What I watched: Holby Blue, a mediocre two-season “spin off from Holby City (1999) and Casualty (1986), taking place in and around Holby South police station and focusing on the police who work with the doctors and paramedics from Holby City and Casualty.” The lead character is a miserable SOB who doesn’t deserve his lovely wife, the one nice guy’s arc ends in tragedy, and in general I do not think the show has much to recommend it, aside from being filler or background noise.
Season One Clip:
What I read: The Untold Story (The Invisible Library Novel Book 8) by Genevieve Cogman, a seriously excellent end to the series, or jumping off point for another range of stories. The blurb from the first book says “Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.” There are dragons, fae, multiverses, and more – the entire series is engaging.
I also binged A. S. Fenichel’s four book demon hunter series (with a fifth book due out on Tuesday). Regency society meets slayer styled action, what’s not to like? Here is the blurb from book four, Defiance, “Tad Douglass is furious his fiancée has enrolled in the Demon Hunters’ school. Admittedly, he should have been more attentive after her capture by demons, but important Hunter business demanded his presence. Now, he’s forced to watch her transformation from an innocent young woman to a formidable Hunter. He’ll use every resource at his disposal to change her mind and return her to the simple life of a debutante.” Fun stuff!
What I listened to this week: The Districts – Outlaw Love; So Kindly – Send Me a Sign; and Black Sea Dahu – Glue.
So, dearest, darling DeadSplinterites, how are you doing? What have you watched, read, or listened to? Please check in, tell us how you are, and share what you are up to! (As for me, although double vaxxed and boosted, I am still feeling covidtastic, sigh.)