Saturday, August 30, 2014

Best post-apocalyptic fiction? Swan Song by Robert McCammon #bookreview #amreading

A week or so ago I went to a group of Australian authors and asked for recommendations for a really good post-apocalyptic read - preferably one written by one of them. It seems that particular group doesn't write much in the post-apocalyptic genre but two separate people in the group recommended this book - Swan Song - saying it is the best apocalyptic book they've ever read. It's a bit pricier than I usually spend for a Kindle book, but since I came so highly recommended I splurged a little and bought it anyway.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I was let down - Altered by Dianne Lynn Gardner #bookreview #amreading

This book has quite a few 5 star reviews, giving me high expectations. Maybe too high. 

The premise is interesting. A young adolescent girl and her family caught up in a world where food has been genetically altered (Monsanto anyone?) so that crops no longer produce seed meaning only this new regime can produce crops AND a new military regime that has taken control of the USA essentially making everyone a working prisoner, or locking them up to die. 

A bit grim for a YA novel perhaps. 

I really had high hopes for this, especially because the author touches on the Hopi legends of The Ant People.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Nazca Lines and an apology #nazca #aliens

Hey gang, Abie here. I knew it had been awhile since I posted here, but I didn't realize it had been quite so long. I apologize for neglecting you - still. As you know, I lost my sister quite suddenly to cancer in June, and I'm sad to report that in mid July my mother-in-law also suddenly died. While she was elderly, this was still an unexpected blow. I am still reeling from the loss of both these beautiful women in my life and I am completely off my game.

While I am not quite all the way back to myself yet, I do not want to lose touch with all of you so I am going to try desperately not to let it go so long between posts again.

And in the meantime, I will change the subject to one you might find a bit more interesting.

I'm guessing most of you have heard of the Nazca Lines - right? Those huge ground drawings of animals and shapes hundreds of years old in Peru that were thought to be visible only from the sky. 

Well I only just heard that following recent storms more drawings were found. Did you know this? Want to learn more? Here is a link to an article about the recent discovery.

More Nazca Lines Revealed After Peruvian Sandstorms

What do you think? Were they made by or for aliens? Or did they have another purpose? Please share your thoughts in the comments.