Tag: The Martian

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments //
Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

Beachside Reads for the Non-Beachside Person

The last time I can remember actually being at the beach was summer 2016.  We were on vacation in Maine with our friends and we all decided to go to Old Orchard Beach.  I went, and spent a great deal of time following their toddler around and NOT going in the water.  Two reasons: The Northern Atlantic Ocean is cold.  Even in June. As it turns out there are THINGS in the ocean.  Things that didn’t bother when I was nine, but now am super aware of.  Like jellyfish.  And giant squids.  Odds of seeing a giant squid?  Low.  Not gonna […]

Posted June 19, 2018 in Memes // 26 Comments //
My Best of the Best, Creme de la Creme Reads of 2017

My Best of the Best, Creme de la Creme Reads of 2017

This is the inevitable post of the year, when we have to go through our amazing list of wonderful reads and pick favorites.  Guys, this is the worst.  It is hard.  There are so many good books that came out this year, but there are also a lot of great books that I read that came out last year.  Or two years ago.  Or ten years ago. Rather than just feature 2017 books, I’ve chosen to drive myself crazy and feature the reads that met and exceeded expectations this year.  The ones that wrapped me up in their worlds and wouldn’t let […]

Posted December 12, 2017 in Memes // 34 Comments //
September Wrap-Up

September Wrap-Up

Well that month went by fast. Hi everyone, and welcome to my September Wrap Up… conveniently located in October!  As I was trying to schedule out my month, I realized a bit too late that September was filled… oops!  I ended up rearranging a lot of my scheduling but good news?  I have a calendar for the rest of the year now!  And that’s super important, because I’ve got reviews scheduled all the way out into November… oops? Warning:  This post features NO GIFs.  My computer is being super laggy and dumb and it kept crashing while I was trying […]

Posted October 2, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 38 Comments //
The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir

I LOVED this book. Even though I saw the movie before reading the book, I feel like I have a lot to wrap my head around. Science fiction is not my favorite of all favorite genres because it gets really technical.  I love the ideas, but when you get too explainy with the science, my brain turns to mush.  This is possibly the most explanation-heavy science fiction book ever.  I’m serious.  There is SO much time spend talking about chemistry and engineering and botany and hypotheticals and jet propulsion and… so much science.  At least 75% of the book is […]

Posted September 18, 2017 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Labor Day, The Martian, & Other Small Nice Things

Bonjour my darling phoenixes.  I hope you’re all having a delightful September thusfar.  Up here in New England we’ve seen a little rain and a lot of humidity, but nothing to really complain about compared to the rest of the world.  My love goes out to everyone who has been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma… I can’t imagine living through that kind of weather and am constantly impressed by the strength and compassion of people joining together in a crisis. What’s New In the Bookish World? September has been a really lovely book month so far – honestly, it […]

Posted September 11, 2017 in Checking In, Memes // 27 Comments //