October 17th, 2012

20111112, Marilee

Thanks to The Changeling!


Many thanks to The Changeling! The first time I put the shampoo on my dry hair, I used a lot more than usual because the shampoo is thick. I mixed the shampoo and water in a bottle with the push/pull opening and since then it's been great!

More speaking of health stuff, I've been using those little disposable razors (more than once before I throw them out) for decades, but my hands are tremoring enough that I'm giving myself little cuts. Any recommendations for an electric razor? Small, light, better batteries, no need for a billion blades -- I'd appreciate that.

I ended up getting rid of the old recliner and buying another. I use the lift recliner fairly often these days, but it's not comfortable to just sit in and read and/or watch TV. The new one moves by electricity and is very comfortable. Junie thinks so, too.

I've started having trouble with the narcotic that I usually have with night meds so I can sleep. I'm only getting about four hours of sleep and can't have more for four more hours, which really messes up the day. I'm going to try starting eight hours earlier tonight and see if that helps because we have bookgroup on Saturday.
20111112, Marilee

Seed by Rob Ziegler


This had a good enough page on Amazon that I bought it from SFBC. It's much more loose than I expected. Post-apocalypse has put everybody on our continent under the toe of Satori. Satori is a dome that looks like legs and bones and tendons, and can be changed in minutes by the order of the brain. Satori actually started with some human founders, but she'd hung them up near the top of her dome and keeps them so she can run things using their faces.

A number of clones come from Satori and it turns out that while all of them are working against her, they also plan to kill off all the humans. They don't need humans; after all, they're a lot more trouble than the clones.

The few sections of the book never really come together and there's never really a good finish. However, I love the picture of the front. You'll note that not only does Rob Ziegler mention Bacigalupi in his Acknowledgements, but a review from Bacigalupi is on the front page muddling a part of the picture.