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Martian
Martian | Andy Weir
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he s alive and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?"
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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Soozee
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Day 4 #7days7covers #covercrush

Post a cover, one a day for 7 days. No explanation.

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suvata
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rsteve388 There are a 160 swearwords?? This just got moved up in my TBR. 3d
suvata @rsteve388 LOL. I like how you think. 3d
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MrBook
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🙈😆👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

JulietBooks Poor guy... 2w
julesG 😂😂😂😂 (I read somewhere that astronouts have a piece of velcro taped inside their helmets for this exact reason.) 2w
AmyLarge I really hope that's true.... 2w
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michellelav
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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Started my first ever audiobook! Really excited to listen to this with my partner. 💖🌍

IamIamIam Good luck!!! Let the floodgates open!!! 😁 3w
Avidreader25 Woo hoo! Audiobooks are the best. 3w
TheSpineView I read the book and listened to the audiobook. The narrator brings something to this that I loved. I thought it made the book better. 😊 3w
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michellelav @TheSpineView I sampled soooo many audiobooks to see how I wanted to use my credit and the narrator sold me on this one! I loved his witty humor. 3w
michellelav @Avidreader25 Ive always loved podcasts so im sure ill love audiobooks just as much! 📚 3w
michellelav @IamIamIam Thank you!! I am sooooo exciteddddd 💖 3w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff This was the first audiobook I ever bought too! It‘s a favorite I keep coming back to! ❤️ 3w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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It was a little scary at times, sure, and very interesting, but most of the time I found it just plain funny. Watney was a fantastic narrator, and had me laughing out loud on several occasions. He‘s so likeable that Australian scientists have actually – like, in real life – named a new species of bush tomato after him (Solanum Watneyi). I‘m not even kidding. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/the-martian-andy-weir/ #SciFi #Funny

Kalebeth I loved that book! 3w
Texreader Loved the book. Loved the movie. Have seen it several times 3w
keepingupwiththepenguins @Kalebeth Me too! I really surprised myself, didn't think it would be my kind of thing at all, but I guess it just goes to show...! 3w
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wideeyedreader
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#ayupaugust I think it‘s safe to say that the main character of this one spent a lot of time #underneaththestars

squirrelbrain Clever! 👍😁❤️ 1mo
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Deifio
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1) Tagged
2) Avengers Endgame
3) Salads ands BBQs
4) Lots, don't know exactly. I never counted, I'd say around 10
5) ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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🚀tagged (this is one of my go to recommendations)
🧀YESS
☀️Sunset (I am not an early bird)
💰Practially speaking, I would pay part of my car; Dream speaking, I would buy out a bookstore to donate to various schools and organizations
📕5th, I discovered Ursula K le Guin

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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BookishBecky
The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I did not think I was going to enjoy this book as much as I did! I picked it up on a whim and demolished it in under 2 days! Highly Recommended 4.5⭐

#whatiread #agirlwhoreads #booksoflitsy #booksareforever #mybooks #books #readingisfreedom #readabook #booklover #bibliophile #wordnerd #fullshelves #reader #reading #follow #followme #library

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BookishBecky
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LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺👏🏻 2mo
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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I will never not love this book, even if I don‘t understand some of the science.

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wideeyedreader
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Re-reading this one, as I just watched the movie! Then, it‘s on to my planned July reads 😊

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Bookartbookmarks
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What‘s your favorite first line of a book? This is definitely up there for me. I really enjoyed this book. I wasn‘t to sure picking it up, but was pleasantly surprised. If you‘re on the fence about reading it. I recommend giving it a try. At least read the first like. 😂

ErinSueMreads That bookmark!!! 3mo
TheSpineView @ErinSueGreads I love it too! So appropriate for the book. 3mo
ErinSueMreads Yes perfect! Glad you are liking the book. I‘ve been on the fence about it for a while. 3mo
ErinSueMreads On the fence to read it. Not whether I liked it or not. I haven‘t read it yet. God I sound like a teenage boy asking the pretty girl out. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
TheBookStacker That bookmark is amazing and I‘m obsessed with it. 3mo
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I‘m desperate to finish this, truly I am, but for the first time in probably 6 months I picked up my knitting tonight. So instead of reading, I am knitting a lace shawl and watching Real Detective. But I‘ll get to The Martian, I swear. I love the movie so much that there is no way I can read Mark Watney and not hear Matt Damon 🥔

Megabooks Potatoes!! 3mo
julesG Lace knitting! 😍 If the bug bites, do it. I have such moments, too. Also, the audiobook is quite good. I knit a (not so much lace) shawl along to it. 3mo
julesG PS: I'm up for signing the petition to have a redo of the audiobook narrated by Matt Damon. 3mo
Reagan-reads @Jules I would totally sign that petition! I‘ve been very, very slowly working on this for a year 😬 I don‘t knit enough, or I read too much? There is not enough time in the day. 3mo
Reagan-reads @Megabooks haha the potatoes! It‘s one of my daughter‘s favourite movies, and I am completely hooked. 3mo
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willread4rockets
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Picked these up at Goodwill today! 🤗

Geeklet I like the Orange theme you have going on there. 😄 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The top 2 are great! 3mo
willread4rockets @Geeklet I do too lol. Funny how that happened. 🧡 3mo
willread4rockets @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I can‘t wait to read them! I‘ve seen both of the movies and loved them so I‘m interested to see how they compare. 3mo
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hwestfall
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Pool time. It is awesome when your kids are older and you can just read instead of watching them like a hawk.

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booklover984
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I really enjoyed this book. And Andy Weird did an excellent job on explaining the scientific terms and NASA terms, making me the dummy in that area, understand what is going on.
And Mark Watney is such a fun, loving smart ass character, I rooted for his survival.

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booklover984
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Hahahaha. I love this book and the character, Mark Watney.

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booklover984
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Sick day, I have a nasty viral infection. So I'm pretty sure I'll be finishing this book today. And yes, my kitty is keeping me company ❤️

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booklover984
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Right?!

wanderinglynn I loved some of his random entries! That one in particular made me chuckle. 4mo
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booklover984
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Starting this book. I hope it's good, I enjoyed the movie. So...that means the book is probably way better, right! Cuz, you know, books are always better than the movies.

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SenatorMothma
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#datenight reading! Really enjoying hearing recaps of The Martian as the bf is reading it.

Lynnsoprano That‘s great! Hubby and I like to do #booksandcoffee dates, and since we‘re both retired it‘s relatively easy for us to do. 4mo
SenatorMothma @Lynnsoprano It's so nice to share a reading interest with your partner! I was thrilled when he suggested it. 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
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sudi The Martian is one of my favorite science fiction books, Welcome To Litsy 😊 4mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to Litsy! 😊👋🏻📚 4mo
SenatorMothma @UwannaPublishme @sudi @CoffeeNBooks thank you for the welcome! Happy to be here 😊 4mo
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Kristensumpter
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kristincatastrophic
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No! Guys, I ripped my book already. I'm only on page 9. It's not even a beat up old book I bought at a thift store. It's new, it's from Book of The Month and it's only ever been mine. And I betrayed it. 🙁
Well I guess it'll fit in on the shelf with all my beat up books.
I'm not a gentle reader.

gradcat Dear Gentle Reader: I forgive you. Love, 📖 4mo
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kristincatastrophic
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My #botm edition has a very good title page. Nice. I'm starting this right now. I finished Legendary last night. I'll post a review of it eventually lol. #currentlyreading

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AthenaWins
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A guy survives on Mars by living on his own poo.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂great response 4mo
Geeklet Love it! 4mo
Soubhiville And what we laughingly called “pootatos” 🤣 4mo
AthenaWins @Soubhiville 😂 Yep! 4mo
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MiqueMarie
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Mehso-so

Full review at https://miquereads.blogspot.com
#mmdchallenge #mmdreading
CAWPILE Rating:
C- 4
A- 7
W- 4
P- 8
I- 6
L- 9
E- 5
Avg- 6.1 = ⭐⭐⭐

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squirrelbrain
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#spaceoddity

#maymoviemagic

I read this last year. I really didn‘t fancy it but it fitted prompts in 2 different challenges; I ended up really enjoying it!

Cinfhen I thought this was a pretty crafty read 🚀 4mo
rohit-sawant Nice one! 4mo
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cjbooklover
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I did it! I finished the Modern Mrs. Darcy challenge!

rretzler Congrats! 🍾🎈🎉🎊. I‘m one book away - sadly, I don‘t think I‘ve picked any book for its cover. 4mo
jenniferajanes Woo hoo! Congratulations! 🎉 4mo
cjbooklover @rretzler good luck! 4mo
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MiqueMarie I'm reading The Martian for the same category. Did you like it? 4mo
cjbooklover @MiqueMarie yes I did! 4mo
MiqueMarie 👍 4mo
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wanderinglynn
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#friYAYintro
1. I‘m attending an American Indian Cultural Communications & Consultation course. Last night, the Skokomish Tribe generously invited us to their community center for a meal & to learn a little about their culture. It was an awesome. No photos, because respect. But they gave us these lovely mugs with one of their tribal designs on it.
2. Tagged. I‘m in the middle of Star Wars now & listening to Mary Poppins Opens the Door 👇🏻

wanderinglynn 3. Organizing the #audiobookfitnesschallenge because WAY more people signed up than I expected. 😀 4. Coolish b/c overcast. High of 64 today. Typically PNW weather. 5. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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dariazeoli
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Nothing‘s gonna change Mark Watney‘s world... it just happens to not be Earth!

#acrosstheuniverse #beatlemaynia

Eggs Excellent choice 🤗💗 5mo
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wanderinglynn
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I was pleasantly surprised how funny this book was. Overall, I thought the story was well-done. Good character development and good pacing makes a solid sci-fi novel. My biggest issue with the book was the over-explaining of the science and the in-depth math. Too much math!!!

First book of #maymadness!!! Week 1—book to movie adaptation
And 1st book for #MayScavengerHunt — (1) made into a movie & (2) over 300 pgs.

TheReadingMermaid NICE!!!!! 👍😃👍 5mo
julesG There is not too much math in this book. 😛 😁😁😁 5mo
Clwojick I seen part of the movie and thought it was actually quite funny. I‘m glad to see the book is written the same! I‘ll have to add it to my tbr 5mo
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tammysue 👍🏻🙌🏻📖 5mo
wanderinglynn @julesG clearly you‘re one of *those* people. (Math people) 😂😂😂 5mo
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PSreads73
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I started this book before, but didn‘t finish. I should‘ve waited till I finished the book, before I watched the movie. It‘s been a while so I chose to start from the beginning. I‘m glad I did.
The book is better than the movie in almost every way. The movies ending is much more detailed about what happens after the daring rescue attempt. It makes the books ending feel a little incomplete. I added my favorite quote to the cover. 😂

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swishandflick
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I saw the movie when it first came out, so a bit out of my usual order. But even so, this was really good and it had been long enough so that the details were fuzzy in my memory. I loved Watney's quirky sense of humor and how complicated science-y stuff is broken down into easily digestible lingo 👩🏼‍🚀🌌

Cgetscheeky Yes! I loved this book! When I taught 5th grade, one of my students actually recommended it to me. He gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card at the end of the year so I went and bought it. Probably one of my favorite books that isn‘t a romance 😁 5mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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This book had me literally laughing out loud 😂 #Laugh 🤣 #SpringIntoReading 🐇🌸📖

#BookNerd 💙📚🤓

Amiable Me too—I enjoyed it! 5mo
Texreader True! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ☺️☺️ 5mo
vkois88 🤗🤗🤗 5mo
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k3lso89
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Book finds at the flea market yesterday, was great to find a beautiful hardcover copy of The Martian for only $1, have been wanting to read it for a while!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
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cjbooklover
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Really good! I loved Watney‘s sense of humor. I wanted to finish my work so bad so I could sit down and read some more. The only thing I was disappointed about was the ending. Will tell in a comment because it‘s kind of a spoiler!

cjbooklover I was disappointed there was not an epilogue that gave a quick overview of the landing day. I wanted to know all the characters were okay. I guess I just really like closure. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 6mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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1 - ❤️❤️❤️
2 - workdays yes, weekend no
3 - 50 🌧
4 - I have no clue, chocolate covered popcorn? Is that weird?
5 - 👋🏻👋🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This was such a fun read! Light and entertaining but at the same time cool because of the science-y details. The only thing I disliked was the very stereotypical German character. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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brianherbergerbooks
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Loved the movie, had to read the book. Great story, good mix of plot, characters, and science lesson.

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TK-421
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“Remember those old math questions you had in algebra class? Where water is entering a container at a certain rate and leaving at a different rate and you need to figure out when it‘ll be empty? Well, that concept is critical to the ‘Mark Watney doesn‘t die‘ project I‘m working on.” #Math #QuotsyMar19

gradcat Love this!! 💕 6mo
Soubhiville I really enjoyed this book! 6mo
LiterRohde I‘ve seen a couple quotes from this book lately and I think I need to read it. 6mo
TK-421 @Soubhiville Me too! @LiterRohde it‘s good! Both my husband and I found it hard to put down. 6mo
wordzie 6mo
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TK-421
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“I washed it down with some Martian coffee. That‘s my name for ‘hot water with a #caffeine pill dissolved in it.‘ I ran out of real coffee months ago.” #QuotsyMar19

julesG My son's favourite quote. Apart from the swearing. 6mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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I have been on Litsy so little recently, guys. I blame lots of work and a determination to finish some physical non-fiction books first, which has ironically meant that I often just pick up my phone instead of a book... Also, too much Netflix. Trying to get out of my bad habits!

tpixie Welcome back!! 🥳📚🥳 6mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie thanks. Need to do more Litsy instead of Facebook and more reading than phone... 6mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes the phone distracts me too. FB usually does but somehow I got off it lately 6mo
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Zelma I am the same way recently. Work is exhausting (albeit satisfying) and I just don‘t want to get on my iPad when I am home. 6mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie good for you! I sadly have to be on FB for work stuff and then I get sucked in... 6mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Zelma good luck with work - what do you do? Hope you get in a book groove again sometime. 6mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes everything sucks me in!! Lol 6mo
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Ladygodiva7
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pg 129. Love his sense of humor LMBO!!

CafeMom I thought this book was so funny. 5mo
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Ladygodiva7
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Ladygodiva7
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.50¢ well spent!

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BookWormMommy3
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First book of 2019. I loved this book; it keeps you on the edge of your seat, scared for Mark Watney and what he is going to endure next. However, Mark Watney‘s sense of humor in his situation keeps you laughing throughout the read. Definitely recommend!
#popsugarreadingchallenge2019 #abooksetinspace