Wool by Hugh Howey
Imagine spending your whole life underground. Never seeing the sky or feeling grass beneath your feet, but you do know the outside world use to exist from old picture books. Does it now? According to the outside cameras - no, but wouldn't you be curious anyway? Be careful of what you wish for, you might get your wish.
I know this is a science-fiction, but it did not feel like one. This felt more like a study on human nature. A society built from unusual living conditions and the circumstances of why they have survived inside a silo for many generations.
Metaphorically speaking: Humans are like spun wool woven together to become the fabric of a community. There is strength when tightly woven together, but if one of the threads come loose, others might follow. Soon the tightly woven community is compromised and weakened to a breaking point. How does a community prevent their survival thread from unraveling?
I also became curious about the author and why it was selling for such a low price. I found out that Amazon Kindle now offers writers a chance to sell their stories without a publisher. Hugh Howey is one of them and he has become quite popular. Better yet...he has more "Wool" stories and I have a feeling I am going to read all of them.
On the Cutting Board
I just finished the second Cupid mug rug so it needs a little ironing. Feet and wings are ready to sew together. Now I just need to find some time to get some sewing done on the machine. And I need to start going through my stash for the next two Rabbit mug rugs. Oh, and I can't forget to look for red, white, and blue for the Uncle Sam mug rugs.
I had to add this one from LOLCats......Happy Quilting!