I‘m liking my #HurricanFionaRead so far but I think I‘d be enjoying it more if I‘d taken a chemistry class or two in school 😅
Off to a good start #bookswithmaps
Maybe it‘s because I went backwards—starting with Project Hail Mary, then Artemis, now The Martian, but I was a tad underwhelmed. The Martian reads like a first novel. There are some pretty clunky passages, and a bit too much focus on characters we see once or twice then disappear. I would have enjoyed it more if Weir had tightened his focus. Still a good read, but Project Hail Mary is essentially a re-envisioning, and it is far superior.
What a great book! Mark Watney is such a complex, funny and real character. I felt like I was on Mars with him for this adventure. Andy Weir is now an auto buy author for me.
The things we do to hold our favorite books together—this is my daughter‘s and while she also has it in hardcover, this is her favorite copy. The one showing all the love…
I really enjoyed this! I think having seen the film before reading this helped me visualize what was going on. It‘s a little heavier on technical jargon than I can normally comprehend, but it didn‘t detract from my enjoyment of it. So glad I finally got around to reading this one! #NewYearWhoDis Also a #roll100 title for January. @monalyisha @lou.reads.a.lot @PuddleJumper
This one lived up to the hype 🙌 Listening to the narrator made you feel like you were on Mars with him! The thought put behind this book alao is pretty amazing. 📖 I can see why everyone loves it so much 😊 I can't wait to watch the movie 😎
This book is more of a motivation for us aspiring astronauts. Being in this field the book had a lot of scientific elements explained in a neat way for every reader to understand without any difficulty . I'm just thinking what if they made the movie with two parts explaining the book neatly . This book explains a fictional test of human endurance which may occur in space travel...
‘Tis the gift giving season! 🎁
1. I love when people gift me their favorite books. When people give me books that speak to their hearts, I feel very loved. ❤️
2. I have given so many copies of this book. It‘s so funny and kind of sneaky sci fi.
3. I absolutely would. I‘d want a first edition of a collection of fairy tales. Andersen or Grimm or Perrault.
#SundayFunday Have a wonderful day and make sure to tag me! 💚
“If the oxygenator breaks down, I‘ll suffocate. If the water reclaimer breaks down, I‘ll die of thirst. If the Habitat breaches, I‘ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I‘ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.
A book I just couldn‘t put down. It has the very rare combination of a good, original story, interestingly real characters and a fascinating technical accuracy.
Tried an audiobook reread, but it didn't work out for me. Enjoyed the book, but didn't finding it suitable for a reread since much of the fun was in seeing how he figured things out. Also didn't care for the narrator's style.
Unpopular opinion time! I think this book is overrated. Sorry guys! I do think the detail is impressive, but not being a science person my eyes glazed over in most of the super technical sections. I didn‘t actually like Mark. He‘s kind of a chauvinist tool. Having a woman as the captain of the Mars crew didn‘t help to dampen the sexism throughout. Perhaps my never-ending love for Matt Damon will make the film more enjoyable for me.
I really enjoyed this movie and so far, I think they did a great job of condensing a lot of technical info into something relatable. Unfortunately, I'm getting lost in the technicalities here. I just picked this back up but after 3 pages, I'm struggling again. 😫 I feel like I could understand high school French better than computer jargon.
Very enjoyable. I did at times feel like my autistic brother was describing his most recent obsession to me in way more detail than I wanted. However, as with my brother, I patiently sat through it and nodded as if I cared, knowing that something better would be coming down the pipeline soon. Loved the conversational writing style and now I'm stoked to watch the movie.
#CuriousCovers - Orange: This is what I wrote on Goodreads while reading this book in 2015...
Okay, this is how it went:
- I'm in SUPER Cheer Mode. He better survive.
- Goodness, I'm pulling my hair out.
- Potatoes...need to learn 100 recipes!
- You gotta be kidding me?
- Never say never.
- What the ****!
- I give up. He's full of hope. I'm full of despair.
- Cry Me a River🎶(or any song about some river or maybe Wade in the Water).
I enjoyed this book just as much as the movie. It really highlights how important it is for NASA astronauts to be great problem solvers and critical thinkers.
May Book 21/25 #LitsyLove
And, that‘s a Bingo!! I finished March with 10 books read and 2 DNFs.
Just finished The Martian, which was my #doublespin
I‘m using it as my Book Genre I Don‘t Typically Read prompt for the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge. I loved this book, and just passed it to my 13 year old.
Looking forward to a great April! Thank you for hosting #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks 😊
I‘ve read this book 4 (5?) times and I love it just as much every time.
I needed some comfort reading and Andy & Mark were happy to provide it (again).
Bonus Zelda pic. #catsoflitsy
Day 9 #Emergency
“If a hiker gets lost in the mountains, people will coordinate a search. If a train crashes, people will line up to give blood. If an earthquake levels a city, people all over the world will send emergency supplies. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception.”