Here’s a link to a WHOLE BUNCH of cute animals!
I adore Corgis, and this one is way too cute for me not to link to.
These lion cubs are adorable!!
This is such a cool idea! Heck, if I lived in a house I’d like to have this as the doorway to my office! Who needs kids for it?
Totally awesome alphabet blocks. I want these.
Google has 1 billion servers??? wowzers.
Is it just me, or does this bookshelf seem completely impractical?
This is a really great video. Carl Sagan. ‘Nuff said.
Here’s a cool picture of the sun’s path from June to December.
Space Picture of the Week in honor of THE CAT – Cat’s Paw Nebula
And now time for the review of the week – Hostile Intent by Michael Walsh.
I got the Kindle version of this book free from Amazon, and was surprised to see the first chapter take place in Edwardsville, IL. Who has ever heard of Edwardsville? So I kept reading, and found the story to be interesting. The book had potential to be great, but by the last quarter of the book I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I wondered if this was a first novel, but research proved it was not.
The author loved showing off his knowledge of technology by throwing gadget names and acronyms all over the page. At first it was kind of cool, but after a few chapters this got to be quite tedious. He also liked to flaunt his historical smarts, which was very boring. Entire chapters were dedicated to monologues about random bits of history, and I found myself skimming and skipping to the next part with action, or at least something related to the plot of this novel. I love history, but the manner in which it was presented here, and the almost total irrelevance to the plot, was a turn-off for me.
The characters and their many code names were hard to keep straight at times. I felt like I needed a cheat sheet to remind me who was who, and who was working for whom. Many parts of the plot were downright unnecessary, made no sense, and only served to confuse matters rather than improve on anything.
All in all, this is just another novel capitalizing on 9/11 and the fear of terrorists. It seems there will be some sequels, which I will not read. It kept my interest enough for me to finish it, because I hoped for some closure to the plot, but I didn’t even get that in the end. Considering the sequels, that’s alright, but since I won’t be reading the sequels, I guess I’ll never know how it really ends.