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

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Late so very late

Nothing on TV tonight for me.

And I'm good with that.

I'm also starting to read DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451 by  Annie Spence. Nonfiction.

If you love to read, and presumably you do since you’ve picked up this book (!), you know that some books affect you so profoundly they forever change the way you think about the world. Some books, on the other hand, disappoint you so much you want to throw them against the wall. Either way, it’s clear that a book can be your new soul mate or the bad relationship you need to end. In Dear Fahrenheit 451, librarian Annie Spence has crafted love letters and breakup notes to the iconic and eclectic books she has encountered over the years. From breaking up with The Giving Tree (a dysfunctional relationship book if ever there was one), to her love letter to The Time Traveler’s Wife (a novel less about time travel and more about the life of a marriage, with all of its ups and downs), Spence will make you think of old favorites in a new way. Filled with suggested reading lists, Spence’s take on classic and contemporary books is very much like the best of literature—sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, sometimes surprisingly poignant, and filled with universal truths.

Published 2017; 256 pages.

So tonight I'll watch last night's episode of Chicago Med. Play a bit on the computer. Read and go to bed.

Have a good night!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I know, I know

Yesterday I was super busy catching up on work all day and Friday I was feeling under the weather and slept most of the day. Life is a little crazy right now. Our receptionist turned in notice so in two weeks things will be even worse. Bah.

Tonight on TV, we have The Curse of Oak Island, "Remains of the Day":

After years of searching and speculation, the Lagunas and their team unearth evidence of what Marty believes proves the exact location of the Money Pit.

And Chicago Med, "Naughty or Nice":

Dr. Charles learns a troubling fact about the man who shot him. Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Bekker  come to an agreement during a complicated surgery. Will  and Natalie are trapped by legal ethics when an unfaithful husband refuses to tell his wife about his inconclusive Zika test. Meanwhile, April and Noah discover working together isn't always easy while Goodwin continues to argue with the board over hospital costs after an avoidable patient death.

Currently just started to read THE WEIGHT OF INK by Rachel Kadish. Stand alone.

Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents’ scribe, the elusive “Aleph.”

Published in 2017, 576 pages. Maybe kind of appropriate with the starting of Hanukkah today, though I'm not Jewish.

Have a great day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, December 7, 2017

How come it's not the weekend yet?

Arrow is on tonight. The mid-season finale. Already.

"Irreconcilable Differences":

Quentin Lance is kidnapped by Black Siren and Cayden James, who are looking to trade Lance's life for a weapon of mass destruction. Oliver and Team Green Arrow must figure out a way to save Lance while still keeping the city safe

Even though this is the episode of the Olicity wedding for friends and family .... we're onto you, Arrow. The mid-season finale two years ago was an engagement and then shooting Felicity. And last year it was Laurel back from the dead (Die, Laurel, die!). So, I'm expecting a horrible, shocking ending to leave us hanging for weeks until they come back later in 2018. Arrow doesn't like us to be happy for too long.

Also started reading YEAR ONE by Nora Roberts. 1st of a (usual) trilogy.

It began on New Year’s Eve.
The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magick rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river—or in the ones you know and love the most.As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.

Published 2017; 432 pages. I was hoping it was going to be a straight dystopian story which is something Roberts has never done before but it has gone paranormal.  It's not the best of her stuff but I'll give it a big longer.

Have a good day! 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Do you forgive me?

Sorry for missing yesterday. Our receptionist called in sick so I was on the front desk all day and it was a busy Monday.

Haven't missed very much. About to finish the Galbraith book so nothing new yet to report there.

We're hitting the mid-season hiatuses of most TV shows now and won't be back until after the holidays in 2018, so there hasn't been a whole lot there either. There wasn't a new NCIS: Los Angeles Sunday night.

There wasn't a new Scorpion last night.

Tonight, although we don't have This Is Us ...

 we do have Chicago Med because it just started recently. "Trust Your Gut":

When Goodwin receives financial complaints from the hospital board, she is forced to implement new guidelines that cause headaches for the doctors. Dr. Rhodes  and Ava  continue to compete in the operating room, while Dr. Charles and Dr. Reese are surprised when they treat a man who has a peculiar theory about his sickness. Dr. Manning and Dr. Choi  can’t figure out what is wrong with a young girl, leading them to look to a questionable source for answers. 

But it's on at 9 so I don't know if I'll make it and I'll probably wind up watching it tomorrow. 

And an episode of The Curse of Oak Island, "Bone Dry":

An old document's discovery offers new clues on the exact location of the Money Pit; and the fellowship of the dig makes a cryptic discovery at uncharted depths.

A quick recap of the weekend:
-- Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D was AWESOME! What a reboot for its last season!

-- We watched via On Demand The Hitman's Bodyguard which was better than I thought it would be.

-- I started to watch The Crown on Netflix about Elizabeth II in her pre- and early days as Queen. Wonderful production values.

-- I read a little, napped a bit, etc.

Steve has a board meeting tonight. Dinner is on the fly.

Go on.... Have a great day!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, December 1, 2017

Weekend shenanigans .... begin!

The weekend! At last!

Tonight on TV is the two-hour Season 5 premiere of Marvel's Agents of  S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Orientation" parts 1 & 2: 

Coulson and the team find themselves stranded on a mysterious ship in outer space, and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare to come.”

They released a seventeen minute preview that just makes your jaw drop with what-the-heck-is-going-on-ness which is awesome. 

Just starting THE SILKWORM by Robert Galbraith, 2nd of 3 in series featuring Cormoran Strike, a private detective, and his secretary Robin Ellacott, in London.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days-as he has done before-and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home. But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives-meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced. When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before... A compulsively readable crime novel with twists at every turn, THE SILKWORM is the second in the highly acclaimed series featuring Cormoran Strike and his determined young assistant, Robin Ellacott. 
Published in 2014; 455 pages. 

We may watch a movie via On Demand or we may go to the movie in the theatre. Or both. Something will transpire.

Have a good weekend!

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

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