More Books to Go
My test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter. ~Thomas Helm
My book shelf is full and I've ordered seven new books. So I am going to try to give some away.
.Last week I gave away one. I have added one more to the list. Here are today's five books.
Your choice then of these five( If you win):
Cross Country-By James Patterson
A Patterson style thriller
A is for Alibi- Sue Grafton
A Suspense Novel
The Book of Lies- Brad Meltzer
A real mystery book
Dashing Through the Snow- Mary & Carol Higgins Clark
A Holiday Suspense Novel
A Lion Among Men- Gregory Maguire
Another "Let's wreck Oz" book
To win one of these books , your choice, all you have to do is leave a comment and be lucky.
Tomorrow I will enter the numbers 1 through the total number of comments in a random number generator. The number it generates wins. ( No slips and no bucket)
Then I will run the generator again and that person gets the pick of the remaining four books.
I tried the generator last week it works.
So leave a comment and the best of luck.
The people are still getting used to the terrific changes they have had to make.
They can’t call each other on the phone as there are no phones.* They can send letters as they do have a Post Office. Or they could send a telegram to a distant relative. That, of course, is the next problem as they have no relatives to telegraph. All their relatives living in this age are their ancestors . It is very very confusing.
The train still comes in every morning with the milk run but it now carries milk in big cans instead of the big sterile tanks of the future. Pemberthy’s gas station is now a small local dairy. All the cooling for milk here and in the homes is in ice boxes. These contain huge blocks of ice cut from the lake last winter and kept at the ice house on the far edge of town. Every day new blocks of ice are delivered with the ice wagon. Everything is so different.
The train also carries far more ore cars on their way to the docks in Marquette. At this time many of the small mines in an around the Pigeon Falls area are in full operation. They had been closed for so long people in 2009 forgot they even existed.
Mayor Trumble has called for a town meeting to try and study the driblet and see if there is some way to get back to the future.
* A historical note. Until Bell's patent expired in 1894 small town and rural towns had no phones because Bell was not interested in serving them and controlled the market. After that time small independent telephone companies sprang up that did service those areas.