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review 2018-02-17 21:12
Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
Spin - Robert Charles Wilson

Series: Spin #1

 

I debated between 2.5 and 3 stars but I guess I was feeling generous because I settled on 3. I may change my mind.

 

It's a great concept and wanting to find out what had happened kept me reading. Basically, one night all the stars go out and humanity discovers the entire planet has been enveloped in a weird opaque (-ish) membrane that has a simulated sun but doesn't actually let anyone see through it. And somehow Earth's perception of time has slowed way down with respect to the rest of the solar system. So Wilson invokes crazy physics in an interesting way because the general consensus is that some alien race has done this...for reasons.

 

So I really wanted to found out more about these "Hypotheticals" (the aliens) and what they had done to the Earth, but I struggled to get through the book because I didn't actually like any of the characters. Tyler was tiresome, Jason was your sort of typical nerd genius, I got tired of E. D., the abusive father (verbal and mental abuse, not physical) real fast, and I had zero patience for Diane's desire to ruin her life by running off to find religion and marry a controlling husband. Tyler's thing for Diane was more pathetic than romantic, and some of what I would have found way more interesting (the stuff that was happening to Jason) got glossed over near the end because Tyler just wasn't around for most of it.

 

I know Wilson already played the crazy physics card with the Spin membrane but I just couldn't suspend my disbelief very well for the Mars terraforming plan. Mars is just too small for that to work, especially over that kind of time scale. Seriously, you'd lose all the "atmosphere" you liberated unless you repeatedly crashed comets into it, and even then....

 

But I did want to keep reading, which why I went with 3 over 2.5 stars.

 

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review 2018-02-15 23:42
Book Review The princess saves herself in this one Amanda lovelace
the princess saves herself in this one - Amanda Lovelace

Feb 14-14

 

Ah, life- the thing that happens to us while we're off somewhere else blowing on dandelions & wishing ourselves into the pages of our favorite fairy tales." A poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. Explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

      Review : This book of poetry was beautiful I connected with a lot of them . This is one of my favorite books of poetry I highly recommended reading this if you like poetry .

 

Quote I am a lioness who is no longer afraid to let the world hear her roar

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review 2018-02-14 22:17
The Sin Eater's Daughter - Melinda Salisbury
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text 2018-02-12 00:30
Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 416 pages.
Ignite Me (Shatter Me) - Tahereh Mafi

Re-reading im so excited a new book comes out in march

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text 2018-02-10 15:45
Reading progress update: I've read 13 out of 320 pages.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli

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