Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I make this look good


Actually this lovely rainy Tuesday, I have to rent a carpet cleaner to suck up water from our carpet because of a leaking pipe. Fun!

And I'm having coffee with my friend Danielle this afternoon.

Today is also Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Guess what?! Only one week until the new season starts! This Is Us.

And only six days until the premiere of Scorpion!

The long summer hiatus is almost over!

Otherwise, nothing on TV for me tonight.

Have a great day!

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 18, 2017

Must be Monday

I'm not having a bad day by any means.

It's just being Monday. We've gotten a couple new couches -- long overdue actually -- that will be delivered on Saturday.

Which means I have a lot of cleaning to do.

Currently reading MURDER ON AMSTERDAM AVENUE by Victoria Thompson. 17th of 20 in series featuring Sarah Brandt, a midwife, and Frank Malloy in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City.

In the midst of Sarah and Frank’s wedding preparations, Sarah accompanies her mother on a condolence call to the Upper West Side, where Charles Fairfax, the son of family friends, has died unexpectedly after suffering from a mysterious disease. It is a tragic and all too common story—or so it seems. Charles’s father asks to speak with Sarah privately. He believes his son was poisoned and would like Sarah and Frank to look into the matter with the utmost discretion. Putting their own personal affairs on hold, Sarah and Frank soon learn that not everyone wants to know more about Charles’s death, particularly if he was murdered. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger…
 Published in 2015; 304 pages.

Nothing on TV tonight for me but things will be coming back beginning next week! Woot!

Fall is just about here!

Have a  great day

Much love,
K the Bookeemonster

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Smells like rain .... and a weekend coming

We got some rain last night!

And later it's supposed to rain more and perhaps throughout tomorrow.

Currently re-reading IMMORTAL IN DEATH by JD Robb. 3rd of 45 in series featuring Eve Dallas, a homicide lieutenant in futuristic New York City.

2058. She was one of the most sought after women in the world. A top model who would stop at nothing to get what she wanted—even another woman’s man. And now she was dead, the victim of a brutal murder. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas put her life on the line to take the case when suspicion fell on her best friend, the other woman in the fatal love triangle. Beneath the fa├žade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire—for a price…

Published in 1996, 324 pages. 

Also currently reading THE GREAT LORD BURGHLEY by Martin Andrew Sharp Hume. Nonfiction.

In a time of great turbulence — in religion, in politics, in alliances — Elizabeth I had always one man she could turn to: "a man whom flattery did not move, whom bribery did not buy — wise, steady William Cecil, who, to her honour and his, remained her prime adviser from the moment of her accession to the day of his death." Elizabeth's "spirit" was an interesting man. He was cautious and analytical, devious and prudent, proud of his heritage and his position, and quite extraordinarily industrious. There were many that worked against him and sought his downfall, but even these would confidently seek his aid in a matter of justice.

Published 2016; 534 pages.

Have a wonderful day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ok, ok, I get it.

Well, there's going to be more. Sorry.

Not much going on. I've got the miniseries finale of Manhunt: Unabomber tonight on TV. "USA vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski":

When Ted fails to have the evidence against him invalidated, Fitz makes one last appeal to him to plead guilty...
I've been reading about William Cecil, Lord Burghley of Elizabethan times in my research for my book. I've always thought he and Francis Walsingham were amazing men.

Sorry, that's all I've today.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday .... Noooooooooooo!

And here we are.

Football turned out well at the Madsen house. Both our teams won.


Nothing on TV for me tonight.

Currently reading THE ESSENCE OF MALICE by Ashley Weaver. 4th of 4 in series featuring Amory Ames, a wealthy young socialite in 1930s England.

When Amory Ames’s husband Milo receives a troubling letter from his childhood nanny, Madame Nanette, the couple travel to Paris where they become embroiled in a mystery surrounding the death of a famous parfumier. Helios Belanger died suddenly, shortly before the release of his new, highly anticipated perfume, and Madame Nanette, who works for his family, is convinced that her employer’s death was not due to natural causes. The more Amory and Milo look into the motives of industry rivals and the Belanger heirs who are vying for control of his perfume empire, the more they are convinced that Madame Nanette may be right. When secrets unfold and things take a dangerous turn, Amory and Milo must work quickly to uncover the essence of the matter and catch a killer before the scent goes cold.
Published 2017, 304 pages.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hark! The weekend approacheth!

Yay! Weekend!

On this date, 51 years ago, Star Trek premiered:

A FABULOUS day in history.

No plans for the weekend that I'm aware of. Class on Sunday always.

Outlander season 3 starts on Sunday but I'll have to watch it in rerun.

That and the Cowboys play on Sunday night so I won't be seeing that either. 

Just wait until missing NCIS: Los Angeles gets into the mix in about three weeks.

Have a great weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, September 7, 2017

No I'm not going out there

I didn't have time to do a post yesterday.

My apologies.

I have a family-to-family class now on Wednesday evenings through NAMI for the next eleven weeks. Last night's class was very good.

I'm zipping along in the Robb book -- 59% done.

Football officially starts tonight though it's the Patriots so I don't think I'll be watching. I'll probably tune it to something else.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster