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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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agents of shield season 5 e08

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.

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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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Watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 for some rollicking fun.

Recently finished reading the following

  • The Ghoul Vendetta by Lisa Shearin (SPI Files #4)
  • The Secret of My Seduction by Caroline Linden
  • It Started with a Kiss by Ella Quinn
  • Duchesses in Disguise by Grace Burrowes

Also started watching the Great British Baking Show Masterclass series.

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two documentaries

Watched the following

  1. Meet the Patels
  2. Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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