Thursday, March 26, 2015

Makes ya want to march to a field and wrestle a cow to the ground for cuddles

MUST have the sound on:

Getting closer to the weekend. That's all I can say about it. :)

Have a great day.....

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I just call it "napping"

Steve has a gun class to coach tonight. If I'm feeling ambitious when I get home I may clean out the fridge. If I remember. We'll see.

Otherwise, I have Broadchurch season two episode four on BBCAmerica tonight:
Hardy is annoyed when reporter Olly questions him about Ashworth's return to Broadchurch whilst Ashworth himself confronts Ellie with accusations regarding Claire and Hardy and the prosecution closes its case with Jocelyn revealing to Beth why she was happy to act. Meanwhile Claire disobeys Hardy's instructions not to see Ashworth as Hardy and Ellie travel to Sandbrook to warn Cate Gillespie, mother of one of the victims, that Ashworth is back in the area. Cate is separated from her husband Ricky and tells Hardy something that could throw doubt on a certain party's guilt. As Sharon Bishop begins her defense a former Broadchurch resident returns to give evidence which stuns everybody.

Thanks to the magic of youtube, I've seen the episode and it's not a very important one in the whole scheme of things so if I decided to skip it, I could. But I love watching David Tennant's acting ... in anything ... so it wouldn't be a huge hardship to watch it again.

And I have lots of things to read, of course.

We woke up to snow this morning. Wet snow; it stayed off the streets pretty much but lined all the trees and bushes so it was really rather pretty out. But it's now in the 50s.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Waddya mean you "don't read"?!

Also currently reading MASTER OF SOULS by Peter Tremayne. This is 16th of 26 in series featuring Sister Fidelma, a 7th century Celtic sister and legal advocate in Kildare, Ireland. Here's a description:
In January of 668 A.D., Fidelma of Cashel  is called to investigate the brutal murder of Abbess Faife and the mysterious disappearance of six young female religieuse while away on a short pilgrimage away from their abbey.  But when Fidelma and her husband, Eadulf, arrive, they are confronted with another violent murder under mysterious circumstances. One of the senior scholars was bludgeoned to death in the oratory. 
 Published in 2005, it has 320 pages. 

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


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, March 23, 2015

Don't make me come in there ....

Currently reading ASHES OF VICTORY by David Weber. This is 9th of 14 in series featuring Honor Harrington, an SFF space opera. Here's a description:
The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, they knew she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise . . . including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH. Honor's return from the dead comes at a critical time, providing a huge, much-needed lift for the Allies' morale, for the war is rapidly entering a decisive phase. Both sides believe that victory lies within their grasp at last, but dangers no one could foresee await them both. New weapons, new strategies, new tactics, spies, diplomacy, and assassination. ... All are coming into deadly focus, and Honor Harrington, the woman the newsies call ''the Salamander,'' once more finds herself at the heart of them all. But this time, the furnace may be too furious for even a salamander to survive.

Published in 2000, it has 672 pages.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, March 20, 2015

The nose knows

Ahhh, at last.

I could go to a used book sale tomorrow but I don't really NEED any more books right now. Truly.  I know, shocking. But I have way more to read right now than I have time for and, really, these sales don't carry the stuff that I do read. Yes, there could be a treasure but is it worth two to three hours of browsing and kinking your neck to side to find it? Maybe not. What I should do is go through the books I have in my house and weed out what I know I won't read.

Still need to clean the back yard. Last weekend was so windy so it fell off the to do list. It's on the list for tomorrow to at least start. We'll see.

Last night I caught most of the movie St. Elmo's Fire from 1985. I remember vaguely seeing it in the theatre at the time. And I was never into the "Brat Pack" thing at all. So I came across it last night and after a few minutes realized ... it was REALLY BAD. The acting was so bad. The story was stupid. Wow. And like watching the proverbial car wreck I had to watch to the end to see if it was bad all the way. And it was. Bad.

So per usual, this weekend will be spent doing the chores, napping, and reading.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I coulda had a V8

Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

World domination takes a little planning

Well, the David Weber book I was reading sort of ended with a cliffhanger so I'm continuing on to the next book. ECHOES OF HONOR by David Weber. This is 8th of 14 in series featuring Honor Harrington. Here's a description:
For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People's Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war. But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security ... and executed on the interstellar network's nightly news. The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor's death and grimly resolved to avenge it. Yet their military is over-extended and the People's Republic is poised to take (he offensive once more, this time with a new strategy, new weapons, a new command team, and a whole new determination to win. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity . . . and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick. But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her... even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.

Published in 1998, it has 740 pages. 

Tonight I have episode three of Broadchurch season two to watch on BBCAmerica.

 "Hardy is doubly annoyed when Claire appears to be happy to go on seeing Ashworth and Ashworth himself declares his intention to stay in Broadchurch, seeking Hardy's help to try and clear his name. Hardy declines. Beth gives birth. Ellie has a night out with Claire and learns more about the night the two girls were killed. Next day, the trial continues with both barristers having family secrets not known to the public. Ellie takes the stand and has a hard time as Sharon Bishop tries to discredit her."

Steve has shooting and I will otherwise hang out with my boys and read. I've been fighting a neck ache -- sleeping wrong? Sitting wrong? Stress?

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster