Thursday, May 31, 2012

What we think at work

I had to set aside the Jecks book because two holds came loose from the library. I'm currently reading BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel. This is a sequel to her award winning WOLF HALL. Here is a description:

Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice.At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. It follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?

It was just published and has 432 pages.  The author has an interview on Amazon. Here's an excerpt from it:

How is it different from Wolf Hall?
Wolf Hall takes in a huge span of time, describing Cromwell's early life, and reaching back into the previous century, to show the forces that shaped England before he was born. The foreground action of the book occupies several years, ending in July 1535, on the day of the execution of Cromwell's political antagonist, Thomas More.
The action of Bring Up The Bodies occupies only nine months, and within that nine months it concentrates on the three weeks in which Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, is arrested, tried and executed for treason. So it is a shorter, more concentrated read. There are no diversions once the plot against Anne begins to accelerate, and the tension builds as her death approaches.
It's quite possible to read Bring Up The Bodies without reading Wolf Hall. It makes sense in its own terms. But I think a reader will get a deeper experience by starting with the first book and seeing the characters evolve.

Though it was a short week, I'm glad it's Friday tomorrow. Yesterday, I said to myself, "Hey it's already Wednesday". Today, I was saying "it's only Thursday? Ugh." 

I made waffles, eggs and hashbrowns for dinner. I always make too much. I don't like waffles but I did have one of these to verify if I still didn't like them. Yeah, I don't like them.

It has rained this evening which has cooled things off and made it a little darker earlier. I like it.

Have a lovely evening.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Well, sure

I'm currently reading THE LEPER'S RETURN by Michael Jecks. This is 6th of 30 in series featuring Simon Puttock, West County bailiff, and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, ex-Templar Knight, in  1300's Devon, England. Here is a summary:

When a local goldsmith, Godfrey of Harwood, is found brutally murdered in his home, Furnshill and Puttock are called on to investigate. But when rumors begin spreading that patients from a local leper hospital might have been involved in Godfrey's murder, a series of vicious attacks on the unfortunate victims ensues, culminating in a disastrous fire at the hospital. In a surprising turn of events, Godfrey's daughter Cecily donates a sum to make good the damage. Her connection to one of the lepers is her motive, and only when that connection has been revealed will the truth about Godfrey's murder emerge.

It was published in 1998 and 350 pages.  It came down to this series or the Sister Fidelma. I needed something solid and practical in hist myst for my next read after the silliness of the FIFTY SHADES book.

Work was extra busy; Joel called in so we were short a person -- on the first day back after a three-day weekend. Uff da.

I came home at lunch time to get something going in the crockpot for dinner tonight; just simple beef, onion soup and mushroom soup. I believe we have Deadliest Catch to watch on TV tonight. After that, perhaps I'll read some.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, May 28, 2012


I'm having a rather lazy day. Took the boys for a run per usual before 6, had a cup of tea and breakfast, then laid back down for nap which was lovely. Steve played his computer game until 4am so I knew I wasn't going to see him for a chunk of the day. :)

I got caught up on emails, online news, and blogs. Looked at some book sites. I finished FIFTY SHADES OF GREY last night and I don't think I'll be continuing that trilogy. I finished THE ANATOMIST'S APPRENTICE today. I'm not sure what is next; as always I have many many from which to choose. 

Outside it hasn't rained but dang that wind is just nasty. Tonight, we might get some mexican fast food. And back at it again tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 25, 2012


There was a conspiracy. They let us go today at work at 3 (using 1.5 hours of PTO). Driving home, there was a wreck in front of Senior High so I diverted south to Broadwater -- which took forever because a grade school was getting out plus other traffic who dodged Grand like I did. Finally got onto Broadwater -- there was another wreck slowing down traffic. Arrrrgghhhhh!

I had to stop by Albertsons on the way home to pick up some Zyrtec. I don't know what was out there on a cold rainy day but my allergies were kicking my butt so I had to take my last pill. I'll need some for tomorrow and my smoke allergy. I've said it before and I'll say it again: until about 3 years ago I NEVER had any any allergies like this. All the medications I'm allergic to, yes, but seasonal allergies? No. Weird.

I'm currently reading FIFTY SHADES OF GREY by E. L James that was lent to me by the ladies at work. Here is a description:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

This is erotica rather than romance and is being touted as the adult version of the TWILIGHT series and it reads like it. No depth. But I'm reading at least this one to see what all the hype is about. I did the same with the TWILIGHT first book. You can definitely tell this is female fantasy: the girl was throwing up on the street after getting very drunk when she completely her senior year finals and the guy, Mr Grey, held her hair for her as she was violently ill. 

I'll do my best to post this weekend. Family from both sides are here so will be away, my poor baby boys will be alone a lot. And I'll be missing out on perfect reading weather but oh well. :)

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Sorry, I've not been in a great mood recently. Best to avoid when not sunny.

At work we've been changing to a new phone program and there have been the usual bugs and getting used to new things. Adding to the stress. 

The weekend is going to be not restful in juggling two sets of family coming to Billings for the weekend. One is a nice visit; two is not a great situation. We'll figure it out of course.

So, I have to do some extra cleaning this evening and tomorrow evening and there won't be any help.

I finished reading THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts. This is a stand alone that I thought the premise might be silly but turned out to be a good read. A friend at work has lent me the three books in THE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY trilogy that are very popular now, if you like erotica I'm hearing. So, since they have to be returned to their owner sooner rather than later then they are now jumping the queue.

I just the boys for a quick run, listening to music to try to get into a better mood, prepping dinner is next and then cleaning.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Can they come to my house?

We have a potential dilemma brewing. Already knew this weekend that my sister was coming up for the weekend; that's all good and love it. Today, Steve texted me that we think his brother and his family is also coming up this weekend. I'm hoping we can persuade them that this is not a great weekend for such a quick visit with two little girls -- it is supposed to be rainy and not that warm. We haven't seen them in a while but dangit it would be better on a different weekend. Cross your fingers, folks.

And if this is happening then I have to do a deeper level of cleaning in the evenings between now and then. Ugh.

I picked up a hold from the library today, THE WITNESS by Nora Roberts. It may have to jump the reading queue as it is only a 14-day book.

I'm trying out a new recipe tonight to go along with fish for dinner. I have to figure out how to use the veggies we got from the Bountiful Basket load so I'm trying a cauliflower au gratin recipe I found online. Oh boy, cross your fingers on that one, too.

It's been dark and rainy today and is supposed to pretty remain so until Monday. Woot! 

Have a good evening, all.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, May 21, 2012

The truth and nothing' but...

I'm currently reading THE ANATOMIST'S APPRENTICE by Tessa Harris. This is 1st of a possible series featuring Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia in Georgian England. Here is a summary:

The death of Sir Edward Crick has unleashed a torrent of gossip through the seedy taverns and elegant ballrooms of Oxfordshire. No one mourns the dissolute young man - except his sister, the beautiful Lady Lydia Farrell. When her husband comes under suspicion of murder, she seeks expert help from Dr. Thomas Silkstone, a young anatomist from Philadelphia. Thomas arrived in England to study under its foremost surgeon, where his unconventional methods only add to his outsider status. Against his better judgment he agrees to examine Sir Edward's body. But the deeper the doctor's investigations go, the greater the risk that he will be consigned to the ranks of the corpses he studies.

It was published in 2011 and has 304 pages.

Today at work we went live on a new dialing program -- basically the program that all calls come through. I was on it all day. It isn't a horrible program at all, it just isn't 100% all there yet. So the day wasn't as stressful as I thought it could be but I am a little worn out.

The boys thought it was a weekend this morning. Ryker was in my face and Coda laid half on top of me in their excitement to go for their run. Sadly, the alarm went off (they jumped) and I had to get up to shower and get ready for work. Unhappy boys.

I'm going to catch up a little on news and then read for a bit.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Somebody just has to be different

 Busy day. I walked the dogs at 6am. Went early to pick up my Bountiful Basket load and wound up volunteering loading the baskets and then hauling baskets to picker-uppers (worked up a sweat). Then Steve needed help with his landscaping project at the gun range -- someone to help with sighting  -- and then we hauled the dead part of our bush in front of the house out. I got done at 3. It's been a while since I've stood as long as I did on the range so my feet were aching. And my neck and shoulder area are sunburned.

I quickly vacuumed upstairs and then laid down for an hour and I woke up just in time to see the Derby winner, I'll Have Another, win the Preakness!  A potential Triple Crown horse here! Woot!

Here's my Bountiful Basked haul:

5 ears of corn
6 Vidalia onions
4 green peppers
5 tomatoes (not ripe yet)
1 cucumber
2 cauliflower heads
7 carrots
a bunch of bananas
2 lemons
1 melon (looks like honeydew)
2 pears (red)
1 container of blackberries
11 kumquats (I think)

For $15. Actually, this was my first time so I paid an additional $3.50 for getting registered. Still, quite a haul.

Tonight we're having taco salad for dinner. Looks like Cops isn't on TV again so the options are open as to what we'll do.

I've got to move some laundry around. Have a good rest of your Saturday!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 18, 2012

Uh hunh

Ah, Friday. Work was a bit difficult today because two people were gone all day and another person left in the afternoon. Just three of us on the phones.

After work, I picked up a prescription, stopped by Petsmart for some dog food, and got groceries at Walmart.

I gave the boys each a bone even though they were bad when I let them out while I hauled groceries into the house. They disappeared and wouldn't come back as I whistled and yelled for 10-15 minutes. Steve was supposed to be walking duty but he has been detained at work. I was going to let them run around the front yard but they forfeited that. Then they jumped into the SUV and wouldn't come out, thinking they'd go for a ride if they stayed. Finally got them out of there. So no, they don't really deserve bones, but I had them and they hadn't had any for a while.

It's been a dark and rainy day all day today and totally wasted on a work day. I hope it's this way tomorrow. Steve has to do some landscaping something or other at the gun range and is asking for my help with sight lines or something. I said I was available except for that window I had to pick up the Bountiful Basket basket.

I'm weary a bit. Waiting for Steve to come home, have some dinner, then probably read.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oh that's what that is

I wasn't able to post yesterday. We went to see The Avengers at the theater last night. It was freakin' good. Good humor; good action, good characters. I adore Robert Downey Jr and I like the Captain America character. For so many characters involved in the storyline, no one was given short shrift. Can't wait for the DVD to come out. If you see it in the theater, stay through all of the credits because there are two short extra scenes.

Lunch was terrific at Jake's yesterday as well. I had the Reuben sandwich; Steve had the chicken fried steak and we shared a mud pie piece. It was very filling of course but we didn't have dinner, just some popcorn with the movie.

Steve is playing his Diablo III and seems to be enjoying it though with reservations that it isn't very much different from the previous version.

Tonight, not sure what I'll be doing. I may catch up on the two episodes of The Game of Thrones I've missed or I may read. 

Tomorrow I have to run errands after work to get dog food, a prescription refill, and hopefully some groceries. On Saturday I have to go pick up my order from Bountiful Baskets -- an organization that provides fruits and vegetables of various kinds for a donation of $15. Very popular and I thought I'd give it a try so I have a window of 20 minutes at 10am to get mine.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


We had dinner with Steve's parents tonight at the Rib and Chop House for his birthday (tomorrow). I had a filet and a loaded potato. I'm soooo full. Left no room for dessert which would have been nice; I like their creme brulee.

So Steve's present showed up today, a computer game that has been much awaited and anticipated -- Diablo III. How long has it been, you ask?  Diablo II came out in 2000. TWELVE YEARS in the making. And this came out the day before Steve's birthday -- how is THAT for timing, eh? Oh yeah. The birthday present gods were smiling on me this year I can tell you. He'll be up all night tonight playing it (he's taking tomorrow off from work).

This only gets me a little out of the hole that my haircut put me in. He does not like it. Really and truly. But he doesn't have to wear it like I do when it's hot out. And it grows. Men. They want women with hair down to their butts. And it's not like he even touches my hair at all to miss any of it. I say again: Men.

I'm going to have a cup of tea and read and I will most definitely be going to bed tonight. I expect to see him at the computer when I get up for work tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, May 14, 2012

This is so my dogs

On a whim. At lunch. Because it’s HOT out and won’t really be getting better until Fall. Because I had $15 in my purse. I had my hair cut. I am SHORN. I kind of wanted that because it wasn’t long enough to put into a ponytail. Picture Demi Moore in Ghost but the haircutter didn’t quite get the front right. I don’t know yet if I like it. I like the back but I don’t know about the front yet. I should be happy with what I got for only $15 plus tip. I know Steve will hate it.

 [Update: Steve said "Good Lord" twice and when I asked if he liked/hated it, he shrugged. The end.]
I don’t have anything to watch on TV tonight, I’m happy to report. I saw that The Voice was renewed and they’re going to start up in the fall and the spring. Two per year. A good thing?

I'm cleaning up emails and crossing my fingers I'll get started on a project.  The only barrier is me.

The good news tonight is that Steve's game has shipped (finally). It is supposed to be here tomorrow. (fingers crossed)

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Another beautiful day outside. It's supposed to be in the 80s this week.

I went over to M&D's this morning, bringing some muffins for breakfast. I'd never seen peach muffins before and they were very good. It was a nice a visit. However, I was starting to have an allergy attack so I took a Zyrtec when I got home then napped a little later.

I've been doing clothes laundry and straightened out a wardrobe closet thingy. Steve mentioned mowing but so far has not done so. I can't say anything or the thing won't happen at all.

