Thursday, August 16, 2018

No time today. Sorry!



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Done with today


I got through today.


Nothing on TV tonight. Steve has the gun range. I need to work on the book. Research.


An interesting thing with the book. My main character, Auberon, I had pictured in my mind. Sorta like this guy:


 You know casting an actor to play him so to speak. Lately, I was trying to have it be an actor that I rather like ...



.... but it just wasn't fitting. Fine. You win. Finally, I accepted it had to be the original guy I had in mind. Characters, I tell ya. So pushy.



Have a good one



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Haven't tried that yet


Perhaps there's a light at the end of the tunnel? New Service Manager starts tomorrow. Soon. Soon, I'll be off the hook for scheduling, etc. It will be someone else's problem.


We had a lovely light rainfall when I was walking the boys this morning. It felt so refreshing after hot hot hot days.



Nothing on TV tonight. Just saw on Netflix, they have The Guernsey Literary and Sweet Potato Pie Society movie.


The book is marvelous. Simply one of the best. I hope they didn't screw it up.


“I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb. . . . As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.  Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.
Published 2008. 322 pages. I've reread this one a couple times.


It would be nice to watch that tonight. I should work on my book. I've been getting good ideas. But it is a very complex plot so much research and ... plotting ... will be required.


Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fine, it's Monday



It's one of those days.



So what?

 

Whatever. If Monday were a person....


Tonight we'll watch Street Outlaws. I need to research. Would be nice to do some computering.


Fine. Bed then.


Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, August 10, 2018

It's been a long week



It's been a rough week. 


 Over 100 degrees today and tomorrow.


Other than a haircut tomorrow morning and a quick grocery run afterward, I'm hibernating in the basement.



I hope to put some good time in on my book both days. Yes, still beginning stages.


I'm enjoying the Bujold book a lot. But I also need to start reading A IS FOR ALIBI by Sue Grafton. 1st of 25 in series featuring Kinsey Millhone, a private eye in fictional Santa Teresa, California


When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer. Plenty of people in the picturesque Southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number one suspect. The jury thought so too. Eight years later and out on parole, Nikki Fife hires Kinsey Millhone to find out who really killed her late husband. A trail that is eight years cold. A trail that reaches out to enfold a bitter, wealthy, and foul-mouthed old woman and a young boy, born deaf, whose memory cannot be trusted. A trail that leads to a lawyer defensively loyal to a dead partner—and disarmingly attractive to Millhone; to an ex-wife, brave, lucid, lovely—and still angry over Fife's betrayal of her; to a not-so-young secretary with too high a salary for too few skills—and too many debts left owing: The trail twists to include every turn until it finally twists back on itself with a killer cunning enough to get away with murder.

Published 1982; 320 pages. It's the next series read for 4MA yahoo group. I chose it because of Grafton's recent passing plus I haven't read it since it first came out in the 80s. Time for a re-read. And nothing like a flashback to the 1980s.


Tonight we will have Chinese food and watch Battlebots and LivePD for a bit.


Have a good weekend.



Much love,

PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sorry



Thursday. Work. Crazy.




Getting by.


Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Really. Indeed. Yep.



Crazy day. Sorry, no time to spare today.


On the plus side, we interviewed a guy who I think would work out. Just have to see if he can adjust his stated hoped for salary of $60k. Yeah, right, buddy. We're made of money.


Steve has the range tonight. I would hope to do some research for the book but I can't count on it. My brain did not get any down time so maybe I can give it a gift tonight and just read or watch some Netflix. I didn't sleep well last night for some reason so I hope to get a running start at it tonight.



Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

World domination or just cranky?


Oh this week. And it's only Tuesday.



I rather enjoyed the Georgette Heyer Regency romance. I will have to seek out more.


 Currently reading THE VOR GAME by Lois McMaster Bujold. 5th of 13 in Vorkosigan Saga.


Miles Vorkosigan graduates from the Academy, but is upset to learn he is being sent to replace the weather officer at the Empire's winter infantry training base on remote Kyril Island. He is somewhat mollified by the placement officer's explanation that the posting is to see if he can handle the discipline and military routine. If he can, he will be reassigned to a more desirable posting. However, he cannot help but get into trouble.

Published 1990; 352 pages.

Steve has board meeting. I must be productive. I must get things done.




Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 6, 2018

There are days like that .... Mondays for one.



Currently reading THE GRAND SOPHY by Georgette Heyer. Stand alone.



When Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter, Sophy, with his sister in Berkeley Square. Forward, bold, and out-spoken, Sophy sweeps in and immediately takes ton by storm. Upon her arrival, Sophy can see that her cousins are in a sad tangle: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles is engaged to a dour bluestocking, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. They all need her help and it's providential that Sophy arrives when she does.


Published 1950; 387 pages.


We'll watch Street Outlaws tonight. Then reading, then bed.

Mondays are hard.


Have a good-er day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster