Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dog logic

The book I want to read is on my Kindle, RITUALS by Kelley Armstrong. I may have to drop everything today and read it.

And believe me, with the way my reading is going lately, if a reading kick happens, I've got to go with it.

If you hadn't noticed, we're in the middle of another Mercury retrograde. Tech things aren't working. My phone for instance. And the Internet is slow when you want it to work.

So I get to have a lovely visit with Verizon this afternoon.

I think I need a Toby:

Or a Deeks:

 Or an Oliver Queen:

Yeah, feeling a little better.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 14, 2017

Of course

Monday again. And so it begins

What we should be saying is

I had a pretty good weekend. I didn't go anywhere. Steve and I watched Live PD both Friday and Saturday night rather than go to a movie. And we watched the meteor shower for almost an hour on Friday night. We both saw some flashing by. The last two nights were too overcast to see anything. 

Best scene from Game of Thrones last night:

There were a lot of good scenes overall.  We're winding up very soon, I think. Possibly only two more episodes.

Releasing tomorrow (actually tonight at midnight EST), I will be starting RITUALS by Kelley Armstrong. 5th of 5 in series featuring Olivia Taylor Jones, from a prominent Chicago family, finds out she’s the adopted daughter of notorious serial killers, in Cainsville, Illinois.

When Olivia Taylor-Jones found out she was not actually the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers, her life exploded. Running from the fall-out, she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois, but she couldn't resist trying to dig out the truth about her birth parents' crimes. She began working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer who also had links to the town; their investigation soon revealed Celtic mysteries at work in Cainsville, and also entangled Olivia in a tense love triangle with the calculating Gabriel and her charming biker boyfriend, Ricky. Worse, troubling visions revealed to Olivia that the three of them were reenacting an ancient drama pitting the elders of Cainsville against the mysterious Huntsmen with Olivia as the prize. In the series' fifth and final novel, not only does Gabriel's drug addict mother, who he thought was dead, make a surprise reappearance, but Kelley Armstrong delivers a final scary and surprising knock-out twist. It turns out a third supernatural force has been at work all along, a dark and malevolent entity that has had its eye on Olivia since she was a baby and wants to win at any cost.
Published 2017, 498 pages.  Sadly, it states this will be the final book of the series. Bah. But I am very happy to read this one. Woot! It'd better turn out the way I want it to. She better have the two I want to get together, end up together.

Have a good Monday

 Much love,
 PK the Bookeemonster

Friday, August 11, 2017

The drama is strong in this one

TGIF. Short days, yet I am cranky-ish today. I don't like it.

No plans for the weekend. There's a forum that Danielle is putting on tomorrow that I didn't know about until recently but I'm not going to go for the first time. It's a good one but my brain just hasn't programmed for it this weekend.

Partly why I'm cranky is that my eyes are bugging again for several days in a row. What a bother.

And I need lunch. And maybe a short nap.

I've got class on Sunday. Maybe Steve and I will see a movie, maybe not.

I don't know.

Sure. Have a good weekend, folks.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Almost forgot to post today ....

Did I almost forget to do this post?

I was on the computer, thinking I should get the boys fed here pretty quick and the timing of cooking dinner and I was suddenly ...

How could I even ....?

You know, the summer is long and we've got a ways to go before the Fall premieres of my shows. We haven't had a Deeks for a while.

And Toby...

And Oliver Queen ...

Nothing on TV for me tonight. 

Currently also reading LIE TO ME by JT Ellison. Stand alone. ARC. (Coda had laid claim to it but I wrestled him for it)

They built a life on lies. Sutton and Ethan Montclair's idyllic life is not as it appears. They seem made for each other, but the truth is ugly. Consumed by professional and personal betrayals and financial woes, the two both love and hate each other. As tensions mount, Sutton disappears, leaving behind a note saying not to look for her. Ethan finds himself the target of vicious gossip as friends, family and the media speculate on what really happened to Sutton Montclair. As the police investigate, the lies the couple have been spinning for years quickly unravel. Is Ethan a killer? Is he being set up? Did Sutton hate him enough to kill the child she never wanted and then herself? The path to the answers is full of twists that will leave the reader breathless.

Publishing Sept 2017; 416 pages. It is very much in the same line as GONE GIRL -- isn't everything these days? However, it did pull me into the story right away. JT is a good writer. I received this as an Advance Reading Copy because we're "friends" on Facebook. Perks.

Have a great evening

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

And don't know what year it is

I had rather little sleep last night due to a full moon hangover, a brain that wouldn't shut down, and a dog that wouldn't stop barking at something three times.

Finally, I revoked the dogs' outside privileges for the last hour so I could get some sleep.

So this afternoon, after getting groceries, I knew I wasn't going to be productive working on my book. I took a nap.

Better now.

I'll take it. Maybe I can do something this evening.

Have a good day.

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Problem solving

Tuesday. Afternoons go quickly. I'm trying to work on my book now that I'm not at the shop in the afternoons starting this week. I guess right now I'm getting lots of inspiration which is a good thing to happen. I'm finding a lot of sources online actually which of course is free.

And I am getting lots of pieces. I know it's a huge undertaking. And I want it to be good. Complex. Layered.

I almost forgot I have Manhunt: Unabomber on TV tonight. "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree":

Linguist Natalie Rogers helps Fitz find clues about the Unabomber's identity in the Manifesto, but their findings face skepticism at the UTF. In 1997, Ted claims he can invalidate all of the evidence against him.
 I love shows that make me feel smart, always a good thing.

Oh, a Scorpion gif without a Toby/Happy. I need to rectify that:

Better now.

 Have a good day

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, August 7, 2017

Or it was a Monday, same thing

And we're back.

The weekend was pretty good, no real complaints.

The extra day off was lovely -- I did as close to nothing as possible.

I finished the Bourne book and because it came up from a hold from the digital library, I'm now re-reading GLORY IN DEATH by JD Robb. 2nd of 45 in series featuring Eve Dallas, a homicide lieutenant in futuristic New York City.

The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects—including her own lover, Roarke. As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead...to investigate every scandalous rumor...to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous.
 Published in 1995, 300 pages.  It's a little too soon on the heels of finishing re-reading the first one, but when the library says it's a available, ya gotta move on it. 

I don't really have anything on TV tonight. I was going to watch Game of Thrones from last night on repeat but I've actually viewed the scenes from the episode via youtube so probably don't have to do that now.

So perhaps I'll figure out dinner, hang out with Steve and the boys, read and go to bed. 

Have a good Monday 

Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster