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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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a couple films and some books


  1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, watched with my sister over Thanksgiving
  2. Sour Grapes, a documentary recommended to me about wine fraud


  1. One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews
  2. The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrowes
  3. When a Marquis Chooses a Bride by Ella Quinn
  4. Marquess of Mistletoe by Grace Burrowes

I really like the Innkeeper series by Ilona Andrews, and One Fell Sweep delivered. While I did follow the online serial in its entirety, the published version is much more refined. I have to admit that one of the main reasons why I like it is because Dina chooses Sean, who, despite being a werewolf, was raised and born on Earth, and therefore gets all the inside jokes relating to pop culture, instead of Dina having to explain it to him. I’m not fond of the trope where the human female falls in love with a non-human male, and every time she refers to pop culture, the non-human male is confused. In One Fell Sweep, Sean even continues to quote from the movie that is being referenced (while trying not to laugh). The other thing I’ve enjoyed in the last two books are the sibling conversations. In Sweep in Peace, it’s George and Jack, and in One Fell Sweep, it’s Dina and Maud.

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