Monday, July 16, 2018

Kitty wants more weekend. So do I.


And off we go again.


Tonight we'll watch Street Outlaws on TV. Then I'm hoping to sleep soon after.



I got two new tarot decks today.


So maybe I'll get a chance to work with them a little. We'll see.

This weekend went by quickly. Had music night on Saturday. Fun, relaxing. I'm usually one of the first to leave. I think they went until midnight. I left at 9:30.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, July 13, 2018

Happy? It's almost the weekend.


Woo hoo!



Currently starting VICIOUS by V. E. Schwab. 1st of 2 in SFF Villains series.

Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong. Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end? 

Published 2013; 366 pages. 

Tonight we'll watch Battlebots. Then I have a stupid Hallmark Christmas movie to watch that isn't available via any online sources so I have to watch it tonight or wait until October-December when Hallmark does its Christmas blitz.


It's the second of a stupid romantic trilogy I guess. I saw the first one. Bah Humbug.


Tomorrow evening I have Music Night.


Otherwise, keeping cool, hanging with the dogs, etc.



Have a good weekend


 Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Can we go home yet?


I know, I know. I always say stuff like that. But each week lately it's been slogging through work with crap after crap. It wears ya down.


Nothing really on TV tonight. Maybe I'll Internet. Or read. Or just go to bed.




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Please? Can we?


Mid week. Nothing catastrophic. Yet.


On the plus side of summer hiatus, bits and pieces of my shows going back to work are filtering into the internet.


Steve has the gun range tonight. I really need to accomplish something tonight. Productive.


So either research or studying. NO NAPPING.


I will do my best.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer is hot


I don't like summer. I don't like heat. I should be an anti-snowbird and flee to Alaska in the summer.


I just don't want to do anything when it's hot and humid.


Nothing on TV tonight so it would be nice to spend some time on the Internet, read, and then get some sleep in our nice, air conditioned home.




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday


The weekend went by too quickly.




Currently reading COURT OF FIVES by Kate Elliott 1st of 3 in SFF series.



Jessamy's life is a balance between acting like an upper-class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But away from her family she can be whoever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multilevel athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom's best contenders. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between two Fives competitors--one of mixed race and the other a Patron boy--causes heads to turn. When Kal's powerful, scheming uncle tears Jes's family apart, she'll have to test her new friend's loyalty and risk the vengeance of a royal clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.


Published 2015 448 pages

 Also reading THE SMEAR: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote by Sharyl Attkisson. Nonfiction. Stand alone.





Ever wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? The New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinions. Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an agenda; an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and outside interests to destroy an idea or a person. The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly shape virtually every image you cross. Maybe you read that Donald Trump is a racist misogynist, or saw someone on the news mocking the Bernie Sanders campaign. The trick of the Smear is that it is often based on some shred of truth, but these media-driven "hit pieces" are designed to obscure the truth. Success hinges on the Smear artist’s ability to remain invisible; to make it seem as if their work is neither calculated nor scripted. It must appear to be precisely what it is not. Veteran journalist Sharyl Attkisson has witnessed this practice firsthand. After years of being pitched hit jobs and puff pieces, she’s an expert at detecting Smear campaigns. Now, the hard-hitting investigative reporter shares her inside knowledge, revealing how the Smear takes shape and who its perpetrators are—including Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, most influential of all, "right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin" (National Review) political operative David Brock and his Media Matters for America empire. Attkisson exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists, and their outrageous access to the biggest names in political media—operatives who are corrupting the political process, and discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.


Published 2017; 307 pages.


Tonight we have Street Outlaws. Then reading. Then bed.


Have a good day




Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, July 6, 2018

Drama we've got it


Once again. TGIF.


Hot today. 100 degrees. First of the year.


Tonight we have Battlebots. Live PD isn't live tonight so I'll try to watch CB Strike episode from last week and then the new episode this week.


I'm hoping we don't have fireworks tonight. We only had a small handful of boomers between 9 and 10.



No plans for the weekend. Steve has a tournament to run tomorrow. In high 90s temps. Glad it's not me.



I need to do some housework, internet-ing, researching, napping, and reading.



Have a good weekend



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster