17 March 2010

Books

Play Dead
(ISBN: 9781439171301)
In the sleepy town of Killington, Tex., the local high school's football team is having its best season in decades thanks to the efforts of quarterback Cole Logan. Afraid of losing the district championship, the rival Elmwood team sends the Killington bus into a river, drowning everyone on the team except Cole and the coach. Only local witch and football fan Black Mona can raise the players from the dead in time for the game, but if they keep stopping to eat people, they might miss it. -Publisher's Weekly


The Battery - How Portable Power Sparked a Technological Revolution
(ISBN: 9780061442933)
Batteries have come a long way in 200 years, as Mr. Schlesinger's chronicle vividly shows. But it would be a mistake to think that we are poised on the verge of another big breakthrough just because we desperately need one. -Wall Street Journal



A couple more titles from the monthly ordering list.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you a friend of Prelinger?
I think he's a serious hoarder.
lol

Freida said...

I found a map of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd 'World,' all on this one "Pale Blue Dot."
...just somethin' 'bout goin' green.

Anonymous said...

Is that the 'recycling symbol' I see below that last comment?
I read part of the Wallstreet Journal write-up and noticed the ad for the Malibu with it's 33MPH HWY.
I've got an oldster that does nearly that.

Freida said...

I know it's Friday...but the 'battery' had a last name that led me to sway...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7KrlDZ5Hkw

And it doesn't really matter what people say...

Or it really doesn't matter, but we are.

lol

Anonymous said...

"Sign Out"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7KrlDZ5Hkw

Butt what if, I don't want to update my browser again, or my OS X, or my-thy-roid.

I updated 'bout every 6 months for near past, give or take 30 or 40 years...

Guess it's never enough.

Built in obsolescence!!!