Thursday, March 31, 2016

I really can't talk to you now ....

Yup, on the front desk again. No time to do much of a post today.

So, please hang in there. I'll hopefully be back tomorrow. Right here.

Ok, not creepy like that though.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

What about dog? Is dog available?

On the phones. Receptionist called in. Which is rather unfortunate because I woke up feeling cruddy and was hoping to maybe to go home in the afternoon.

So anyway ....

Tonight I have Arrow, "Beacon of Hope":

Brie Larvan breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity's spine. Meanwhile, Oliver looks to a surprising ally to help rescue Felicity, Thea, and Donna who are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else.

It's Arrow night! It's Arrow night!!

I'm so happy. This show has consistently kept me so engaged and on the edge of my seat so that I will not miss an episode for anything. No other show on regular TV is doing that right now. And the villainess tonight is Beth from The Walking Dead. You know the couple that was almost was, Daryl and Beth....

Yeah, that one. The almost-couple I gave my heart to and the show stomped on it by killing her off   .... Never mind, never mind.... She's back and she's enjoying being bad.

I read a bunch of the SFF trilogy book last night and soon I'll be starting THE VECELLIO CONNECTION by Estelle Ryan.

This is 9th of 9 in series featuring nonverbal communications expert Doctor Genevieve Lenard. Here's a description:
Doctor Genevieve Lenard and her team have spent the last year tracking Marcus Gallo, a disgraced Brazilian business tycoon and ruthless killer. Then a hacked car transporting artwork brings a teammate’s past back to distract and haunt them all. When Gallo appears on Genevieve’s doorstep, carrying knowledge of a threat to a top-secret and strategic international event, she faces the challenge of finding the connection between the car hackings, her friend’s past and Gallo’s arrival. With only seventy-two hours to prevent a disaster that could eclipse recent terror events, Genevieve has to put aside her growing concern for her friends and put her single-minded focus into uncovering Gallo’s true plan.

Published in 2016, it has 258 pages.

This also makes me so very happy. (Let's stick with redheads, shall we?)

So even though there were minor setbacks today it is overall a great day for stories. :)

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We've all had that problem, right? Right?

Yay I stayed up until 10 last night to watch NCIS: Los Angeles!

Boo, it was one of those I'm-not-going-to-sleep-all-night nights.

Well, it's not that I don't WANT to sleep ...


So I was incorrect about the Estelle Ryan book. It comes out tomorrow.

Yup. Hey, we're damned lucky she writes more than one book a year. I love that kind of author.

So I think what I'll start is WINNER'S KISS by Marie Rutkoski. 3rd of fantasy trilogy. Here's a description:
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people―and certainly more than she did for him. At least, that’s what he thinks. In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her. But no one gets what they want just by wishing. As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
Published in 2016, it has 468 pages. 

The issue with my reading problem the last few days is, yes I'm stuck in an obession on youtube -- more on that in a minute -- and I'm reading two books that I've previously started and got stalled out on. Double book slump whammy.

Obsession. What I love about the character of Mason on the old soap Santa Barbara was his extremely dry wit and delivery. They don't make them like that anymore.

Here's a sample:
JULIA (seeing Mason rather drunk at the bar): You must be trying to drown your troubles.
MASON: No not drown ‘em. Just hold their heads under a little while and scare the hell out of them.
(Good Lord I love that!) and:
JULIA: You’re not your father you know. I would never marry a man who’s as controlling as your father is.
MASON:  How do you know I won’t turn into a domineering tyrant the moment I say I do?
JULIA: I don’t.
MASON: I won’t. But if I do at least I’ll be sneaky about it. My father’s problem was whenever he tried to manipulate somebody he was so damned obvious.
And a clip:

Tonight I have Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Watchdogs":

A radical group emerges with plans to eliminate Inhumans and Agent Mack is caught in the crossfire with his brother. Elsewhere: Simmons unearths a powerful chemical compound that could impact the future for Inhumans.
Dark and rain mixed with possible snow today. Completely wasted being at work. Bah. I could be reading and napping, reading and napping....


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, March 28, 2016

Ahhhhh, my old nemesis.....

And we have a winter weather advisory. Who ordered this? I didn't. I wanted nice, warm, steady rain.

So last night's The Walking Dead ended with a shock. Daryl was shot, blood splattered the camera lens, and then the episode ended and went black.

ARRRRRGHHHH!  I yelled at the TV. Seriously. And next week is the season finale. I hate this show.

A big bad guy is going to show up next week from the comics, Negan, and he famously kills a lead character. It's supposed to be Glenn but this show loves to twist things. 

And yes, I will not watch the show again if he does.

Tonight I have NCIS: Los Angeles "Seoul Man":

The team members search for a North Korean spy when they are assigned to protective details for the commander of the Pacific Command.
 Didn't do any reading this weekend. Bah. I'll get back to it eventually. No! Wait! Tomorrow!  Three good books tomorrow!!

A historical mystery:

A contemporary mystery:

And the final book of a fantasy trilogy:

Happy dancing again!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, March 25, 2016

... and go away. :)

TGIF! Happy dance!

(You're hearing the Peanuts song now, aren't you) Heh heh heh.

I'm still reading the Susanna Gregory and I've picked back up the Camino de Santiago book again. That's it on the book front.

I'm thinking this weekend I may do a better start at Daredevil on Netflix.

And I'm still kind of obsessing over Mason and Julia:

On Sunday we have The Walking Dead, "East":

Alexandria is alerted after realizing someone is missing. Several search parties will venture out, but what they find isn't what they're hoping for.

How appropriate for Easter. Walking. Dead. ..... Nevermind.

And on PBS after that, a new season of Grantchester.

Sidney finds himself suspected of murder alongside another priest, a photographer and the victim's classmate.
Maybe on Saturday we'll finally see Mockingjay Part 2 via On Demand.

Oh, and napping. 

So, as you can see, there is absolutely no time to do housecleaning. Yeah, I know, you're shocked.

Have a great weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, March 24, 2016

So ready for a weekend.

Ohhhh last night's Arrow was a heart breaker. At the end Oliver tells Felicity he doesn't want to  let her go. She says she doesn't either but she's already gone. And these are the faces he was making.

Oh the hurts! But as one fellow fan said, "If we can survive season three, we can get through this." Ain't that the truth.

I am such a sucker for true love delayed stories. Have been for always. For some reason, I was reminded of a super couple I loved back when I used to watch soap operas in the late 1980s. Mason and Julia on Santa Barbara. La sigh.

And happily there are clips on youtube of a lot of their interactions (though of poor quality): 

And yes, I recognize, that when Mason had his beard/mustache he perfectly fit my template.

Tonight we'll probably watch the next episode of 60 Days In.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Aren't we all, little one, aren't we all.

Tonight I have Arrow, "Broken Hearts":

A heartbroken Cupid returns to Star City and begins killing couples on their wedding day, which prompts Oliver and Felicity to pose as bait.

Yeah, I think that's a nice dress. Too bad she's not good looking or anything. Sheesh.

I'm back to reading the Susanna Gregory book:

And I've got my Moderator Team in place for the 4MA yahoo group I'm now leader of and we'll be bringing in some cool stuff on the list. Starting with the Edgar awards.

There was white stuff on the lawns today. White stuff.

Ain't that the truth. 50s today.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster