Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday of a 3-day week

I had a fabulous weekend. Walked the dogs, got my hair cut, got groceries. Then I went early to the seminar put on by my psychic/medium friend, Danielle. So I killed some time and went next door to a new store called Vintage Apothecary. They have antiques, knickknacks, herbs, essential oils. Yeah, I got a couple things -- a painting and a blue, two-shelf bookcase.

And then I was still early for the seminar -- there were two times listed for the event. I had about 45 minutes to kill. On Saturdays they have a palm reader named Glenda do her appointments there. She didn't have any clients at the time and while helping set up for the event I indulged in the moment and said I'd be her client to finish her afternoon. So I had my palm read for a 30 minute session. It was AMAZING. She was spot on.

And then, of course, Danielle's seminar was fabulous. It was about the spiritual theme for 2017.

And then, we went to dinner with friends Brad and Crystal at Jakes where I had the salmon. I was super tired because I'd been up since 6 with no naps but it was a great day.

And on Sunday, Dallas won AGAIN. Nine and one, baby!

Tonight I have nothing personal on TV for me to watch. Conviction at 9 but I'll watch that tomorrow.  I'll probably view Street Outlaws with Steve during dinner before going to bed to read.

Over the weekend I read THE HOSTAGE TAKER by Stefanie Pintoff. This is 1st of 2 in series featuring Eve Rossi, a hostage negotiator for the FBI in New York City.

In the hushed quiet of early morning Manhattan, in front of the towering bronze doors of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, a young woman holds a sign that reads: HELP ME. For one FBI agent, a madman’s terrified hostages, and an entire city, a long and harrowing day is about to unfold. The hostage taker’s identity is unknown. But he knows who FBI agent Eve Rossi is—and everything about her past. Along with her presence, he demands five witnesses: ordinary people with some hidden connection. Defying her superiors, Eve begins a deadly dance with an adversary whose intentions are surely sinister, whose endgame is anything but certain, and whose cunning keeps him one step ahead at every turn. As Eve manages a taut hostage situation, she relies on the combined skills of her team—a secret unit inspired by France’s most notorious criminal and made up of ex-convicts with extraordinary talents, oversized egos, and contempt for the rules. Eve is up against a rapidly ticking clock. But the dangerous man calling the shots has a timetable of his own—and a searing question for his targets: What are you guilty of? As shocking revelations surface, so does another crisis nobody could anticipate—one not even Eve and her team may be able to stop.

Published in 2015, it has 432 pages.  I was very disappointed because I liked this author's historical mystery series. It's a great premise but wasn't executed well, IMHO. Read like a shallow action movie at times done too hurriedly.

Have a lovely day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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