Alternative Choice 1: Snow Crash is almost the apotheosis of the cyberpunk novel, the book that took the idea about as far as it could possibly go, then sent it spinning off in an entirely new direction. Set in our near future, and perhaps 100 years before The Diamond Age, this is a story of a computer virus that affects people, because the virus is language itself. This is 'early Stephenson' but of his his works, it's probably his most easily digestible, most action-packed and 'fun' to read. If you want to start reading Stephenson, this is a good book to start with. It's also a seminal work in the Cyberpunk genre.
Finally an Oud that one can wear all year long! If new to the hobby of perfumery or just wanting a good signature scent I would highly reccomend getting this! After wearing it for the first time I'm speculating a possible reform as the first time I wore this it dried down to a over sweetend dark scent. Now it seem lighter and more woodsy, could of been a off batch too. Anyways, I caked a few sprays on a saks the other day and it lasted all day long and was a great fragrance. Smells very very good: no medicinal Oud, not overly done or complex and not the harsh Oud that some fragrances portray. This is a great fragrance and I think it deserves lots more attention to it.
This question seems to come up every winter when the outside temperatures drop precipitously! It depends on the alcohol content, but most wine will freeze at about 15 to 20 degrees F, and it would need to stay at that temperature for a while before it freezes solidly. Alcohol's freezing point is lower than water, but as the water content of the wine begins to freeze, it will begin to expand, and this will put a lot of pressure on the cork, which might begin to be pushed out, and on the bottle, which might crack. Don't freeze your wine bottles!