by Lindy West

The Witches Are Coming – Lindy West: I loved this book and it was so interesting

The Joyful Frugalista – Serina Bird:Got some helpful tips from this book – not often you find one of these types of books that focuses on Australia.

WATCHED

The Flash

4×01 The Flash Reborn: Such a good episode

NCIS Los Angeles

11×05 Provenance: One of the funniest episodes they’ve ever done. When Sam picked up the art thief and she just kept running – we couldn’t stop laughing!

11×06 A Bloody Brilliant Plan: Loved seeing Jennifer Kim again

11×07 Concours D’Elegance – love Nell and Fatima. Liked seeing Katherine again.

11×08 Human Resources

Hawaii 5-0

3×17 Pa’ani: Loved this episode. The show is at its best like this.

Inspector Rex

2×07 Dangerous Hunt: Rex saves the day again!

Madam Secretary

6×10 Leaving the Station: Now THIS is the show I’ve been missing. The wedding was perfect. Bringing everyone back was great (still missed Kat and Nadine). So glad to see Chen there too. This is the show we missed. I’m just sorry it took until the last two episodes of the final season to see it again.

NCIS

16×08 Friendly Fire

According to Jeff Goldblum

1×03 Tattoos: I didn’t know about tattoos and the immune system, so now I’m even more freaked out about them.

CHRISTMAS REWATCHES

Hercule Poirot and the Theft of the Royal Ruby

First Christmas program of the season.

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

These are great little programs

The Addams Family

This is the 1990s version and the best. We always watch this at Christmas.

Major Crimes

2×15 Curve Ball – Christmas episodes! I love these dorks.

NCIS LA

1×10 Brimstone – I can’t believe how young they all are. It was nice seeing Nate and more of Hetty.

2×11 Disorder – Nell and Hetty are excellent together.

3×11 Higher Power – Nell and Hetty are the gift that keeps on giving.

4×10 Free Ride – Nell is elfin awesome

5×12 Merry Evasion – Nellverine in the field!

The Originals

2×09 The Map of Moments – I love this episode, even though we only get a glimpse of Freya.

NCIS

6×11 Silent Night

7×10 Faith

8×10 False Witness – Tony’s prank at the end gets me every time!

Hawaii 5-0

1×12 Hana a’a Makehewa

Warehouse 13

2×13 Secret Santa – I love these dorks

The Closer

3×14 Next of Kin

3×15 Next of Kin Part 2

6×13 Living Proof Part 1

6×14 Living Proof Part 2 – It’s fun watching Flynn and Raydor interact before they’re together

Grimm

1×07 Let Your Hair Down – First look at Monroe’s epic Christmas decorations

3×08 Twelve Days of Krampus

Nigella’s Christmas Table

Read and Watched, Uncategorized

Read and Watched 24th November to 7th December

Double up this week due to much Christmas decoration on the 1st 🙂

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A picture of my dog Rosie, sitting on a leather couch,  with the book "Confessions of a Public Speaker" by Scott Berkun
Rosie with “Confessions of a Public Speaker” by Scott Berkun

Confessions of a Public Speaker – Scott Berkun: I found this really insightful and helpful. I like hearing examples about this sort of thing, rather than just steps of what to do.

Sawbones – Jason and Sydnee McElroy:This book is based on a podcast, which I hadn’t heard of. But I am interested in medical history and some of the weird things that have been done, so I found it interesting. I did find the writing style a bit annoying, but still interesting nonetheless.

Four Princesses – Helen Rappaport: So much has been written on the Romanovs, but I’ve never read a lot about the other sisters (Anastasia is often written about). It was a fascinating look at the lives they led, and tragically they had so much to offer the world when they were killed. I also did not know that most of the loyal entourage – including tutors and guards – were also shot. The book reads to give the idea that the Romanovs had no idea what was about to happen to them the night they were shot, and I hope that was the case. It was fascinating to read about the princesses – Anastasia was a firebrand, Tatiana was an excellent nurse. I was also fascinated to read that Nicholas and Alexandra were determined their daughters should marry for love – so rare at that time. All in all it was an excellent book, yet tragic that such an unnecessary thing happened to them

Am I Ugly? – Michelle Elman: I went into this book expecting one thing and ending up with another. I have followed her on Instagram for quite a while. I was disappointed in her opinion on psychiatrists vs psychologists – I have had the opposite experience. It was a quick read – read it in one night.

WATCHED

According to Jeff Goldblum

1×01 Sneakers – I love Jeff Goldblum so I loved this. Fascinating by how much testing goes into a sneaker.

1×02 Ice-Cream – Yes. Just yes to this whole episode.

Deep State

2×01 So Nathan is basically a male version of Amanda Jones

2×02 Leyla is a badass

2×03 This show is getting weird

NCIS Los Angeles

10×15 Smokescreen Part 2 – Well this was a much less dark episode.

10×16 Into the Breach – Love Mama Deeks. And Nicole Du Champs is awesome

10×17 Til Death Do Us Part – All hail Hetty Lange. Great episode. I did and still do want a scene with just Hetty and Mama Deeks. Kindergarten Cop reunion, anyone?

10×18 Born to Run – Badass Nell is my favourite Nell. Also, Eric being upset that Nell kissed another guy was beneath that character. He knows she was on the run, trying to keep the asset safe.

10×19 Searching – Love Jake. Glad to see him back.

10×20 Choke Point – All Hail Hetty. Seriously, she’s fabulous.

10×21 The One That Got Away – I love Arkady! So glad we got to see more of him in this episode than the last one he was in

10×22 No More Secrets – Joelle and Anna hanging out together is creepy

10×23 The Guardian – The JAG theme playing as Harm appeared took me right back!

10×24 False Flag – The JAG theme playing as Mac appeared! I’ve missed these weirdoes. But wow – way to kill the Harm and Mac fandom’s dreams. Ouch!

11×01 Let Fate Decide – What kind of ending for Harm and Mac was that about? We only waited for them to get together for TEN YEARS. And then there was the 9 years that apparently they weren’t together. And now they’re not together again? COME ON!!

11×02 Decoy – This episode was okay, but it was very disjointed.

11×03 Hail Mary – This episode was hilarious. This is the show we need and the show I signed up for.

11×04 Yellow Jack – First of all, love Fatima and Navid. So happy to see them both again. Also, uh, Kensi and Deeks – shouldn’t you have had this kid discussion BEFORE you got married? Just a thought.

Madam Secretary

6×08 Ships and Countries: Who’s writing this? The Stevie/Dmitri argument was beneath this show and so is a lot of the things happening with Madam President

6×09 Carpe Diem – Oh look! This is where my show has gone! This is the first episode of this season that has felt like my show. The engagement! And the chanting – what Hilary deserved.

Elementary

1×06 Flight Risk – Ah, we finally hear Irene’s name.

1×07 One Way To Get Off

The Good Place

4×06 A Chip Driver Mystery – Oh good lord that book. Jason teaching Chidi to do something spontaneous was fabulous, as was his song. Bad Janet’s comment on people who don’t vaccinate their kids made me laugh.

4×07 Help is Other People – The line about Janet violently consuming Janet babies made me laugh out loud.

The Blacklist

5×06 The Travel Agency – Another not terrible episode. Keep it up.

5×07 The Kilgannon Corporation (No.43) – They’re still writing good episodes. I’ve missed this show being this good.

Heritage Hunters

1×01

Hawaii 5-0

3×16 Kekoa Damn Summer Glau can fight. I saw a bit of River (Firefly) and Isobel (Arrow) coming out there. Also, I love Kamekona.

Inspector Rex

2×06 The Blind Witness – Loved Rex helping the blind woman and so glad she got her own baby Rex.

NCIS

16×7 A Thousand Words – I loved the street art and especially Ritz’s painting of Gibbs and Bishop

Read and Watched

Read and Watched 18th-24th November

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HowToOwnTheRoom1

How to Own The Room – Viv Groskop

This was a great book showing you how to won’t he room and get rid of the things that hold most women back.

The Sight – Chloe Neill

Another great one in this series – I have ordered the next one from the library

Happy Fat – Sofia Hagen

I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved this book. Just reading this book made me feel better about myself and it’s not easy to do that. I think I shall have to add a copy to my library.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

6×05 Daisy – So glad Stevie turned up to Dmitri’s naturalisation ceremony

6×06 Deepfake – See how easy it could be, YouTube? Also, yay for Steve/Dmitri!

6×07 Accountability – Ridiculously happy Stevie/Dmitri is my favourite Stevie/Dmitri

Arrow

5×23 Lian Yu: Best thing was Nyssa vs Talia. And Nyssa won because she’s a badass.

NCIS LA

10×10 Heist – Love seeing Dina Meyer again. Oracle forever. And these were seriously the world’s most polite robbers.

10×11 Joyride – Love the Christmas bar. I’m so glad those two Navy guys are okay.

10×12 The Sound of Silence – Dear Lord, I love Mama D!

10×13 Better Angels – I cried. That was a very sad episode. I don’t need more crying episodes, I had enough of that in the final season of The Originals.

10×14 Smokescreen Part 1 – I like Fatima. But man these last two episodes have been dark!

NCIS

16×06 Beneath the Surface – Accidentally skipped an episode, but I love how suspicious Jack was of the CIA agent.

The Good Place

4×01 Girl From Arizona Part 1 – Dear Lord I love this show. I’m going to miss it so much when it’s over.

4×02 Girl From Arizona Part 2

4×03 Chillaxing – I love these cockroaches, and I was so glad to see it all come together. I felt so sorry for Eleanor though.

4×04 Tinker, Tailor, Demon, Spy – LOL distracting Jason with a caramel was hilarious. But then he saved the day!

4×05 Employee of the Bearimy – Derek should never be allowed to do anything

Elementary

1×05 Lesser Evils – Look at Joan saving that girl’s life! So glad Sherlock encouraged her to go with her instincts

The Blacklist

5×05 Ilyas Surkov (No 54) – This is one of the best episodes they’ve done in a while.

Hawaii 5-0

3×15 Hookman

Deep State

1×07

1×08 – What was that ending? We’re rewarding Amanda Jones for her behaviour now?

Inspector Rex

2×05 Death Wears a Mask – Love Rex saving the day. I never trust anyone who doesn’t like dogs. Also, if Moser’s vet girlfriend had any sense, she’d win over Rex first.

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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 September 29 – October 5

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My dog Rosie with the book Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers by Sady Doyle
Rosie with Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers by Sady Doyle

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.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

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

4×14 Refuge

Elementary

1×02 While You Were Sleeping – First Marcus episode

The Originals 

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

The Blacklist

5×02 Greyson Blaise (No 37).-Better than 5×01 but still lacking…something

The Flash

3×21 Cause and Effect – One of the funniest episodes we’ve had in a while.

Hawaii 5-0

Kapu – Look at little Andy Lawrence all grown up!

Inspector Rex

2×1 – Silent Screams – love Rex helping the little girl

Arrow

5×21 Honor Thy Fathers  – Not as good as the last episode – clearly what happens when there is not enough focus on Felicity

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Read and Watched – 21st to 28th September

Adding in the extra Saturday from last week.

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National Geographic History – July/August 2019

National Geographic – August 2019

Fascinating look at migration and how it affects the world.

National Geographic – September 2019

This was a really interesting issue not he Arctic, and how it is melting during climate change. It also had a fascinating article on the dangers of the permafrost melting.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

4×06 Loophole

4×07 North to the Future – Kat Sandoval looks so smart in her suit.

4×08 The Fourth Estate

4×09 Minefield – I think Stevie would be an awesome President. Kat Sandoval is awesome.

The Team

2×02

2×03 – Is it really necessary for Gregor to hit on every woman he encounters? Also, I hope Helle did kill Morten because he is a creepy psycho Nazi

2×04 – So sad. Psycho Nazi lived.

The Originals

2×16 Save My Soul – Mum and Dad’s reaction to Vincent saying Eva was his ex-wife was hilarious

2×17 Exquisite Corpse –  So huge grins and thumbs up when Freya breaks out of the magic binding chains and snaps Klaus’ neck. They also enjoyed her killing Esther, too.

2×18 Night Has a Thousand Eyes – They thought Dahlia was great fun and they were both glad to see the end of Mikael.

2×19 When the Levee Breaks – They weren’t particularly pleased with Dahlia when Aiden died, but boy did they get a huge shock when Klaus got daggered!

2×20 City Beneath the SeaThey both agreed that now that Klaus is awake, he’s going to be a tad cranky.

Inspector Rex

1×15 Under the Streets of Vienna

Arrow

5×20 Underneath – One of the best episodes they’ve done in a while! See, Arrow, this is what happens when you focus on the ladies.

NCIS

16×01 Destiny’s Child – Kayla Vance is awesome. And Jack laughing as Hakim ranted was hilarious.

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Read and Watched 15-20 September

Read and Watched 15-20 September

Shorter one this week, because I’ll be on a plane tomorrow. 

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National Geographic History September/October 2019: I really enjoyed the article on Boudica.

A picture of my dog Rosie in a pink bow, with the book Writers Tools by Roy Peter Clark
Rosie with “Writing Tools” by Roy Peter Clark

Writer’s Tools – Roy Peter Clark – This was an interesting book that contained 55 different rules to help writers, which were expanded on in about two or three pages each. Having the expanded explanation, plus examples of how the tools can be used, was really informative.

WATCHED

Elementary

1×01 Pilot: Watching this show from the start again because I absolutely love it. I had actually forgotten that Marcus wasn’t in the pilot.

The Originals

5×02 One Wrong Turn on Bourbon – So wonderful seeing Freya and Keelin reunite, and then, as this show is very good at, they ripped them apart again. I wish they’d included the deleted scene with Vincent comforting Freya.

5×03 Ne Me Quitte Pas – Oh Elijah, I don’t even know where to start with you.

5×04 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – I like Ivy. And I feel sorry for Freya.

5×05 Don’t It Just Break Your Heart – I love Jaime Murray, but Antoinette is just annoying. It’s so weird to see Elijah this way, although it is an interesting technique by the writers because you wonder if he would have been like this without his family.

5×06 What, Will, I, Have, Left – Well that episode was painful. I cried. Again. 

5×07 God’s Gonna Trouble the Water – And I kept crying. Honestly, what is this show doing to me? The one bright spark was Keelin returning to be with Freya.

5×08 The Kindness of Strangers – Well, Elijah just broke my heart. Also poor Freya. She’s really getting dumped on.

5×09 We Have Not Long To Love – Now that was a proposal. Freelin are adorable. Also, Josh is totally right about Marcel and Emmett. That being said, I’d really like someone to kill Emmett now.

5×10 There In The Disappearing Light – And my wish is granted! Thank you, Hope.

5×11 Till the Day I Die – That wedding was perfect. Kind of mad at Vincent though – if Elijah was able to make it effort, Vincent should have done it too. Freya’s face when they both disappointed her was heartbreaking. As was the scene with Rebekah when she was afraid of being a danger to her own child. But the wedding was perfect. And I loved that Elijah gave Keelin and Freya the lake house that he and Hayley would have bought.

5×12 The Tale of Two Wolves – I love that Hayley told Hope to remind Elijah of their dance. It made my Helijah heart sing. And Hope is a beautiful wolf. Not ashamed to say I cried in that episode – Klaus looked so proud.

5×13 When The Saints Go Marching In – Oh wow. Well I was just in constant tears. Great finish to a great show. One of the few shows that as soon as you finish an episode, you HAVE to watch the next one.

Parents Watching The Originals

Mum and Dad have started watching The Originals and I’m enjoying their reactions. So far it’s been “When’s Rebekah getting back into her own body?” and “when does (insert character here) die?” Last night’s episode was:

2×12 Sanctuary: They both love Freya – especially when she killed the Kindred, Cassie and then told Rebekah to tell their brothers they better be on their best behaviour.

2×13 The Devil Is Damned  Mum and Dad really enjoyed Finn getting blown up. I haven’t told them yet that Freya brings him back to life. 

Madam Secretary

4×02 Off the Record

4×03 The Essentials – I will miss Nadine. Bebe Neuwirth is a class act.

4×04 Shutdown – Good, no more Jareth. He was getting on my nerves

4×05 Persona Non Grata – Confirmed no more Jareth. Hallelujah! 

The Blacklist

5×01 Smokey Putnam (No.30) – Yes to Samar and Aram. No to the rest.

The Team

1×07 – ALICIA CHECK YOUR PHONE!!!

1×08 – How appropriate that they find Marius hiding with the trash.

The Flash

3×20 I Know Who You Are – Sometimes I just want to hug Cisco. Also Anne Dudek will forever be Cut Throat Bitch (House) to me.

Hawaii 5-0

3×11 Kahu – Loved Catherine kicking that guy’s ass!

Kommisar (Inspector) Rex

1×12 The Old Lady Murders – Man I love Rex. He’s adorable.

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Read and Watched 25th August to 31st August

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The Rise – The Originals Novel

Interesting look at one of what is probably many untold stories about the Mikaelson’s through the years.

The Loss – The Originals Novel

Frankly, they just needed Freya alive in this one. This would have solved all the problems.

Wordslut – Amanda Montell

Rosie, wearing a pink bow, with the book Wordslut by Amanda Montell
Rosie with Wordslut by Amanda Montell

I really loved this book and the way it looks at language. It follows the traits of language that are more commonly ascribed to women, including uptalk and valley girl talking. I also like the way it investigates words that are often used to denigrate women and it is interesting to see that many of them started out as meaning quite different things.

WATCHED

Madam Secretary

3×02 The Linchpin

3×03 South China Sea

3×04 The Dissent Memo

3×05 The French Revolution

3×06 The Statement

3×07 Tectonic Shift

3×08 Breakout Capacity

3×09 Snap Back

3×10 The Race 

Mindhunter

2×3 – Love the new character of Jim Barney. He’s great at interviews. And Olivia’s going on a date!

