Friday, October 23, 2020

The weekend


 TGIF

 It's going to be cold and another winter storm warning this weekend so I don't have plans to go anywhere. 

 


 What I'd LIKE to do is a LOT of beading. I have SO MUCH to do. One of the things I want to try this weekend is this 3D peyote star ornament for the Christmas tree at work.

 

And this pattern for the tree as well:

 And experimenting with this which I'm thinking about for office people Christmas gifts:

And that's not counting the ornaments I want to do for presents for my beading friends but I don't have all the supplies yet for that.

 


 And I want to read my book. I'm at the 68% mark.

 


 And napping and cleaning, etc.

 


Have a good weekend

 

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, October 22, 2020

It's snowing again


 Thursday.

 


 We'll be watching the debate tonight.

 


Have a good day

 


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lemme explain ....


 I don't know why I missed yesterday.

 


 Steve's got the gun range tonight. I really really really need to do some beading soon. Christmas is coming. I've got ornaments to make.

 


And I really want to read my good book.

 


 And we're expecting a lot more snow again.

 


Have a good day

 


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Got some snow ...


It snowed all freaking weekend long. This was at noon yesterday off our back deck.


 We only had two weeks of Autumn!

It's just not right. I did make some Swiss Mushroom Cheeseburger soup on Saturday that turned out well, I think. And I made homemade chicken noodle casserole last night that I didn't really care for that much. Tonight is left overs probably.


Currently reading OATH OF GOLD by Elizabeth Moon. 3rd of The Deeds of Paksenarrion trilogy.
 

Paksenarrion—Paks for short—was somebody special. Never could she have followed her father’s orders and married the pig farmer down the road. Better a soldier’s life than a pig farmer’s wife, and so, though she knew that she could never go home again, Paks ran away to be a soldier. And so began an adventure destined to transform a simple sheepfarmer’s daughter into a hero fit to be chosen by the gods. Now an accomplished warrior in her own right, Paks takes on a holy quest that will test her limits. For the gods are no longer pleased with Paksenarrion, and their wrath may well spell her destruction.
 
Published 1989; 480 pages. I finished book two last night about 10pm. It ended on a cliffhanger with Paks in a very bad place so I HAD to download the next book and read until she was safe.
 
I did do a little beading last night. At last. Felt good. 

 


I've ordered a bunch of beads for projects, Christmas ornaments and so forth, and it looks like by my email notifications, that a bunch got delivered today. It's gonna be fun checking the mail when I get home!

Nothing on TV tonight so after dinner, I'd really rather just read my book. 

Have a good day


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Friday, October 16, 2020

Beagle in a bed ... with a duckie


TGIF


Well, we've gone from an expected lovely dark rainy weekend ....

 

....to a possibility of snow now.

 

Not so yay. I'm not going anywhere anyway, no bead class, no shopping. I'm planning on cups of tea, staying cozy, and making some soup tomorrow night.

 


And I have a new episode of the Great British Baking Show to watch tonight. 


I supposed it's inevitable that after reading so much while I was sick, that I would hit a slump. I've tried a handful of books but they just haven't hit the spot. The ones I read during that time were actually rather good. So, I finally decided, fine, read the next book in the fantasy series you really liked even though it is probably too soon.

 I'm starting DIVIDED ALLEGIANCE by Elizabeth Moon. 2nd of The Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy. 


Once a sheepfarmer’s daughter, now a seasoned veteran, Paksenarrion has proven herself a fighter. Years with Duke Phelan’s Company taught her weaponry, discipline, and how to react as part of a military unit. Now, though, Paks feels spurred to a solitary destiny. Against all odds she is accepted as a paladin-candidate by the fellowship of Gird. Years of study will follow, for a paladin must be versed in diplomacy and magic as well as the fighting arts. But before she is fully trained, Paks is called on her first mission: to seek out the fabled stronghold of Luap far to the west. The way is long, the dangers many—and not even the Marshal-General of Gird can say whether glory or ruin awaits.

Published 1998; 322 pages.


And maybe I'll start DUNE: DUKE OF CALADAN by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The start of a new trilogy that came out this week. 

 

In the year before Frank Herbert's Dune, pivotal events set the stage for the creation of a legend-Leto Atreides, the Duke of Caladan, and his son Paul, who would be known as Muad'Dib. The web of treachery includes the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the evil Baron Harkonnen, and even Emperor Shaddam himself. While Leto tries to raise Paul to be a worthy leader, a deadly new drug from the deep forests of Caladan spreads and kills ... a dark stain on Atreides honor. At the same time, a revolutionary movement seeks to destroy the Corrino empire that has stood for ten thousand years. With increasing desperation, this rebellion turns to acts of unspeakable violence. And one rebel leader will stop at nothing to recruit Leto to their cause. Can Duke Leto survive with his legendary honor-and his family-intact?

  Published 2020; 414 pages.

 

Last night I started to clean out my Kindle books archived on Amazon. Lots of samples that can go away and deciding whether or not I'll actually read a book that's there or not. 

 


And I'll probably binge some Law & Order Criminal Intent or Time Team this weekend, hopefully while playing with beads.


Have a good weekend


Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Falling

 Wednesday


 Listening to the audiobook of IN FIVE YEARS by Rebecca Serle. Fiction. Stand alone.

 


 Where do you see yourself in five years?

Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.

Published 2020; 272 pages. 

Steve has the gun range tonight. Nothing on TV for me. Wouldn't be it nice to have some streaming show on while I bead?  Maybe.

Have a good day

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

I'd rather be home


 Ok, done with playing office. It's not so fun.


 Nothing on TV tonight but I would like to get back to beading very soon. I've got the itch.

 


 There's also a lot of books I'd like to read but I've read the previous book within the last couple weeks and I need to put some time/other books in between so I'm trying to figure out what mood I'm in now and avoid reading THOSE books. I may be doing this one:

 THE THIEF by Meghan Whalen Turner. 1st of 6 in fantasy series.

 

The most powerful advisor to the King of Sounis is the magus. He's not a wizard, he’s a scholar, an aging solider, not a thief. When he needs something stolen, he pulls a young thief from the King's prison to do the job for him. Gen is a thief and proud of it. When his bragging lands him behind bars he has one chance to win his freedom, journey to a neighboring kingdom with the magus, find a legendary stone called Hamiathes’s Gift, and steal it. The magus has plans for his King and his country. Gen has plans of his own.

Published 1997. 236 pages. It has gotten rave reviews so I guess I should try it.

Have a good day

 

Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster