Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"PK, the Arrow finale is about to start ... "


I can relate.

Arrow finale is tonight


"Lian Yu":


The battle between Oliver and Adrian Chase culminates in a final epic battle on Lian Yu, as Season 5 ends. Oliver recruits a group of unlikely allies, Slade, Nyssa, Merlyn and Digger Harkness, to defeat Chase. However, Chase has his own army that includes Black Siren, Evelyn Sharp and Talia al Ghul.

Lord, I hope it's good. They're promising it to be better than season 2 finale. And they've got a guest cast line up that is a who's who from past seasons.


I've started an audiobook of STONE AND A HARD PLACE by R. L. King. 1st of nine in the Alistair Stone Chronicles.



It’s hard enough for Alastair Stone to keep his two lives—powerful mage and mundane Occult Studies professor—separate without an old friend asking him to take on a new apprentice. Especially after a university colleague wants him to investigate a massive old house for things that go bump in the night. Still, Stone figures it’s an easy job: just turn up, put on a little show, and announce that the house is clean. Only it isn’t. A malevolent spirit is reawakening in the basement, imprisoned between dimensions and intent on escape. If it succeeds, countless people will die. Worse, a trio of dark mages want to help it break free so they can control it for their own sinister purposes. They’ll do whatever it takes—including seducing Stone’s young apprentice and using him against his master—to get what they’re after. With time running out, Stone has to stay alive long enough to uncover the spirit’s secrets. But even if he does, he fears that his own power won’t be enough to send it back.
Published in 2015, it has 364 pages.  It was 99 cents for the first four books in compilation via an Amazon promotion so I thought I'd give it a try. Then I found the first book on Audible with a good narrator so I can listen to it while I'm working.

Also started THE JANE AUSTEN PROJECT by Kathleen A. Flynn. Stand alone. So far. 



London, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a technologically advanced future, posing as wealthy West Indies planters—a doctor and his spinster sister. While Rachel and Liam aren’t the first team from the future to “go back,” their mission is by far the most audacious: meet, befriend, and steal from Jane Austen herself. Carefully selected and rigorously trained by The Royal Institute for Special Topics in Physics, disaster-relief doctor Rachel and actor-turned-scholar Liam have little in common besides the extraordinary circumstances they find themselves in. Circumstances that call for Rachel to stifle her independent nature and let Liam take the lead as they infiltrate Austen’s circle via her favorite brother, Henry. But diagnosing Jane’s fatal illness and obtaining an unpublished novel hinted at in her letters pose enough of a challenge without the continuous convolutions of living a lie. While her friendship with Jane deepens and her relationship with Liam grows complicated, Rachel fights to reconcile the woman she is with the proper lady nineteenth-century society expects her to be. As their portal to the future prepares to close, Rachel and Liam struggle with their directive to leave history intact and exactly as they found it…however heartbreaking that may prove.
Published in 2017, 384 pages. This is the author's debut book. Time travel. Jane Austen. Interesting concept. I'll try it. Speaking of ...

A hot one today. 90 expected.



Have a good day. Stay cool. But will we ever be David-Caruso-putting-on-sunglasses-and-walking away-from-an-exploding-car cool? I think not.



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oh. You found me.




 













Have a good day




Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday feels like ... Gaack!



And here we are again.

Nothing on TV for me tonight. I think there may be Street Outlaws for Steve; if so, I'll watch with him.

The weekend was good. Good experiences at meditation class and circle.


Not much else going on.


Stuff happened in the world, yes. In the UK, Pippa Middleton got married; nice dress but otherwise an outrageously costly one-day event. They're estimating one million.


There won't be a Triple Crown winner this year. Always Dreaming stopped the dream.


Came across this humorous meme today:


And in general, I'm doing pretty well:




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 19, 2017

It's the weekend!



TGIF



Tonight I have circle and meditation class on Sunday.


No change on the reading front.


And nothing really on TV. Summer hiatus is underway.


And not a lot of new releases in books so that means time to catch up on a lot of things.



Ok. Have a great weekend. Off you go.




Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dog school



Arrow's episode last night was the big lead up to the finale showdown next week.


All of Arrow's team has been abducted by the Big Bad and taken to Lian Yu island where it all began for Oliver five years ago (really 10 but we won't get into that). Big Bad has gotten together his team of fellow bad guys including Black Canary, Evelyn, and Talia al Ghul.  And Oliver is assembling a dirty dozen team of his own including Slade Wilson of all people, Nyssa al Ghul, Malcolm Merlyn. It has the vibe of the Avengers: Civil War to it.


Man! I was just looking at the cast list on IMDB for the finale episode and they've got EVERYBODY listed! Wow.



And the good news: Olicity is back on the flirty track.


And the Arrow inner circle is on the ship, too.


Lovely. Lovely.


But we also have the news that it's moving to Thursday nights this Fall. Bah.

Tonight we have the aftermath episode of 60 Days In to watch where they do post-incarceration interviews with the volunteers. 

That's about it.


Have a good one


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster