Saturday, April 30, 2011
I may be caught up on sleep now after the long day yesterday. Not much happening. Steve didn't have a class or anything today which is good because he said he was feeling relapse-y with his cold and the cough that won't leave.
We watched Camelot last night. So-so. Nothing on tv tonight at all so we may watch a movie at home and have Chinese food.
I finished Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney. It was okay, however, the storylines jumped every few paragraphs so it had a disjointed feeling. I'm not sure what to read next. I'll have to dig around. I returned the book festival books and I'm glad to have that off my shoulders.
It's being another big windy day. Yuck. Otherwise, I'm doing laundry and the usual Saturday stuff.
See ya later. Sorry life is boring right now. :)
PK the Bookeemonster
Friday, April 29, 2011
Hannah Robinson is just about to open the doors to her new shop Cupcakes on the Corner when out of the blue her boyfriend Patrick announces that he's leaving her for another woman. Faced with starting a business on her own, Hannah begins to wonder if her life-long dream has just turned into a nightmare. So her best friend Adam sets his birthday as a deadline - seven months to make her shop a success, or walk away from it all. And as Hannah immerses herself in her new business, she soon discovers that she's too busy to think about Patrick and his now pregnant girlfriend ...or to notice an increasingly regular customer who has recently developed a sweet tooth for all things cupcake. But while Hannah is slowly piecing her life back together, family friend Alice's is falling apart. Her husband Tom's drinking is getting out of control and things are about to get a whole lot worse. As the seven-month milestone approaches, Hannah must decide her future. And while she's figuring out what's really important, it becomes clear to everyone that happiness in life, and in love, is all in the making.
Have a lovely rest of the day.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Well, whatever I did to my eye yesterday I'm better though it hung around a little bit this morning. Yay Benedryl. Though in my Benedryl haze last night I got nothing done and stared at the tv, first with one eye and then with both. :) I'm still feeling a Benedryl hangover.
Work was okay, the usual. I'm not going to my class tonight so I can get some rest. I'm getting up at 2AM to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate. This kind of spectacle doesn't happen that often and I'm not going to miss it. I requested the day off months ago.
I haven't really een reading anything other than plugging away at THE ABBOT'S GIBBET by Michael Jecks. I don't want to get too terribly involved in anything because of Tuesday's release of the SJ Parris.
I plan on finishing the newsletter tomorrow and then move on to June's issue. I'll be gone for a week in May so need to get as much done as possible before.
Have a good 'un.
PK the Bookeemonster
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
It has snowed today though nothing is sticking to the ground of course. But it has stayed in the 30s in temperature and has been dark. It would have been a good day to stay home. Feeling a little under the weather, I think tonight we’ll have soup and grilled chilled as we watch Say Yes to the Dress and Camelot.
I haven’t been able to really decide what to read next so by default and in need of fluffy, I’ve started SWEET REVENGE by Andrea Penrose, a debut historical mystery being labeled as “A Lady Arianna Regency Mystery”. Here’s a description:
England, 1813: Lady Arianna Hadley acts the part of a French chef in one of London's aristocratic households to find her father's murderer. But when the Prince Regent falls ill after consuming Arianna's special chocolate dessert, she finds herself at the center of a scandal. It soon becomes clear that someone is looking to plunge England into chaos-and Arianna to the bottom of the Thames...
It was published this month and has 336 pages. I have it on the Kindle. While I need something fluffy, I hope it isn’t insipid. There’s a difference.
This weekend I have several things to work on: I hope to finish the first draft of the May issue, I need to do some more job hunting, I need to figure out the next writing project, I need to do the usual cleaning-ish things.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Monday, April 18, 2011
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Saturday, April 16, 2011
Time to get to work for a while. I'm on "L" on my newsletter. I hope to just buzz through this this weekend and get it in first draft shape.
Camelot last night ... hmmmm... I really do not see what Guenivere sees in Arthur. Truly. And Merlin! Let's see, he wiped out a family in order to get a sword and came up with a "Lady of the Lake" story to cover his bumbling crime that had others enthralled and gullible. And Morgan came ] [ this close to dying and ending her misery and her drive to create it in others. Bah. :) Of course all of this has to happen. Interesting that they had two swords: one for the "sword in the stone" myth (what they called the Sword of Mars) and another for "the lady of the lake" myth (Excalibur). I mean, really, a sword in the stone for so many years would probably not be in the best of condition, right? Makes sense.
Steve may go scrapping though his alarm went off an hour ago and still no sign of him. :) I don't know how he can sleep through a radio playing right next to his head.
It is definitely spring out there. I'm starting to see buds on some bushes. Go out an enjoy yourselves!
PK the Bookeemonster
Friday, April 15, 2011
Old movies, old memories, old crimes - and present-day murder. Oakland PI Jeri Howard finds all of these when a chance encounter in a movie memorabilia shop sets her on an investigation into her grandmother's past life in Hollywood. Before marrying Jeri's grandfather during World War II, Jerusha Layne worked as a bit player, an actress who spoke a few lines in movie backgrounds. Her dreams of stardom never came true. But did she play another role, that of suspect in the unsolved 1942 murder of an actor? And Jeri must also solve a current mystery: Are old movie posters so valuable that someone would kill for them?
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
With scores of merchants streaming into Devon to participate in the Tavistock fair of 1319, a goodly amount of unlawful activity is expected. No one, however, anticipates a murder. The guests of Abbot Robert Champeaux, former Knight Templar Sir Baldwin Furnshill and Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford, have been asked by their host to investigate the grisly discovery of a headless corpse by a local butcher. Hunting a killer in the din and bustle of the fair could prove a daunting task, especially with the victim's identity a mystery. But Sir Baldwin and Simon are determined to unravel the complex weave of intrigue, rage, and violence that has brought death to Tavistock -- even if it means courting their own destruction.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Strange weekend. Yesterday it crossed the 70 degree mark. Today we're having snow scurries. I've been working on the May issue and doing laundry. Tonight I'll figure out which miniseries to watch at 7 and watch the other tomorrow. I've had a couple episodes of Law & Order: SVU playing while I was working on the computer. I have a lot of series I'd like to catch up on. Reading, DVDing... not enough time in a day. I finished A STRANGER IN MAYFAIR this morning. I figured out the the big secret early on but not the who. Have a good rest of the Sunday.... Much love, PK the Bookeemonster
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Returning from a continental honeymoon with his lifelong friend and new wife, Lady Jane Grey, Charles Lenox is asked by a colleague in Parliament to consult in the murder of a footman, bludgeoned to death with a brick. His investigation uncovers both unsettling facts about the family he served and a strange, second identity that the footman himself cultivated. Going into the boxing clubs and public houses, the Mayfair mansions and servants’ quarter of Victorian London, Lenox gradually realizes that an old friend may be implicated in the footman’s death. Soon a suspect is arrested, but Lenox has his doubts. Desperately trying to balance the opening of Parliament and what he feels sure is a dark secret, he soon discovers that the killer is someone shockingly innocuous—who may be prepared to spill blood again.