Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Reads and Pictures!

Wasn’t sure I’d have anything to report, but I finished it last night. Here’s what I read in the past week:

deadly heat by richard castle
Nov 25: “Deadly Heat” by Richard Castle, the fifth book in the Nikki Heat series. Blurb from Goodreads: Picking up where Frozen Heat left off, top NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat pursues the elusive former CIA station chief who ordered the execution of her mother over a decade ago. For the hunt, Nikki teams once again with her romantic partner, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Jameson Rook, and their quest for the old spy and the motive behind the past murder unearths an alarming terror plot-which is anything but ancient history. It is lethal. It is now. And it has already entered its countdown phase. Complicating Heat's mission to bring the rogue spy to justice and thwart the looming terror event, a serial killer begins menacing the Twentieth Precinct and her homicide squad is under pressure to stop him, and soon. The frightening murderer, known for his chilling stealth, not only has singled out Nikki as the exclusive recipient of his taunting messages, he then boldly names his next victim: Detective Heat. I didn't enjoy this one as I had with the others in this series. I think it has more to do with my reading preferences than the book, though. I prefer deep point of view, and this story was told more from above (omniscient—or old story as another person put it). I just didn't feel close to the story. Felt like I was reading a screen play instead. I love the television series, Castle, but I don't know if I'll continue reading the books. They just don't captivate me anymore.

This week was hard to get motivated to go to the gym. Especially when a holiday will disrupt my routine. But I went on Monday anyway and it’s a good thing I did or I never would have captured these shots:

sun rays taken by Stacy McKitrick

sun rays taken by Stacy McKitrick
Pretty cool, huh? I had noticed how the sun lit up the edges of the clouds and wanted a picture. But as I pulled into a parking lot, the rays appeared. Awesome!!

Okay, so maybe carrying an iPhone around isn’t ALL bad. Haha! J

So…Are you hosting Thanksgiving or visiting friends or relatives? We’re staying in, but I’m not cooking (I’m leaving that to Bob Evans). I’m such a rebel, huh?

Happy reading and Happy Thanksgiving!



Maria Zannini said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stacy. Hope you have a great meal. Don't forget to take pictures of your table.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Stacy! Those are awesome photos you took. Yay for going to the gym and getting the opportunity to take them. =o)

We staying home for TGD, but we aren't hosting anything. It'll just be Hubs and I. He'll cook, I'll write. We'll watch television while we eat. Pretty laid back around here.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I'll try and remember to take pictures, but I doubt it will be anything fancy. :)

Beth - If my husband cooked, I wouldn't be ordering out, that's for sure! :) Enjoy your quiet day.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

Awesome pics! I'm hosting Thanksgiving, but my family pitches in with cooking so that's not bad. However, I like your way even more--gotta love Uncle Bob!

The Happy Whisk said...

Hahaha, on the iPhone not being that bad. You're so funny.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - I aim to make you laugh! :)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Yep, Uncle Bob. Comes through when you need him. Haha! :)

JeffO said...

Lovely pictures. Cloudscapes are a constant distraction of mine when I drive, particularly at the edge of day.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Anne Gallagher said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanks for the head's up on the Castle novels. I guess I'll try one or two, see how they are.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Love clouds. Especially love the sun through clouds. Don't care for when they're overhead and giving me snow, though. Haha! :)

Anne - The Castle books are fun, in that there are a lot (LOT) of references to other things associated with the characters/actors from the television series. I'm sure I didn't even catch them all. :)

Sandra Cox said...

Beautiful pics. We went out to eat too. Happy Thanksgiving, Stacy.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Thanks, Sandra! Hope you had a great meal! :)

The Happy Whisk said...

You do, you really do crack me up. Good stuff.

Happy Christmas.