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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Friday Quotes, April 3rd

Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader
The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice

Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. This is the book I'm reading right now:

Book Title: The Martian by Andy Weir

Book Beginning
I'm pretty much fucked. That is my considered opinion. Fucked. Six days into what should be the greatest month of my life, and it's turned into a nightmare.
Friday 56
"One thing at a time," Teddy said. "Venk, what makes you sure he's alive?"
My comments: Mark Watney gets abandoned on Mars by his team who think he is dead. He isn't. But how does he survive until someone on earth can rescue him? I am enjoying this book which is stuffed full of accurate science. My husband and I are sharing the experience by listening to the audiobook together.

17 comments:

  1. I just read this and I loved it. I hope you like the audiobook! :)

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    1. My husband just finished it today. He had to bring the audiobook in to the house to listen to the last chapter, it was THAT exciting.

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  2. Hi Anne,

    I probably wouldn't have got as far as the first lines with this book, as the cover and genre would have put me off way before then!

    Having checked out some of the amazing comments and views on the sites, I can tell that I am definitely in the minority, as everyone else seems to have thoroughly enjoyed the book.

    Ah Well! It wouldn't do for us all to enjoy the same thing, would it?

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Easter :)

    Yvonne.

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  3. I'm definitely going to have to pick this one up sometime - sounds great!

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  4. I've been seeing this a lot lately. I really like the beginning - makes me want to find out more. I must look into reading this at some point.
    My Friday post: http://myexpandingbookshelf.blogspot.com/2015/04/book-beginnings-friday-56-and-feature.html

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    1. I know. That is why I picked it. I was seeing it everywhere on blogs and wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

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  5. I'm curious about this one because I worked in the space industry for so long and my husband still does. I'm normally not interested in scifi but I've heard great things about this one. Plus, I really like the beginning!

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    1. You and your husband will both need to read it. THe forward talks about the accuracy of the science.

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  6. Oh, that would be such a horrific feeling...totally abandoned, with no hope in sight. Thanks for sharing...I want to know more! And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I finally get to start this next week! I can not wait!!!!

    My 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/03/the-friday-56-56-bubba-done-it/

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    1. It will be a race to see who finishes it first, you or me.

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  8. What a terrible thing to happen,,,and on Mars!

    Check out my Friday 56!

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  9. I love how conversational this book was. I really felt like like the character was speaking in his head, and his brain is ME. haha.

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  10. This is a book I really want to read!
    Happy Easter weekend!

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  11. This books sounds like an interesting read. Glad you enjoying it.

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  12. II checked this out from the library. Took it back. Couldn't get in to it. Would like to try again.

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    1. I think it helped starting this book in the audio format. It does seem to be a bit technical in places which could be hard to get through.

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