Thursday, May 31, 2018

Do it yourself spa

I don't have anything on TV tonight. I hope to be on the computer for a bit.

And some reading maybe.

Not much else going on. Sorry.

Have a good Thursday

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The doctor is in .... and hiding from you ...

Wednesday. Woot.

Currently reading WHISPERS OF THE DEAD by Spencer Kope. 2nd of 2 featuring Magnus “Steps” Craig, the lead investigator for the FBI’s Special Tracking Unit, who can see a “shine” people leave behind, living on Chuckanut Mountain in northwest Washington.
There has been a murder, but not only is the identity of the victim unknown, most of the body itself is missing. All that’s been found is a pair of feet, stored in a portable cooler, and left in the house of a Federal judge in El Paso, Texas. The killer apparently broke into the judge’s house, left his grizzly message, and disappeared without a trace. With no clues as to the killer, the person killed, or the intent behind the cooler, all the authorities really know is that this likely isn’t the killer’s first―or his last―victim. Magnus “Steps” Craig is an FBI agent and an elite tracker, easily the best in the world. Steps is renowned for his incredible ability to find and follow trails over any surface. As part of the three-man special team, FBI’s Special Tracking Unit (STU), he is called in on cases where his skills are indispensable. But there’s a secret to his skill. Steps has a kind of synesthesia, an ability that allows him to see whatever each particular person has touched in a unique color―what Steps calls ‘shine.’ His ability is known to only a few people―his father, the director of the FBI, and his partner, Special Agent Jimmy Donovan. While the Special Tracking Unit tries to grapple with the gruesome scene in El Paso, they soon discover another, earlier victim. Once again, only the feet―in a disposable icebox―were left behind. With almost no clues besides the body parts, Steps and his team find themselves enmeshed in the most difficult case of their careers. And The Icebox Killer has only just begun.
Published 2018; 336 pages.

Steve has the gun range tonight. I don't have anything on TV. I should either be on the computer, super meditate, or read.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Monday-est Tuesday ever

The slump is over!

I started a book, I read it, and I finished it.

A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES. Fanstasy. The template of it was very Beauty and the Beast which may be why I kept with it.

Then I got on a roll. I started and finished A SYMPHONY OF ECHOES by Jodi Taylor. 2nd of 9 in the Chronicles of St. Mary's time travel series.

At the beginning of the book, Max, now a seasoned and trained Historian, manages to accidentally bring Jack the Ripper back from Victorian London (he really is a monster)  and goes back to Scotland where she needs to ensure the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots, to Bothwell to preserve history. One of the very best sections of the book involves a Dodo hunt, which is both amazing and hilarious. But they must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St Mary's - an enemy willing, if necessary, to destroy History itself to do it.

Published in 2016, 240 pages. Very British humor and I love it.

I binged a fantastic Amazon Original series, Absentia.

After six years of assuming FBI Agent Emily Byrne was a possible victim of serial killer, she is miraculously returned to her family. Emily, however, has to struggle with the mysteries of her captivity and the fact that everyone has moved on without her. Emily's alleged serial killer, Conrad Harlow, is being released from jail, and Emily has not come close to solving the mystery of her kidnapping and time in captivity. As Emily struggles to return to normal life, a witness turns up and reinforces the suspicions of Emily. Emily denies the suspicions and is sure the witness is lying and was forced into making a false statement.
I love the trope of a cop/FBI coming back from being abducted and having to assimilate back. More on that in a minute. This is a 10-episode series that I consumed in 24 hours; there were fabulous twists that reminded me of Broadchurch and made me question who-dunnit multiple times.

So then I remembered that the second of a book I read a couple years ago will be coming out in a couple weeks that had the same trope. I couldn't remember some of the details so re-read the first book. THE BODY READER by Anne Frasier. 1st of 2 in series featuring Jude Fontaine, a homicide detective who had been held captive in an underground cell for three years, in Minneapolis.

For three years, Detective Jude Fontaine was kept from the outside world. Held in an underground cell, her only contact was with her sadistic captor, and reading his face was her entire existence. Learning his every line, every movement, and every flicker of thought is what kept her alive. After her experience with isolation and torture, she is left with a fierce desire for justice—and a heightened ability to interpret the body language of both the living and the dead. Despite colleagues’ doubts about her mental state, she resumes her role at Homicide. Her new partner, Detective Uriah Ashby, doesn’t trust her sanity, and he has a story of his own he’d rather keep hidden. But a killer is on the loose, murdering young women, so the detectives have no choice: they must work together to catch the madman before he strikes again. And no one knows madmen like Jude Fontaine.
Published in 2016; 302 pages. 

Then I just skim finished a couple other books that I had been struggling with over the last month. Just to be done at last.

I don't know what's next to read.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, May 25, 2018

TGI freaking F

Seems like a very long week.

 But wait ... next week, a short week, will probably seem even longer.

I digital loan from the library come up for me. I'm giving a try to see if it will break my slump. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES by Sarah J. Maas. 1st of 3 in a fantasy trilogy.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin--one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin--and his world--forever.
Published 2015; 432 pages. It's very much a re-telling of the Beauty and the Beast tale.

Nothing on TV for me.

And I'm not making any real plans for the three-day weekend ahead. I have to groceries tomorrow for sure. I need to do some cleaning. I need to do some researching. I need to nap.

Thankfully, two of the three days are supposed to be stormy. Sunday and Monday.

Have a great weekend

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, May 24, 2018

I need. a three-day. weekend. Soon.

Nothing on TV tonight. I mean like for real. Not even channel-surfing-interesting anything.

Time to switch back to amusing ourselves. I cancelled my Netflix account a couple days ago. I was looking at Amazon Prime last night and saw that TV series, Chuck, was now available via Prime so I watched the pilot episode. Steve and I watched the first couple seasons when it was airing starting in 2007. It initially appealed because it was so nerdy-geeky oriented, throwing in references to movies, video games, etc.

Watching it last night, it was a little dated. Cute.

But I don't want to do that tonight. I must do better. 

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hump day (I hate that phrase)

 Steve has the gun range tonight. I was thinking chili for dinner but now I'm kinda thinking pizza.

And what will I do tonight? I don't know. Nothing.

I wish I could get over this reading slump. I really do have way whole lot of stuff to read.

I really do need to meditate.

Oh speaking of metaphysical, I ordered some new tarot cards. The artwork is just amazing! Here's an example.

Major Arcana:






So pretty! Hope they get here soon.

I found this funny thing on Tumblr about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how Fitz and Simmons have gone through so much (we're cursed) keeping  apart.

Fitzsimmons: Were destiny, we’re fate

Almost-death: haha wanna bet
Fitzsimmons: *defies almost death*
Almost-death: damn nevermind

Space: imma fuck this relationship up real good
Fitzsimmons: are you, though? *defies space*
Space: holy shit

fake-reality: ok they’ll never beat the framework
Fitzsimmons: *sigh* here we go *defies fake reality*
Fake-reality: I...damn

Time: Haha they’ll never beat me
Fitzsimmons: *defies time*
Time: fuck!

Death: Step aside idiots, it’s my turn
Almost-death, space, fake-reality, time: Just...don’t
Fitzsimmons: No.
Death: Fitz is dead
Fitzsimmons: Is he, though?
Death: *crying in the corner**whispering* What the fuck

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Yeah (hair flip)

The basic concept of my book kinda gelled today. Woot!

Nothing on TV tonight as far as I can tell. And all my shows have now finaled. The long summer now starts until September season premieres.

NCIS Los Angeles: the team was in a vehicle that got hit with a rocket.

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: Fitz dies but his frozen earlier-in-time version is out there somewhere that they're going to fetch.

Timeless: Don't even know if it will come back after this season but Lucy and Wyatt from five years in the future show up.

Arrow: Oliver in jail.

But it's all good.

What am I doing tonight? I don't know. Stare at whatever Steve watches? Read? (slumping, remember?), journal/work on book some more? Sleep?

Have a good one

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster