Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Life, Death, and the Mysteries Between Them

Life
I picked up two books this weekend. The first I scored at the local used bookshop. The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove (for $1.50). I have the first of his Atlantis series already but haven't found the time to give it a go yet. When I get to either of them, it will be my first reading of Turtledove. I hear he's good.

The second is The Lost City of Z by David Grann (for $15.99). I've heard good things about this book as well and, well, we'll see. Costco had it at a reasonable price and I wanted a book. Sometimes I feel like a junky when I see books. I just want to buy them all.

Death
The poll is dead. I've given up on trying to get others to vote and it appears I don't have enough visitors to make it worth my time. I may put one up here and there, but until then, consider the polling monster dead.

Also dead is the code for my LibraryDad Reading Fund. I have no idea why, but it just doesn't like me. So I'll keep it simple and use text only. Dreaded HTML code kills me sometimes.

Mysteries Between Them
LOST. I've been a LOST fan since this past summer. On a whim I started watching the episodes online. I've been hooked like a damn fish ever since. I live for Wednesday nights. And on those nights when there's no new episode? I feel like that junky again. Somewhere between my birthday and Christmas I need to decide if I want a BluRay player and LOST on BluRay or if I want a new mattress to sleep on. Decisions decisions.

But I did have a moment to give birth to a theory about LOST. Radzinsky goes nutty in the Swan (aka the Hatch), right? Could he have gone nutty because he was hiding in the Swan station after the Purge? We know the Swan was out of bounds for Dharma, but could he have used it as a redoubt of sorts to try to save himself? And did he use the relay tower to broadcast the serial numbers in hopes of finding help from other Dharma folk? Anyway, there's my crackpot theory for the week.

5 comments:

Tia Nevitt said...

Sorry; didn't see the poll. I read your blog via a feed.

I voted for Elom because I'd like to see that book reviewed more. It's under-reviewed.

Hmm. Now I'm wondering if I already voted from home. This all sounds familiar.

TK42ONE said...

I read many blogs via a reader as well, so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised with the lack of voting. Combine that with the small amount of traffic I get anyway and it looks like it just isn't worth the time. I'm thinking I'll work on driving more traffic with quality content first, then I can worry about getting people to tell me what to do.

1979 semi-finalist said...

I'll miss the polling. I like pulling your puppet-y strings :)

TK42ONE said...

Spoken like a true woman.

I may bring them back. We'll see.

Max said...

Hi,
I'm new to the site and I definately think you should keep the polls. Even if not many people visit, the people who do will see a poll and see one more reason to recommend it to a friend. And if you keep the polls for a long time, you'll eventually end up with results.
You have no excuse visitor-wise, because I'm telling all my friends about the site anyway!
Thanks,
Max Bastow