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I’m all caught up through Agents of SHIELD Season 5, episode 8.

Season 4 was probably one of the best seasons by far, in terms of plot and storyline. I’ve come to accept that Agents of SHIELD may not have actual obvious ties to the MCU, and it’s a bit more like tangential fanfiction. Still, I love it. Considering that it’s the only show that I’ve watched past season 3, that’s pretty impressive…

Edit: I just re-watched the pilot episode, and man, the actors/actresses were so young! Then again, I’m about the same age as the two that play Fitz and Simmons, so I guess we’re all aging. It’s interesting to see how far the characters have come in terms of personality and plot development.

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I started off the new year by reading Renegades by Marissa Meyer, and looking forward to the on-going adventures in the new Innkeeper Chronicles novella by Ilona Andrews.

To finish out November and December, I read the following:

  • Goldenhand by Garth Nix
  • A Duke in Shining Armor by Loretta Chase
  • Front Lines by Michael Grant (B&N has brought back their free online books yay! but this time in a serial format with a new chapter released daily each month)

Also watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

a bunch of movies, some books

Watched these movies

  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Doctor Strange

Also watched all of seasons 2 and 3 of Chef’s Table and Season 4 of Sherlock (BBC).
Read a few books:

  • Hamilton’s Battalion (anthology of 3 romances)
  • Spider Woman’s Daughter by Anne Hillerman
  • Midnight Jewel by Richelle Mead
  • No Other Duke will Do by Grace Burrowes
  • A Scandal in Battersea by Mercedes Lackey

time for an update

I’ve watched another movie, so I guess it’s time to update this log. Watched Blade Runner 2049 because the other half wanted to…

In the meantime, I’ve still read plenty of new-to-me books and re-read a few old ones:

  1. The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
  2. Merely a Marriage by Jo Beverley
  3. A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
  4. Too Scot to Handle by Grace Burrowes
  5. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

Watched a few more episodes of Master of None, Season 2

one movie and many books

Watched Dunkirk in the theater.

Read the Psy-Changeling anthologies Wild Invitation and Wild Embrace by Nalini Singh.

Read Wildfire by Ilona Andrews.

Finished reading the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

  1. Mistborn: The Final Empire
  2. The Well of Acension
  3. The Hero of Ages
  4. The Alloy of Law
  5. Shadows of Self
  6. The Bands of Mourning

Read His Lordship’s True Lady by Grace Burrowes.

I backtracked and read all the Psy-Changeling novels by Nalini Singh that I didn’t get to my first go around:

  1. Slave to Sensation
  2. Visions of Heat
  3. Caressed By Ice
  4. Blaze of Memory
  5. Kiss of Snow

As for movies, I watched Spiderman: Homecoming and War for the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes had a surprising emotional complexity that I absolutely did not expect, even though I haven’t watched the previous two films.

psy changeling series

On my flight back from vacation a few weeks ago, I ended up re-reading the Night Shift anthology by Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, Lisa Shearin, and Milla Vane. It was my first time reading the story “Secrets by Midnight” by Nalini Singh, and with that one story, I was hooked into her Psy-Changeling series.

In the few weeks since I’ve discovered the Psy-Changeling series/world, I’ve devoured a good portion of the series, even if somewhat out of order. So far, I’ve read the following novels in the series:

  1. Mine to Possess
  2. Hostage to Pleasure
  3. Branded by Fire
  4. Bonds of Justice
  5. Play of Passion
  6. Tangle of Need
  7. Heart of Obsidian
  8. Shield of Winter
  9. Shards of Hope
  10. Allegiance of Honor
  11. Silver Silence*

*Silver Silence is “technically” the start of the second story arc of this world, listed as part of the Psy-Changeling Trinity series but set in the same world.

Of all the heroes and heroines so far, I’ve found the hero in Heart of Obsidian the most interesting. He’s not exactly a “hero” in the regular sense but then again, I’ve always been drawn to men with a side of mystery, I suppose. The changeling males are just too easy to understand their motives, although it did make for very entertaining reading in in Branded by Fire and Play of Passion.