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review 2018-08-05 10:31
The Martian - Andy Weir

Loved it, loved it, loved it. Even with my limited knowledge of science (especially, chemistry) and space travel, I found the book entertaining as well as educating and thrilling. By the way, The Martian has the best opening lines I've come across lately: "I'm pretty much fucked. That's my considered opinion." This set me right into enjoying the adventure with Mark Watney on Mars. One of the things the protagonist says in the book is that "he's going to science the shit out of the planet" and he did - the book is very sciencey, but it didn't hinder me to enjoy the book over all. I won't remember half of the science stuff that Mark did to survive on Mars (well, maybe the fact that he grew potatoes using his own shit, eww! :D), but the humour and the intelligence of the book will have me coming back to it time and time again. It is also a different kind of book: it's the first book I've read in years that does not focus on romantic relationships or solving crime/murder, but focuses purely on intelligence, professionalism and working together to achieve a common goal. My verdict: a must read to all. Even you don't get the science part of it, The Martian will leave you feeling positive, even hopeful.

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review 2018-01-04 17:50
I don't even know how to write this review
God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1 - Ryan Browne,Ryan Browne

This is batshit.   Crazytown bananpants.   

 

Like I have no clue what to say except that this is hilarious and just what I needed; I'm still unsure of what to read now because nothing is working for me, but this?   This did.  

 

It's hilarious and brilliant, and I didn't have to think too hard, I just had to sit back, read, and have fun.

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text 2018-01-04 17:21
Reading progress update: I've read 116 out of 180 pages.
God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1 - Ryan Browne,Ryan Browne

 

'Sweet tiger jesus' makes me laugh so hard. 

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text 2018-01-04 16:02
Reading progress update: I've read 27 out of 180 pages.
God Hates Astronauts Vol. 1 - Ryan Browne,Ryan Browne

 

Ah, just what I needed!

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review 2017-06-08 07:03
CatStronauts: Mission Moon (graphic novel) by Drew Brockington
CatStronauts: Mission Moon - Drew Brockington

Energy consumption is too high, and in only 60 more days the world is due to run too low on  power to keep everything going. The World’s Best Scientist’s coolest plan is to build a solar power plant on the surface of the moon, because it will always be exposed to the sun. Major Meowser (the leader), Waffles (the pilot), Blanket (the technician), and Pom Pom (the scientist) are called together and tasked with training for and completing the mission.

I bought this as a birthday present for my niece, along with the sequel, CatStronauts: Race to Mars. It was cute, although I had some problems with it, mostly due to my being unable to make my brain shut up about the internal logic issues. For some reason I could accept that the cats' spaceship came out of a giant box and included instructions, and yet it bugged me that a power blackout during the day could cause complete darkness, and that Waffles was able to eat a sandwich through his spacesuit helmet.

Blanket was probably my favorite CatStronaut - I particularly enjoyed Blanket’s love for his little robot friend. Waffles was probably my second favorite. It made me smile to see that Waffles and Blanket had such similar levels of affection for completely different things.

My few issues with it aside, this was a nice little volume, and my niece enjoyed looking at the cats. I haven’t heard from her yet about whether she liked the story.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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