Friday, July 31, 2015

Houston, we have a problem ... only one flap deployed

Currently reading WAR OF HONOR by David Weber. This is 10th of 14 featuring Honor Harrington, a military space opera.  Here's a description:
The Star Kingdom has defeated the People's Republic of Haven and has spent five years negotiating, though not finalizing, an uneasy peace. Haven has undergone another revolution and is now a wobbly, democratic Republic of Haven. With a ceasefire in place with the Peeps, the new government of the Star Kingdom ignores the wishes of Queen Elizabeth and then threatens the very fabric of the Manticore Alliance against the People's Republic of Haven.
No one wanted another war. Thomas Theisman didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution, an interstellar war was the last thing he wanted. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his government could continue to milk all those ''hostilities only'' tax measures for their own partisan projects. His Imperial Majesty Gustav didn't. Now that the fighting between the Star Kingdom and the Havenites had ended, the Andermani Emperor had his own plans for Silesia, and he was confident he could achieve them without a war of his own. Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a commitment to the Manticoran Alliance, in blood as well as treasure, for him to want to risk seeing it all thrown away. And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. The ''Salamander'' had seen the inside of too many furnaces already, knew too much about how much war cost. Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter....
 Published in 2002, it has 880 pages. This is on my Kindle.  

Although, you know, the female version of this.

It's going to HOT for the next few days. 90s. Yucky hot.

With no AC at the house, this will be me:

Though not as cute is this little chica mia. :) And come on, you know you do it: make a noise in front of a running fan to hear your voice be funny. Side note: I was looking for an example of that on YouTube -- there are at least a DOZEN clips of white noise of fans running for eight to ten hours at a time. Whoa. I mean, yes, I do use a fan as white noise to sleep at night but you can actually choose from a dozen on the Internet if you wanted.

I don't think we'll be going to any movies though the new Mission Impossible is a possible go-to in the future. I've got lots to view on the computer in the meantime. In the cool of my basement.

Have a great weekend, everyone. That's an order.

Oh, I almost forgot to sneak a Deeks:

Someone who appreciates me when I'm angry? Yes!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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