Friday, December 9, 2016

No kitting.


Hey, it snowed. About a half inch so far. Colder than heck at 4 degrees right now. But I'm FINALLY in the mood for Christmas.


And I'm finally in the mood for Christmas music. I'm listening online to ChristmasFM which is a radio station based out of Ireland, canyoubelieveit? I'm loving the commercials and traffic reports in that so-lovely accent.


On Sunday we have The Walking Dead's mid-season finale, "Hearts Still Beating":

With members out scavenging for supplies, Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. With tensions high, things quickly spin out of control.

Also, the Cowboys play in the evening.


I have no plans for the weekend, and in fact, with the snow I'm thinking I don't really need to go anywhere. I'm in the mood to read, nap, and watch shows on my computer ... so, really, nothing different ... just with more layers.

 I'll probably have a chance to play with Big Blue, my ATV snow plow.


Have a warm and cozy weekend!



Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, December 8, 2016

And now we wait


Arrow mid-season finale, baby. Argh. And now we wait until January 25th.

The most poignant part was when Oliver was tricked into killing Billy, Felicity's new "boyfriend" (Oliver and Felicity were engaged last year) :




And then to put another wrench into our hearts, Oliver realizes the big bad guy, Prometheus, is making Oliver suffer by hurting the ones he loves and blames, of course, himself:


I wanted Billy dead, yes, but this puts another wedge between Olicity. And while she was crying alone, Oliver went to see the bimbo supposed new girlfriend, reporter Susan.


I was also saying "Noooooooo .... Nooooooooo...." Coda and Ryker were sleeping nearby. They got up to comfort me. Ryker put his paw on my leg as if saying "It'll be ok, Mama. It's just TV." Well, at least Susan is evil -- she is going to be somehow associated with the Bratva storyline. They focused a leetle too long on the Russian bottle of vodka she had.

And then!  And then! We had been celebrating that Laurel was finally dead and growing very tired of people making her an icon rather than the irritating person she was .... the episode ends with this:


And my reaction :



Earlier, Felicity had the best line and it should have jumped out at me as foreshadowing...


I mean, really, come on, Arrow writers. DIE, LAUREL, DIE!


Nothing on TV tonight for me -- that is probably a good thing. Maybe some football during dinner. I'd like to read. I remember reading.


Cold cold cold again today.

Have a great day


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oh boyyyyy!!


Tonight I have Arrow's mid-season finale "What We Leave Behind":

After Prometheus attacks Curtis, Oliver realizes Prometheus knows all of Team Arrow's secret identities and is planning to come for them one by one. Meanwhile, Felicity and Det. Malone discover a clue that links Prometheus to Oliver's past.



Keeping fingers crossed for a good episode. If you'll remember from last season's mid-season finale, Oliver proposed to Felicity and then they were ambushed in the limo and Felicity was shot ...



And putting a creepy feeling to my favorite song now, thankyouverymuch. And we had to wait until like FEBRUARY for it to start up again. AND THEN she couldn't walk AND THEN they broke up. Argh! I hope Detective Malone dies. Anyhoo, so excited for tonight.



I finished the epic SFF last night. See what can happen when the story is good? 900+ pages and I started it Friday! Ha! Will wait to start book two next month, however.

About to start, I think, MURDER ON LEXINGTON AVENUE by Victoria Thompson. 12th of 20 in series featuring Sarah Brandt, a midwife in turn-of-the-20th-century New York City

When Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy is assigned to investigate the murder of an influential man in the deaf community-presumably because his own son is hearing impaired-midwife Sarah Brandt lends a hand, only to find herself searching for a killer in an unfamiliar world where those who can hear refuse to listen to those who cannot.

Published in 2010, it has 336 pages.

Super cold today. 2 degrees outside while walking the boys. You'd be surprised the difference it makes between walking them at 8 degrees like yesterday and 2 degrees today. At 2 degrees, your nostrils begin to stick together when you breathe.


It's now a balmy 10 degrees out. We take 'em where we can get 'em.

Have a good one! 


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Well that's a given. Duh.


It was 8 degrees out when I walked the boys this morning. It's gotten to 17 today. Kinda snowing now but not much. Winter arrived.


Tonight on TV I have The Curse of Oak Island "No Stone Unturned":


The guys search for a centuries-old treasure trove in the Money Pit.
 
And then Hunting Hitler "The Web":

 Teams in southern Spain and northern Argentina both discover vast tunnel systems in the mountains.
Steve has a board meeting tonight so he'll miss out. Ha ha!

 
I'm about done with my SFF book, KUSHIEL'S DART. Maybe for 2017 I'll have to make my reading goal to be more achievable. Like 80 instead of 100 books.




Stay warm and cozy out there.


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday


Monday


And here we are again on Monday.

My reading goal this year was 100 books. I'm currently at 84. Sixteen books to make goal. So what do I do? Start a book with over a 900 pages. Right?


Currently reading KUSHIEL'S DART by Jacqueline Carey. 1st of a SFF trilogy.

Born with a scarlet mote in her left eye, Phédre nó Delaunay is sold into indentured servitude as a child. When her bond is purchased by an enigmatic nobleman, she is trained in history, theology, politics, foreign languages, the arts of pleasure. And above all, the ability to observe, remember, and analyze. Exquisite courtesan, talented spy... and unlikely heroine. But when Phédre stumbles upon a plot that threatens her homeland, Terre d'Ange, she has no choice. Betrayed into captivity in the barbarous northland of Skaldia and accompanied only by a disdainful young warrior-priest, Phédre makes a harrowing escape and an even more harrowing journey to return to her people and deliver a warning of the impending invasion. And that proves only the first step in a quest that will take her to the edge of despair and beyond. It is a novel of grandeur, luxuriance, sacrifice, betrayal, and deeply laid conspiracies. A world of cunning poets, deadly courtiers, deposed rulers and a besieged Queen, a warrior-priest, the Prince of Travelers, barbarian warlords, heroic traitors, and a truly Machiavellian villainess... all seen through the unflinching eyes of an unforgettable heroine.
 Published in 2001, it has 934 pages.  Actually, I'm cruising through it. About 70% done.

Nothing really on TV tonight for me. Conviction on at 9 but I'll view it tomorrow. Steve has Street Outlaws, a two-hour episode tonight. I'll probably watch with him while reading.

Cold cold today. Colder tomorrow. 


And the zipper broke on my new winter heavy duty coat. Cheap piece of ....  So I'm done with cheap coats from Shopco. I ordered a good one from a Canadian company via Amazon. It arrives after this super cold snap but I'll be set.


Not much outstanding from the weekend. Cleaning. Made chili. Watched Walking Dead.

Have a good one!


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thank goodness it's Friday


TGIF!

And the Cowboys won again!  Eleven and one! Woot!


No plans this weekend. So I could be super industrious and/or a cleaning machine....


Bunches to read. Naps must be taken. On Sunday we have The Walking Dead "Sing Me a Song":

A much more detailed look into the world of the Saviors and their home, the Sanctuary, is shown. Meanwhile, members of Alexandria look for supplies.
 This weekend I need to do a refresher on the ATV. Snow is supposed to be coming next week and I may need to plow.


  That's about it. Sorry. I leave you with the funniest thing I viewed all week:


Ok, off you go.



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster