Monday, July 6, 2020

Monday after a 3-day

Monday. We got through another Independence Day fireworks holiday. There were big boomers, there were freaked out dogs, there were tired humans.

I'm feeling a little under the weather today. I woke up with a neck-oriented headache. Like a migraine only lower?

It's better now but still feeling a little woozy and tired. I may take the afternoon.

Currently reading DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay. Stand alone. 
Andy Barber has been an assistant district attorney for two decades. He is respected. Admired in the courtroom. Happy at home with the loves of his life: his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob. Then Andy’s quiet suburb is stunned by a shocking crime: a young boy stabbed to death in a leafy park. And an even greater shock: The accused is Andy’s own son—shy, awkward, mysterious Jacob. Andy believes in Jacob’s innocence. Any parent would. But the pressure mounts. Damning evidence. Doubt. A faltering marriage. The neighbors’ contempt. A murder trial that threatens to obliterate Andy’s family. It is the ultimate test for any parent: How far would you go to protect your child? It is a test of devotion. A test of how well a parent can know a child. For Andy Barber, a man with an iron will and a dark secret, it is a test of guilt and innocence in the deepest sense. How far would you go?
 Published 2012; 431 pages. Just started watching the miniseries of it via Apple+TV starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery. 
I remember the book being very popular when it came out. I wanted to read the source material before continuing the miniseries.

Nothing on TV tonight. We'll probably watch Antique Roadshow during dinner and hit the bed early.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Is that the ... wait ... that's the 3-day weekend ... If you'd just ...

Woot! Made it to the end of the week.

Three day weekend. I don't really have any plans other than keeping Ryker calm during fireworks which have already started and to sleep when I can otherwise. When he's scared, he just wants to be close to me and me petting him somehow.

He just needs to somehow find zen.

Beading for sure. Binge something on the streaming.

I'd really actually like to do some cleaning.

Otherwise, we just make it through the weekend. It is one of my favorite holidays, we just have a scared dog living in subdivision ground zero. What I want to tell the people putting off fireworks at midnight:

Ah well.

Have a good weekend

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, July 1, 2020



Nothing on TV tonight. Steve isn't feeling well so he's not going to the gun range.

Currently also reading SEX AND VANITY by Kevin Kwan

On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have a view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Casa Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin Charlotte. "Your mother is Chinese so it's no surprise you'd be attracted to someone like him," Charlotte teases. The daughter of an American-born Chinese mother and a blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton, where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucie is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment building, and ultimately herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world--and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion.
Published 2020; 312 pages. I enjoyed his CRAZY RICH ASIANS trilogy but this is a rip off -- sorry, they call it " a daring homage" -- of A ROOM WITH A VIEW by E.M. Forster. So I'm disappointed that he didn't write something original.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, June 29, 2020

Bring it, Monday

Back again in Monday.

The weekend was ok. The bead class was fun. I finished the project minus the clasp so that was good.

Nothing on TV tonight. We'll probably watch Antique Roadshow during dinner. Read and then go to bed.

Currently reading SCORPION by Andrew Kaplan. 1st of 4 in Scorpion series, thriller/espionage.

Kelly Ormont sprints down the narrow streets of Paris. When a car pulls up and a man points a gun at her, life as she knows it is over. Within days, this beautiful congressman’s daughter will be in the Middle East, where some of the wealthiest men in the world will bid to make her their slave. Only the Scorpion can save her now. An American raised among the Bedouin, the Scorpion is the CIA’s top agent in the Arabian peninsula. To save Kelly, he slips into the sinister underworld of human trafficking, where the kidnapped girl’s trail leads him to a Saudi prince with fanatical global ambitions. When the Scorpion discovers a link between the prince and the Russians, Kelly will not be the only person who needs a savior.

Published1985; 336 pages. I didn't know it was published so early - I probably wouldn't have read it -- but it looks like the other three books have been published within the last ten years.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, June 26, 2020

A big ARROOOO for Friday

TGIF at last.

Nothing really on TV tonight but we'll find something to watch during dinner. What's for dinner?

I have bead class tomorrow. This is the bracelet we're doing:

I haven't decided whether to go regular dressy/classy in my bead choice:

Or summer fun colors:

I guess it will all depend on how I feel tomorrow. I'm either an artist or a diva apparently when it comes to beading.

Otherwise, just hanging out with my boys and staying cool because it's supposed to get close to 100.

Have a good weekend.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Hippo don't wanna be a work


Very much looking forward to the weekend if only to nap. Naps are good.

Nothing on TV. Leftovers for dinner. I'm almost done with the Bujold book. I'm pretty sure this is a reread for me. And then bed time.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

It's so hot my face is melting

Wednesday. Hot.

But I'm trying an experiment. You know those ice pop frozen thingies?

I'm trying one made out of Moscato wine made with disposable zip-lock type sheaths.

If it works, I was planning to bring some to the bead class on Saturday.

Steve has the gun range tonight. I'll read or bead or veg in front of the TV in the AC.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster