Monday, April 6, 2015

Suddenly, out of no where .... a nap attack!

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Ok, that clip just makes me laugh out loud. I love it. Timmmmm-ber!

Well, it was a rather nice weekend, I must say. Brunch, Outlander (hot!), The Ten Commandments, Wolf Hall (it helped to have read the book to understand the flashbacks), and The Ghost Whisperer on TV.  As much as that was all enjoyable, I don't have anything on TV tonight and I'm glad.

I'm currently reading THE CROWN by Nancy Bilyeau. This is 1st of 3 in series featuring Joanna Stafford, a young aristocratic nun in 1530s England. Here's a description:
When novice nun Joanna Stafford learns her rebel cousin is condemned by King Henry VIII to be burned at the stake, she makes the decision to break the sacred rule of enclosure and run away from her Dominican Order in Dartford to stand at her cousin’s side. Arrested for interfering with king’s justice, Joanna, along with her father, Sir Richard Stafford, is sent to the Tower of London. Joanna’s father is brutally tortured by Stephen Gardiner, the Bishop of Winchester who leads the Catholic faction bent on saving England’s monasteries from destruction. In order to save her father, Joanna must submit to Gardiner’s will and become a pawn in the struggle between religious extremes. Gardiner forces Joanna to return to Dartford Priory with a mission: find the long hidden crown worn by Saxon King Athelstan in AD 937 during the historic battle that first united Britain. Gardiner believes the crown itself to possess a mystical power that will halt the Reformation. Uncovering only dark betrayals and murder at Dartford, Joanna flees with Brother Edmund, a troubled young friar, and with time running out, their hunt for the crown leads them through royal castles, to Stonehenge, and finally to the tomb of the mysterious King Athelstan under Malmesbury Abbey. There Joanna learns the true secret of the crown, a secret tracing all the way back to Golgotha and the Relics of the Passion. Now, as Cromwell’s army of destruction advances, Joanna must finally determine who to trust and how far she is willing to go to protect a way of life that she passionately loves.
Published in 2012, it has 416 pages. I actually got this hardcover when it debuted but for some reason, now is the time to read it. Sheesh. Sometimes I need a series to get established before I decide to read it.

Oh! I have to share this. Sometimes I have really strange dreams. I make no pretense that I intensely dislike Gwyneth Paltrow but she showed up last night briefly (yuck) and in it I realized she was super short which was evilly fun and I remember thinking that she must wear shoes that are even higher than I thought. And then I had a dream with David Tennant, as himself.

How lovely is THAT?!
I was in a seminar type setting and he was the guest speaker; it was a question and answer type situation. THAT could have gone on a lot longer. 

It is a beautiful, dark, misty day being wasted at work. Bah. We'll probably have soup and grilled cheese for dinner.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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