Friday, September 23, 2016

It was tough going, but Friday's finally here

It's almost the weekend!

Steve has a thing to go to this evening that the biz helped sponsor so he's got to go shmooze. Heh heh heh. Not me! 

It's good to be anti-social.

No, that's wrong. I'm not anti-social; first item in evidence is that I was at a convention with 2000 people last weekend. I like to participate when it's my choice. :)

So on Sunday, as previously mentioned, there are two and technically three shows starting for me. Primarily is the TWO HOUR season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles, "high Value Target/Belly of the Beast":
After NCIS fails to locate a mole in the department, Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan (Jackson Hurst) insists on new leadership and takes over the Los Angeles unit from Hetty and Granger. Also, the team travels to Syria to apprehend a High Value Target where one team member is severely injured when the mission goes awry.

It's not a surprise who's going to get hurt -- it's Kensi. The actress was pregnant (2nd time) and they had to come up with a way to have her be gone for a few episodes. Last time she was sent to Afghanistan. Can't do that again. My theory is that they'll have her first in a coma and then not able to walk or something.

At the same time is Poldark, season 2 on PBS.
Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George Warleggen does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress, Caroline Penvenen.

Luckily, I have both series on order via Amazon Instant video so I view them the next day. :)

The third show is Once Upon a Time. They jumped the shark last season so I won't be watching this year until it comes to Netflix. Maybe.

So disappointed. They changed focus from Snow White and Prince Charming which is what brought me in to the show in the first place, and now it's about Emma and Hook. Give me Snowing!

No plans for the weekend. Tomorrow is supposed to be lovely dark and rainy like today. Woot! Reading! Naps! Internetting! Naps!

I keep forgetting to list the books I got at Bouchercon. I don't have them with me at the moment so another day goes by without doing it. Sorry.

Have a great weekend!

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I seeeeeeee you.

Here we are already at Thursday. The week as flown.

I don't really have anything on TV tonight so hopefully I will read. It is cool and overcast today. Rain is expected for the next handful of days. Woot!

Oh yeah! It's Autumn Equinox!

Not much happening today. Still getting caught up at work, but closer now.

Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's that time again

Actually, the new fall TV season snuck up on me last night. I had two shows to view and I had to stay up until 10. I know!

I watched the debut of Michael Weatherly's (formerly very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on NCIS) Bull. Lead character Dr. Jason Bull has quite the operation going on at Trial Analysis Corporation. He and his team use advanced technology, psychology and much more to sort out which team each juror in the courtroom will side with. His firm has a courtroom set where they conduct mock trials based on the actual trials that he and his team are dealing with. There are cameras set up and the "mirror jury" is analyzed in such a meticulous manner to match up exactly with the real jury that's been selected for the case, down to their personal characteristics, likes/dislikes and behavior. Based on all this analysis, Bull is able to identify which of them will side with the prosecution and which will side with the defense.

It's actually scary the knowledge they accumulate on people and I'm sure by this point it's real what they do on the big trials. I would watch the next episode.

And surprise! The new season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D started last night in its new time slot of 9pm. Not much to say about this episode one.

 It was mainly just introducing a new character to this show but well-established in the Marvel universe, Ghost Rider, and establishing where all our regular characters are since the last we saw them. Some funny scenes with Fitz not expecting to see a naked female robot/cyborg/AI ...

....and nice to see Fitz and Simmons in a calm, happy place after we’ve opened seasons with Fitz suffering severe brain damage and Simmons trapped on a hostile alien world, so seeing the duo happy, in bed together, discussing football, it’s all kind of refreshing. We know it can’t last, but for the moment, it’s good to see something going right for these crazy kids.

It can't last. Just warning ya.

Oh, hey, while we're on TV shows, NCIS Los Angeles has a two hour premiere on Sunday. So I'm sneaking a Deeks.

Of COURSE it's also the first night of Poldark season 2 on PBS.

And the season premiere of Once Upon a Time but I'm not as enthusiastic about that one because last season was not that great. These people, I tell ya.

I'm just about finished with THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen. This was a digital loan from the library and I almost didn't read it which would have been a shame. It has grabbed my attention. It should be right up my alley with cold cases as the focus but it is on the back burner for me, in general.

I'll be starting THE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter. 6th of 6 in series combining the two series leads Dr. Sara Linton, a pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia, and Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in Atlanta

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues. 

Published 2016, it has 480 pages.  I hope Slaughter hasn't lost her touch with Will since she hasn't written in this series for three years; he's one of my favorite characters.

It's dark and cool and misting out. Wasted at work once again. Should be home reading and napping and cuddling with dogs and having tea. Bah.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Run away! Run away!

Apparently last week our sales guy was super sick. Now our receptionist went home sick. No! I don't want to get sick. But anyhoo, I'm on the front desk. 

No time to do a post.

See you tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 19, 2016

No place like ....

I'm very glad to be home. I just don't travel well. But I came home a day early, Saturday, and the landing in Billings wasn't that bad. Sunday was windy so I'm glad I didn't stick to the original plan.

It was very nice to have the extra day to recover at home.

(if only I could travel that way)

I didn't do laundry but I did unpack my bag and did some cooking for some meals for the week. Much needed.

I'll tell you more about the trip tomorrow.

Currently reading THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen. 2nd of 6 in series featuring Carl Mørck, an experienced homicide detective in Department Q, and his assistant Assad, in Copenhagen
Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects—part of a group of privileged boarding-school students—confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. Looking into the supposedly solved case leads him to Kimmie, a woman living on the streets, stealing to survive. Kimmie has mastered evading the police, but now they aren’t the only ones looking for her. Because Kimmie has secrets that certain influential individuals would kill to keep buried . . . as well as one of her own that could turn everything on its head. 

Published in the US in 2012, it has 412 pages. 

I'd like to finish it up because tomorrow is the release of a new Will Trent book by Karin Slaughter. Finally! It's been three years.

Or just seems like it.

Nothing on TV tonight.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

This is going to be hard

The most difficult part of going on an actual vacation is leaving my boys. Oh how it hurts.

So much to do in the next few hours so I'm not going to think about that.

I'm currently reading THE SHATTERED TREE by Charles Todd. 8th of 8 in series featuring Bess Crawford, a British army nurse in WWI.

At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German. When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie? Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy—and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight? When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess—a soldier’s daughter as well as a nurse—to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.
Published in 2016, it has 304 pages. 

I'll have my Kindle, my Kindle Fire, and my cell with me so I'll be connected but typing one button at a time is ridiculous so I'll see you next Monday.

Have a great few days! Be safe and happy!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 12, 2016

Some people just don't like rainy days. Weird.

Rainy and dark today. High of 48. Lovely. Lovely.

Over the weekend I picked up a couple pairs of jeans and a possible shirt for the trip -- if I wear a cami under it but it is light weight which good because it's supposed to be in the 80s in New Orleans this week. Lows in the 70s. I'll be indoors much of the time but still.

I won't be posting after tomorrow until next Monday.  I'll tell you about the trip to Bouchercon then.

We watched football yesterday. Cowboys lost. The Steelers play tonight.

I haven't chosen the next read yet. I finished the J.D. Robb book over the weekend. I have many to choose from, of course. The possibles include Charles Todd and one from the library by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

I don't really have much else to add.

Have a good one!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster