Friday, August 18, 2017

I am well pleased

Yay! The Defenders is now available to watch on Netflix. Yes, I'm already on episode two.

And I've started the Weir book but a digital loan came up so I'll also be reading THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly. 1st in a new series featuring Renée Ballard, a young detective in Hollywood, California, demoted to night shift after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two assignments she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.

Published 2017, 448 pages. 

Steve has a tournament all day tomorrow. Not me. Neener neener.

And it is supposed to be hot today and for a while again. It is on August, I suppose.

But I'll be in the basement. Have a great weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sometimes you need a Super Hero ... and a sidekick.

Woot! I was able to get an ARC of Andy Weir's new book that is coming out in November! Via Netgalley. He's the author of the fabulous THE MARTIAN.  ARTEMIS. Stand alone.

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
Published 2017, 320 pages. And good timing, too. I just finished the Armstrong book and was looking for what was next. 

Actually, the next few weeks are picking up again for new releases quite regularly.

Tonight I have Making the Team, episode 3 to watch. This is the reality show about the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders auditions each year. Yeah, it's a guilty pleasure.

And then tomorrow, Netflix is releasing Defenders, an original with a mashup of the heroes from Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.

It's going to be a great weekend.

Have a good one!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Ok, for second I was worried ... not

Here we are.

I'm at about 60% on the Armstrong book. It is going very well.

I've got the series finale of Broadchurch tonight.

The truth behind Trish's rape is uncovered
And there will be no more.

Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dog logic

The book I want to read is on my Kindle, RITUALS by Kelley Armstrong. I may have to drop everything today and read it.

And believe me, with the way my reading is going lately, if a reading kick happens, I've got to go with it.

If you hadn't noticed, we're in the middle of another Mercury retrograde. Tech things aren't working. My phone for instance. And the Internet is slow when you want it to work.

So I get to have a lovely visit with Verizon this afternoon.

I think I need a Toby:

Or a Deeks:

 Or an Oliver Queen:

Yeah, feeling a little better.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 14, 2017

Of course

Monday again. And so it begins

What we should be saying is

I had a pretty good weekend. I didn't go anywhere. Steve and I watched Live PD both Friday and Saturday night rather than go to a movie. And we watched the meteor shower for almost an hour on Friday night. We both saw some flashing by. The last two nights were too overcast to see anything. 

Best scene from Game of Thrones last night:

There were a lot of good scenes overall.  We're winding up very soon, I think. Possibly only two more episodes.

Releasing tomorrow (actually tonight at midnight EST), I will be starting RITUALS by Kelley Armstrong. 5th of 5 in series featuring Olivia Taylor Jones, from a prominent Chicago family, finds out she’s the adopted daughter of notorious serial killers, in Cainsville, Illinois.

When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn't resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents' crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize. In the series' fifth and final novel, not only does Gabriel's drug addict mother, who he thought was dead, make a surprise reappearance, but Kelley Armstrong delivers a final scary and surprising knock-out twist. It turns out a third supernatural force has been at work all along, a dark and malevolent entity that has had its eye on Olivia since she was a baby and wants to win at any cost.
Published 2017, 498 pages.  Sadly, it states this will be the final book of the series. Bah. But I am very happy to read this one. Woot! It'd better turn out the way I want it to. She better have the two I want to get together, end up together.

Have a good Monday

 Much love,
 PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, August 11, 2017

The drama is strong in this one

TGIF. Short days, yet I am cranky-ish today. I don't like it.

No plans for the weekend. There's a forum that Danielle is putting on tomorrow that I didn't know about until recently but I'm not going to go for the first time. It's a good one but my brain just hasn't programmed for it this weekend.

Partly why I'm cranky is that my eyes are bugging again for several days in a row. What a bother.

And I need lunch. And maybe a short nap.

I've got class on Sunday. Maybe Steve and I will see a movie, maybe not.

I don't know.

Sure. Have a good weekend, folks.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Almost forgot to post today ....

Did I almost forget to do this post?

I was on the computer, thinking I should get the boys fed here pretty quick and the timing of cooking dinner and I was suddenly ...

How could I even ....?

You know, the summer is long and we've got a ways to go before the Fall premieres of my shows. We haven't had a Deeks for a while.

And Toby...

And Oliver Queen ...

Nothing on TV for me tonight. 

Currently also reading LIE TO ME by JT Ellison. Stand alone. ARC. (Coda had laid claim to it but I wrestled him for it)

They built a life on lies. Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.

Publishing Sept 2017; 416 pages. It is very much in the same line as GONE GIRL -- isn't everything these days? However, it did pull me into the story right away. JT is a good writer. I received this as an Advance Reading Copy because we're "friends" on Facebook. Perks.

Have a great evening

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster