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mklong
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Roach brings her inimitable informative irreverence into outer space this time. More specifically, to the details, and often indignities, of humans in space. Ever wondered if astronauts get motion sick, have sex in space, or are ever jealous of monkeys? Mary Roach did, and found some very serious people to answer her questions. Her questions are often hilarious, but they are never irrelevant.

Crazeedi Shes hilarious 4d
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JSW
Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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Is this sci-fi? Yes. Is this a book about family? Yes. Is it a study of human dynamics? Yes. Speculative, alternative fiction? Yes. Is it excellent and trippy and poignant and immersive? Yes. Highly recommend for book groups! 📚👥

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Valink
Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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I‘m 1/4 through this book and saw the author tweet yesterday that she would be at a library close to my job tonight. Perfect timing! I love her moon dress and kick ass red boots! Here she‘s reading a passage about the Challenger explosion. I was about the same age as the main character and remember watching with horror in school as it happened live.

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Kkwizard
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Just started The Loneliest Girl in the Universe after it has been sitting on my shelf for a while. I‘ve heard mixed reviews and finally decided to take a go at reading it. So far it‘s a little slow, although the concept is interesting. We‘ll see how it goes....🔭🌙🚀

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Eggs
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(Random image Instagram)

My sea is far away
let's meet closer anywhere
under the one same cloud.

My blue water
is for the sun.
I sing beneath the wave.

My rose
is for the show
I am imbued
in the fragrance.

My sky is open;
it hugs the earth
reaching out far afar.
Beyond the rainbow
beyond the peacock's eyes.

Catch it too.
See from beneath the blue
slips out a butterfly!

#earth #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

Butterfinger Breathtaking words and picture. 2w
TheSpineView Gorgeous! 😍😍😍 2w
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Tanzy13
Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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From the author of national bestseller The Book of Speculation, a poignant, fantastical novel about the electric combination of ambition & wonder that keeps us reaching toward the heavens. Light from Other Stars is about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the cost of meaningful work. It questions how our lives have changed, what progress looks like, and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good.

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Bookwomble
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Having finished one book today, I've only got five others concurrently on the go! I'm feeling my reading energy quite thinly spread, which happens at times. Now, I want to try to focus on one at a time, so Apollo 11 it is, as that's likely to be the quickest to finish.

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LibraryCin
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It was interesting to read about how they made the flag “fly” (with no gravity!) on the moon, and also how to even pack it to bring with them, with the limited space available. There was one real transcript of three astronauts having a discussion when one of them noticed a “turd” flying in the air – omg, I couldn‘t stop laughing and crying reading that transcript! Kept me from continuing to read for at least 5 minutes, if not more!!

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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This is science fiction, with much emphasis on the science, so be prepared to engage your brain muscles as you read. It's also a story of loss, and lonliness, and the lies we tell in hopes of saving others, so don't be surprised when it tugs on your heart muscles, as well. Thoughtful, sometimes painful. One I could read again.

rjsthumbelina This just got bumped up my TBR! 4w
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