Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Or there's nothing on TV for the first time in a while

After having four shows on Monday and five shows on last night ... I've got nothing on TV tonight.

Let's see. Hmmm, what happened last night? Anything? I'm thinking .... Hold on ... Oh yeah ....

Oliver and Felicity FINALLY got married .....

...... after six seasons of torture!!

Diggle said it for all of us:

Overall, the cast and crew of all four shows -- Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl -- did an amazing job and created a four-hour crossover MOVIE. Kudos and well done.

So again, tonight ..... nothing. Nada. Nyet. Nien.

So. I guess I'll ...  like ... read ... or something.

No, that will be really good. I REALLY need to read.

(and look, he's even holding a book!)

Steve had to work out of town today but theoretically if he gets back in time he has the gun range tonight. So I'll just hang with the boys -- which they love -- and I don't have to worry about making dinner and I will read.

Have a good rest of your day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Don't judge me

TV has taken over my life this week. So much is on.

The CW channel, 4-show crossover continues.

Last night's two shows' episodes had some great moments. Let me sum up: So the reason for all the characters to get together is that Barry (Flash) and Iris are getting married. There are some pre-wedding stuff:

That's what we all said, Barry.

And the storyline is setting up Oliver and Felicity for their wedding at the conclusion of the four shows. Arrow is in season 6 now ... we've been waiting for this since season 1, people. They love to torture us.

Look at that man! He's come so far from the loner vigilante he was in season 1.

But Felicity says no this time around. Just to prolong our agony. Even though they were engaged two seasons ago, now she doesn't want to put a ring on it.

But of course, the bad guys from Earth-X crash the wedding before it gets done. As bad guys do. And of course, they're Nazis. Because they're bad guys. And Nazis from a parallel evil Earth are the baddest. And the biggest, hugest, most wonderful-est cameo ever?


Tommy died in season 1. (They shouldn't have killed off his character; there was so much they could have done and now the actor is on Chicago Med. He amazingly came back for this one scene. What a dude!). Evil parallel Nazi Earth-X Tommy dies here too.

There was another funny scene I loved. Arrow's delivery is just fantastic:


Tonight, we have the conclusion, parts 3 and 4, via The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Also on tonight but one I'll have to watch tomorrow is the mid-season finale of This Is Us, "Number Three":

Randall and Beth are faced with a hard choice; and Jack takes Randall on a college tour.
And then Chicago Med, "Nothing to Fear":

Dr. Manning goes to extremely measures to help a fearful pregnant woman whose baby is severely underdeveloped. April is angered by Dr. Cho when he uses their personal relationship as leverage to convince a patient of a risky procedure. As Dr. Rhodes attempts to balance his personal and professional life, it appears the stress of his current situation may have caused him to make a huge mistake. Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese continue to disagree about their psych patients.
If I can stay awake.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, November 27, 2017

Going back to work after a 4-day weekend

On TV:
This week features MEGA TV CROSSOVER EVENT on Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Tonight, Supergirl and Arrow. "Crisis on Earth-X part 1 & 2":

Barry and Iris's wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes join forces to take on their most formidable villains yet.

And then Scorpion, "Crime Every Mountain":

As Cabe's trial looms over Team Scorpion, a simple case goes sideways when they help a father and his daughter whose plane crashes nearby. Also, Paige helps Walter navigate his feelings about Cabe's possible future in prison

In my reading, after a kind of stressful weekend, I needed something light. A cozy. I'm currently reading ARSENIC WITH AUSTEN by Katherine Bolger Hyde.

When Emily Cavanaugh inherits a fortune from her great aunt, she expects her life to change. She doesn't expect to embark on a murder investigation, confront the man who broke her heart 35 years before, and nearly lose her own life. Emily travels to the sleepy coastal village of Stony Beach, Oregon, to claim her inheritance, centered in a beautiful Victorian estate called Windy Corner but also including a substantial portion of the real estate of the whole town. As she gets to know the town's eccentric inhabitants--including her own once-and-possibly-future love, Sheriff Luke Richards--she learns of a covert plan to develop Stony Beach into a major resort. She also hears hints that her aunt may have been murdered. Soon another suspicious death confirms this, and before long Emily herself experiences a near-fatal accident. Meanwhile, Emily reads Persuasion, hoping to find belated happiness with her first love as Anne Elliot did with Captain Wentworth. She notices a similarity between her not-quite-cousin Brock Runcible, heir to a smaller portion of her aunt's property, and Mr. Elliot in Persuasion, and her suspicions of Brock crystallize. But as she and Luke continue to investigate and events speed toward a climax, Emily realizes that underneath the innocent-looking rocks of Stony Beach lurk festering jealousies that would have shocked even the worst of Jane Austen's charming reprobates.
 Published in 2016, 321 pages. 

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllll, I had planned turkey dinner for about 1:00. Discovered the roaster was plugged in to a not great outlet -- it kept connecting then not connecting. So ... dinner will be closer to the 3:00 mark. Not a terrible problem and thank goodness we're not having guests that would be inconvenienced. Sigh.

Currently reading THE CARDINAL'S COURT by Cora Harrison. 1st of new series featuring Hugh Mac Egan, a lawyer at Hampton Court during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Hampton Court, 1522. Two young men, both heirs to an earldom, both rivals. Their hatred comes to a climax when Queen Katherine of Aragon brings her ladies-in-waiting to Cardinal Wolsey's luxurious palace. One of the ladies, Anne Boleyn, is to marry James Butler, son of the Earl of Ormond in Ireland, but appears more attracted to Harry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland. And when a member of the cardinal’s staff is found shot dead with an arrow, Percy is quick to give evidence that implicates Butler. With Percy’s testimony unexpectedly backed by Boleyn, things start to look bleak for the young Irishman. Luckily, his father has sent a Brehon lawyer, Hugh Mac Egan, over from Ormond to draw up the marriage contract between the Butlers and the Boleyns. With many years’ experience in solving crimes, Mac Egan sets out to find the real killer.
Published 2017. 320 pages.

Have a wonderful day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

My general plan in life

Wednesday. The end of a long three-day week of 9 1/2 hour days.

I don't have anything in particular on TV tonight to watch. It's my first Wednesday officially off in twelve weeks from the NAMI class. I could watch the Scorpion episode from Monday.

Or I could be sucked into a Hallmark Christmas movie.

What I need to do is read but I haven't picked out the next one yet. Hunnnndreds to choose from.

I'm not sure whether I'll be posting tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day. It'll just be Steve and I. We'll probably have dinner about 1-ish. He'll sleep in; I'll walk the boys and go back to bed. I'm NOT a fan of the Macy's parade. Big balloon-y things don't thrill me.

And there'll be football ... and ARROW! 


Oliver celebrates Thanksgiving with his family but the happy moment is interrupted. Meanwhile, Black Siren returns to wreak havoc on the holiday.

Have a good rest of the day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ommmmmmm (deep inhale) Ommmmmmmm

On the front reception desk again. This will have to be short.

TV tonight. I need to stay up until 10.

The Curse of Oak Island, "Obstruction"

New, hard evidence of a European presence on Oak Island more than a century before the discovery of the Money Pit exhilarates the team, until alarming news threatens to shut down the entire operation..

This Is Us, "Number Two":


Kate and Toby's lives take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Rebecca encourages Kate's singing aspirations..

 And FINALLY back for their season, Chicago Med, "Speak Your Truth":

Season 3 premiere: The doctors of Chicago Med take their opinions to the extreme as they try to bring justice to the perpetrator in the shooting of Dr. Charles (he lives!). Dr. Halstead and Dr. Manning  work on a heart-wrenching case that forces them to examine their own matters of the heart. Though Robin'sbrain tumor was removed and she is discharged from the rehabilitation center, Dr. Rhodes  remains on edge that her problems are not quite resolved. Meanwhile, Rhodes gets blindsided by his colleague Dr. Bekker , Maggie sticks up for a patient and Dr. Choi and April try to navigate their new working relationship.

Otherwise, a busy, interesting day. "May you live in interesting times."

Have a  great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster