I enjoyed it, especially the ending (the universe is vast, it all comes down to love) but it needed to be more heavily edited
Started strong. Extra terrestrial life spurs conversation on the overlap between science and religion
I rarely ever need time to "digest" a book, but Contact is a book that I can tell will not allow me to ever move on. This is the type of sci-fi story that works it's way into my head and becomes somewhat of obsession. It perfectly marries my love for the logic of science with the almost religious experience of wonder at our vast universe. It's not an easy read but I loved every minute. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Book two of #makemereadit @TheReadingMermaid
Working my way through book two for my #makemereadit TBR. It's a bit dry but it is really interesting and despite totally understanding all the science I appreciate that Sagan actually explains it when needed.
I also really love first contact stories. Had anyone read this? What were your general thoughts?
Went by my local library for their used book sale. All book $1-$2! Went a little crazy and had to put a bunch back. Hehe. So excited for my haul though! Any recommendations on these? I‘ve read some about some of these but nothing about others...
Happy 40th 🎂
My advice to myself @ 40 (& EVERYONE) is twofold. 1, instant gratification is overrated. You're going to want to retire comfortably one day, make sure you are saving as much as you can b/c most of that stuff you think you want winds up at the Salvo.
2, your health isn't a given. Eat well and exercise, and make time to do the things you most want, with the people you love before you, or they, can't.
When I was 18 I was introduced to Carl Sagan and became obsessed with The Demon-Haunted World. I went on to read several others and almost two decades later I can't remember much 😬 But I do recall enjoying this one, not so much for characterisation or prose but for the ideas and the story, of that struggle between religion and science.
I clearly need to read more SF.
#prayingtothealiens #nuyear @TrishB @Cinfhen
This book that is built on astronomy and the greater questions is basically an argument for their futility. Be curious, ask questions, and learn, yes but also tend to your heart. Relationships matter, "for small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." I don't care if it's saccharine, I love this book. #riotgrams #booksinnature
I rewatched this movie tonight; hadn't seen it in a long time. It always makes me cry 😭
I remember reading the book after seeing the movie when it was released in theatres. I was struck by how different some angles of the book were, yet the story remained huge and deep.
What a wonderful book despite of all the technicalities of the first chapters. A classic. A must read for the lovers of scifi. Entertaining level: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 #livro #book #bookaholic #booklovers #ler #leitura #leitora #reading #instabook #instaread #instabooks #bookstagram #igread #litsy #booklover #brazilianreader #2014Sha
The institute of which Ellie is director, is able to receive signals from Vega, a system 25 light years away. A team of astronomers build a machine to travel towards it. I did want to find out what was going to happen with the Machine. Then I drowned again in an essay on 'pi' and the book ended with something happening in Ellie's personal life, something of which I am not sure what it meant or how it added to the story as a whole. #1001books
#PayingItForward I'm pretty sure this was the first Sci-fi novel I ever read...My then boyfriend now hubby was reading it and I wanted to "impress" him ??several years later we saw the movie together ??thanks for the chance to win Borne!
Next on the list for my Great Adaptations of. Got The Graduate on the way soon, then a sci-fi double bill.
The rest of my 20 bags for 20$ library sale!!
I finally got my #cupidgoespostal package! I couldn't go the PO box until today and there it was. Thanks a lot @PomegranateMuse ! Everything is lovely 💗. I saw the movie Contact and I remember I really liked it so the book must be even better. The last Oracle sounds interesting too. And the travel coloring book looks great! I loved the travel theme you got going ☺️
Belated #FunFridayPhoto--This is one of my favorite movies of all time, which now I feel kinda bad about because I understand that Sagan didn't like the direction that the movie was taking before his death. I read his novel, too, which was intriguing if a little dry; it didn't touch me as much. I think maybe it's because I'm less into science (which is great--go science!) and more into belief and interconnection. Ellie's journey makes it for me.
I enjoyed the movie adaptation when I saw it way back when, but I've still never read this... #FunFridayPhoto
So what's more likely? That an all-powerful, mysterious god created the universe, and decided not to give any proof of his existence? Or, that he simply doesn't exist at all, and that we created him, so that we wouldn't have to feel so small and alone?
"The universe is a pretty big place. If it's just us, seems like an awful waste of space." Carl Sagan ❤?
Three characters that describe me. Ellie Arroway from Contact is someone I identified with from the first sentence. Arthur Dent because when things get weird you just need tea(coffee). And Switters from Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates. No one has ever drawn him so here is a pic of Tom Robbins who imagined such a great character. I love seeing everyone's picks and wanted to jump on the bandwagon!
Today was the first day that I had to deal with the reality that school will be starting soon (meeting). Jobs should not cut into our reading time (even when you teach English📚). At least I had some book mail😀but no #litsygoespostal (🇳🇿🛫🇺🇸it's coming from Australia) or #botm😢.
TBR Tuesday! This is the Tupperware box that is storing what used to be my TBR pile as we are kind of in the middle of moving! It's been rough, but I still have 5 or 6 books out and read to be read! 📚