Friday, September 30, 2016

Ok, this just makes me laugh


I finally finished the Slaughter book last night. I don't know what of the thousands I have to read is next yet.

On Sunday, I have NCIS: Los Angeles "The Queen's Gambit":
The team investigates an abduction case while down two members, with Hetty being held in Washington, D.C., for questioning in the mole probe, and another still in ICU following the mission in Syria.

I love that stairwell jump that Nell does in that scene! We've also been given a tough preview of Deeks begging Kensi to wake up from her coma.

Oh, the angst!

After that, I have another episode of Poldark on PBS:

It's been chaotic today so I'm looking forward to the weekend very much.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I missed you; where did you go?

I went home yesterday afternoon from work because I was feeling woogly. A head cold was trying to get me but I slept it away. Hence no post.

I slept for three hours in the afternoon, skipped my HD class, and went to bed by 8:30. Better now, I hope.

ONE WEEK until the Arrow season 5 premiere!

I'm so excited and happy.

And all that's left is waiting for The Walking Dead and finding out who was beaten to death with a bat.

Whatever. I'm enjoying myself. :)

And at some point I have to finish the Karin Slaughter book. Sheesh. It's been over a week.

Have a great day!

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Especially pink bunny suits

Kinda swamped at work so this will have to be short.

Tonight on TV I'll watch the second episode of Bull to see if it's worth committing to. Then at 9, if I can stay up, I'll watch Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Meet the New Boss":

Daisy goes to battle Ghost Rider at a terrible cost, and Coulson faces the new Director, and his bold agenda surprises them all.
Today is Steve and my 19th wedding anniversary.

He gave me a bouquet and a Waterford crystal box.

I don't know yet what we're going to do for dinner. The restaurant we usually get from for special occasions has closed.

It's slow going on the reading front. I love the character of Will Trent in Karin Slaughter's books, but perhaps it's been too long since the last book. I'm losing momentum.

Anyhoo. Have a good one!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, September 26, 2016

Some people are entirely too happy about Mondays

Last night the season premiere of NCIS: LA was very good. :) We had shirtless Deeks in the first ep and lots of angst in the second ep.

I caught scenes from Poldark season 2 during the commercials. Hey look! Another shirtless good looking man!

Purely coincidental.

I'll probably watch the whole of that this evening. The first presidential debate is tonight. The only way I could watch it is with the sound turned off so why bother? I'll read about it tomorrow. Nothing, otherwise on.

And nothing planned for the week. I've my HD class on Wednesday. And that's it. I'm ok with that.

BTW, at last. Here are the books I picked up at Bouchercon minus the cozy I got Mom and a nonfiction non-mystery one about sound energies.

ART IN THE BLOOD by Bonnie MacBird
THE GRAY MAN by Mark Greaney
CRIMINAL ZOO by Sean McDaniel
THE RED QUEEN DIES by Frankie Y. Bailey
DANDELION DEAD by Chrystle Fiedler

Have a good Monday! And I mean it.

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, September 23, 2016

It was tough going, but Friday's finally here

It's almost the weekend!

Steve has a thing to go to this evening that the biz helped sponsor so he's got to go shmooze. Heh heh heh. Not me! 

It's good to be anti-social.

No, that's wrong. I'm not anti-social; first item in evidence is that I was at a convention with 2000 people last weekend. I like to participate when it's my choice. :)

So on Sunday, as previously mentioned, there are two and technically three shows starting for me. Primarily is the TWO HOUR season premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles, "high Value Target/Belly of the Beast":
After NCIS fails to locate a mole in the department, Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan (Jackson Hurst) insists on new leadership and takes over the Los Angeles unit from Hetty and Granger. Also, the team travels to Syria to apprehend a High Value Target where one team member is severely injured when the mission goes awry.

It's not a surprise who's going to get hurt -- it's Kensi. The actress was pregnant (2nd time) and they had to come up with a way to have her be gone for a few episodes. Last time she was sent to Afghanistan. Can't do that again. My theory is that they'll have her first in a coma and then not able to walk or something.

At the same time is Poldark, season 2 on PBS.
Ross prepares for his trial as Demelza and Elizabeth try to help his cause. George Warleggen does everything in his power to harm Ross, Francis wrestles with his conscience, and Dwight clashes with an entitled heiress, Caroline Penvenen.

Luckily, I have both series on order via Amazon Instant video so I view them the next day. :)

The third show is Once Upon a Time. They jumped the shark last season so I won't be watching this year until it comes to Netflix. Maybe.

So disappointed. They changed focus from Snow White and Prince Charming which is what brought me in to the show in the first place, and now it's about Emma and Hook. Give me Snowing!

No plans for the weekend. Tomorrow is supposed to be lovely dark and rainy like today. Woot! Reading! Naps! Internetting! Naps!

I keep forgetting to list the books I got at Bouchercon. I don't have them with me at the moment so another day goes by without doing it. Sorry.

Have a great weekend!

Much love
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, September 22, 2016

I seeeeeeee you.

Here we are already at Thursday. The week as flown.

I don't really have anything on TV tonight so hopefully I will read. It is cool and overcast today. Rain is expected for the next handful of days. Woot!

Oh yeah! It's Autumn Equinox!

Not much happening today. Still getting caught up at work, but closer now.

Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's that time again

Actually, the new fall TV season snuck up on me last night. I had two shows to view and I had to stay up until 10. I know!

I watched the debut of Michael Weatherly's (formerly very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo on NCIS) Bull. Lead character Dr. Jason Bull has quite the operation going on at Trial Analysis Corporation. He and his team use advanced technology, psychology and much more to sort out which team each juror in the courtroom will side with. His firm has a courtroom set where they conduct mock trials based on the actual trials that he and his team are dealing with. There are cameras set up and the "mirror jury" is analyzed in such a meticulous manner to match up exactly with the real jury that's been selected for the case, down to their personal characteristics, likes/dislikes and behavior. Based on all this analysis, Bull is able to identify which of them will side with the prosecution and which will side with the defense.

It's actually scary the knowledge they accumulate on people and I'm sure by this point it's real what they do on the big trials. I would watch the next episode.

And surprise! The new season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D started last night in its new time slot of 9pm. Not much to say about this episode one.

 It was mainly just introducing a new character to this show but well-established in the Marvel universe, Ghost Rider, and establishing where all our regular characters are since the last we saw them. Some funny scenes with Fitz not expecting to see a naked female robot/cyborg/AI ...

....and nice to see Fitz and Simmons in a calm, happy place after we’ve opened seasons with Fitz suffering severe brain damage and Simmons trapped on a hostile alien world, so seeing the duo happy, in bed together, discussing football, it’s all kind of refreshing. We know it can’t last, but for the moment, it’s good to see something going right for these crazy kids.

It can't last. Just warning ya.

Oh, hey, while we're on TV shows, NCIS Los Angeles has a two hour premiere on Sunday. So I'm sneaking a Deeks.

Of COURSE it's also the first night of Poldark season 2 on PBS.

And the season premiere of Once Upon a Time but I'm not as enthusiastic about that one because last season was not that great. These people, I tell ya.

I'm just about finished with THE ABSENT ONE by Jussi Adler-Olsen. This was a digital loan from the library and I almost didn't read it which would have been a shame. It has grabbed my attention. It should be right up my alley with cold cases as the focus but it is on the back burner for me, in general.

I'll be starting THE KEPT WOMAN by Karin Slaughter. 6th of 6 in series combining the two series leads Dr. Sara Linton, a pediatrician and coroner in Grant County, Georgia, and Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, in Atlanta

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop. Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away. But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues. 

Published 2016, it has 480 pages.  I hope Slaughter hasn't lost her touch with Will since she hasn't written in this series for three years; he's one of my favorite characters.

It's dark and cool and misting out. Wasted at work once again. Should be home reading and napping and cuddling with dogs and having tea. Bah.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster