Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Martian

The Martian
By Andy Weir

This book was a fantastic read. It was our selection for book club this month and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is a story about an Astronaut who gets stranded on Mars. I think I enjoyed this story so much because he was such a great character. I loved his attitude about the whole situation. He was faced with probable death but still maintained a positive attitude. Plus he was hilarious. I laughed outloud on numerous occasions. I haven't done that with a book in a really long time!

Be warned there is quite a bit of language in this book. And when I say language I mean the F-word. A lot. So if that bothers you this might not be the book for you. That being said I still really enjoyed this book. It was so well written. Believable and thoroughly entertaining! I'm looking forward to seeing the movie with Matt Damon. Could be a really great movie.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


by Neal Shusterman

I finished this book a couple weeks ago but life got crazy so I'm just now getting to this post.

What a great ending to this series! I thought that he did a perfect job of wrapping up the story. This series was so good and I love how it makes you really think about the Sanctity of life. It shows how easily public opinion can be swayed by media. I thought it was very thought provoking. Yet another series written by Neal Shusterman that I would highly recommend. I think he is right up there with some of my all time favorite authors!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette: The Journey
By Antonia Fraser

This was our Book Club read for the month of March. I was finally able to finish it this week. It is a really long book, plus we went on vacation, so it took me a couple weeks to get through the entire book.

I found Marie Antoinette's story to be quite fascinating. She really seems to be a misunderstood historical character and a victim of the era she lived in. The first part of the book moved rather slow for my taste. In fact the entire book was a hard for me to get through because of the style of writing. The best way I can think to describe it is that it is a very scholarly book and is written like a text book. There were times I wasn't even sure I understood what was being described. But I pushed through and as her story began to unfold I became more and more interested in finishing the book. I can't say that it became easier to read but it was definitely more interesting when the Political turmoil began. I knew what her fate was going to be but it was really fascinating to read about all the events that lead up to that moment. Really I felt very sorry for her by the end.