When I am sick I always feel the worst in the morning, so I am sitting here attempting to breath. I thought I had a cold, but I actually think I have my spring allergies early. I just assumed it was a cold because I only have really bad allergies for 2 weeks every year and it is not time yet. The weather has just been so crazy that I think the ground is starting to think it is spring. It better decide it is spring now and not change its mind because being this stuffed up once is enough, thanks. I am not sure what to think of the weather. I know that people are very happy it was mild, but you have to think about the lasting effects. Even out west it was not as cold as normal and that affected the ice roads. The ice roads are used to get much needed supplies to places up north. It is not good for them when the weather is like this. Then, there is the North Pole. The planet used to be covered in ice and now it is shrinking. This means that species like polar bears are losing their natural habitat. It is entirely possible that in my lifetime the polar bears will go extinct in the wild. So, even though I am happy I haven't had to shovel a whole bunch of times this winter, I can't help thinking about the other effects that this strange weather is having.
On another note, don't forget that Tuesday is the next chance to post for the Poetry: Read More/Blog More monthly event. Mr. Linky will be on my blog this month. I hope people will join in!
I read 3 Star Trek books that count for the Science-Fiction Experience.
We have been watching a lot of Star Trek lately, so I decided it was about time I actually read some of the many books I have. This was actually a reread, but the rest of the series I am only reading for the first time. This series fills in the details between the movies Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis.
The way this series works is this book and the previous one are like a little duology in the larger series. So, this continues the story set out in the previous book and then the next book in the series is still connected, but it starts a new storyline. The authors work the same way with each of them writing two books. The only exception is the last book which is a standalone and likely will wrap-up everything.
Then, I read 'In My Dreams' from this collection. It is called a novella, even though it is only 50 pages, so I am counting it. I don't really think I will read the rest of the stories, but I enjoy Sarah Addison Allen.
Then, I moved back to Star Trek. I am really enjoying learning all the events that lead to the final movie. There were a lot of things happening that seemed to come from no where. I think if I had read this series before watching the movie I would have enjoyed it more.
So, the charming comedian has a son from a previous relationship and he is reading this series of books. Last week he told me I should read them. I figured 'Why not?'. It will at least give us some common ground, right? I told him yesterday that I had read the first book and it was not too bad. He told me he was on book 8 and I should catch-up. I actually agree because it was hard to talk about the books without him ruining them for me. And, I think he enjoyed that I had actually read one. (Or maybe I am reading something into it that doesn't even exist... Who knows?)
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