Who links to me? X-ray Rocks: Moon Attacks

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Moon Attacks

I'm reading this book, Life As We Knew It.
Just like when I watched The Day After Tomorrow, I feel like hording food, buying a woodstove and learning how to make homemade soap.
Actually, I wouldn't mind learning how to make my own soap, it sounds like fun, but I suppose you'd have to use lye....hmm I don't know.

Anyway, this book is a, "frighteningly plausible account of the local effects of a near-future worldwide catastrophe.", according to Amazon. It's written like a diary and describes the family hording food and winter clothing, cutting down to two meals a day, chopping down trees for heat, washing clothes in the bathtub, ect. ect. I'm only half way through and I wanted to stop reading after the first three pages, because it hits a little too close to home.

After a comet crashes into the moon and alters its' relationship to the earth, the fuel and food prices skyrocket. Does this sound familiar? I guess we don't need astronomical interference to bring the end of the world.

Well, I plan on canning a lot of food this summer and maybe getting a wood stove.


Anonymous said...

It definitely sounds like an interesting read that would make me freak out for a few days after... heh.

Thank you for the comment and visit to my blog (brainfizzles)! :)

Tim Kerr said...

X-ray Rocks: Thank you for your very cool x-ray website, the poem and your inspiring attitude. I too believe that x-ray can be a great job! Last year, I wrote a medical thriller wherein the good, the bad and the ugly come to life in a fictious All Saints Hospital. If you're interested maybe you would consider a link: http://www.lulu.com/content/786007
Thanks again, Tim, RT in NY

Bonnie said...

If you really do want to learn how to make soap I could get you some info. Depending on where you live I could find you a class. Yes, It does take lye. Handled properly it can be safe.
Enjoying your blog. Thanks