Friday, December 29, 2017

My weekend plans

We are having a major winter storm this weekend. Lots of snow expected and the high temp on Sunday is supposed to be negative 7. Other than errands and a Danielle forum tomorrow, I won't be going anywhere Sunday and Monday. The forum is:

2018 - The Upcoming Year in Review: With so many changes upon our earth and our culture, 2018 is set to be one of the most dynamic 365 days to yet hit our physical 21st century. Many social and weather events to come are deeply tied to the upswing in evolutionary consciousness, and how we choose to navigate these upcoming events then sets the stage for a continued series of events stretching through to 2020.

And, shoot, there's no Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on tonight.

So this weekend will be spend reading, napping, computering and chores.

I think I'll also start this weekend, JACOB'S ROOM IS FULL OF BOOKS by Susan Hill. Nonfiction. Stand alone.

When we spend so much of our time immersed in books, who's to say where reading ends and living begins? Considering everything from Edith Wharton's novels through to Alan Bennett's diaries, Virginia Woolf and the writings of twelfth century monk Aelred of Rievaulx, Susan Hill charts a year of her life through the books she has read, reread or returned to the shelf. From beneath a shady tree in a hot French summer, or the warmth of a kitchen during an English winter, Hill reflects on what her reading throws up, from writing and writers to politics and religion, as well as the joy of dandies or the pleasure of watching a line of geese cross a meadow.
Published 2017, 272 pages. She wrote, and I have read, a previous book like this, HOWARD'S END IS ON THE LANDING, which I enjoyed very much. This particular one I think isn't available in the US yet. This is a hardcover UK book.

Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, December 28, 2017

We are waiting ... and we are not amused

I'm here; I'm here. Life is really really off the rails lately.

Still training our new receptionist. And last night we had to go to a wedding at 5:30 for one of Steve's cousins; we got home around 9. Zero time yesterday.

But nothing has really transpired to report about. I'm still reading the Henshaw book. I don't have anything on TV tonight -- it's the mid-season holiday-season doldrums of no new programming. (until tomorrow night).

But another three-day weekend approaches.

The last day off until May ... but we won't think about that now.

So tonight, whatever dinner will be, reading, and bed. Woot!

For tomorrow is Friday!

Have a great day. Stay warm and cozy.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Time to go back to work

Christmas weekend was good. Hope it was for everyone.

Currently also reading THE LAST MAN IN TEHRAN by Mark Henshaw. 4th of 4 in series featuring Kyra Stryker and Jonathan Burke, working in the Red Cell, the CIA’s out-of-the-box think tank, in Langley, Virginia.

New Red Cell Chief Kyra Stryker has barely settled into the job when an attack on an Israeli port throws the Middle East into chaos. The Mossad—Israel’s feared intelligence service—responds with a campaign of covert sabotage and assassination, determined to protect the homeland. But evidence quickly turns up suggesting that a group of moles inside Langley are helping Mossad wage its covert war. Convinced that Mossad has heavily penetrated the CIA’s leadership, the FBI launches a counterintelligence investigation that threatens to cripple the Agency—and anyone who questions the official story is suspect. With few officials willing to help for fear of getting accused, Kyra turns to her former mentors—now-retired Red Cell Chief Jonathan Burke and his wife, former CIA Director Kathryn Cooke—to help uncover who is trying to tear the CIA apart from the inside out.

Published 2017, 336 pages.

Tonight we have the season 3 return of Hunting Hitler "Anatomy of a Manhunt."

Have a good one.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, December 22, 2017

The weekend .... at .... last ...

OMG what a week. This was the last week of work for our receptionist. Well, she decided to throw a tantrum and decided Wednesday was her last day.

Our new receptionist also started Wednesday so yesterday and today I was trying to cover the front desk while training the new person so my stuff was piling up on my desk. So tired of workplace lies and dramas.

So I'm very glad it is Friday. The new receptionist is doing great learning the new stuff but so new I need to sit with her the whole time to show things as happens. And it was long days with lunch on the run and no breaks so I'm at the point of not wanting to deal with anything anymore today.

And it's a three-day weekend with Christmas.

One very good thing I'm looking forward to this evening is .... FITZ IS BACK!!!

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Rewind":

With the surprising help of Lance Hunter, nothing will stop Fitz from finding the lost team as his incredible journey is revealed.

And Hunter!!!  I'm SO looking forward to this episode.

I need to get groceries tomorrow and dog food at Pet Smart which is crazy because it's close to the mall on Christmas weekend but they're almost out. I will do more laundry now that I have the new dryer and various other chores. I have no idea what's for dinner tonight. Left overs or maybe Steve will bring in something. I'm not dealing with it.

I don't know if I'll be able to post much over the days next week. Maybe I'll do some this weekend. Just dunno. Gonna play it by ear.

Have a lovely evening

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed

Having a tough week. Two new office people starting today. One old office person leaving Friday; the other next Friday.

Nothing on TV for me tonight. And that's fine.

I started reading KUSHIEL'S MERCY by Jacqueline Carey. This is the 3rd second trilogy.

Having paid dearly for ignoring Elua's edict to love as thou wilt, Imriel and Sidonie have finally come forward to publicly confess their love for each other---only to watch the news ignite turmoil throughout the land. Those who are old enough cannot forget the misdeeds of Imriel's mother, Melisande, whose self-serving lies plunged their country into war. In order to quell the uprising, Queen Ysandre hands down a decree: she will not divide the lovers, but neither will she acknowledge them. And if they decide to marry, Sidonie will be disinherited.  That is, unless Imriel can find his mother and bring her back to Terre D'Ange to be executed for treason....
Published 2008; 684 pages.

I gotta keep going. Have a good one

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, December 18, 2017

Mondays ....

On Friday last week, I watched Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was the fourth episode of this fifth season. All four episodes, they haven't had Fitz (our favorite character) at all. Much like their third season when Jemma was missing until the fifth episode. At the very end last Friday, we got this:

FITZ! And mirroring season 3, this week's episode on Friday will be all Fitz, catching up. Woot!And Hunter is back to help him!  Squee!!

Tonight I have the mid-season finale of Scorpion, "A Christmas Car-roll":

On Christmas Eve, when Walter chooses work over spending quality time with his friends, he falls down the stairs and hits his head, and as he lays unconscious, he enters a dream world where Team Scorpion never existed.

Over the weekend I read THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner, 1st of a SFF trilogy.

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other's arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever? Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won't be the same people who landed on it. The first in a sweeping science fiction trilogy, These Broken Stars is a timeless love story about hope and survival in the face of unthinkable odds.

Published 2013; 384 pages.

That's about it. Gotta keep moving. Have a good evening.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, December 15, 2017

Yay Friday!

I think a cold is trying to get me. Either that or the smoke from a fire earlier this week that was a few blocks from us and lasted 3-4 days (hay stack) has made similar symptoms of chest/coughing.

We should get our new dryer tomorrow so after that it will be laundry day, big time.

Tonight on TV I have Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "A Life Earned":

The team finally comes to realization of how grim their situation is when they discover the true intentions of the Kree. They also unfortunately come to realize that there is really no escaping when trapped in the distant future an in space.

On Sunday, I have NCIS: Los Angeles. "All Is Bright":

The team investigates a ransomware attack that takes out the entire power grid for west L.A. and paralyzes the city. Also, as the first holiday season since the death of Sam's wife nears, he struggles to find the best way for his family to celebrate.
We may be getting some snow starting tonight. It will feel more like Christmas which is a plus but I hope by Monday and driving it will be mostly gone again.

Otherwise, it will be the usual. Maybe, just maybe, we'll go see the new Star Wars movie, but we may wait until next weekend.

Go on now. Have a good weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster