I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I am always a little wary going into a popular series that people love. I think the expectation is just sometimes too high and I end up disappointed. It may have helped that I saw the movie first and liked it. The film also gave me a good primer on the world here and it was easy to jump in. There were definitely changes from book to film but the overall spirit and plot of the book remains intact and I didn’t find any huge differences.
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It’s going to sound like I’m telling you spoilers, but almost everything I mention here is already on the jacket cover or takes place in the first few chapters of the book. Astronaut Mark Watney ends up stranded on Mars with just his wits and a limited supply of resources with which to survive. Not only must he figure out how to make do until someone comes to take him back to Earth (or he dies of misadventure), he’s got to figure out how not to go crazy. Luckily, he’s got a diverse set of technical skills, a sarcastic sense of humor, and a few decade’s (uh, the 70’s and 80’s) worth of classic TV and music to keep him company.
Hello! This is the first update for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I signed up for this challenge at the beginning of the year and so far….I am kind of sucking at it. I went through my Goodreads list and saw that I have only listened to 1 audiobook this year (The Maze Runner by James Dashner). That’s not so terrible I guess since I only signed up to listen to 5-10 audiobooks this year, but it’s not as good as I’d like to be doing. I did start another audiobook recently but I… Read more »
Hailey Genest isn’t sure that Mr. Right exists and she isn’t waiting around for him anymore. Instead, she and a friend decide to embrace their singleness by trying new, adventurous things, which include a singles friendly camping trip. Unfortunately Hailey’s idea of the outdoors usually involves sitting on the porch with a good book and it looks like the adventure may end when she and her friend get separated from their group and get lost in the woods. Luckily game warden Matt Barnett finds them and leads them to safety. The two get off on the wrong foot with Matt thinking of Hailey as a superficial city girl while Hailey thinks Matt could use some civilizing. When Matt ends up moving in next door, he and Hailey butt heads while fighting their physical attraction to one another.
Hi, everyone. I found one more challenge I want to sign up for in 2015. This is the 2015 Audiobook Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho and Hot Listens. I spend a lot of time in the car driving and audiobooks are a great way to pass the time and also get some reading (listening) done. I have a lot of books in my Audible library and my local library has a great audiobook library via Overdrive. Rules for this challenge are: Runs January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015. You can join at anytime. The goal is to find… Read more »
Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. Hi everyone! The holidays are quickly approaching and I am so behind in my Christmas shopping. I love the holidays but the deadline is always stressful. As you may have noticed, things have been a bit quiet on the blog lately. It’ll probably be that way for the next couple of weeks. I don’t know if I’ll have time to do Manicure Monday while I am visiting my folks so… Read more »
Unlike a lot of my friends, I did not watch The Princess Bride growing up and only saw it for the first time when I was in college. Of course, I had heard of the film but for whatever reason, had never managed to see it until then. I knew that it was a much beloved classic. My friends were quite appalled that I had never seen it and so I made a vow to finally watch it and see what all the fuss was about. Now, watching something as loved as The Princess Bride can be a little intimidating for the first time viewer. I was worried that the film would seem dated or that maybe I just wouldn’t “get” the humor. There was the chance that my expectations were totally skewed and that, as a result, the film would fail to live up to the hype.
Shaw London has it all – or so it seems. A beautiful woman from a respected family and she’s on the fast track to medical school. The one thing she wants is the one thing she can never have. Rule Archer doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but his own. He thinks of Shaw as an annoying little sister until they both have a little too much to drink one night and suddenly Rule starts seeing Shaw in a totally different light. It’s a classic case of good girl meets bad boy but can these two seemingly opposite personalities work past their differences and find the love they both deserve?
I’ve been a fan of Judy Greer’s for a while now. While she may not be instantly recognizable to some, her acting resume is impressive and varied. She’s been in Thirteen Going On Thirty, The Wedding Planner, Arrested Development, The Village and 27 Dresses. One of my favorite roles of hers is Cheryl/Carol from the animated series Archer, in which she plays a psychotic railway heiress who likes auto-erotic asphyxiation, bobcats and country music. She often plays the best friend or kooky co-worker, which suits her well as she seems like she would be a really great girlfriend.
Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. Hello again! I hope you all had a nice weekend. No big plans for me this weekend, which is kinda nice. I really need to catch up on my reading and knitting so the free time is needed. I still have a mountain of ALA books to read so I haven’t acquired too many books this week (at least not physical ones). I received one book for review, which… Read more »