Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Wishful thinking




On the front desk today. More wishful thinking:



Nah, it wasn't that bad. Mostly pretty quiet. 

I was in a pretty low funk the last few days due to some family issues. 

 
But I'm better now.


Tonight on TV I have This Is Us, "Still There":


Randall and Beth adjust to a new family dynamic; Kate books her first big gig; Kevin suffers a setback; Jack and Rebecca are visited by an unwelcome guest.
Gorgeous Fall day out there. Have a good one


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, October 16, 2017

You got some 'splainin' to do.



Sorry for not posting in several days. Life has become rather complicated in my family so I wasn't able to be on the computer much. I may continue, I don't know.



Because of the chaos going on in my life, I've been having a reading slump. Yesterday, I decided to do a re-read of something that I loved when I first read it and it has been long enough for it to seem new again, if you know what I mean.

Currrently re-reading THE NOVICE'S TALE by Margaret Frazer. 1st of 17 in series featuring Dame Frevisse, a medieval nun in Oxfordshire, England.

Autumn 1431, the nuns of England's St. Frideswide's prepare for the simply ceremonies in which the saintly novice Thomasine will take her holy vows. But their quiet lives of beauty and prayer are thrown into chaos by the merciless arrival of Lady Ermentrude Fenner and her retinue of lusty men, sinful women, and baying hounds. The hard-drinking dowager even keeps a pet monkey for her amusement. She demands wine, a feast... And her niece, the angelic Thomasine. The lady desires to enrich herself and her reputation by arranging a marriage for the devout novice. She cares nothing for the panic and despair she leaves behind her. But all her cruel and cunning schemes are brought to a sudden end with strange and most unnatural murder. As suspicious eyes turn on the pious Thomasine, it falls to Sister Frevisse, hosteler of the priory and amateur detective, to unravel the webs of unholy passion and dark intrigue that entangle the novice and prove her innocence... or condemn her.
Published 1992,  239 pages.

Last night was episode 3 of the new season of NCIS: Los Angeles. "Assets":

During the murder investigation of a Navy Lieutenant on leave in Los Angeles, the NCIS team uncovers classified surveillance briefs she smuggled into the city that may have been sold to a foreign buyer.
Best scene:




Tonight I have Scorpion "Nuke Kids on the Block":

A simple accident while decommissioning an old nuclear missile causes Team Scorpion to be exposed to toxic vapor. But they must endure it to prevent the nuke from detonating. Meanwhile, Paige confronts Happy about constantly tagging along with her and Walter.



But I may not stay up to watch it and will watch the Amazon Instant ep tomorrow.

Have a great day




Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

No, it's only Wednesday


And for some reason my mind keeps feeling it's Thursday.


Nothing on TV tonight for me. I've got family support NAMI class.

I haven't started another book yet.


Tomorrow will be the season premiere of Arrow. At last!







So I'll post about tomorrow.

Have a great day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Yep


Just taking it a day at a time.


Month -- but who's counting?

I finished the Dan Brown book. Interesting concept behind it; not executed that well. So much to read...


I don't know yet. Maybe tonight I'll figure it out. In the meantime, on TV, I have This Is Us. "Deja Vu":




Kate visits Kevin on the set of his movie; Randall and Beth receive exciting news; and Rebecca tries to reconnect with Jack...


Have a good day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Monday, October 9, 2017

Stare down with Monday



New episode of Scorpion tonight, "Grow a Deer, a Female Deer":


Poachers almost kill a pregnant endangered deer, so Team Scorpion recreates the animal's womb to save it and its baby's life. Meanwhile, Happy and Toby discuss the future of their family...


Pages away from finishing the Dan Brown book.


Have a great day




Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Thursday, October 5, 2017

It's been a rough week


Sorry for missing a post yesterday and that today will be extra short. I'm having a tough week as sometimes happens. I'll do a better one tomorrow.



On the bright side, I went to an awesome concert last night. Home Free. An acapella country group. I don't like country music these guys are great. This is the 3rd time I've seen them but this time they had new songs because of a new album out. Here's a sample:





Have a great day



Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Do we have to do this?


Only good once a year:



Tonight I have This Is Us to watch, "A Manny-Spendored Thing":


The entire Pearson family visits Kevin in Los Angeles for a "Manny" taping. In other events, Jack confronts his demons in the wake of his fight with Rebecca...




About to start ORIGIN by Dan Brown. 5th of 5 in series featuring Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology.

Bilbao, Spain. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence. As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret. Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
Published 2017; 480 pages.

It's a dark, nearly cold day. Snow in some parts of Montana but not here. Steve has a board meeting this evening.Lots of stresses going on but it gets dealt with. Have a good day.


Much love,
PK the Bookeemonster