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Watched Avengers: Infinity War, which I *did* like, and Deadpool 2, which was absolutely horrible. Thank goodness I only paid $5 for the Deadpool 2 movie instead of standard movie ticket price due to a T-Mobile discount.

Read:

  • The novella “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher
  • From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh
  • Counting on a Countess by Eva Leigh
  • A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
  • Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  • A Night Like This by Julia Quinn
  • The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn
  • When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn
  • The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn
  • What Happens in London by Julia Quinn
  • Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn

And I think my old Barnes & Noble Nook (2nd generation) is on its last legs. I may have dropped it one too many times and now it won’t sync properly to my computer. It does still charge ok and I can read the books I’ve already side-loaded onto it, but it’s close to living out its usefulness. Then again, I’ve had it for nearly eight years, so that’s a pretty good run.

(Caveat: I’m the type of person that uses and holds onto my electronic equipment for as long as possible, with the exception of my cell phone. My old digital camera, a point and shoot, is 10 years old, and still works albeit losing its image quality. My iPod nano I bought in 2009 and I still use. )

 

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a movie and a few books

Watched Ready Player One. Not bad.  I think the key is to go into movies with super low expectations and not know the background already from the novel. I didn’t  pay full price on the movie ticket – there was a discount – so maybe that’s why.

Have read:

  1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  2. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan
  3. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
  4. His Wicked Charm by Candace Camp
  5. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

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Finally got around to watching Black Panther (by myself on a Tuesday night, no less). I guess the thing about watching it several weeks after everyone else is that I felt that the movie was overhyped by how much critics and people I know LOVED IT. Did it feel like THE MOVIE OF THE YEAR? Ehh… I mean, it wasn’t a bad movie – it was a pretty good one by all means but I felt like most of the characters felt a little flat… Except for Shuri. She was awesome.

Just finished watching the eight episodes of Ugly Delicious – pretty interesting. One of the main reasons I like it is because I can relate to Dave Chang as a second-gen Asian American immigrant, but identifies more with the Asian side when it comes to food. And the way he talks and acts is pretty normal, not too pretentious.

And of course, I’ve read a whole pile of books since the last time I updated.

  1. Tricks for Free by Seanan McGuire
  2. My Once and Future Duke by Caroline Linden
  3. A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes
  4. A Perfect Gentleman by Candace Camp
  5. A Momentary Marriage by Candace Camp
  6. Mesmerized by Candace Camp
  7. Beyond Compare by Candace Camp
  8. Winterset by Candace Camp
  9. An Unexpected Pleasure by Candace Camp
  10. His Sinful Touch by Candace Camp
  11. The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband by Julia Quinn
  12. To Catch an Heiress by Julia Quinn
  13. How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn
  14. The Sum of All Kisses by Julia Quinn
  15. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
  16. The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
  17. An Offer From a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
  18. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  19. To Sir Phillip, With Love by Julia Quinn
  20. It’s In His Kiss by Julia Quinn
  21. On the Way to the Wedding by Julia Quinn

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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