Last night we watched a movie on the premium channels, Source Code. It was good - a story of a man whose mission it is to keep going back in time for eight minutes at a time to figure out where a bomb on a passenger train is and who the bomber is and along the way is wanting to change the outcome. My kind of story.

Steve's cousin Brad came over about the time the movie ended so they had a good time until ... 2am. Oy.

Tonight I have the second Sherlock Holmes on Masterpiece Theatre to watch. Woot!  I'll be making enchiladas for dinner. (last night we had salads from Red Robin, num). Steve is becoming a salad lover; he's been trying to have them for lunch during the week, good on him.

I finally finished my re-read of George R R Martin's THE CLASH OF KINGS, the second book of the Song of Fire and Ice (aka The Game of Thrones) epic fantasy series. I'm behind in watching the miniseries now because of Sherlock. I had read this one about twelve years ago so the details were hazy. This is a book of over 900 pages. Now back to our regularly scheduled program of historical mysteries. I have much to read.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Saturday, May 12, 2012


I ran some errands this morning then came home to vacuum, laundry, and pulled some weeds. Then I cleaned up some emails so tomorrow I can get some computer work done.

Steve told me now (4:30) that his cousin is coming over tonight so I'm going to be doing a little deeper level of cleaning here in a little bit.

Nothing on TV tonight for me and with Steve otherwise occupied, I may be able to get some reading done with Martin book. I have so many others to read but if I can get this done this weekend, that would be terrific.

It's been a beautiful sunny day and supposed to be again tomorrow. Maybe tomorrow Steve will mow the lawn. (cross fingers).

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 11, 2012

Could be in the mood for that

Not in the mood tonight, guys. It's been a long week and then came home to a "thank you but no thank you" letter from a job I wanted and financially really needed.

I have some errands to run in the morning and then otherwise will be cleaning and so forth.

And so life goes on.

I do like seeing a beautiful princess every now and then:

Just gorgeous. And here's the back of the dress:

More photos at Kate at Gala

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Beatles ... sort of.

I didn't post yesterday because I didn't realize that the finale of The Voice was going to be two freakin' hours long! The only important part was the results of the vote and that took less than 10 minutes. The show could have been a half hour and they still would have needed filler. Oy. The person who won is a nice guy but not who I wanted. Oh well. I'm free again on Mondays and Tuesdays, that's all that matters.

It's been very warm yesterday and today and I'm looking forward to cooler weather (supposedly) the next couple days.

I forgot to mention on Monday, I finally (!!!) got a book I've been waiting for via since 2009 -- AN ANTIC DISPOSITION by Alan Gordon. I've made no secret that I think his series is brilliant (jesters as medieval CIA). This book is the fifth in series and the best, IMHO. It just all comes together so well and you have to read the series from the beginning to get the biggest bang of it. Directly from the author via Facebook, he tells me he's not writing anymore in this. This book sells for big bucks and as you can see, it took me a long time for one to finally get to me. Very happy.

Ok, I'm going to have some dinner, then kick up and read this evening. Still re-reading THE GAME OF THRONES and I'm only half way through and I think the digital loan ends any day now.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, May 7, 2012


Late posting tonight. I had to watch The Voice. What AMAZING performances. For me, it is down to Juliet or Chris. Tomorrow is the finale. If I had money to spare, I'd buy their songs off of iTunes. They're that good. Chris is operatically trained and simply has a gorgeous voice. I close my eyes and just listen. Juliet has a kick ass rock voice (and I don't use those words a lot so when I do say it I mean it) and when she sings, it just comes out of her soul and her gut. She is what I wanted to be able to do. If I had to choose one (which they have to) ... I'd go with Juliet. Chris is going to have an amazing career no matter what. A lot of them on this show will.

Oh Mondays. They are the worst of the week. Today, for some reason, actually seemed to go by fairly quickly, thank you Universe.

Last night was Sherlock Holmes. They're doing three episodes, the Big Ones in the canon.  Irene Adler (Sherlock encounters love), Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock encounters fear) and the Reichenbach Falls (Sherlock faces death). Again, other than Robert Downey Jr and this Benedict Cumberbatch, I'm not a fan of Sherlock Holmes. That they can get me excited about the stories, tells you a lot.

All right. Almost 9:30. I've gotta read a wee bit then get some sleep.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Yeah, I'll try that excuse, especially a Monday

Something was in the air again out there that kicked in my allergies. Had to take a Zyrtec which knocked me out this afternoon.

I got groceries today, just the basics, and didn't spend as much as I thought I would. This means I can get more later as needed.

Tonight, I have Sherlock Holmes season 2 to watch. Woot!  We'll probably watch Ax Men prior to that and we'll have to pick up Game of Thrones via On Demand later in the week.

Have a lovely Sunday....

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Saturday, May 5, 2012

That's a snooze

Cross your fingers -- I sent in an application for a nonprofit development job; put a lot of effort into cover letter. Friday's paycheck is gone in paying bills. It would be nice to get back on a career track and have a little more to help out.

The weather was rather nice when I walked the boys at 6am. It then turned cloudy and windy, not a lot of rain. Our neighbor across the street is having a garage sale. I wish she would have mentioned it because I could have dumped, er, contributed some things to be sold.

I've done the usual Saturday chores but still need to make the bed now that I hear the dryer is done. Steve's show isn't on tonight but don't know yet what we'll do, what we'll eat ... I've just got nothing right now. The Kentucky Derby will be on in a bit but I haven't paid attention to who's who or what. And I don't give a hoot about Cinco de Mayo -- it's just a "holiday" that five years ago people figured out they could have an excuse to drink/party like St Patrick's Day.

I'm kinda sampling in different books right now. I haven't really settled on one thing yet. Not that there's a lack, I just don't know what is hitting the spot.

Sorry for such short posts. Here's something; I posted a list on 4ma of May's new releases in historical mysteries. It makes me very pleased to see so many. A trend I'm noticing is lots of WWI and WWII books out.

A DARK ANATOMY by Robin Blake
LEHRTER STATION by David Downing
AVON STREET by Paul Emannuelli
THE YARD by Alex Grecian
MACBETH by AJ Harley and David Hewson
A SIMPLE MURDER by Eleanor Kuhns
BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel
HAWKWOOD by James McGee
LOUISE’S GAMBLE by Sarah Shaber
BRIGHTON BELLE by Sara Sheridan
THE POISONOUS SEED by Linda Stratmann
MURDER ON FIFTH AVENUE by Victoria Thompson

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 4, 2012


Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th. May the fourth be with you. Get it? Love this day.

So glad it's Friday. It's been a rough week.

Making hamburgers tonight. Avengers opens this weekend but don't know if we'll be able to make it or not yet. On Sunday is the second Sherlock Holmes series on PBS. Woot! In general, I don't like Sherlock Holmes, but this is very well done.

It's supposed to be cool and rainy tomorrow. Excellent! I do have to get some stuff done though; no reading all day with a Nora Roberts book this weekend.

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day. Free comic book at participating stores. Go forth! :) 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Reason # 37 why I don't have a cat

I've been tearing up this evening. I volunteered to cut onions for the (early) Cinco de Mayo lunch tomorrow. Four of them. I thought it would be safer than having a bunch of hamburger to brown with the dogs around. I'm on a work environment committee and this is a quarterly fundraiser deal.

Hey, Ryker is starting to go in the back yard a little more!  Woot!  Without having to bribe him!

Last night The Voice episode had its up and then very down moments. I was happy to see operatically trained Chris Mann go on to the finals. When he sang Ave Maria on Monday night I just close my eyes and got goosebumps. Then Katrina Parker was eliminated,  dammit. She has such a lovely voice. I'm hoping she comes out with a CD soon and doesn't have to go back to her cubicle, ever. And I was glad to see Juliet make it -- I'm thinking she will win it.  The only bright side to Katrina being eliminated and Tony Luca taking her rightful place is that his succeeding to the final round totally pisses Christina Aguilera off. They were on the Mickey Mouse Club together as kids and she has made it plain that she's not happy he's on the show and doing well. Bwahahhaa!

Steve is at shooting. I don't feel like doing much more this evening after another busy at work and so forth.

Good night, sweet dreams. Another day tomorrow.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Or talk to anybody either ...nyah

Oh the calls in the morning made me cranky so at lunch I ate my sandwich in the SUV and then closed my eyes for 45 minutes. It helped. :)

Steve has a board meeting tonight. I'm cleaning up garbage emails and catching up on news and then I'll watch The Voice.

I'm currently re-reading the second book in the Song of Fire and Ice series by George R R Martin. We're watching the second season of the tv show on HBO, based on the second book, and I realized I 'd forgotten things. Well, I read the book, what, twelve years ago? Since I can't find the books I owned I've got this as a library loan on Kindle so it's a 14-day-er. I'll probably skim-read a lot as this is one of those honkin' big books.

Not much else going on at this point. I'm having a cuppa tea and feeling tired. Have a good evening.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster