Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Me today

Only Wednesday. Yikes.

I have been extraordinarily tired today. I better not be getting sick.

Tonight, nothing on TV so I'll feed the boys, read and go to bed. Quickly.  Do not pass go; do not collect $200.

Have a lovely rest of your day.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I'm fine, why do you ask?

Tonight on TV (which I won't watch very much of in first run), I have Curse of Oak Island "The Signs of a Cross":

The team unearths a ship's log detailing the burial of treasure on an island similar to Oak Island. Later, Rick and Gary make what may prove to be the biggest find on Oak Island...

And Hunting Hitler "Nuclear Nazi Weapons":

A hydroelectric plant in Norway where the Nazis were close to producing a nuclear weapon is explored by Tim and Gerrard. Mike and James investigate a cabin high in the Austrian Alps where Hitler's associate made a sacrifice.

And This Is Us "Clooney":

Kate goes wedding dress shopping. Kevin embraces a new lifestyle while Randall explores William's past. Jack and Rebecca take the kids to the mall.

And Chicago Med "Over Troubled Water":

Dr. Charles is faced with a tough decision when a patient gives birth to a baby that is addicted to heroin — Dr. Charles feels pressure when Dr. Choi and Dr. Manning criticize his medical decision regarding an ill newborn baby. Dr. Rhodes comes to terms with his relationship issues. Goodwin helps Bert understand Lyla’s sickness.

But sleep comes first.

I started reading DREAMS OF THE GOLDEN AGE by Carrie Vaughn. 2nd of 2 in SFF series.

Like every teen, Anna has secrets. Unlike every teen, Anna has a telepath for a father and Commerce City's most powerful businessperson for a mother. She's also the granddaughter of the city's two most famous superheroes, the former leaders of the legendary Olympiad, and the company car drops her off at the gate of her exclusive high school every morning. Privacy is one luxury she doesn't have. Hiding her burgeoning superpowers from her parents is hard enough; how's she supposed to keep them from finding out that her friends have powers, too? Or that she and the others are meeting late at night, honing their skills and dreaming of becoming Commerce City's next great team of masked vigilantes? Like every mother, Celia worries about her daughter. Unlike every mother, Celia has the means to send Anna to the best schools and keep a close watch on her, every second of every day. At least Celia doesn't have to worry about Anna becoming a target for every gang with masks and an agenda, like Celia was at Anna's age. As far as Celia knows, Anna isn't anything other than a normal teen. Still, just in case, Celia has secretly awarded scholarships at Anna's private high school to the descendants of the city's other superpowered humans. Maybe, just maybe, these teens could one day fill the gap left by the dissolution of The Olympiad...

Published 2014, 320 pages.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, January 15, 2018

It keeps happening

And the week starts. Here we go. On front desk. 10 hour days; no break.

Tonight I have Scorpion "Bunker Games":

Team Scorpion must work with Toby’s nemesis, Quincy Berkstead and his wife, Amy, Toby’s ex-fiancĂ©e, when they are locked inside an artificially intelligent doomsday bunker that aims to kill them. Also, Walter is distracted by his recent dream where he is married to Florence, not Paige.

But I won't be watching it because it comes on at 9 and I'm already freakin' tired. Mondays are hard.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, January 12, 2018

My plan for the weekend ....

Oh the week is almost over!

Tonight, I have Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 "Together Or Not At All":

Just as the team reunites, they become prey to an undefeated Kree warrior who is bent on killing them all.

And on Sunday, I have NCIS: Los Angeles "Cac Tu Nhan": 

While Hetty is being tortured by her captors in Vietnam, Eric and Nell find a clue to her whereabouts, prompting the team to organize a rescue mission with very little information.
And then they're gone for a few weeks because of award shows and football. Bah. 

I am re-reading THE SERVANT'S TALE by Margaret Frazer. 2nd of 17 in series featuring Dame Frevisse, a medieval nun in Oxfordshire, England.

The Christmas season brings strange guests to the medieval nunnery of St. Frideswide's when a troupe of penniless players comes knocking at the gate. They bear with them the badly mangled body of a villager, swearing they found the drunken fool lying in a ditch. But Meg, the victim's wife and a scullery maid of the cloister, thinks there are far fouler deeds afoot. As the players rehearse for the nativity, ancient scandals lick at their heels and dark desperation haunts Meg's steps as she finds cruel feudal laws threatening to strip away the lands that would support both her and her sons in the wake of her husband's death. Dame Frevisse must thrust herself between these violent feuds, awakening dreams of her youth that she had believed long buried. Her very faith may be threatened, but Frevisse knows she must unravel a path to true salvation... before false raptures of lust bring ruination upon them all.

 Published 1993; 240 pages. It's been a rough week and I wanted a sure-thing lighter read. I hadn't remembered that Joliffe and the players had shown up this early in the Dame Frevisse series.

I have a music get together tomorrow night that I will probably go to. And I have to do house chores. Otherwise, I'm going to hibernate.

Have a good weekend, folks.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, January 11, 2018

But it would be fun ...

Ok, I'm in a better mood today.

Nothing on TV tonight. I'm perfectly ok with that. Last night was nice just reading and hanging with the boys. If I did that again tonight, that'd be brilliant.

I haven't figured out the reading thing yet but maybe tonight. And I'm very happy tomorrow is Friday.

Have a good evening

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

And so it continues...

Second day of no call-no show receptionist. Job abandonment. We start over.

 Apparently not. And so I'm on the front desk for the foreseeable future and doing two jobs.

Nothing on TV for me tonight but that's ok because I have the shows from last night to view. Or maybe I'll just read and go to bed.

I finished the Galbraith last night so I'm either back to the Tana French or continue the historical. Or I start something new. I haven't decided yet.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

True. Very true.

So our salesman and receptionist called in yesterday. On the front desk, I am.  Today our salesman called in again. No word from our new receptionist. And I'm on the front desk.

Tonight on TV we have The Curse of Oak Island "The French Connection":

A research expedition to a French castle and prison reveals new clues, including ancient carvings that strengthen a possible link between the Knights Templar and Oak Island.

And Hunting Hitler "Clandestine Cache":

Lenny and Gerrard make a startling discovery in a sabotaged aircraft hangar in northern Germany. Mike and James scan an Austrian lake in search for a large cache of secret Nazi documents.

And This Is Us "The Fifth Wheel":

The Pearsons come together under unexpected circumstances. Meanwhile, Jack surprises the family with a summer vacation.

And Chicago Med "Ties That Bind":

Ethan attempts to diagnose a man with no symptoms while Sarah’s paranoia goes to the extreme when she uses pepper spray on an aggressive patient. Will treats a young couple willing to sacrifice anything in order to have a baby. Meanwhile, Natalie must inform a woman that she was sterilized as a young girl without knowledge, and Goodwin and Maggie devise a way to persuade paramedics to bring in more patients.
Will I stay up for all of them? No. Tellin' ya right now.

Getting close to finishing the Galbraith book. Good one. The case is focused on Strike and Robin themselves.

Tomorrow supposed to be nasty weather again.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster