Read and Watched

Read and Watched – 22nd-28th December

READ

My black poodle Rosie, lying down next to a book called "Photo Basics" by Joel Sartore
Rosie with “Photo Basics” by Joel Sartore

Photo Basics – Joel Sartore: Really enjoy this and I especially appreciated the tips for phone cameras as well, because I don’t have a DSLR as they are too heavy for me.

Slide:ology – Nancy Duarte: I really liked the overall look at creating effective Powerpoint presentations.

WATCHED

The Closer

7×12 You Have the Right to Remain Jolly: Love this episode

7×13 Relative Matters

NCIS

9×11 Newborn King: I miss Ziva.

10×10 You Better Watch Out

11×11 Homesick

12×10 House Rules: Well this seems the start of the episodes that were supposed to be Christmassy but were definitely not Christmassy.

NCIS LA

6×11 Humbug: And a humbug on Joelle, too

7×11 Cancel Christmas: I love Granger.

8×11 Tidings We Bring

9×11 All Is Bright: Nell is awesome.

10×11 Joyride: Christmas is not Christmas without Hetty

Grimm

4×07 The Grimm Who Stole Christmas: Love Trubel.

Major Crimes

2×16 Risk Assessment: I love when I rewatched programs that I remember how much I love them

3×15 Chain Reaction: Honestly, Raydor’s kids are the worst.

4×18 Penalty Phase

Home Alone: An important Christmas movie. However all the children in Kevin’s family are terrible.

The Muppet Christmas Carol:This is the way Charles Dickens wrote it. Accept no imitations.

Warehouse 13

3×13 The Greatest Gift: Words cannot express how much I love this show

Castle

5×9 Bad Santa: I was actually kind of surprised this show only had two Christmas episodes because it seems impeccably suited to Christmasepisodes.

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