Friday, November 21, 2014

SOMEbody loves the snow

I'm currently reading BLOOD MAGICK by Nora Roberts. This is 3rd of the The Cousins O'Dwyer Trilogy set in Ireland. Here's a description:
County Mayo is rich in the traditions of Ireland, legends that Branna O’Dwyer fully embraces in her life and in her work as the proprietor of The Dark Witch shop, which carries soaps, lotions, and candles for tourists, made with Branna’s special touch. Branna’s strength and selflessness hold together a close circle of friends and family—along with their horses and hawks and her beloved hound. But there’s a single missing link in the chain of her life: love…She had it once—for a moment—with Finbar Burke, but a shared future is forbidden by history and blood. Which is why Fin has spent his life traveling the world to fill the abyss left in him by Branna, focusing on work rather than passion. Branna and Fin’s relationship offers them both comfort and torment. And though they succumb to the heat between them, there can be no promises for tomorrow. A storm of shadows threatens everything that their circle holds dear. It will be Fin’s power, loyalty, and heart that will make all the difference in an age-old battle between the bonds that hold their friends together and the evil that has haunted their families for centuries.
Published in 2014, it has 336 pages. I enjoy Roberts' writing, but this wasn't one of her strongest trilogies.

Planning on visiting B&N tomorrow with Mom. We'll do a little browsing and probably have lunch. Haven't done that for a while.

I made "impossible" coconut pie last night but I must have found a different recipe than my Mom's. This was more custard-y than what I remember her doing. Maybe I'm remembering incorrectly.

Have a great weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Houston, we have a canine gravity problem ....

(Somehow, photographer Julia Christe got all these photos of puppehs bouncing up in the air.)

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

And it looks hungry

Take the Food, Just Don't Abduct or Probe Me

Nothing on TV tonight for me so I will hopefully read. Groceries after work, getting prepped for Thanksgiving. I will pick up the turkey on Monday from Good Earth Market.

Not much happening otherwise. I may not be able to post the next couple days. We'll have to see how it goes. :)

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dog v. tator tot

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

It's only about two more episodes before the hit crime fighting TV series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
 NOOOOOOOooooooo! But Agent Carter will start in January.
Season 2 will have its mid-season finale and things are getting more intense as the date nears.
In the upcoming episode titled "The Things We Bury," fans will see Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and his team embarking a mission to Hawaii and Agent Carter interrogating a HYDRA agent.
A series of sneak peeks showed S.H.I.E.L.D. gearing up for a mission in Hawaii.

Another promo video showed a flashback where Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter questioning Werner Reinhardt (Reed Diamond) in an interrogation room with a pen on a table waiting.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, November 17, 2014

Reason # 6 why I have dogs

Is it Worth the Daily Noms?

Currently reading NIGHTINGALE GALLERY by Paul Doherty. This is s 1st of 14 in series featuring Brother Athelstan, a Dominican monk, and John Cranston, a coroner, in 14th century London. Here's a description:
In 1376, the famed Black Prince died of a terrible rotting sickness, closely followed by his father, King Edward III. The crown of England is left in the hands of a mere boy, the future Richard II, and the great nobles gather like hungry wolves around the empty throne. As a terrible power struggle threatens the country, one of London’s powerful merchant princes is foully murdered and Coroner Sir John Cranston and Dominican monk Brother Athelstan are ordered to investigate. When further deaths occur, they find themselves drawn ever deeper into a dark web of intrigue.

Published in 1991, it has 260 pages. This is from the library. 

Steelers play tonight so we'll be watching that unless is goes majorly badly then we'll ignore that it ever happened.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, November 14, 2014


Have a good weekend, folks!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, November 13, 2014

It may take all weekend ...

Gack! I thought I did the post yesterday. Sorry.

I'm also reading ILLEGAL ACTION by Stella Rimington. This is 3rd of 8 in series featuring Liz Carlyle, an agent in MI-5 Joint Counter-Terrorist Group, in London. Here's a description:
Liz Carlyle has been transferred to Counter-Espionage, along with her research sidekick Peggy Kingsolving. Once the hub of MI5 operations, the department has been reduced in size since the end of the Cold War, and priority within the service is on counter-terrorism. Yet there is plenty for Liz to do. In fact, there are more spies operating in London today than during the height of East-West hostilities. This includes Russian spies, who continue to operate in number. What has changed is their targets — now they spy on the international financial community, as well as on the wealthy, influential Russian “oligarchs,” many of whom live in London. Liz learns of a Russian government plot to silence one of these oligarchs, Nikita Brunovsky, who is an increasingly vocal opponent of Putin. How he is to be kept quiet is unclear, but since the Foreign Office dreads any kind of incident, Liz is assigned to keep it from happening. To protect Brunovsky from his Kremlin foes, Liz goes undercover and joins the oligarch’s retinue as she tries to determine who around the Russian might be willing to betray him, and hoping at the same time to learn the identity of a certain Russian “illegal” operative working undercover.

Published in 2007, it has 464 pages. This is a digital loan from the library.

I've got several books out from the library - not 14-day ones -- that I haven't even gotten to yet. I'm hoping after I finish the Patricia Wynn, I'll work on that stack. It's a good thing I don't have any new releases I'm waiting for now for the rest of the year. Phew!

Nothing on TV tonight, it appears, so I hope I will get some more reading done.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster