Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hear no ... see no ....


Wednesday


I've started THE PERILS OF LADY CATHERINE de BOURGH by Claudia Gray. As a reader, you can tell that the author really enjoyed writing about Mr. Collins from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE fame. 

No sprints tonight. Steve's got the gun range. 

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Do we have to?


Monday

About to start THE PERILS OF LADY CATHERINE DE BOURGH by Claudia Gray. 3rd in series featuring Mr. Jonathan Darcy, eldest son of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy, and Miss Juliet Tilney of Northanger Abbey, beginning in 1820 England.

Someone is trying to kill Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Esteemed aunt of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, generous patroness of Mr. William Collins, a woman of rank who rules over the estate of Rosings Park with an unimpeachable sense of propriety—who would dare ? Lady Catherine summons her grand-nephew, Mr. Jonathan Darcy, and his investigative companion, Miss Juliet Tilney, to find out. After a year apart, Jonathan and Juliet are thrilled to be reunited, even if the circumstances—finding whoever has thus far sabotaged Lady Catherine's carriage, shot at her, and nearly pushed her down the stairs—are less than ideal. Also less than their respective fathers, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy and Mr. Henry Tilney, have accompanied the young detectives to Rosings, and the two men do not interact with the same felicity enjoyed by their children. With attempts against Lady Catherine escalating, and no one among the list of prime suspects seemingly capable of committing all of the attacks, the pressure on Jonathan and Juliet mounts—even as more gentle feelings between the two of them begin to bloom. The race is now on to provoke two one from the attempted murderer before it is too late—and one, perhaps, of love.

Published 2024; 352 pages.

I have sprints tonight. 

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, June 17, 2024

Monday stare down


Monday

Yesterday, I read in one day, JUST LAST NIGHT by Mhairi McFarlane. Standalone.

Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday pub trivia night is sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have moved on by now, but she can’t stop thinking about what could have been. And she knows Ed still thinks about it, too. But then, in an instant, their lives are changed forever. In the aftermath, Eve’s world is upended. As stunning secrets are revealed, she begins to wonder if she really knew her friends as well as she thought. And when someone from the past comes back into her life, Eve’s future veers in a surprising new direction... They say every love story starts with a single moment. What if it was just last night?

Published 2021; 412 pages. I gave it 5 stars

Currently reading THE UNKEPT WOMAN by Allison Montclair. 4th in series featuring  4th in series featuring Miss Iris Sparks and Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge, proprietors of The Right Sort Marriage Bureau, beginning in 1946 London

London, 1946, Miss Iris Sparks - currently co-proprietor of the Right Sort Marriage Bureau - has to deal with aspects of her past exploits during the recent war that have come back around to haunt her. The Right Sort Marriage Bureau was founded in 1946 by two disparate individuals - Mrs. Gwendolyn Bainbridge (whose husband was killed in the recent World War) and Miss Iris Sparks who worked as an intelligence agent during the recent conflict, though this is not discussed. While the agency flourishes in the post-war climate, both founders have to deal with some of the fallout that conflict created in their personal lives. Miss Sparks finds herself followed, then approached, by a young woman who has a very personal connection to a former paramour of Sparks. But something is amiss and it seems that Iris's past may well cause something far more deadly than mere disruption in her personal life. Meanwhile, Gwendolyn is struggling to regain full legal control of her life, her finances, and her son - a legal path strewn with traps and pitfalls.Together these indomitable two are determined and capable and not just of making the perfect marriage match.

Published 2022; 288 pages.

Also reading BONES BURIED DEEP by Emma Jameson. 4th in series featuring Dr. Benjamin Bones and Lady Juliet during World War II in Cornwall, England

It's June 1940, in the quaint English village of Birdswing. Amidst the chaos of World War II, Dr. Benjamin Bones and Lady Juliet find themselves embroiled in a captivating mystery. As they welcome young evacuees from London and contend with personal struggles, a sinister shadow emerges from the past. When a stranger is found murdered under the village bridge, the tranquility of Birdswing shatters. Dr. Bones must unravel the mystery surrounding the victim's death, a task made all the more challenging by the arrival of a determined detective from Plymouth. As secrets unravel and danger looms, Ben and Juliet must navigate a treacherous path to uncover the truth, all while safeguarding their secret love.

Published 2024; 303 pages.

No sprints tonight. 

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, June 14, 2024

Very tired but huzzah the weekend


TGIF

Keo update:

After a day of Keo not drinking water or eating and still not putting weight on his leg, I took him to the vet after sprints last night. He had a fever and looking like it was an infection in the wound area of his foot. They sedated him, cleaned it, found a sticker/grass seed thing that caused the problem. I took him home at midnight. I won't go into the keystone cops of trying to get him out of the car, weighing 124 pounds and still stupid groggy from the sedation. Long story short, he had a bad night therefore I had a bad night of very little sleep. 

He's on antibiotics, pain meds, and has to wear the cone of shame again.

There was no way he could get in and out of the car today so he's staying home. He's never been separated from me for that long so that will be an issue possibly. He's also being left outside because last night he preferred it but also we don't want to risk him tearing things up looking for me in the house. I will go home at lunch at 1:00 and stay there. Plus I'm very tired due to lack of sleep and worrying. And there was no way Steve would have been happy with me not being at work for a second day.

So, I'll be keeping him rested this weekend. Obviously, no walks. Very little stairs for a couple days. I've got nothing going on this weekend except sprints tomorrow afternoon. Reading, crocheting, napping. The Chosen episode five is Sunday. I did do some cleaning yesterday so it would be interesting if I could keep that momentum going a bit.


Have a good weekend

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Having a day


Thursday

I stayed home from work today because Keo has a wound between his toes on his back foot. He won't put weight on it. He also won't let me tough him or else he screams like a Husky. He hasn't eaten or drunk much. He did go outside in the backyard to pee but then stayed out there for quite a while which I figured was okay since he was resting. Of course, a walk was out of the question today no matter what. I tried to help him up the stairs with the sling that used to be Coda's but after doing that from downstairs where he had followed me when I put a load of laundry in and created a bloody bigger ouch, he didn't want to have anything to do with it. So I figured if he wanted it enough, he'd let me know when he was ready or would do it it himself. He did it himself but then he stayed out on the deck because it seemed he was mad at me for touching him. It's in the 80s today. I left the French door open and he eventually came in mid-afternoon. I'm not going to push helping until Steve gets home so he can hold him to help keep Keo from yelping so much. I have no idea how tomorrow is going to go. I'm really hoping resting it, staying off it for 24 hours for the most part will help him go to work with me. Otherwise, I may have to leave him at the house and I REALLY don't know how that will go, being separated from me because I'm his emotional support person. I could use the sling on Coda who was 95 pounds. I can't do it with Keo who is 124. 

I have sprints tonight. Steve as the Stanley Cup to watch.

Have a good day

Much love, 

PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Only Wednesday...


Wednesday

I finished THE TRAP by Ava Glass last night. 4.5 stars. I've started three other books but I also got notified of a library hold so I'm not sure what's next up for me. 

Since I mostly read last night, I will probably crochet this evening.

No sprints tonight. Steve has the gun range

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Not going down there

Tuesday

Not much to report. I started THE TRAP by Ava Glass last night. I'm very much enjoying the intelligence of the storyline. That's what I like about spy novels.

Sprints tonight. I will probably read.

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster