Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Going to be one of those weeks

Sorry for missing yesterday's post.

Nothing much to report and nothing on TV for me tonight. I'm just about done with the Carey book. Sharing today with you:

Have a blessed day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I picked up some corned beef and cabbage soup via Soup N Such for dinner tonight so we'll see how it goes.

On Sunday, NCIS: Los Angeles "Getaway":
The U.S. Treasury Department is hacked, and Neil and Eric go undercover inside a couple's retreat to track a tech-savvy husband and wife who are linked to the crime. Meanwhile, Digital Forensics Specialist Dave Flynn arrives from the NCIS cyber office in San Diego to run ops while Eric and Neil are on assignment.


The Walking Dead "The Other Side":
The Saviors pay an unexpected visit to the Hilltop, catching everyone by surprise. This time, they're planning on taking more than just supplies.

Tonight I'm going to check out a meditation group; see how it goes. I have my Human Design classes tomorrow and Sunday. I missed them last week with the illness.

Have a good weekend.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, March 16, 2017

To do list

I started to read KUSHIEL'S SCION by Jacqueline Carey. 1st of the 2nd SFF trilogy, Kushiel's Legacy.

Imriel de la Courcel's birth parents are history's most reviled traitors, but his adoptive parents, the Comtesse Phedre and the warrior-priest Joscelin, are Terre d'Ange's greatest champions. Stolen, tortured and enslaved as a young boy, Imriel is now a Prince of the Blood; third in line for the throne in a land that revels in art, beauty and desire. It is a court steeped in deeply laid conspiracies---and there are many who would see the young prince dead. Some despise him out of hatred for his mother, Melisande, who nearly destroyed the entire realm in her quest for power. Others because they fear he has inherited his mother's irresistible allure---and her dangerous gifts. As he comes of age, plagued by unwanted desires, Imriel shares their fears. When a simple act of friendship traps Imriel in a besieged city where the infamous Melisande is worshiped as a goddess and where a dead man leads an army, the Prince must face his greatest test: to find his true self
 Published in 2006, it has 769 pages. Another big book. Loved and adored the first trilogy. I've been holding off on this so I wouldn't rush through it all.

We're trying a new place for dinner tonight, highly recommended  -- a fish dive that has supposedly excellent clam chowder and we'll both be having walleye. Huge walleye, they say.

 Actual photo from their Facebook page. I'm looking very forward to it.

On TV tonight, we'll probably watch 60 Days In. Then reading, then bed.

Tomorrow ....

MY day.

Have a good one!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Monty Python strikes again!

Arrow night!


Oliver gets closer to the truth about Prometheus. Meanwhile, Helix refuses to continue helping Felicity until she does a favor for them.

Otherwise nothing going on. Steve has shooting but he's got a sore throat today so who knows what can happen.

If by anything you mean I'll be parked in front of the TV watching Arrow, then you'd be correct.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Feeling better

Feeling better, at work for a few hours. Tonight I have my meditation class. Don't know yet if I'll attend or not.

Currently reading A DEATH BY ANY OTHER NAME by Tessa Arlen. 3rd of 3 in series featuring housekeeper Mrs. Jackson and Lady Clementine Montfort, in the early 1900s in England.

The elegant Lady Montfort and her redoubtable housekeeper Mrs. Jackson's services are called upon after a cook is framed and dismissed for poisoning a guest of the Hyde Rose Society. Promising to help her regain her job and her dignity, the pair trek out to the countryside to investigate a murder of concealed passions and secret desires. There, they are to discover a villain of audacious cunning among a group of mild-mannered, amateur rose-breeders. While they investigate, the rumor mill fills with talk about a conflict over in Prussia where someone quite important was shot. There is talk of war and they must race the clock to solve the mystery as the idyllic English summer days count down to the start of WWI.

Published in 2017, it has 334 pages.

If I skip the class, I could watch the season finale of This Is Us "Moonshadow":

Jack heads to Cleveland to make things right with Rebecca on the night of her first big gig with the band. Then, Randall, Kate and Kevin make big decisions about their futures.
And it's going to be a heartbreaker. There is no doubt about it. 

  On that happy note, have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, March 13, 2017

Not the best patient ....

Sorry 'bout that. Wasn't feeling well last week. Headache. NOT high blood pressure thankyouverymuch.

But a persistent little bugger, nonetheless. It DID give me a chance to read a lot. I finished the Charles Todd book, RACING WITH THE DEVIL. Very good. And then I read two romances that were actually freakin' good. I mean the banter was A plus.

CAKE: A LOVE STORY by J. Bengtsson. 1st of 2 (so far in the Cake series).

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn’t been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not. When outspoken, vivacious college student Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved rockstar for a friend’s wedding, she was prepared for the worst. What could they possibly have in common? She was a bubbly talker; he was a reclusive loner. His life was filled with music; she couldn’t carry a tune. She’d enjoyed a happy childhood; his was a well-publicized nightmare. Yet despite their obvious differences, Jake and Casey found each other, and her light balanced out his darkness. Would their love be strong enough to survive the weight of his tragic past?
Published in 2016, it has 611 pages. Yeah, that was a whopper of big book for a romance but I read it in one day and didn't want it to end.

And THE THEORY OF SECOND BEST by J. Bengtsson. 2nd of 2 in the Cake series.

Twenty-two-year-old Kyle McKallister has lived his life in the shadows. Younger brother to one of the world’s most elusive and embattled celebrities, Kyle has carved out a comfortable existence touring with his famous brother and living in the lap of luxury with no commitments or plans of his own, only a deep, haunting loyalty to his brother. But his life is about to be shaken up when the opportunity comes to compete on a popular reality show. Small town girl Kenzie Williams has come on the show for one thing only: to win. But when a disastrous start forces her to rely on an eclectic band of misfits, she finds herself immediately smitten with a handsome and mysterious cast mate. But life on the island is just a game. Can Kyle and Kenzie’s fragile spark survive the pressures of the real world?

Published in 2017, it has 528 pages. Read it in one day. Yeah, I really loved these two books. Who the heck is this author? I want the next book now!

And in between I've been getting back to WAR OF HONOR by David Weber. 10th of 13 in the Honor Harrington SFF series.

Thomas Theisman didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution, an interstellar war was the last thing he wanted. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his government could continue to milk all those ''hostilities only'' tax measures for their own partisan projects. His Imperial Majesty Gustav didn't. Now that the fighting between the Star Kingdom and the Havenites had ended, the Andermani Emperor had his own plans for Silesia, and he was confident he could achieve them without a war of his own. Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a commitment to the Manticoran Alliance, in blood as well as treasure, for him to want to risk seeing it all thrown away. And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. The ''Salamander'' had seen the inside of too many furnaces already, knew too much about how much war cost.Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter....

Published in 2002, it has 880 pages. This is military scifi at it's best. Soooo in depth in the politics and strategy, you really have to pay attention. I love that. So I've been tackling honkin' big books this weekend and lovin' it.

Nothing in particular on TV tonight for me but Steve has Street Outlaws so I'll watch with him.

Otherwise, not pushing it today. 

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, March 9, 2017

You! You ordered the snow, didn't you.

Over the weekend it was in the 60s. Today? 6 inches of snow. Wet snow, yes. And by next Tuesday we'll be in the 50s again.

I didn't post yesterday because I wasn't feeling well, sorry about that.

And I was VERY disappointed that Arrow last night was a repeat. Why?!

I was able to watch This Is Us from the night before so that was good. Sad, of course.

Tonight we'll probably watch 60 Days In. Otherwise I'll read and go to bed. I know. I know.

Whatevs.  I'm making headway in the Todd book which makes me happy. :)

 Gotta go. Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster