Thursday, October 23, 2014

Oh hi!

Oh Hello Neighbor!


The Blue Man Group show last night was the BEST SHOW I'VE EVER SEEN. Bar none. Just freakin' amazing. Here's a video I found on Youtube to show what it was like:




I would do it again in a heartbeat. I want to be on the tour with this show. I want to live in their theater in Las Vegas.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brownies, and I'm yours.

Done and Done


I'm currently reading A SHORT VICTORIOUS WAR by David Weber. This is 3rd of 14 in this space opera series featuring Honor Harrington.

The families who rule the People's Republic of Haven are in trouble. The treasury's empty, the Proles are restless, and civil war is imminent.But the ruling class knows what they need to keep in power: a ''short victorious war'' to unite the people and fill the treasury once more. It's a card they've played often in the last half-century, always successfully, and all that stands in their way is the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its threadbare allies: enemies in the past who have always backed down. Only this time the Peeps face something different. This time they're up against Captain Honor Harrington and a Royal Manticoran Navy that's prepared to give them a war that's far from short—or victorious.

Published in 2000, it has 384 pages.

Tonight:





Blue Man Group. 



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Done and Done




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How can you hate your job if it's pandas?




Over the past weekend, I competed reading my 100th book of the year. I'm have a good reading year. 100 in October is a little ahead of my average.

Steve's brother and his family are in town this week. The two girls are little, one just started first grade and the other is a couple years younger. Lauren has started to read and Emily appears to be not far behind. Of course, being a book lover, I'd like to get them something before they leave. I'm thinking of the kids' version of stories from Laura Ingalls Wilder's LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS. I need to reread those books myself. 

This also got me thinking about classic books for younger folk that I've read or would like to read or even to re-read. And how these girls  -- and really all kids -- have so much to look forward to in discovering them.
(And I suppose that's a big "if", these days).

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, October 20, 2014

Damn, it's not a pizza.

Win Some Lose Some


I'm currently reading THE GAUGUIN CONNECTION by Estelle Ryan. This is 1st of 5 in series featuring Dr. Genevieve Lenard. Here's a description:

As an insurance investigator and world renowned expert in nonverbal communication, Dr Genevieve Lenard faces the daily challenge of living a successful, independent life. Particularly because she has to deal with her high functioning Autism. Nothing - not her studies, her high IQ or her astounding analytical skills - prepared her for the changes about to take place in her life. It started as a favour to help her boss' acerbic friend look into the murder of a young artist, but soon it proves to be far more complex. Forced out of her predictable routines, safe environment and limited social interaction, Genevieve is thrown into exploring the meaning of friendship, expanding her social definitions, and for the first time in her life be part of a team in a race to stop more artists from being murdered.
 Published in 2012, it has 436 pages. Great characters in this. 

Fighting this cold would be easier if I could sleep at night. Not having much luck in that department. But steaming is definitely helping. I felt almost human for a while yesterday.

The Cowboys are still surprising me, pleasantly. Steelers play tonight, cross your fingers.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No freakin' sympathy

Your Problems are Un-Koala-fied

I think maybe the cold is getting better. My eyes were very tired and burning yesterday (lack of sleep maayyybe) and I slept better last night and that's better. The cough will probably linger for days ... weeks ... years. 

Currently reading an ARC of DREAMING SPIES by Laurie R King. This is 14th of 14 in series featuring Mary Russell, student and then wife of Sherlock Holmes. Here's a description:
After a lengthy case that had the couple traipsing all over India, Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes are on their way to California to deal with some family business that Russell has been neglecting for far too long. Along the way, they plan to break up the long voyage with a sojourn in southern Japan. The cruising steamer Thomas Carlyle is leaving Bombay, bound for Kobe. Though they’re not the vacationing types, Russell is looking forward to a change of focus—not to mention a chance to travel to a location Holmes has not visited before. The idea of the pair being on equal footing is enticing to a woman who often must race to catch up with her older, highly skilled husband. Aboard the ship, intrigue stirs almost immediately. Holmes recognizes the famous clubman the Earl of Darley, whom he suspects of being an occasional blackmailer: not an unlikely career choice for a man richer in social connections than in pounds sterling. And then there’s the lithe, surprisingly fluent young Japanese woman who befriends Russell and quotes haiku. She agrees to tutor the couple in Japanese language and customs, but Russell can’t shake the feeling that Haruki Sato is not who she claims to be. Once in Japan, Russell’s suspicions are confirmed in a most surprising way. From the glorious city of Tokyo to the cavernous library at Oxford, Russell and Holmes race to solve a mystery involving international extortion, espionage, and the shocking secrets that, if revealed, could spark revolution—and topple an empire. 

To be published in February 2015, it has 352 pages. I received it via netgalley.com.

Time for my nap.


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hide in plain sight

Now if Only There Were Noms Nearby


Still fighting the cold. Had to work full day yesterday because secretary called in sick. May go home this afternoon after he gets back from lunch.

Haven't walked the dogs for a couple of days. They were outside all day yesterday ok. Just heard they are out this morning. Bah. Steve looking.

Slept better last night but need some catching up I think.

Nothing on TV tonight so I'll read, yay!  Steve has shooting.

I haven't settled on a Kindle read yet. Still reading the Charles Finch and Deanna Raybourn in paper.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster