Friday, July 29, 2016

And Saturday and Sunday

Not been a great week, folks.

And all of these at once or taking or turns but not going away. So I just need to do some "me" time. Hopefully this weekend.  See ya on Monday.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The question of the year

I had requested the day off to get a bunch of stuff done but the receptionist called in sick.

Also starting a 30-day food detox today. No sugar, no dairy, no grains. 30 days. I can do this.

Have a good one.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Hello? Is this thing on?

Currently reading THE DEVIL'S ACOLYTE by Michael Jecks. 13th of 32 in series featuring Simon Puttock, 14th-century West County bailiff and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, ex-Templar Knight, in Devon, England.

Amidst the myths and folklore of Tavistock, one tale strikes fear into the hearts of the townspeople above all others: the murders on the Abbot’s Way. One cold winter, many years ago, a young acolyte eager for distraction led a group of fellow novices into stealing their abbot’s wine. Crippled with guilt and fear of discovery, the acolyte committed murder to hide his sins. Legend has it that the devil himself appeared for the acolyte’s soul, and tricked the novices into their deaths upon the Devon moors.  In Autumn 1322, it appears that history is repeating, with Abbot Robert discovering an empty wine barrel, and a body found upon the moors. It soon becomes clear that the wine isn’t the only thing missing from the abbey, and the body on the moor isn’t the last. When Baldwin and Simon investigate, they begin to question whether the legends of the past hold the key to the present turmoil.

Published in 2002, it has 418 pages. 

 Here's something cool, The moon passed between @NASA climate observatory and the earth. Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo.


I was so hot and just tired -- Monday's are difficult, y'all -- that I read in bed with Coda cuddling on my side. I had plans. 

Oh well. Cuddles are the best.

 It's still hot. I hate summer.

Other than the usual work stuff, I'll be working on the historical mystery releases for August list to post on 4MA. I'll listen to music and stuff. Oh, hey, here's a fan-freaking-tastic interview with the actor who plays Deeks from this past weekend's Comic-Con about the upcoming season.

Phenomenal info there about the things coming up. Woot!

Stay cool out there.

Oh, I know you always are.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, July 25, 2016

Hot, you say?

I'm so tired of hot. And summer.

We viewed Batman vs Superman via On Demand on Saturday. Didn't like it.

It wasn't necessarily the acting, it was the directing and the way the director put the film together that just didn't make sense.

We also went to see Star Trek Beyond yesterday. That was very good.

I think this evening I'm going to deal with the boys' dinner, deal with Steve's dinner, then go read in bed. Just wanna shut down the brain and get cool.

Thinking happy cool thoughts .....

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, July 22, 2016

I don't care if it's TGIF

Just tired of dealing with people places and things. Nouns. I'm tired of nouns. And I'm ready for a weekend.

Have a great weekend, y'all!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, July 21, 2016

What do you mean it's not Friday

Where I am NOT today:

Bah. No. No. Really, I'm fine.

Nothing much else going on. Hot. Still very hot.

I need a Sneak a Deeks:

Gotta go.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I meant to do that. Ninja skills.

One of my favorite crime shows on TV is called Motive. Set in Vancouver, it follows a couple cops as they solve crimes. The brilliant part of the show is that at the very beginning, in the opening scene, we know who the killer and who the victim is. Then we follow the cops as they uncover the truth as the killer tries to keep it covered. The second thing I love about it is the cops. They are perfectly cast. They are what I picture to be seasoned partners who have a report and mutual understanding should be.

After airing for two summers on ABC, the network decided not to pick it up for a third season, effectively cancelling it for American viewers. I watched it both those summers.

However, the series is produced in Canada and the CTV network renewed it for a third and fourth season anyway. I just found out the fourth season is now showing on USA channel. Sadly, there won't be a fifth season per a press release. But you can watch the first three seasons on Amazon Instant. Which is what I'm doing.

 It's only Wednesday. It's hot again. But we're not paying attention to all that.

I just finished a book  that I only finished because I wanted to see how the trainwreck of a female kept being a trainwreck.

 A romance novel that shall remain unnamed. I hate that I wasted reading time to it but I really had to see how bad she was. And the premise is a basic trope and when done well is a good classic one.

What I should have done:

Oh well.

All right. That's all I've got. Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hoooooooooottttttt. So hot.

It will cross 100 degrees today. Blech blech blech.

Whatever. It's too damn hot. We should all worship at the feet of the creator of air conditioning. (That's a silly name isn't it).

I've decided I'm having a year -- maybe two -- of re-reading without guilt. I refuse to feel like I'm cheating on the new books I've acquired but not read yet.

Darn tootin'. I've started a re-read of the second book in the Outlander series, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon now that the Starz series has completed it -- I didn't watch it this season except for the final episode when they introduced Roger and Brianna.

I read the first three I believe when they first came out but then moved on to other things and never got back.

Even though the new TV season is 70 something days away from premiering, it is good to see that they are back in production:

That one is of NCIS: Los Angeles doing their first reading of the first script of the new season. Good to see everyone back. :)

This week, if one had a teleportation unit, I would love to blip in and out of San Diego this week for Comic Con.

The crowds are beyond huge so I would never actually go there unless I could somehow be a VIP and be driven anywhere I needed to go, given a place to stay, passes to all events, etc. Heh heh heh, not going to happen.

So anyway.

Stay cool, calm, and collected, but mostly stay cool.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster