To Challenge HeavenBooks

To Challenge Heaven by David Weber.
Sci-fi: 305 pages.
Volume 3 in the series Out of the Dark.

Humans conquer the puppies with ease, and then one of the founder races. Its pretty ridiculous in how easy its done and is starting to be a big plot hole.

Rating: 5 (out of 8)

The Jungle BookBooks
Fiction: 309 pages

It was the only readable thing in the whole Mimai airport book store. Disjointed, the two Inuit stories in the middle make are out of place and Kaa isnt a bad guy as depicted in most other media.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

Record of Spaceborn FewBooks

Record of Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers.
Sci-fi: 359 pages.
Volume 3 in the series Wayfarer Series.

Didnt feel like anything happened. Sure its nice world building but having a real plot would be nice.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

Miami TripTravel
I participated in a meltdown of the airline system and didnt even get a t-shirt. Went to Miami for about half a days work. Plane leaving Tallahassee was an hour late but not really an issue. Coming back was a disaster. Storms cause the 8:00 flight to be diverted to Jax and canceled the midday one. I wasnt on them but on the 6:30 flight. It too got canceled because while Tallahassee and Miami where clear they didnt want to fly into the storms now between the cities. Bumped to 10:30 which became 11:00. Got on the plane. Sat for 40 minutes waiting on a pilot. Got off the plane and sent to rebooking after midnight, which was thousands of people long. Rebooked online to 8:30. Extended from gate 37 back to 48. Phone died. Cant use the company hotel reservation system to book a hotel that you will leave the same day. People camped all over the airport. Tried to charge phone and sleep and picked the wrong gate. A flight to Brazil (which had been held on the tarmac 3 hours) got unloaded, security and the police showed up and they gave $12 meal vouchers one person at a time to everyone. Moved locations. Its like 4am now. Realized it wasnt the 8:30 flight on Wed i was booked for but the on the Thursday. Got back in line, much shorter now only took a few hours to get to the front but after the 8:30 flight. Standby for 3:30. Picked up by coworkers (took them 3.5 hours to come from the 38 min away hotel). Slept though the 3:30 flight (on purpose I was 10th on the list and no available seats). Standby #2 on 6:30 flight. Got on it and got home 24 hours late.

Pirates of VenusBooks
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sci-fi: 205 pages

A human gets stuck on Venus rather than Mars, falls in love with a princess and becomes a pirate, and the book ends seemingly when it should continue.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

The Legion of SpaceBooks
by Jack Williamson
Sci-fi: 191 pages

Why in the world would you let the recent descendant of the former overthrown Emperor run your entire space force, and then when he names the flagship a nostalgic for empire name allow him to stay in that job? Other than that a pretty good classic sci-fi book where a small group of humans beat an alien invasion.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

PondMain Page, Plants
Pond is leaking again. Its the same crack. Giving up on fixing it. Bought a pond liner and lining the vinyl tub with it.

Wings of OmenBooks

Wings of Omen by Robert Lynn Asprin ed..
Fantasy: 277 pages.
Volume 6 in the series Thieves World.

The series gets better as he civil war brewing in sanctuary starts to heat up. We get a lot more info on the beysib finally after being ignore for books.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

The Face of ChaosBooks

The Face of Chaos by Robert Lynn Asprin ed..
Fantasy: 242 pages.
Volume 5 in the series Thieves World.

Cherryh is a horrible author and her long winded story ruins what otherwise was a good book.

Rating: 4 (out of 8)

USSF-52 Falcon HeavyAstronomy
Didnt plan on watching but it was clear and the alert came on the phone. Except for the airplane this was possibly the best launch Ive seen from home. Rocket cleared the trees just over the church lights (die church) at 2:07. Separation of the side boosters was visible and was able to follow them for a while afterwards as well as following the main booster until MECO and then again when the secondary fired. Stopped shooting at apr 3min, before the secondary stared up but caught it again until over the low gap. Was also able to see the second burn of the side boosters through the trees but no photos. Photo has the church lights on one side and nearly full moon on the other ISO was 400, F5.7 153 seconds but could have started about 30 seconds later and ended later also. 26mm to get entire length of trail.
There is another one at 11 but its not a heavy.