Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Halfway there

Wednesday. Steve has the gun range tonight so I don't have to feed him. I will probably order Chinese food for dinner (num).  I don't have anything on TV so I will read. So much to read.

Sorry, that's about it for today; I gotta get back to work (being gone a week and two days will stack up). Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

But it was only one day of five in a row ....

I didn't feel tired last night after work but I was super short tempered so I guess I was. But I made it through the entire day.

About to start reading THE BROKEN GIRLS by Simone St. James which came out today. Standalone.

Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants—the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming—until one of them mysteriously disappears... Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case. When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past—and a voice that won't be silenced...

Published 2018; 336 pages.

And also reading GUARDIANS OF STONE by Anita Clenny. 1st of 3 in The Relic Seekers series.

Kendall Morgan is a human bloodhound. Spending her childhood hunting relics with her ambitious archeologist father, she knew the two of them shared a sixth sense for the history and location of objects—sometimes even people. What she didn’t know was that their paranormal gift could ultimately be their undoing. After the tragic plane crash that killed her father as well as her childhood best friend, Kendall dedicated her life to finding and protecting relics. When mysterious, sexy billionaire Nathan Larraby hires her for his latest expedition—the search for four powerful relics—she’s thrown into a world of high-octane danger. He sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back, but he may have created danger of a different kind. As the team chases down clues, a man called the Reaper makes a play for the artifacts and will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. What’s worse is that Nathan hasn’t told the whole story, and the dark secrets he’s keeping could cost them the mission…and their lives.

Published 2012; 289 pages.

Appears to be nothing on TV tonight. This Is Us is done for the season as is Curse of Oak Island. Chicago Med is probably on but I'm behind in watching episodes because it's on at 9. I won't be staying up for it tonight.

 It's the first day of Spring!

 Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, March 19, 2018

Better now

I'm back. And mostly better again. At last. Thank goodness.

The funny thing I noticed is that when one says she has pneumonia, the standard response was "That's nothing to mess with." Across the board.

I did read two super good books while I was ill. OBSIDIO and INTO THE FIRE. The bad side to this is that I now have a book hangover and don't know what I'm in the mood for next. So I haven't started anything since Friday or Saturday.

Hopefully I will choose the next one soon. Maybe I need to do a quick re-read of something to clear the palate.  After I finished the books, I wound up watching more daytime TV than I'd like. Food channel and Hallmark movies. It was definitely time to get back to work.

New episode of Scorpion tonight but it's on at 9 and I plan to be in bed by then. Long day.

"Gator Done":

Team Scorpion heads to the bayou to track down a cagey alligator in order to stop a deadly mosquito-borne virus, and Paige teaches Walter the concept of the "white lie."

On the remodel front, they are starting to put the new kitchen cabinets in. And that means we can start moving things back into those cabinets and out of various other rooms. Yay!

Have a good one.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I have a sick

After a miserable last week with a horrible chest cold, I went back to the walk in clinic on Sunday. I have pneumonia.

Today, I actually am starting to feel human again.

But we're still in the middle of the renovation. Yes. Four weeks later. Today they painted. I really do like the color I picked for the bathroom. I wish to GOD that they would be done next week. Sigh. No kitchen; no bathroom upstairs.

But my chances of surviving a few days of a zombie apocalypse are better.

I'm also starting to read again.

OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. 3rd of Illuminae trilogy.

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza--but who knows what they'll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady's cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza's ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys--an old flame from Asha's past--reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Published 2018; 621 pages.

And INTO THE FIRE by Elizabeth Moon. 2nd of Vatta's Peace duology.

Ky beats sabotage, betrayal, and the unforgiving elements to lead a ragtag group of crash survivors to safety on a remote arctic island. And she cheats death after uncovering secrets someone is hell-bent on protecting. But the worst is far from over when Ky discovers the headquarters of a vast conspiracy against her family and the heart of the planet’s government itself. With their base of operations breached, the plotters have no choice but to gamble everything on an audacious throw of the dice. Even so, the odds are stacked against Ky. When her official report on the crash and its aftermath goes missing—along with the men and women she rescued—Ky realizes that her mysterious enemies are more powerful and dangerous than she imagined. Now, targeted by faceless assassins, Ky and her family—along with her fiancĂ©, Rafe—must battle to reclaim the upper hand and unmask the lethal cabal closing in on them with murderous intent.
Published 2018; 481 pages.

Nothing on TV for me tonight. Steve has the range. I'll order a pizza and read and go to bed.

Have a good one

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

I has a sad

Sorry for not posting. My dad passed away on Friday. He was 81 and it was expected. He was comfortable. However, I have been busy doing family stuff and will be for most of the week. The funeral is Friday. On top of that, I caught Steve's cold so I've been sick since Sunday. Very bad timing. I'm fighting it from multiple fronts.

So, I don't know when I'll be posting this week. For sure back next week.

Take care.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, March 2, 2018

Eyes on the weekend ...

At last!

But Steve has as Man Cold so we'll see how the weekend goes.

Wish me luck. I also have a haircut tomorrow and have to get groceries or at least some dog food because I don't have a kitchen to do any meals out of so getting a lot of groceries isn't feasible. What do I WANT to do? I want to nap, binge watch a couple shows, watch Thor: Ragnarok via On Demand, and read.

We are also expecting ANOTHER snow storm tomorrow night through Monday morning. Yeah.

I have music night tomorrow evening but I don't know yet if I'll be going. The weather and family stuff going on.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D is back on tonight after a break because of the Olympics. "All the Comforts of Home":

Coulson and team set out to rewrite the course of humanity's fate, but they're unaware that their efforts will dramatically change one S.H.I.E.L.D agent's life.

And of course at the same damn time is Strike Back, episode 5:

With Dr. Markov under Lowry's control, Section 20 attempts to intervene before the lethal Novichok cocktail is completed. Meanwhile, Novin infiltrates the mansion of Borisovich, a Belarusian drug lord, in order to gain important intelligence.

Have a good weekend

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Please? For the week?

The house. They put in lights so that's a step in the right direction. And the fan in the bathroom.  I couldn't detect any destruction, per se. But every day I go home and think

When will it be done? But it's ok. It's all ok.

What I'd like to do with all the accumulated junk:

Back from the Olympics hiatus. Arrow tonight. "Collision Course":

Oliver, Diggle and Felicity disagree with Dinah, Curtis and Rene on how to handle Black Siren. The two teams face off and a fight ensues.
Tired again today. Sleep is good.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster