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.
7×10 Bad Santa
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St Peter
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.
2×08 Death of a Child: Love Rex with the logs of wood at home and then saving the little boy
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
3×17 Pa’ani: Loved this episode. The show is at its best like this.
2×07 Dangerous Hunt: Rex saves the day again!
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.
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.
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.
2×15 Curve Ball – Christmas episodes! I love these dorks.
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!
2×09 The Map of Moments – I love this episode, even though we only get a glimpse of Freya.
6×11 Silent Night
8×10 False Witness – Tony’s prank at the end gets me every time!
1×12 Hana a’a Makehewa
2×13 Secret Santa – I love these dorks
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
1×07 Let Your Hair Down – First look at Monroe’s epic Christmas decorations
Double up this week due to much Christmas decoration on the 1st 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2×06 The Blind Witness – Loved Rex helping the blind woman and so glad she got her own baby Rex.
16×7 A Thousand Words – I loved the street art and especially Ritz’s painting of Gibbs and Bishop