2×4 

2×5 – Not 100% sure about Kaye… I hope she’s not going to hurt Wendy.

The Originals

2×15 They All Asked For You – Freya! And Rebekah is apparently going nuts…

2×16 Save My Soul – Still love Freya. Still dislike Jackson

2×17 Exquisite Corpse –  Go Freya!

2×18 Night has a Thousand Eyes – Dahlia is terrifying, but Claudia Black is so fabulous at this role. I felt sorry for Freya at the end of the episode. Her last connection with someone who knew her before Dahlia took her is gone.

2×19 When the Levee Breaks

2×20 City Beneath the Sea

2×21 Fire With Fire – Not sure Elijah will ever forgive Klaus for what he’s done to Gia and Hayley

2×22 Ashes to Ashes – Loved this episode. Still love Freya, and glad that Klaus trusts her now. That scene of Freya saving her siblings was great.

3×01 For the Next Millennium – Love Freya. I can already tell I’m going to hate Lucien

3×02 You Hung the Moon – Hayley! Let’s not hit Freya. She’s trying to help. Loved the moment with Elijah’s confession. His devotion to Hayley is beautiful. I also surprisingly enjoyed Elijah and Jackson working together against Lucien.

3×03 I’ll See You In Hell or New Orleans – And Tristan is just as bad as Lucien

3×04 A Walk on the Wild Side – Loved seeing Elijah and Hayley dancing together.

3×05 The Axeman’s Letter – Well, Aurora is completely nuts

3×06 Beautiful Mistake – Love Freya just astral projecting in and snapping the necks of the Strix. As you do.

Inspector Rex

1×10 Amok

1×11 Escape to Death

Hawaii 5-0

Huaka’i Kula: I love Melanie. Seriously, she’s fantastic.

Lucy – Well, that movie was a trip. Brought up a lot of interesting questions – particularly about what would happen about using 100% of our brain capacity, and would we really want to? I do wonder about the fact that you would be aware of the subconscious things your brain does – such as filtering out the sound of your eyeballs moving, and things like that.

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Read and Watched 11-17th August

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Picture of my dog Rosie in her coat with the book Uncommon Grounds
Rosie and the book Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds – Mark Pendergast Loved this book and the history of coffee. As well as the history of how coffee made its way around the world, it also includes the history of the advertising that accompanied it and it’s interesting to see it and how unacceptable some of it would be now.

Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies – Scarlett Curtis Great little book of essays from famous people on feminism. Particular favourite was Karen Gillan’s story of her mum protecting the little redhead with pale skin – been there!

Grimm: The Icy Touch – John Shirley Better than the last one, but still not up to the standards of the show.

The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu – Charlie English It was amazing to read about not only the people that saved the ancient manuscripts from destruction, but the history of traveling to the area.

Griffith Review 64 – The New Disruptors

Watched

The Originals

1×13 Crescent City

1×14 Long Way Back Home

1×15 Le Grand Guignol

1×16 Farewell to Storyville

1×17 Moon Over Bourbon Street

1×18 The Big Uneasy: I hate Genevieve. On so many different levels.

1×19 An Unblinking Death

1×20 A Closer Walk With Thee Helijah. Genevieve improved on me momentarily. Also, Oliver is evil.

1×21 The Battle of New Orleans More Helijah. I feel we’re being spoilt so something will stop this soon, I am sure of it.

1×22 From a Cradle to a Grave What a bloodbath! But so pleased Genevieve is gone. Not so pleased that Oliver still lives…but give it time.

2×01 Rebirth Finally got rid of Francesca. FINALLY. And I knew the Helijah was too good to last. I love that the actors ship this too.

2×02 Alive and Kicking Seriously, if everyone stopped keeping secrets (Hello, Elijah), half this stuff wouldn’t happen

Madam Secretary

2×08 Lights Out

2×09 Russian Roulette

2×10 The Greater Good

2×11 Unity Node

2×12 The Middle Way

2×13 Invasive Species

2×14 Left of the Boom

2×15 Right of the Boom

2×16 Hijriyyah A much better job for Henry. Honestly, does no one think of the children?

2×17 Higher Learning

Legends of Tomorrow

2×17 Aruba

Inspector Rex

1×8 Bring Me Beethoven’s Head: I cannot believe the number of people who want to steal Beethoven’s head!

Mindhunter

2×01 Olivia Dunham is back (yes, that is what we now call her in everything) and she’s eying a lady bartender. All is right with the world. As long as she and Tench can keep Holden in line.