What I watched: We continue to watch Inspector Lewis episodes, and the the Good Witch. But I was just wishing for the new season of the Great British Bake Off, when lo and behold, they have announced the cast for the 2021 season, returning for its 12th season on September 21st in the UK, and on Netflix starting September 24 in the U.S., with new episodes dropping every Friday.
Here is a trailer (8-minutes of GBBO goodness):
What I read:
The Spy Master’s Scheme (Glass and Steele Book 12) by C. J. Archer. These books are historical fantasy (magic is real but secret) mysteries set in Victorian England. As with any long-running series, there books vary in quality – this one was superior…
I also read book
8,000 53, Forgotten in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel in J.D. Robb’s “in Death” series. The first book was published in 1995, when the setting of 2058 seemed far away (it is now 2061 or so in the series). Today, in 2022, it is closer in time, and reality has some catching up to do…What never changes is the love affair between the police Lieutenant and the reformed Irish master thief and billionaire. The rich folks are usually the bad guys, the crimes and their solving are well-plotted, and they are totally my jam. Robb is also author Nora Roberts, and her output is prolific.
Last week I mentioned The Familiar and the Mage Series which I was not in love with. My bad – book two in the four-book series, The Void Mage, is excellent, and the world-building has really taken off. In this book the alien-like entity Toh’sellor is taking over large swaths of their world via shards that twist and kill all things within its sphere of influence. I suspect that I was getting impatient with out the back story/ positioning in book one…so I take back anything bad I said about it!
What I listened to this week: My Spotify algorithm for the Release Radar playlist was killing it this week:
KEØMA – Rich Man; Hearts Hearts – Ikarus (I Feel a Change); Hayden Thorpe – Metafeeling; Glass Animals – I Don’t Wanna Talk (I Just Wanna Dance).
So, dearest DeadSplinterites, how are you? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Are you venturing out into the world, or are you gearing up for hibernation part two? What is going on in your world? Was there any fun in your life? Please check in, tell us how you are, and share what you are up to!