Tuesday, September 16, 2014

And I do it so well

If I Won An Award, I'd Send The Dog To Get It


Currently reading IN THE VOID by Sheryl Nantus. This is 2nd of her Tales from the Edge romantic space opera series. Here's a description:

Catherine Rodgers doesn't like Mercy spaceships, or the courtesans who work on them—not after her husband left her for a Mercy woman. But after her luxurious transport ship gets blown up to prevent her from cracking the lid off a corporate scam that's left hundreds dead and a few people very rich, the only vessel around to save her is the Bonnie Belle. Sean Harrison has worked as one of the Belle's courtesans for years, bringing happiness to countless women along the space lanes. When he's asked to look after Catherine while the Belle brings her to safety, it should be just another job. Somehow it's anything but. Sean is captivated by Catherine's sense of justice and responsibility. And Catherine finds a softer, more emotionally intelligent man in Sean than she expected. Drawn together in darkness under the threat of death, they find the beginning of something lasting. But with pirates after the Belle and a price on Catherine's head, that beginning might be all they get.

Published 2014, it has 254 pages. 

Well, the dogs are outside today for the first time in many months. One of them had another accident yesterday and Steve finally secured the corner of fence that we think is the last area of escape.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 15, 2014

Must be a Monday

What happened? Where Am I? Where's The Cat?


I'm currently reading BLIND JUSTICE by Anne Perry. This is 19th of 20 in series featuring William Monk, an amnesiac police inspector, later a private detective, and currently a commander of the Thames River Police, in Victorian London. Here's a description:

Hester Monk questions the finances of a London church whose members’ hard-earned charitable gifts appear to have ended up in the pocket of charismatic preacher Abel Taft, paying for his fine home and the stylish outfits of his wife and daughters. Taft is accused of extortion, and brilliant barrister Oliver Rathbone, newly appointed a judge, is chosen to preside over his trial. It seems clear that Taft is indeed guilty. However, at the last second, the defense produces a witness who completely undermines the charges. Then Rathbone makes a well-meaning but reckless move that could ruin his career, his reputation, and his life.

Published in 2013, it has 370 pages.

It was a pretty uneventful weekend which was good. Watched some football on my short attention span channel, read a little bit, did the weekend chores. Next weekend's Outlander episode will be the one everyone's been waiting for: the marriage of Claire and Jamie. :)

Tonight will be the last free from TV Monday for a while. The new television season starts and for some reason, EVERYTHING is on Monday/Tuesday.  Monday: Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, The Voice, and a new one, Gotham. Tuesday, there's Marvel's Agents of Shield and The Voice. It would be nice this evening to read and go to bed early-ish.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, September 12, 2014

T.G.I.F.F.



Oy what a week. Legal stuff, firing someone, interviews and hiring someone, a dog with diarrhea so bad I had to rent a rug cleaner yesterday... I'm ready for a weekend. A quiet, uneventful weekend. :) 

I'm back to reading the Elizabeth Moon space opera I started last weekend, I think it was. And I'm auditioning for the next paper book and believe me there are many, many contenders for this coveted position. I'll let you know on Monday.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Coda does this all the time -- Jealousy.




Well, shock and happy surprise, the JD Robb book was waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home last night. And Steve went out to dinner with a vendor, I declined the invitation to go along, and so I read and read yesterday evening. Happy dance!

Today, it is cool, dark, and sometimes rainy. Completely wasted at work. I shall finish the Robb book this evening because Steve has shooting so it will be just me and boys again.

I finished STEALING SHADOWS by Kay Hooper this is 1st of 15 in series featuring Psychic FBI agents and investigators working for Bishop, a FBI Special Crimes Unit. Here's a description:

What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill—but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes? Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers—until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain—as no one else can be—that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff. It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn't know who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her—until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty...because if he senses her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out. 
 Published in 2000 (and there are some dated things in it), it has 386 pages. This was a digital loan from the library.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster  

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oh no! It's only Tuesday!

Baby Leopard Oh No's!


I will be starting FESTIVE IN DEATH by JD Robb. This is 39th of 39 in series featuring Eve Dallas, a homicide lieutenant in futuristic New York City. Here's a description:

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn’t count the kitchen knife in his well–toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who’d been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler’s enemies, she’s also dealing with her Christmas shopping list — plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband’s upcoming holiday bash. Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year’s 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer. 
 Published 2014, it has 400 pages. I adore this series and I'm so glad she writes two per year.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 8, 2014

You don't have to worry about it anymore

Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, there is a duck watching you.

Over the weekend I read THE HAUNTING OF MADDY CLARE by Simone St. James. This is a stand alone, a historical ghost story. Here's a description:

In 1922, Sarah Piper's lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, who is haunting the barn where she committed suicide. Since Maddy hated men in life, it is Sarah's task to confront her in death. Soon Sarah is caught up in a deperate struggle. For Maddy's ghost is real, she's angry, and she has powers that defy all reason. Can Sarah and Alistair's assistant, the rough, unsettling Matthew Ryder, discover who Maddy was, whereshe came from, and what is driving her desire for vengeance-before she destroys them all?
 Published in 2012, it has 335 pages.  This was a digital loan from the library. It was actually pretty good and gothic-y.

I'm currently reading CHANGE OF COMMAND by Elizabeth Moon. This is 6th of 7 in the Serrano Legacy series, SFF space opera. Here's a description:

As the use of rejuvenation procedures spreads through the upper classes of the Familias Regnant, the economic and political stagnation takes ever more toll on society--and on the neighboring empires as well. With the assassination of Lord Thornbuckle, the ultra-conservative faction in the Council tries to hold onto the status quo, reacting to all criticism as treason. Even the military is affected, with shakeups throughout the command structure, and cost-cutting measures in critical supplies that have serious consequences...and spark a mutiny. In this tumult, the Benignity renews its attacks, and no one's plans are safe.

Published in 1999, it has 448 pages. 

Tomorrow, JD Robb book arrives. Hopefully before 8pm.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster


Friday, September 5, 2014

And that's the truth, PpPpPppp


I'm very sad about Joan Rivers passing away yesterday. She was an amazing lady. This is my favorite quote:
In 1994, speaking to TIME, she told writer Ginia Bellafante that she wasn’t afraid of death. “I’m in show business,” she said, quoting a new play she had co-written. “I died a million times.”


Usually on Friday evenings, Steve and I watch Fashion Police because she is so sharp and it is funny to watch the reactions of her co-workers. There won't be any more. Prayers to her family and friends.

Nothing planned for the weekend other than lots of cleaning and reading. I should get notification this weekend of the new JD Robb being shipped. It will be here Tuesday. Woot! 



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster